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Most people think of pawn stores as a way to make cash quickly or a place to buy an inexpensive ring. In reality, they're a lot more complex than simple buy-and-sell transactions…
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Topic: guess you can't please everyone, but 99 out of a 100 isn't too bad! Al Blackman Jewelers does a great job of educating their customers. When you invest in a luxury item such as fine jewelry, it's like investing in a car. You get your oil changed when recommended, you wash it regularly and attend to or even replace tires as needed with day to day wear and tear. Jewelry is the same. You wear it every day. Al likes to see you bring it in every few months to check the prongs and make sure the stones are tight. He cleans your jewelry so that it looks like it did the day that you bought it. He does this free of charge anytime and as often as you come in. Unfortunately, just like cars, you will get a nail in a tire and need a patch or even a new tire. With Jewelry, you may break a prong or even lose a stone and need it replaced. These things happen. It's not even a matter of who's at fault. What is important is that these issues get addressed and attended to. Al Blackman is very fair and knowledgable and knows how to make the best outcome of any situation. This is why he has remained in business for so many years. Rather than posting negative comments on public sites, try bringing the issue at hand to the table or should I say the jewelry counter where Al can make it right. Just sayin
My husband bought my engagement ring from here back in Sept. 2012. He had it custom made. In the short 2.5 years I've had this ring it has had to be sent in TWICE for loose diamonds. I take very good care of my rings and take them off whenever I'm doing anything "active" there is no reason this should be happening. I took the ring in last week Monday knowing it would be a while because of the 4th of JulyHoliday. Much to my surprise they called me Thursday to tell me the ring was ready. I told him we were out of town and would come get it Monday. Come Monday I drove all the way out there(I don't live close) and they told me if wasn't ready and it was in the shop. What?!? You just told me it was ready four days ago!!!We chose a private jeweler to avoid situations like these. We thought they would take care of us. We were wrong. They will never get my business or my family's business ever again.