Kay Jewelers Unethical Company

Kay Jewelers - Review about Diamond Ring Upgrade

Kay Jewelers - Horrible Ring!!!

If you head to the mall, you’ll find a slew of jewelry stores –one on every corner it seems. These stores often have millions of dollars in sales every year, and it is fun to window shop as you stroll from one spot in the mall to another. But before you head into the nearest jewelry store to buy a new engagement ring or have a piece of jewelry repaired, it’s important to know just what you’re dealing with. In most cases, it’s not jewelry experts – it’s just sales staff.

Selling Versus Knowing

That’s not to discredit sales associates. Knowing how to make and close a sale is a very lucrative skill, especially in a high dollar jewelry store. What’s important to note, however, is that knowing how to find the customer a ring that’s pretty isn’t the same as knowing the actual make-up of the diamond in the ring.

If you like the look of a particular ring in the case at the jewelry store, there is absolutely no reason to not get it. A great deal of jewelry sales have to do with what you like and what “speaks” to you in the store. But certain expectations you’d normally have in a jewelry store may be false if you’re just dealing with sales people.

For example, if you ask about the authenticity of the diamond in your ring, and the sales associate makes a vague comment rather than actually addressing your question, you might be in trouble. A true expert jeweler knows how to inspect, clean, repair and certify stones. A sales person just knows how to seal the deal and collect your money.

Dealing with the Experts

Going to a professional jeweler for an engagement ring or jewelry repair can be more expensive than heading to the jewelry store around the corner or next to your favorite shop. But, on the positive side, when you’re working with a real jeweler, you can benefit from his or her expertise.

You won’t be sold a cheap diamond with an inflated price. You won’t be sold a diamond on a payment plan with so many loopholes you’ll never be able to handle the payments. You certainly won’t be told that a diamond is chipped when it’s really just a part of the stone itself.

Finally, dealing with a respected jeweler may help you prevent the fraud and deception that has been known to happen in stores where high volume is necessary. If the store is designed to sell, sell, sell, they won’t mind terribly if things happen unethically so long as the bottom line is there.

While this can happen at any store, some jewelry store chains have ethical issues right on up the food chain to the corporate offices – at least according to their former managers.

If you’re looking for a deal on a diamond, buy pre-owned. If you’re looking for confidence in your purchase, be sure to stick with a real jewelry expert.