After ordering on the internet a very nice color changing garnet for my engagement ring, I was dismayed to find that it was too large to fit on the largest of the standard ring settings. I then ordered a custom setting at a different jewelry store, where I was told that that it would take a few weeks and cost over $1000. I ordered the parts, but I went shopping at the other stores in the area. At AAA, I found a beautiful setting, in stock, which would fit my stone. Whew. AAA?s setting was elegant, containing embedding diamonds, and at a cheaper price than the plain setting I had been planning.
They offered me a discount if I would by that day, and offered several other services at no charge which I would have been very willing to pay for. I called them later that day and offered to pay extra if they would move up the delivery in time for my planned engagement dinner. They agreed. Again, no charge. The finished ring was elegant, just 30 minutes before dinner. After accepting the ring, my bride to be spent 15 minutes just looking at it.
I later realized that I would need an appraisal for insurance purposes. Again, no charge. (It typically costs over $30). How do things get any better?
In closing I would like to say a few words about the negative reviews ... A mother who expects to get a loan without paying any interest? You have got to be kidding. As to her irate son, where was he when she needed the money? Why didn?t he pay the interest? As to the grandpa who cleaned out his savings account before dieing ... isn?t this standard procedure? Most terminally ill people I have known will empty their bank accounts and safety deposit boxes BEFORE the funeral so the money goes to where they want it instead of inheritance taxes and avaricious relatives. I imagine that Mike and Angelo have both a videotape and a signed receipt, otherwise the police wudda been involved. It would be interesting to see how the rest of the family weighs in on this, but maybe not. This whiney butt review is a blemish on all of them.
Pros: Finally able to get a setting for my engagement ring
Cons: Security seemed intimidating