Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  2015  >  December
Latest

Who Were the Most Expensive European Artists at Auction in 2015?

By   /  December 31, 2015  /  Collectibles, Featured Press, High End Pawn, International Pawnbrokers, Pawn News  /  No Comments

modigliani

Original article from artnet.com The global art market remained strong and buoyant in 2015. Boosted by record-shattering auction sales and new buyers from emerging markets, it has been an exciting year for auction houses, dealers, and collectors. According to data from artnet’s Price Database, European artists have had an especially big year at auction. And despite the sustained hype [...]

Read More →
Latest

The Stories Behind the Biggest Jewelry Sales of 2015

By   /  December 30, 2015  /  High End Pawn, Home, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

Blue-Moon

Original article from bloomberg.com Now is the time to own (and sell) colored gemstones. Blue sapphires, striking red rubies, and pink diamonds made up 9 of the top 10 jewels sold at auction in 2015. Pink diamonds, in fact, accounted for a solid half of those sales. The only clear diamond to make it on the list? A 100-carat, emerald-cut stone [...]

Read More →
Latest

Artist Spotlight: KAWS

By   /  December 29, 2015  /  Pawn News  /  No Comments

Artist Spotlight: KAWS | New York Loan Art

  New York Loan Company, based in Manhattan, makes collateral loans against modern and contemporary artwork.  This upscale pawnshop both purchases and lends against artists like Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, and Jean-Michael Basquiat. New York Loan also works with up-and-coming artists that may not yet be household names, but have established themselves as [...]

Read More →
Latest

Cartier’s New Étourdissant Collection Gives Historic High Jewelry a Modern Polish

By   /  December 28, 2015  /  Collectibles, Featured Press, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

rhiannaCartier

Original article found on vogue.com With its lush landscape and sweeping coastline, the South of France has historically been ripe territory for creative inspiration—think: Picasso, Chagall, Matisse, to name just a few. It was also the starting point for Cartier’s latest high jewelry collection, Étourdissant. “It’s about capturing the spirit, aura, and charisma of the [...]

Read More →
Latest

Buccelatti’s Family Values

By   /  December 26, 2015  /  Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

Original article found on telegraph.co.uk As Milanese jeweller Buccellati approaches its 100th birthday, its founder’s great granddaughter Lucrezia becomes the latest member of the family – and first female designer – to join the firm. Segrinato, modellato, telato – to an ear unrehearsed in Italian, the words sound like they come from the worlds of [...]

Read More →
Latest

A Back-Side Story: The Backs of Oscar Heyman’s Fish Brooches

By   /  December 22, 2015  /  Collectibles, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

Original article found on jckonline.com It’s not a side that many consumers think to look at when selecting a piece of jewelry, but the back of styles can be as telling as the front. Enter a pair of Oscar Heyman’s fish brooches, one circa 1950 and another made more recently. The backs are engraved in gold [...]

Read More →
Latest

13 Beloved Vintage Watch Icons on Auction From Christie’s

By   /  December 19, 2015  /  Collectibles, High End Pawn, Luxury Watches, Pawn News  /  No Comments

Original article found on bloomberg.com We are almost done with the high season for watch auctions, but a handful of great sales remain. On Dec. 16, Christie’s New York is hosting its final watch auction of the year, with a 193-lot catalog featuring everything from inexpensive pocket watches to crazy rare chronographs. The sale is heavy [...]

Read More →
Latest

What Kind of Watch Should I Pawn?

By   /  December 18, 2015  /  Pawn News  /  No Comments

high end watches, watches beverly hills, beverly hills watches,

  The loan officers at Beverly Loan Company, the leading luxury collateral lender in California, specialize in high-end timepieces. When looking to loan against a watch, Beverly Loan looks for coveted timepieces, taking into account complications, precious metals (including gold or platinum), condition, box and papers, and current resale value. The vast majority of watches [...]

Read More →
Latest

Buyer Pays $137,500 per Carat for a Diamond at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Auction

By   /  December 16, 2015  /  Collectibles, High End Pawn, Home, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

victorydiamond

Original article found on forbes.com The Magnificent Jewels auction by Christie’s New York saw some heavy-hitting results – especially where diamonds are concerned. The entire auction yielded $59,685,125 in sales, with dozens of diamonds selling for more than a million dollars each.  In fact, the top lot was the Victory Diamond ring with a D-color rectangular cut [...]

Read More →
Latest

Cartier’s Étourdissant collection ends on a high

By   /  December 14, 2015  /  Collectibles, Home, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

cartierNewCollection

Original article from thejewelleryeditor.com Amid the glitz and glamour of Art Basel Miami, Cartier revealed the final installment of its Étourdissant high jewelry collection. The Maison unveiled a further 21 one-of-a-kind pieces at one of the world’s leading art fairs, in a follow up to its presentation of Cartier jewelry in July in the south of France, and in November [...]

Read More →