Kohls - Kohl's "Diamond" Department is a Complete *** to Get You're Money

On December 25th 2010, my then boyfriend proposed to me.The ring was beautiful, a bit big but beautiful.

I got compliments on it daily. However, when we did decide to re-size it, they told us we couldn't do to it being sterling silver. They said we could return it for 10% of the ring's original price. Yeah, what the *** ever about that return policy Kohl's.

But I understood, that was my fiance's fault for not doing his homework. So then when a diamond on my five diamond engagement ring was lost all of the sudden, we opted not to return to Kohl's due to their awful return policy. We went to a local jeweler (Simmon's Fine Jewelry) and they were shocked that we paid as much as we did for CUBIC ZIRCONIUM. $600 that was meant for a "diamond" engagement ring thrown to utter waste.

My fiance swears on his life it said diamonds, which I'm inclined to believe him, since most of the "diamond" jewelry there is dirt cheap. I wish I could complain to corporate but as soon as we found out it was a fake, we realized they KEPT THE RECEIPT! So Kohl's is not only a giant ***, they have horrible customer service too. The lady at the other jewelry store felt terrible that they did this to us.

BUYER BEWARE: first off, if you're buying from Kohl's for jewelry, you probably have NO clue about diamonds in the first place. Second, do not spend more than $20 there because really, that's all you need to spend there. OR BETTER YET DON'T SUPPORT THEM AT ALL. No, the manager wasn't contacted, because I'm a manager myself and I know that complaints only go so far.

They can't fix my utter disappointment that I don't have a real ring. They can't fix a lot of things that went wrong in this process because that's how they are doing business. They'll be going out of business because of dissatisfaction of people like me.

And that day is when I'll be satisfied.Bottom line, do not buy from Kohl's "diamond" department, it may be cheap but it's not worth the trouble that a real jewelry store can fix.

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Jan 10 #1092287

My husband bought me a ring from kohls.com. we got 720 kohls cash that I could never use because they said the kohls cash was duplicate and they would not honor it. I am still fighting this....beware. kohls is nothing but fraud.

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Dec 18, 2015 #1080866 Williamsburg, Virginia

Yes I just went to Kohls and almost bought a ring until they said they could only resize one size up or down and couldnt even give a date. Left without the ring decided they really didnt want my money anyway with stipulations on it and couldnt provide a timeline as a jeweler would most certainly. They should only be in the costume jewelry business for sure.

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Dec 01, 2014 #908869

I'm not sure what location your boyfriend purchased the ring... But I have the same ring and it was never displayed as a diamond ring... Also, it was only $150, not $600. Boyfriend lied...

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Oct 21, 2014 #888325 Los Angeles, California

Just happened to do the magnet test on stamped 14k jewelry from Kohls and found out the gold is fake. I bought is a few years ago so I can't take it back now but I will never buy from them again.
Buyer Beware!!!

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Dec 07, 2013 #754233 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I have worked in the fine jewelry industry for several years; from Boston Store to Macys to Jared's to Kessler's and have extensive training in the appraisal of diamonds, gold, silver, etc... In fact I am also a pawnbroker, who specializes not only in determining whether jewelry pieces are real/fake, but I examine the pieces and assign them a value based in the cut, color, clarity, and weight. Basically, I know sh*t...and the quality of the jewelry at Kohls is THE SAME as you'll find anywhere else - they have some very nice pieces. BUT sh*t happens....just like anything else in life, things break, fall apart, etc...unfortunately it sounds like you just happened to end up with a ring that wasn't as sturdy or crafted in the same standard as the ring next to it. Like I said, sh*t happens! I am sorry to hear this happened to you; although I don't know you, as a fine jewelry expert, I am hear to tell you it is quite common for a diamond to come loose in it's setting. A good jewelry store or jeweler will replace it for you free of charge. I don't know Kohls policy on this but you gotta tell your man to do his research.
And to all you haters out there saying this woman's boyfriend was deliberately trying to buy her a crappy ring, you're all bogus and completely wrong, because Kohls has the same standards as any other fine jewelry store. Gonna let you in on a little secret: ITS ALL
HOWEVER, ppl get ripped off all the time because they don't
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Sep 04, 2014 #865561

Hi, I see you are in Milwaukee. I actually got an amazing engagement ring from Kohls. And two years later is still good. Do you recommend any place in Milwaukee that I can go to to get it cleaned?

