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93-Year-Old Woman Celebrates 75th Anniversary Working For The Same Company

She might be eight years younger than the 101-year-old man who’s worked for the same lighting company for 73 years, but at 93, an Alabama woman outstrips his number by two years, as today she celebrates 75 years working at a Birmingham jewelry store. [More]

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Jewelry Stores Hide Price Tags So Customers Don’t Bolt For The Door Immediately

There’s nothing quite like cruising around the aisles of a jewelry store or department like a creep, stealing glances at baubles and bangles while trying not to act too interested. Because there are no price tags on many of those items, so heaven forbid if someone were to come up and ask if you want to check it out, and then if turns out to be nine majillion dollars you have to back out, embarrassed. There’s a reason there are no price tags proudly on display, of course. [More]

This Is Not A Welcoming Retail Establishment

This Is Not A Welcoming Retail Establishment

Reader David was walking down a street in Brooklyn when he noticed this unfriendly-looking retail establishment. He called it the “least welcoming front door ever on a jewelry store,” and we have to agree. It would be less welcoming if it were locked, maybe. [More]

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Jared Sold Us Two Really Terrible Engagement Ring Settings

Three years ago, it was a beautiful and memorable moment when Greg proposed to his girlfriend and she said “yes.” Only a few hours afterward, something that was memorable for a different reason happened: the rhodium coating on the future Mrs. Greg’s white gold ring wore off, making it look yellow and setting off her nickel allergy. The couple convinced the retailer, Jared, to replace it with platinum, but that didn’t work out so well, either. [More]

Guaranteed Christmas Delivery At Zales Leads To Panicked Boyfriend

Guaranteed Christmas Delivery At Zales Leads To Panicked Boyfriend

Maybe Derek shouldn’t have waited until last week to order a bracelet for his girlfriend as a Christmas gift, or maybe he should have gone to a brick-and-mortar Zales store to buy it. But he didn’t, and their site guaranteed delivery by Christmas if he ordered at that point. It turns out that “guaranteed Christmas delivery” actually means “we might get around to shipping it by the 22nd.” [More]

Jared Sells You Ring Engraved With Someone Else's Wedding Date And Initials

Jared Sells You Ring Engraved With Someone Else's Wedding Date And Initials

When Eric got married a few weeks ago, his wife put a wedding band on his finger engraved with initials and a wedding date. Only they weren’t the initials or wedding date of Eric and his wife. The ring was engraved for another couple who got married the week before, and evidently got their rings from the same Jared store. Er, Galleria of Jewelry. [More]

Well, This Ad Was In Poor Taste

Well, This Ad Was In Poor Taste

It seems a jewelry store is experiencing some backlash on Facebook for a print ad that they say they did not approve. Here’s the ad and their statement. [More]

Jewelry Store Ruins Engagement Surprise With Pointless Junk Mail

Jewelry Store Ruins Engagement Surprise With Pointless Junk Mail

How important is the element of surprise? Do you want to be surprised when you receive a gift? When people are about to throw a surprise party for you? What about when you accidentally learn that your boyfriend is about to propose…thanks to a stray piece of junk mail? [More]