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How the Tennis Bracelet Got Its Name

By   /  August 29, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Tennis season is upon us. Wimbledon is finishing up and the women’s U.S. Open is set to get underway. So it’s a perfect time to look at the tennis bracelet – a great piece of jewelry that comes with a great story. At the 1987 U.S. Open, tennis star Chris Evert was playing in a [...]

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How Elsa Peretti Became An Iconic 20th Century Designer

By   /  August 23, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Elsa Peretti hasn’t spoken to the press in years. Now she wants to talk about star signs. We’re sitting in the expansive living room of her penthouse in Rome, one of several apartments she has in the city (this one, designed by Renzo Mongiardino, belonged to her father). The floors are terracotta; all the furniture [...]

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10 luxury watches that are actually worth the investment

By   /  August 19, 2016  /  Featured Press, Luxury Watches  /  No Comments

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Buying a luxury watch might be one of the most daunting purchases a person can make, and it’s one that most of us only aspire to. However, if you can scrape the cash together, a luxury watch can be a solid investment, especially if you know how to navigate the market. Sure, luxury watches can cost [...]

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Estate jewelry: 3 styles to build your collection

By   /  August 10, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Estate jewelry (often referred to as vintage or antique jewelry) is found in many styles. It adds personality and flair to any outfit, from casual wear to hand-sewn ballroom gowns. Much of the most popular and sought-after estate jewelry was made from 1714 to the modern day, beginning with the Georgian period and moving through [...]

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See the 7 Most Refreshing Artworks Inspired by Swimming Pools

By   /  August 10, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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How many swimming pools have you encountered this summer? What about over your entire life? The immense variety in structure, size, location, and atmosphere of the swimming pool has inspired artists for generations. Dive into this list of artistic responses and renderings of the swimming pool to plumb the hidden depths of this surprising muse! 1. David Hockney, A Bigger [...]

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Collecting Guide: 11 key things to know about Prints & Multiples

By   /  August 1, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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From originals and editions to missing signatures and finding the right frame — specialist Lindsay Griffith offers an expert introduction. 1. What is a print?  A print is any work of art made in multiple iterations, created through a transfer process. There are many different types of prints, and the process is constantly evolving, but the [...]

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