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Colored Stones Will Drive Jewelry Market in 2016, Says Bonhams

By   /  January 29, 2016  /  High End Pawn, International Pawnbrokers, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from blouinartinfo.com Colored gemstones set new records for Bonhams in 2015 and will continue to be in high demand in 2016, the auction house said. Emily Barber, Bonhams’ London-based jewelry department director, predicts that gemstones of various hues will drive the market as fine examples get rarer and rarer. “Without a doubt we [...]

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Christie’s to Auction James Bond ‘Spectre’ Memorabilia in Charitable Auction

By   /  January 28, 2016  /  Collectibles, High End Pawn, Home, International Pawnbrokers, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from artnet.com One of two Aston Martin DB10 show cars headlines the charity auction. Photo: Christie’s London James Bond is coming to Christie’s next month. The auction house will host a charity sale featuring all sorts of 007 related memorabilia fromSpectre, the franchise’s latest release. The proceeds from the sale of 24 lots will go [...]

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What It’s Like to Cut the World’s Most Expensive Diamond

By   /  January 27, 2016  /  High End Pawn, Home, International Pawnbrokers, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from jckonline.com In November, Sotheby’s sold the Blue Moon, the 12.03 ct. internally flawless vivid blue cushion cut, for $48.5 million, setting a world record for a diamond at auction. Before that, however, the stone, discovered at the Cullinan mine in South Africa, was a 29.62 ct. piece of rough, which was purchased by Cora International for $25.6 [...]

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$5 Million of Colored Diamonds Launched Under PinkCoin, World’s First Diamond Backed Crypto Currency

By   /  January 25, 2016  /  Collateral Loan, Gold Price, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article found on nasdaq.com Precious Investments Inc. (Pink Sheets:PNIK) announced today that their wholly owned subsidiary, BitGems Asset Management, LTD (BVI), has successfully launched the crowdsale sale of 5 Million PinkCoins at US$1 per coin backed by a portfolio of US$5 Million of colored diamonds. PinkCoins are now available at the virtual currency exchange http://www.coinsquare.io/, [...]

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Patek Philippe Becomes Most Expensive Wristwatch Ever Sold at Geneva Charity Auction

By   /  January 24, 2016  /  High End Pawn, Luxury Watches, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from bloomberg.com At the Only Watch charity auction in Geneva, a one-of-a-kind Patek Philippe wristwatch sold for 7.3 million Swiss Francs ($7.26 million). This makes it the most expensive wristwatch ever sold publicly. Did I mention it’s made of stainless steel? The Only Watch auction is held every other year to raise money for Duchenne [...]

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Wallace Chan Creates Magnificent Necklace From 507-Carat Diamond

By   /  January 22, 2016  /  Home, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from forbes.com Hong Kong-based jewelry retailer, Chow Tai Fook, unveiled “A Heritage in Bloom” Thursday by world-renowned jewelry artist Wallace Chan. The piece was created with 24 D-color internally flawless diamonds cut from the Cullinan Heritage, an exceptionally rare 507.55 carat Type IIa rough diamond (Type IIA means almost or entirely devoid of [...]

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Tiffany & Co. Marks 130th Anniversary of Classic Setting With Campaign

By   /  January 20, 2016  /  High End Pawn, Home, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from wwd.com Tiffany ad campaign. Courtesy Photo Tiffany & Co. is commemorating the 130th anniversary of its classic solitaireengagement “Tiffany” ring setting with an ad campaign that breaks from its aesthetic norm. For the first time, the American jeweler will feature photographs of its artisans, rather than models or personalities, in a campaign. The featured artisans cut, [...]

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The History of Diamond Engagement Rings

By   /  January 14, 2016  /  Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Beverly Hill’s longest operating pawnshop, Beverly Loan Company, was opened in 1938 by the current owner Jordan Tabach-Bank’s maternal grandfather. The luxury collateral lender makes more pawn loans against engagement, wedding, and anniversary rings than arguably any other type of jewelry. The rings are typically brought in for a collateral loan, however the high-end pawn [...]

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A Less Flashy Vintage Rolex You Can Wear With Anything

By   /  January 14, 2016  /  Collectibles, Luxury Watches, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article found on bloomberg.com It’s the start of a new year. Everyone’s resolving to slim down, get things together, be better in 2016. The Rolex Explorer is a handsome vintage watch to go along with your restraint. And it will definitely outlast those resolutions—sorry. The Explorer has pretty lofty origins. In 1952, a few prototype watches [...]

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Reworked vintage items from bags to watches are highly sought-after by fashionistas in Hong Kong and beyond

By   /  January 12, 2016  /  Collectibles, High End Pawn, International Pawnbrokers, Pawn News  /  No Comments

Original article from scmp.com Next time you happen to spill wine on a cherished piece of arm candy, take a leaf out of designer Dylan Ryu’s book. “I spilled red wine on my mum’s Christian Dior purse and I couldn’t remove the wine stain,” Ryu says. “So, instead, I added lace and vintage tape to [...]

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