Buying an engagement ring or getting engaged is a huge moment for anyone. It’s also a huge moment for your finances! For many people, it will take months or years of saving money, planning the proposal, and researching diamonds before you buy the perfect engagement ring.
“In my own experience, my fiancé and I purchased my engagement ring and wedding band from a local store, but we went to a national chain for his wedding band. If the two had to duke it out in a dual for best customer service and overall experience, the local store would win by a landslide.”
And that’s a true story, too. My fiancé and I received awful customer service from Helzberg Diamonds. We still don’t have a ring in our hands and we already dropped $700 at their store. Todd, their customer service vice president, even tweeted me to tell me he wanted to fix the problem. But, when I e-mailed him describing our experience, he never e-mailed back….. Shame, shame. Local stores FTW!
Check out my article, 5 Tips for Buying the Right Engagement Ring, on the Lending Tree Blog today!