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Taking the Stress Out of Jewelry Shopping

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Diamond and Sapphire Rings in Jewelry Store Display

Whether you are shopping for jewelry for yourself or for someone else, when you come to Home Consignment Center, you can find what you need without hassle. Keep reading to learn more about how to take the stress out of jewelry shopping:

If you know what you are looking for, it takes a lot of the stress out of shopping for jewelry. You should have a basic idea of the kind of piece and style that you want to buy. When shopping for jewelry as a gift, you should try to find something that complements the recipient’s personal aesthetic. If you are having trouble making a decision, you should ask the staff for advice.

When you shop for jewelry at Home Consignment Center in Calabasas, you have access to a selection of jewelry at hard-to-beat prices. We also consign jewelry and furniture to give you an easy way to make a little bit of extra money. To learn more about our services, visit us online or call (818) 880-8331.

Picking the Perfect Accessories for Every Outfit

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Picking the Perfect Accessories for Every Outfit

Accessories can make or break an outfit. If you are looking to enhance your clothing, you have to know how to accessorize it with the right kind of jewelry. Keep reading for some tips on choosing accessories to go with every outfit.

Complementing Your Outfit with Color

Buy a few colorful pieces of jewelry that you can use to complement the hues in your outfit. Colorful jewelry helps you make a statement with a wardrobe and it can take a completely average black, white, grey, or camel outfit to a whole other level of style. Accessorizing with complementary colors helps you get the most out of the items in your closet.

Deciding Between Simple and Statement Pieces

You can play up the features of your outfit with certain pieces of jewelry. You should use your accessories to balance out your outfit.  Choose simple accessories if you are wearing clothing with patterns, ruffles, sequins, or other embellishments. If your clothing is more on the simple side, you can wear statement jewelry that adds some excitement to your look.

Picking the Amount of Jewelry You Wear

The amount of pieces you choose can change the look and feel of your outfit as well. If you are wearing a shirt with a lot of decals near the bust, you probably do not need to wear a necklace, but you can enhance it with earrings or bracelets. If you enhance a simple black dress with a statement necklace, though, you might want to downplay the rest of your jewelry to keep the focus on this larger piece.

Shop for accessories at Home Consignment Center to get an amazing array of jewelry styles at prices that fit nicely into your budget. When you buy jewelry from one of our Bay Area locations, you can find unique and stylish pieces that optimize your wardrobe. We also sell furniture to help you makeover your entire house. To learn more about our locations, visit us on the Web or call (925) 272-0067.

Factors to Consider When Choosing an Engagement Ring

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Factors to Consider When Choosing an Engagement Ring

Buying an engagement ring is one of the largest and most important purchases that you will make in your lifetime. Invest into your future with a piece of jewelry that perfectly embodies your relationship. Be sure to consider the following when shopping for the perfect ring:

Budget

Although you do want to spend some money on this purchase, you also do not want to put yourself deeply in debt in order to buy it. Buy jewelry at the consignment store to get the quality that your soon-to-be fiancé deserves that still fits into your budget. Focusing your search on consign jewelry gives you the opportunity to find quality pieces that you can easily afford.

Cut, Color, Clarity, Carat

When shopping for a diamond, think about the 4Cs to choose a stone that really meets your needs. Think about the cut, which affects how brilliantly the diamond shines, the color, the clarity, which refers to imperfections on the surface, and the carat weight. If you can find a diamond that meets all of your qualifications in these four areas, you know it is a stone that is worth your time and money.

Style

One of the most important factors of choosing a diamond ring is finding something that really complements her personal style. Pay attention to the jewelry she wears on a daily basis to try to narrow down the selection and find something she really loves. Whether she has a classic style that is embodied in a round brilliant diamond or a trendy aesthetic that is demonstrated in a beautiful princess cut stone, you can find the perfect ring with some time and effort.

