Zales — poor quality merchandise as well as terrible customer service!
Zales has terrible customer service and the quality of their merchandise is very poor. My fiancee paid $4,000 for my engagement ring only to have a diamond fall out 3 months later. I'm not the type of person who is rough. My daily activities include going to class and homework. Zales has given me the run around since day 1. My merchandise was never in the store on the promised date. The first incident occured when I brought the ring in to be resized. The ring was supposed to take only a week. When I went into the store to pick it up I was told that the ring had not been sent off to the jeweler yet. The second incident happened when one of the diamonds fell out. I was sitting in class and just so happen to glance at my hand and noticed and empty place. My ring was a past present future ring so it looked as if it was missing teeth. I immediately informed my fiancee. We took it into the store on October 30, 2007. The sales associate informed us that it would take 2-3 weeks to come back. Three weeks from that date was printed on our receipt as the promised date. Three weeks later I went into the store to pick it up only to be told that it actually takes 4-6 weeks. About 5 weeks later I called to check on the status only to be told that it usually takes 6-8 weeks and that the original person who had told me 2-3 weeks was new and didn't have the right information. 8 weeks later which was last week on January 2, 2008 I called the corporate office. They really couldn't give me an exact date. They said that the repair center only accepts emails not phone calls and to call back on January 8, 2008 which would be exactly 2 months since my ring was actually sent off to the repair center (yes, my ring sat there for 9 days before being sent off). When I called the store on January 9, 2008 I was told that the repair center sent an email to the store saying that it would be another 3 weeks before I would receive my ring. The Zales staff in Baton Rouge, LA are very rude. Every time myself or my fiancee would call the to check on my ring we were treated very badly. After my fiancee paid $4,000 for a ring the last thing I would expect would be for a diamond to fall out after only 3 months. We have been engaged for 6 months and half of that time my ring finger has been empty. I will never do business with Zales again. I will also tell every single person that I can to do the same. I attend college out of state so imagine how sad and depressed I was when I went home back to California for the Christmas holiday without my ring. Every where I went people constantly asked about my ring. I had nothing to show for my engagement, only a terrible story about Zales. I honestly think we should all try to get a class action lawsuit going. This is really absurd. I'm afraid to get my ring back after hearing all of these horror stories about the diamonds not matching and not being clear.