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Sapphires in September – A Birthstone History

By   /  September 30, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Sapphires in all of their glorious shades and colors have long been associated with those born in September. The GIA trained loan officer’s at Beverly Loan Company are intimately familiar with corundum in all of its forms, specifically sapphires. While it’s not known exactly when or why this stone became identified with September, there are [...]

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Secrets of the Patek Philippe Nautilus

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

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In a world in which large steel sports watches have become commonplace, it’s hard to comprehend how groundbreaking the iconic Nautilus 3700/1 was when it launched in 1976   Forty — certainly not old, but not exactly young, either. The Patek Philippe Nautilus was born in 1976 and helped to re-energise the world of high-end [...]

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Why Estate Jewelry Is Sparkling

By   /  September 20, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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No longer considered Grandma’s leftovers, vintage and antique baubles are in high demand. Every collectors’ market has its turning point. For estate jewelry, it may well have been 1987, when a dazzling array of jewelry that the Duke of Windsor had bestowed on his duchess, the former Wallis Simpson, went under the hammer at Sotheby’s. [...]

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David Bowie’s Personal Art Collection to Feature in Three Sales at Sotheby’s

By   /  September 20, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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This November, Sotheby’s will stage Bowie/Collector, a three-part sale encompassing some 400 items from the private collection of legendary musician David Bowie. At the heart of of the sale is a remarkable group of more than 200 works by many of the most important British artists of the 20th Century, including Frank Auerbach, Damien Hirst, [...]

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Patek Philippe Ref. 5230: A New World Time Watch for a More Complicated World

By   /  September 14, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Patek Philippe has been producing some of the world’s most coveted world time watches for nearly 80 years. At this year’s Baselworld, however, the brand announced that it is retiring all existing references in its so-called Heure Universelle collection and launching a new, upgraded model in their place: the Patek Philippe Ref. 5230 World Time. Patek says [...]

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Gold Not All That Glitters – Diamonds Act as Hedge for Rich

By   /  September 6, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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GENEVA/LONDON — In a packed Christie’s auction room in Geneva, one could hear a pin drop as two anonymous bidders slugged it out in their quest to own the world’s most exquisite blue diamond. The room in the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues was filled with multi-millionaire collectors and diamond dealers, listening intently as the [...]

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