Come to Home Consignment Center’s Bay Area locations to find a ring that she cannot refuse. Our selection of consignment jewelry and furniture gives you what you need to buy items you love without breaking your budget. To learn more, visit us online or call (925) 272-0067.

Tips for Buying Jewelry as a Gift

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Tips for Buying Jewelry as a Gift

Whether you’re shopping for a gift for a birthday, anniversary, engagement, or just because, there’s nothing that shows your thoughtfulness quite like jewelry. Shopping for jewelry can feel daunting, however, because it is such a personal gift. Instead of fretting over what to buy that special someone, you can take clues from what she wears every day. Notice if she favors silver or gold, and whether her tastes run to the flashy or conservative side. To show your gift recipient that she is one-of-a-kind, shop at a consignment store to find unique pieces of jewelry that you won’t find anywhere else. Consignment stores have a wide selection of jewelry to fit any budget, and many styles to suit any taste.

Come in to Home Consignment Center in Austin when you need to find the perfect gift of jewelry for any special person in your life. Give us a call at (925) 309-7231 to find out what amazing pieces of jewelry we have in store. Our inventory changes daily, so you never know what you’ll find!

Creative Ways to Store Jewelry at Home

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Creative Ways to Store Jewelry at Home

Is your jewelry box getting a little too full? It’s easy to expand your jewelry collection when you shop at a consignment store. Since a consignment store can offer a selection ranging from everyday pieces to jewelry for special occasions, the only hard part of buying jewelry there is figuring out how to store it at home. If you’re running out of traditional ways to store your jewelry or you’re tired of everything getting tangled, use these tips for creative ways of storing your jewelry at home.

Shadow Boxes

When you’re in a rush to get ready for a date or a night out on the town, the last thing you want is to be fumbling through your jewelry box looking for your favorite necklace. Instead of using a jewelry box, hang a shadow box with hooks on your wall. Your necklaces will hang, making sure the chains stay untangled, and you’ll be able to see all of your options in front of you.

Chains

There are few things more frustrating than rooting through your jewelry box trying to find one missing earring. An easy fix for this is to hang a chain horizontally on your wall. That way, you can hang all of your pairs of earrings right next to each other, and you’ll be less likely to lose single earrings.

Jewelry Trees

If you are an appreciator of nature, you’ll love this idea for jewelry storage. Find a branch outside with a few arms and place it in a colorful vase on your dresser. You can hang necklaces and bracelets off of the arms, and even use it to store rings if the branches are narrow enough. This fun idea brings a little natural beauty into your daily routine.

Book Boxes

If you prefer having jewelry boxes but are tired of boring designs, you can get creative with them. Hollow out old or unwanted hardcover books and use the empty space to hold your jewelry. You can have different book boxes for earrings, rings, bracelets, and more.

You’ll be glad to have all of these jewelry storage options after a shopping trip to Home Consignment Center. Come in to one of our two Austin locations to find one-of-a-kind jewelry, accessories, and pieces for your home. Give us a call at (925) 309-7231 to learn more about buying from a consignment store.

3 Great Reasons to Consign Your Jewelry With Home Consignment Center

Monday, March 31st, 2014

3 Great Reasons to Consign Your Jewelry

The consignment store gives you a quick and easy way to sell jewelry and furniture that you no longer need. If you can relate to any of the following scenarios, you should consign some of your jewelry to clear out space and earn a little bit of extra cash:

You Went through a Break-Up

Jewelry is a popular gift to give a significant other, but what happens after you break up? If you have a lot of jewelry that reminds you of a past relationship, your local consignment shop can help you get rid of it. Take advantage of their shop to sell your jewelry and earn some extra cash to buy pieces of your own.

Your Tastes Have Changed

Your personal style will probably not remain exactly the same throughout your entire life. Instead of holding onto jewelry that you no longer like, take it to the consignment shop so they can sell it for you. Browse through their collection to find pieces that do more to meet your current style and start building an entirely new collection.

