I just want to send out a warning to brides in the Lethbridge area. Please do not go to Paris Jewelers. I asked if they would appraise my ring, since FI didn't get a certificate when he bought it because the store he bought it from was closing and they were just hurrying people in and out of the store. They agreed, and we were asked to pay thirty dollars. I thought this was affordable, and now more than ever I'm glad FI didn't pay more.
I was told it would take two to three weeks, and I've been told that's an acceptable length of time to wait. I went back three weeks later when I was in the mall looking at wedding band settings for diamonds I had inherited. They hadn't sent it out yet, and I was frustrated so I asked for my ring and money back. They gave me my ring (in the same condition I had left it, thank goodness), but claimed that FI hadn't paid them a single dime. Hmm, well that's a load of crap. FI had forgotten his receipt at his house, so they refused to cough up the money, even though the manager was there and he was the one we had dealt with. He even said he remembered us! Ugh, I was so PO'd. I went to Peoples, and they offered to do the appraisal for free because I bought my band from them. So, stay away from Paris Jewelers, and you'll be glad you did.