Sunday, 2 November 2008

It's Sunday.... it must be Show and Tell! Today I want to tell you all about just how good some shops are when it comes to customer service. First of all you need to know that a few months ago I had my ears pierced with a second set of holes! (which doesn't actually sound all that attractive does it - "set of holes"!?).

Anyway, I'd been wearing these gold studs for ages and was fairly desperate to get something else, something that would go with whatever else I chose to put in my first set of piercings. Cos, as you know, gold doesn't necessarily go with everything!

I'd been looking for something like diamonds or some sort of stone, but I couldn't find anything that I fancied and, of course, I knew that I couldn't afford real diamonds!! In fact, I am not even prepared to wear diamond earrings as I'd be so worried about losing them that I expect that they would be worn once a year and then left to sit in the jewellery box!

All of that is beside the point.....I found myself some nice diamondy-looking earrings and even had a look at some real diamond earrings that were about the same size and they cost about £450 so that was definitely a no-go. But, back to customer service; these earrings were for me and the saleswoman knew that, but she still prettied up the box, dropped some silver circle confetti on it, wrapped in tissue paper and put it all in in a lovely bag.

When you see the photos, you will see why I shall be going back to that place again. It feels so much better than simply asking your customer if they'd like a plastic bag!! Okay, okay, so perhaps this isn't exactly environmentally friendly, but the pleasure that I got out of this was just....mmmmmmmm.






Wouldn't you go back? Treat yourself to some more jewellery?!


Rachel said...


I *do* like that presentation. Ya, not so environmentally friendly... but it felt good, I bet! I like the ribbon and box the most. :)

re: your comment: I was up at 5 am to watch the sunset, silly! ;-) I woke up just for that.


Kathleen said...

That is some pretty sweet presentation, as if you're not already excited to get the earrings and then it's like opening a present!

susan said...

I'm laughing at myself because I got all excited to see what was inside the pretty packaging...even though I knew and that it wasn't for me. of course you *have* to go back now!

Emily (Apron Strings) said...

Oh how pretty! I love how there are certain stores that still do this. They are getting more and more rare here in the States, though. :-(

I just suddenly had this vision of "Mr. Bean" trying to pretty up the Christmas gift in that department store in the movie in Love Actually.

Ah ... one of my fave movies of all time!

Kristin said...

How very pretty...both the earrings and the presentation.

Lauren said...

It's nice to see that customer service isn't dead everywhere. I'd definitely be shopping there too!

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Definitely--it creates an experience. It actually reminds me of that scene in Love Actually with Mr. Bean (I can't remember the actor's real name!) gift wrapping the box for the cheating husband. With the cinnamon sticks and rose petals. And I laughed at that scene, but it does make a difference.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

After I wrote that, I read the comments and saw that others said it too! And then his name came to me: Rowan Atkinson.

Lori said...

OK. Now I want some for Christmas, box and all. My husband's not going to be happy with you.

Another Dreamer said...

Oh, I would go there! Sometimes you just need a little something special in your day!

battynurse said...

Yes, I'd go there too. Very pretty packaging and nice earrings.

Martha said...

That is so nice you treated yourself. Beautiful earrings!

Alice Teh said...

That's so beautiful!

I don't wear jewellery and usually when I give myself a treat, that'd be books. LOL.

Brenda said...

Wow! What lovely packaging :) Although you are right about the non-environmentally friendly packaging, but.......that would make me feel good any day!

WiseGuy said...

Right presentation definetely makes a huge difference!