Posts Tagged ‘diamond ring’

A Guide to Choosing Jewelry as a Gift

Monday, April 13th, 2015

When done properly, buying jewelry as a gift is a great way to give someone a personal present that they can actually use. If you are looking for the perfect gift for someone special in your life, use this guide to figure out how to choose the right jewelry:

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Think About Personality

People use clothing and accessories to represent different aspects of their personality. If you want to give a present that the recipient will really love, you have to think about her personality. If she prefers to get dressed up and wear more formal styles, you want to choose nicer jewelry that has a more fashionable appeal. If she prefers more casual look, though, try to find jewelry that she can wear on a daily basis. Shopping based on her personality helps you ensure that you will give her a gift she will love.

Think About Needs

Choosing a piece of jewelry that someone really needs shows that you really made an effort to give a gift she will love. If she wears a necklace every day but does not seem to have a lot of bracelets, for example, you might want to set your sights on the bracelet selection.

Use Your Best Judgment

If you are close to the recipient of the gift, you probably have a good idea of her personality. While you are shopping, try to let your eyes wander until you find a piece that reminds you of her. If there is something about the jewelry that reminds you of that special someone, there is a good chance that it is a piece of jewelry that she will love.

At Home Consignment Center, we have a great selection of every kind of jewelry that fits a wide range of styles. If you are shopping for a gift or want to enhance your personal jewelry collection, we have something for you. To learn more about our Newport Beach location, visit us online or call (949) 250-0326.

The Latest Engagement Ring Trends

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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Did you know that your Sacramento consignment store is a great place to purchase the perfect diamond ring for your future fiancé? Each Home Consignment Center location, from Roseville to Folsom, carries a wide selection of beautiful, romantic, and stylish engagement rings that your sweetheart is sure to swoon over. Read on to learn about the latest engagement ring trends.

Setting Stones Horizontally

It’s impossible to open up a bridal magazine these days without noticing the many beautiful engagement rings that are set “east to west,” where the diamond sits horizontally. This stylish trend applies to a variety of diamond shapes, from marquis cut to emerald cut. If your partner is particularly fashionable, then look for east to west center stones that are framed by smaller diamonds for that extra wow factor.

 Turning to Yesteryear for Inspiration

Another engagement ring trend that looks like it’s here to stay is the inclusion of vintage-inspired details in the setting of the stone and its cut. According to jewelry and bridal fashion experts, rings that date back to the roaring ‘20s, as well as those that simply look like they could fit in with the fashions of that era, are wildly popular and are particularly appropriate for women who enjoy feminine and classic designs.

 Embracing Non-Traditional Colors

If the woman you’re planning on proposing to is a true trendsetter, then she will surely love an engagement ring from a Sacramento consignment store that features a colored diamond or gemstone. From pink tourmaline to blue sapphires, colors are popping up on the hands of many famous and fashion-forward women these days.

Home Consignment Center carries a beautiful selection of modern and timeless engagement rings for you to choose from. We’re also proud to serve as the Sacramento area’s best resource for quality consignment furniture. To learn more about what type of furniture and jewelry you can expect to find during your visit, check out our website or call us at (916) 302-4390 today.

A Simple Guide to Engagement Ring Shopping

Friday, October 24th, 2014

A Simple Guide to Engagement Ring Shopping

An engagement ring is one of the most important purchases you will make in your lifetime. Use this guide to help you navigate the jewelry aisles to find the perfect ring with which to propose to your special someone:

Do Some Sleuthing

If you have access to your girlfriend’s current jewelry collection, you have a valuable resource that can help you choose a ring that complements her personal style. Spend some time looking at the jewelry she wears on a regular basis so you can determine the kind of jewelry that she chooses for herself. This should give you a better idea of what kinds of ring to buy when you start browsing through the jewelry store.

Learn About Diamonds

Once you start looking into buying diamond jewelry, you will probably hear about the “4 Cs.” This refers to the cut, color, clarity, and carat weight of the diamond and directly affects the stone’s value. The cut determines how the diamond will sparkle, so you should not buy any rock that has a grade below Very Good. Colorless diamonds are usually the most popular, which is why you should focus your search on color grades above H. The clarity describes how many imperfections are on the stone and the carat is describing the weight.

Find the Best Deal

You do not have to blow your whole savings account to find a beautiful and valuable ring. Shop at the consignment store to gain access to a wide variety of quality rings that fit nicely into your budget. This way, she can get a ring she loves and you still have money for the wedding and the honeymoon.

If you are looking for the perfect engagement ring in Yorba Linda, come to Home Consignment Center for an impressive selection of beautiful diamond rings. When you browse through our selection, you know that you are getting high-value pieces at more affordable prices. To learn more about our inventory or our consignment services, visit us online or call (714-637-1992).

Home Consignment Center Helps with Traditional Anniversary Gifts

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Traditional Anniversary Gifts

If you are looking for the perfect anniversary gift with which to celebrate your love, traditional options help you find something great with minimal hassle. Keep reading to learn more about some of the most special traditional anniversary gifts:

Paper has a long tradition as the first anniversary gift. The present for the tenth anniversary is traditionally tin or aluminum, but diamond jewelry is always a welcome present to commemorate a decade together. Crystal is a popular gift for the fifteenth anniversary, which can often be found in a luxury watch.

Whether you want to go to the traditional route with your gift or find something completely new and unique to you, Home Consignment Center has the selection you need. Come to one of our Bay Area locations today to start the search for the perfect anniversary gift. For more information on our products or consignment services, check us out online or call (925) 272-0067.

