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A Brief History Of Blockbuster Colored Diamonds

By   /  September 30, 2015  /  High End Pawn, International Pawnbrokers, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article found on christies.com Ahead of their Geneva sale of the largest cushion shaped fancy pink diamond at auction, here’s a look at five of the most exceptional colored diamonds ever sold at Christie’s. THE BLUE The Blue:  Fancy Vivid Blue pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 13.22 carats, flanked on either side by a pear-shaped [...]

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Eight questions to ask if you’re thinking of an art loan

By   /  September 28, 2015  /  Collateral Loan, Pawn News  /  No Comments

Original article found on spearswms.com   Despite the last global financial crisis, the art market has continued to perform well and many families have seen the value of their collections jump to become an increasingly important share of their wealth. As more families are looking at ways to ‘cash out’ and ‘monetise’ their collections, the [...]

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Gold rallies to eight-month high, platinum claws back

By   /  September 25, 2015  /  Gold Price, Pawn News  /  No Comments

Original article found on smh.com.au The gold price hit $US1156 per ounce as the dollar eased. Photo: Jim Rice Gold rallied more than 2 per cent on Thursday for the biggest one-day gain in almost eight months as a weak US dollar sparked short covering while platinum recovered from a four-day rout even as car demand woes lingered. [...]

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Sotheby’s Geneva to auction rare 12ct Blue Moon diamond

By   /  September 24, 2015  /  High End Pawn, International Pawnbrokers, Pawn News  /  No Comments

Blue-Moon

Original article found on professionaljeweller.com Sotheby’s Geneva is preparing to sell the largest cushion-shaped fancy vivid blue diamond ever to appear at auction. The rare stone will lead Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale scheduled to take place November 11 in Geneva. It has been said that the 12.03ct diamond named the ‘Blue Moon’ [...]

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Rise in Gold Price Crimped by Concerns Over U.S. Interest Rates

By   /  September 21, 2015  /  Gold Price, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article found on wsj.com The price of gold was slightly higher on Tuesday, but its gains remain capped by concerns that U.S. interest rates and the dollar will rise. Gold ended Monday’s U.S. trading session 0.4% lower as the dollar gained and investors bet the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. rates by the end [...]

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Christie’s will ask $100 million for this Modigliani nude this fall

By   /  September 17, 2015  /  Collectibles, High End Pawn, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article found on fortune.com On Wednesday, the auction house Christie’s announced that it would hold its fall evening sales during a single week in November, with a nude painting by Amedeo Modigliani expected to fetch $100 million, according to the New York Times’ art blog. Christie’s held its main sales in a single week instead of the [...]

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Swiss Watchmakers Turn Pessimistic As Smartwatch Risk Looms

By   /  September 16, 2015  /  High End Pawn, Luxury Watches  /  No Comments

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Original article found on bloomberg.com Swiss watchmaker executives are the most pessimistic in four years as an increasing minority see a threat from smartwatches and the strong franc buffets the industry, a Deloitte LLP report showed. Deloitte found 41 percent of executives were negative about 12-month prospects while 14 percent were positive, according to the [...]

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Inside Tiffany’s plan to rebuild its luxury watch business

By   /  September 14, 2015  /  High End Pawn, Luxury Watches, Pawn News  /  No Comments

Original article found on fortune.com   It’s not every day that a 178-year-old ­company gets to be an upstart again. Yet that’s exactly what high-end jeweler ­Tiffany & Co.  TIF -0.12%  is, following the recent launch of its CT60 line of luxury watches. It is Tiffany’s first major new collection of timepieces in years. Four years ago, a bitter [...]

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Gold price continues to ‘seek out a bottom’

By   /  September 14, 2015  /  Gold Price, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from theweek.co.uk Gold recovered modestly on Thursday after hitting its lowest level for a month on renewed rate rise speculation, but analysts expect the downward trend to continue as the price “seeks out a bottom”. More immediately, Daily FX‘s currency strategist James Stanley says “near-term support has come in just above the $1,100 level”. [...]

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This Exceptional Rolex Submariner from Cuba Could Be One-Of-A-Kind

By   /  September 9, 2015  /  Collectibles, Luxury Watches, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from forbes.com oyeria Riviera was established by Don Julio Abislaiman in 1923. At the time, Joyeria Riviera was Tiffany’s Havanan equivalent: They were recognized as a prestigious jeweler, yet also as a retailer of  important, luxury watches. Although a multitude of Rolexes passed through the shop, very few examples have survived to this present day. Even [...]

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