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This Brash Patek Philippe Has A Strange Secret Inside

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Collectibles, High End Pawn, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from bloomberg.com Some watches are iconic because they look just as fresh today as they did decades ago. Others are iconic because they represent a specific moment in watchmaking history. This slightly kitschy Patek Philippe Beta 21 is definitely the latter. True connoisseurs take note. You’d be hard-pressed to find a watch that looks more [...]

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Art Plays Growing Role As Collateral

By   /  June 27, 2015  /  Featured Press, Home, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article found on wsj.com A booming art market has many investors viewing their collections in a new way—as cash machines. With art prices rising for several years now, many collectors find themselves in the enviable position of owning art that has increased substantially in value. But many don’t want to sell their art to [...]

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Gold price ticks up from 2-week low as market eyes Greece

By   /  June 25, 2015  /  Gold Price  /  No Comments

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Original article from zeenews.india.com Gold edged up on Thursday, after sliding for the past four sessions to a two-week low, with investors awaiting news on Greece`s talks with its international lenders to avert a default for further trading cues. Asian shares edged down and the dollar was treading water ahead of a meeting of European [...]

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How Handbags Became A Worthy Investment

By   /  June 23, 2015  /  Collectibles, Featured Press, High End Pawn  /  No Comments

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Original article from telegraph.co.uk How do you imagine the most expensive handbag in the world might look? Jewel-encrusted, gold-plated, monogrammed, hand-sewn by Tibetan monks under the light of a new moon? (All of which, incidentally, have been used by luxury brands to drive up the price of a bag.) On Monday, we got a few [...]

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Graff Unveils a Spectacular 132-Carat ‘Golden Empress’ Fancy Yellow Diamond

By   /  June 22, 2015  /  Featured Press, High End Pawn, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original Article from Forbes.com Graff Diamonds just released images of a new statement diamond to add to what is a very long list of diamonds that are among the largest and rarest in the world. Graff’s latest catch is being called “The Golden Empress,” a 132.55-carat Fancy Intense cushion-cut yellow diamond. The diamond is set [...]

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The Harry Winston Opus Series Of Luxury Watches Impresses at Christie’s Auction

By   /  June 17, 2015  /  Collectibles, High End Pawn, International Pawnbrokers  /  No Comments

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Original article from hauteliving.com We’ve seen an number of impressive, record-braking auctions as of late, including a group of rare Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe watches, and an incredible Picasso painting. While this latest auction didn’t break any records, the results are impressive nonetheless. While they weren’t the top lot of the auction (That honor goes to a Patek [...]

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$1180 Gold Price Stuck at 2013 Crash Low as US Rate Rise Negates Greek Crisis, Poll Shows German Stance Hardening

By   /  June 14, 2015  /  Gold Price  /  No Comments

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Original article found on bullionvault.com GOLD PRICES held tight in London on Friday around $1180 per ounce – the crash low reached in mid-2013 – as Western equities fell and major government bond yields rose again following yesterday’s walk-out of Greek debt talks by the IMF lender. The Dollar slipped versus the Euro, capping gold prices [...]

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Why Gold Prices per Ounce Today Are Rising

By   /  June 11, 2015  /  Gold Price, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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Original article found on moneymorning.com Gold prices per ounce were up $12.30, or 1.06%, at $1,189.90 shortly before noon today (Wednesday). The gold price traded as high as $1,193 an ounce earlier in the session. Greece, China, and the bond market were the trio of key catalysts pushing the gold price higher Wednesday. Gold prices were up as the safe [...]

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Designer Spotlight: David Webb

By   /  June 11, 2015  /  Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Carved rock crystal, solid gold zebras, enamel elephants, bright turquoise beads. These bold techniques are signatures of David Webb, a jewelry designer that rose quickly to fame in New York in the 1950’s and 60’s. New York Loan Company, coined as Pawnshop to the Stars by the media, understands the value and worth of signed jewelry, particularly [...]

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Lower Supply Supports Polished Diamond Prices

By   /  June 10, 2015  /  Jewelry  /  No Comments

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Original article from diamonds.net Diamond markets were stable in May as reduced supply supported polished prices in select categories. The JCK Las Vegas show met expectations and raised sentiment even though sales were slightly disappointing. Consistent U.S. demand is compensating for sluggish Far East markets. The RapNet Diamond Index (RAPI™) for 1-carat laboratory-graded diamonds rose [...]

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