Tips for Choosing a Diamond Engagement Ring

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Marry me?

A lot of men have difficulty buying diamond rings to begin with, and buying an engagement ring is not like buying any other piece of jewelry. This ring symbolizes your love and your hope for a continued future together. Be sure to choose one that is impossible for her to refuse. The following tips can help you pick an engagement ring that will have her answering “yes” to the ultimate question:

Brush Up on Your Cs

Diamonds are valued based on a system involving the 4 Cs: cut, color, clarity, and carat. The cut of a diamond determines how well it catches the light and sparkles. Colorless diamonds are usually the most valuable. Clarity refers to the imperfections that can be found on the surface of the stone, while carat designates the weight of the diamond.

Do Some Detective Work

Spend some time studying your girlfriend’s current jewelry collection to try and decipher a particular style that she really likes. If you can find a diamond ring that complements her taste, she will be all the more pleased during the proposal. If you are having trouble deciding on a style, you might want to discreetly ask her friends and family for advice.

Look for Something that Reminds You of Her

While you browse through the selection of engagement rings, try to turn off your brain and let your eyes wander toward a piece that really reminds you of your love. Shopping on instinct helps you remove any self-doubt that might be clouding your judgment, allowing you to find a ring without overthinking it.

When it comes to affordable jewelry selections, no one can beat the Home Consignment Center. With a store full of amazing jewelry and furniture finds, you can always get what you need with us. To learn more about our Sacramento and Roseville locations, visit us online or call (916) 302-4390.

How to Clean Your Engagement Ring

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

With a little bit of effort, you can clean your diamond jewelry at home. This video shows you how to mix ¼ cup of ammonia with one cup of warm water and place the ring in the solution for twenty minutes. Protect your hands with gloves when you remove the ring and place it into another bowl of warm water mixed with dishwashing liquid. Use an old toothbrush with a soft bristle to scrub the ring, then rise it in warm water and leave on a clean paper towel to dry.

When it comes to finding fabulous jewelry at amazing prices, Home Consignment Center has everything you need. Come to our Yorba Linda location today to browse through our impressive jewelry selection. To learn more, call (714) 637-1992.

How to Buy Your Girlfriend Jewelry

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

How to Buy Your Girlfriend Jewelry

If there is a holiday, anniversary, or birthday approaching, it might be a good idea to start thinking about buying jewelry for your girlfriend. If this prospect sounds daunting, don’t worry! Purchasing jewelry for your girlfriend doesn’t have to be scary or difficult. When you shop at a consignment store, you’ll find affordable prices and one-of-a-kind jewelry that she is sure to love. If you’re still feeling shaky about buying this type of gift for your special lady, read on for more tips on how to do it.


Once you’ve decided you want to buy jewelry for your girlfriend, your first order of business should be to pay attention to what she wears. Some women wear a lot of jewelry every day, while others save big pieces for special occasions and stick with the basics for everyday wear. Use what you know about her personality and combine that with what you see her wear on different occasions. Does she tend to wear silver jewelry, or does she stick with gold? Does she favor large earrings or smaller ones? A little bit of keen observation will help you out when you head to the consignment store to go jewelry shopping.


Buying jewelry for your girlfriend may not be as difficult as you imagine if you are a good listener. Pay attention when you pass jewelry stores, as she may look in the window and make comments about the various pieces she sees. Listen when you are out in social situations, as she may compliment other women on their jewelry which can give you an idea about her tastes. Some women may drop hints about specific pieces they like—don’t be afraid to use that information when you go shopping!


If you try these techniques but are still at a loss, consider asking one of her friends for a little bit of advice. You might even bring that friend shopping with you—just make sure she can keep a secret!

Stop in at the Home Consignment Center when you want to buy your girlfriend jewelry for her birthday, an anniversary, or just because. Contact us at (925) 272-0067 to find out which of our locations is closest to you. You can also visit our website to learn more about our five Bay Area stores.



What You Need to Know Before Purchasing an Engagement Ring

Thursday, September 12th, 2013


What You Need to Know Before Purchasing an Engagement  Ring

Nothing is more exciting than asking your special someone for her hand in marriage. Before you pop the question, you will need to find the perfect engagement ring! Shopping at a consignment store is a great way to find a ring that works with your budget and her personality. If you are getting ready to start the search for a ring, consider these elements first:

Your Budget

Many future grooms want to buy a ring as soon as they decide to propose. Start your search for the perfect engagement ring by setting a budget. It is important to know how much you are willing to spend before you start looking for rings; otherwise, you run the risk of spending more than you can afford. Sit down to look over your financial situation, and determine how much you are comfortable spending. Find budget-friendly options by shopping at a consignment store.

Her Ring Size

Ring size is one of the most important aspects to consider when shopping for this special piece of jewelry. If you want to be able to place the ring on her finger right after she says yes, you will need to choose the right size! Grab one of her other rings when she is not home and use a string to measure it. Go online to find out what size the measurement corresponds to; then, head to the consignment store.

Her Style

You should have a pretty good idea of the type of jewelry your girlfriend usually wears. Think about these pieces before you start shopping for an engagement ring. Create a list of jewelry style elements that she likes, and bring this list to a consignment store. Traditional jewelry stores carry mostly modern pieces, but consignment stores offer a wide variety of styles and designs.

The Home Consignment Center offers a wonderful selection of engagement rings and other jewelry pieces. Contact our Calabasas store at (818) 880-8331 for more information about our consignment process.