You Need Some Extra Cash

If you ever find yourself in a sticky financial situation, consigning your jewelry can get you the quick cash that you need. Since the consignment store handles the actual sale, it takes away some of the stress of the process. You simply take the jewelry to the store, they handle the sale, and you get to earn the money that you need to help you through your financial struggles.

At Home Consignment Center, we want to help you buy and sell your unwanted items. Come in today to talk about consigning your jewelry and we will help you sell it quickly. To learn more about our jewelry and furniture in our Newport Beach location, visit us online or call (949) 250-0326.

 

Creating a Fabulous Jewelry Collection

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Creating a Fabulous Jewelry Collection

Great jewelry is the cornerstone to any wardrobe. If your current jewelry collection is lacking, now is the time to buy new pieces that help you express your inner fashionista. Use the following tips to buy amazing jewelry with which to build an impressive accessory collection:

Take Stock of What You Have

Go through your jewelry box and determine what kind of pieces you already have. Not only will this give you an idea about what you need, but it also helps you see your personal aesthetic laid out in front of you. When you gather all of your jewelry together, you can clearly see the kinds of styles and colors to which you normally gravitate.

Cover All Your Bases

The best jewelry collections are those that have a wide variety of pieces to meet any occasion. Make sure you own a few different necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings so you can find a piece of jewelry that complements every outfit inside of your closet. You should also try to buy different styles so you always have something great to wear.

Try Something New

When it comes to your jewelry selection, do not be afraid to branch out and try something new. Buy a few pieces that you normally would not buy. If you can build an eclectic jewelry collection, you can add some new pizzazz to your personal style. When you buy jewelry at the consignment store, you can get a lot of great pieces at affordable prices, which means you have more money to use toward your new collection.

Come to Home Consignment Center today to shop for fabulous jewelry that works with your wardrobe and helps you build a complete collection. We understand that you need variety to find the items that you want, which is why our constant influx of new inventory makes us the best place to buy jewelry. Call (925) 272-0067 to learn more about our services and locations.

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.

Home Consignment Center Tips For Making Your Gold Jewelry Shine

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Making Your Gold Jewelry Shine

Take your gold jewelry back to its original aesthetic appeal by shining it at home. Gold is one of the few metals that does not tarnish, but it can get dirty. It is easy to clean, though, with products that you can find at home.

If you are dealing with a plain piece of gold that is not embellished with stones or other metals, you can clean it in a bowl of warm water mixed with mild dish washing detergent. Let it soak for about twenty minutes then dry it with a clean cloth. If you are cleaning jewelry with gemstones, dampen a cloth with the cleaning mixture and gently dab it onto the jewelry. Once you are finished, you can hang the piece upside down to let it air dry.

Find a great selection of estate, antique, and modern jewelry at Home Consignment Center to add to your collection. We always have new pieces coming through our doors. To learn more about our Newport Beach location, call (949) 250-0326.

 

The Home Consignment Center Jewelry Wish List

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

This holiday season build a jewelry wish-list at The Home Consignment Center and also find out why you should also sell your unwanted jewelry at The Home Consignment Center.

Do you have a beautiful strand of pearls tucked away in your jewelry box that you’ve never worn? Have you ever received an expensive piece of jewelry that you simply don’t care for and don’t know what to do with? One of the best ways to bid farewell to old jewelry that you don’t wear is to sell it at The Home Consignment Center. We inspect jewelry items at each of our California, Texas, and Nevada locations, which means you never have to worry about hosting a stranger in your residence for the appraisal process. Furthermore, we have a stellar reputation and are known for our ability to carefully market customers’ unique items so they sell quickly and for a fair price.

The trained and experienced professionals at our consignment stores can assist you in consigning various types of jewelry, including estate, vintage, and contemporary items. Whether you are hoping to sell a diamond ring or a gold watch, we will see to it that the process of consigning your item and receiving your money is easy and rewarding. To get started consigning your jewelry with us, call the Home Consignment Center at (512) 346-2900 or visit our Austin consignment store today.