Soft music ... high ceilings ... decorative lighting ... a glow is cast on the beautiful crystal and jewelry below. Jewelry in locked cases sparkles under glass, easy to see, lined-up in black velvet boxes. The spacious feeling is calm, warm, open, and inviting. Friendly, knowledgeable people are eager to help. Does this sound like Tiffany’s or a fine estate sale? No, it is the best kept jewelry secret in the Northwest: Lizzy’s Jewelry. May of 2017 Kathi Rabel and her brother Jimmy Metz combined their expertise and their businesses into one location at 1050 State Avenue, so June celebrates their official One Year Anniversary. As their TV ad says, they are "The Biggest Little Jewelry Store in the NW".
The love of jewelry has been in Kathi and Jimmy’s family for four generations, ever since their grandfather worked for Weisfield Jewelers decades ago. From there he opened a jewelry and pawn store. His discriminating eye insured that only the best was showcased. Lizzy, Kathi and Jimmy’s mother (and the store’s namesake) was raised with the jewelry business in her blood, and it still is. Lizzy draws customers to her like a magnet because she can answer any question someone has about jewelry. Everyone who works behind the counters at Lizzy’s Jewelry is family or long-time family friend. I felt like I was one of their friends as they helped me hunt for treasures that suited me.
Have you heard the term “statement necklace” or “statement piece”? That’s the name for a piece of jewelry that really makes a statement. When I work with clients as their Image Consultant, one of the things I help them do is find their own unique, “signature style”. What better way to do that, than to go to a store where you will find one-of-a-kind “statement” pieces that you won’t find in department stores! Most of the “statement” jewelry at Lizzy’s sells between $20 - $100. If you are going to an event - prom, wedding, or any other type of party - and you want a special “statement” necklace or bracelet, wear your outfit into Lizzy’s Jewelry and you will not only enjoy the hunt, you will have seemingly endless options to choose from! Your biggest problem will be deciding which one to buy! Lizzy’s Jewelry has hundreds and hundreds of necklaces in their “costume jewelry” cases alone. I told Kathi that I liked large, funky necklaces and before I knew it she had several boxes on top of the counter that had been hidden away. All for $10 - $20 a necklace! How fun is that! And costume jewelry is not even their specialty! They specialize in gold, silver, diamonds, vintage and modern engagement and wedding rings, gemstone jewelry, turquoise, and of course rhinestone jewelry that seems to have no end. Find familiar names like: David Yurman, Tiffany, Givenchy, Pandora, and Swarovski. Some items are brand new, never worn. Most importantly, everything looks like brand new even if it is a precious antique.
Trade in • trade up • create a custom piece • switch your ring color from yellow gold to white gold • gift ideas • prices less than half price from traditional jewelry stores. Gift wrapping is available in beautiful boxes everyone will love. Or, find a gift for yourself and put it on lay-away for up to a year with no extra fees or interest.
In need of jewelry repair? Lizzy’s can help. Do you own jewelry you never wear? Don’t donate until you find out what it is you have. Bring it to Lizzy’s for cash, trade, or collateral loans from $50 to $10,000. Lizzy’s gives free verbal appraisals for all kinds of jewelry, whether you want to keep it or sell it: fine gold, silver, diamonds, and costume. Larger diamonds are independently appraised by NAGL in Bellevue so you can be assured with documentation that you are getting a fair price for whatever you buy or sell.
Any purchase you make at Lizzy’s has a 30 day money back guarantee. Relax, buy with confidence, and most of all enjoy the experience at Lizzy’s Jewelry!