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Jan 08, 2015 #927803

I got a pair of platinum over sterling diamond and sapphire earrings for Christmas and found out yesterday that not only are they NOT platinum OR sterling but the stones are fake as well.

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Dec 02, 2013 #751347

Your boyfriend is cheap and liar.. He bought you fake diamond ring and blame the retailer.. so sad....you should dump his ***.

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Sep 25, 2013 #721623

My husband purchased me a supposed $4000 diamond wedding ring that was $1300 on sale at Kohl's in April 2013 for our 23rd Anniversary. I have been wearing the ring a whole 5 months and while I was washing my hands, the center diamond (the big one) fell off in the sink. I caught it before it could go down the drain, thank goodness. I can't believe what cheap craftsmanship the suppliers for Kohl's use in making their jewelry and shame on Kohl's for purchasing. I do still have the receipt, but it's been more than 90 days, so I am assured of a battle to get anything done about it. Warning: Avoid Kohl's jewelry at all cost, the big discounts are there for a reason (cheap ***).

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May 17, 2013 #652450

He should've went to Jared's

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Sep 25, 2013 #721639

LMAO...so true!! I am sure he learned from his mistake. :roll

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May 17, 2013 #652435

That brand ring is what they call "Diamondluxe". The Swarovski Crystal company produces them. They are not diamonds, but they are guaranteed not to change in color like zirconia's. Because they are made by Swarovski, they are basically crystals which can be quite valuable.
He didn't buy a piece of *** by any means...just wasn't an actual diamond.

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Feb 12, 2013 #607624

you state that you has your reciept and they only offered you 10% of the purchase price. That is where I know you are lying. Returns with a reciept are returned for the price paid. I think your boyfriend lied to you from the start. Sorry

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Sep 25, 2013 #721628

Wow, nice jab at her boyfriend. If she was past the 90 days, they would only offer her that 10% discount...I use to work as a manager in retail. Since Kohl's kept her receipt after she pointed out it was fake, she really has no way of getting a full refund. Kohl's is notorious for cheap jewelry, not researching better is the only fault of her boyfriends.

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May 25, 2012 #485797

Everyone knows you can't purchase a ring with diamonds as the one you have shown for $600.00. That price was probabibly their regular price, that they never sell it for...their sterling silver jewelry is always 50%-60% off & you can get an additional 15%-30% off with a Kohl's charge

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May 15, 2012 #480411

Your boyfriend bought you a cheap ring and you're blaming the retailer. How naïve are you?

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Sep 25, 2013 #721634

That's just bull ***, Kohl's carries $2000 supposed diamond rings that go on sale all the time for 60-70% off (especially during the holidays) and that would put the price at around $600-800, so stop calling people naive because the store uses deceptive sales practices.

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Feb 15, 2012 #430000

I'm sorry, I should have known this site was open to ten year olds, since that is clearly what I'm dealing with. Instead of accepting my opinion and the facts that were dealt, you're willing to personally attack me on my opinion? Very mature. Also, unlike much of this materialistic society, including you apparently, I have come to terms that a ring is not everything and I'm more comfortable knowing our love is strong because it's not centered around tangent objects, but the love we have and continue to have for each other. As for lack of knowledge, didn't you clearly see that they were only willing to take back the ring the first time, with 10% of the total cost and that was WITH a receipt? Yeah, I didn't think so. So instead of bashing on people for "lack of knowledge and stupidity" read the entire piece, okay sweety? :) A part of intelligence is to be able to read and comprehend text thoroughly, in which case you did not.

RLS: That was my first thought EXACTLY, but like I said they kept the receipt when I went in to resize it, so I wouldn't have any proof to bring to an attorney, although I'm sure that the sales clerk at Simmons would have had my back on it. I was furious for a while but now it's more of awareness that I want to bring people.

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Feb 11, 2013 #607308 Anderson, Indiana

sounds like your boyfriend got you a cheap ring and lied dummy

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