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Signed Jewelry at New York Loan

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Luxury collateral lending companies like New York Loan Company use the term “Signed Jewelry” a lot when discussing high-end jewelry pieces, however there can easily be some confusion in the term. Signed jewelry is defined as jewelry that is stamped and hallmarked by the original designer, usually with their logo. In the world of fine [...]

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Icons of Design: Zip by Van Cleef and Arpels

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Very few fine jewelry designs can be considered iconic, but Van Cleef & Arpels’ Zip necklace is assuredly one. The brainchild of the Duchess of Windsor, the design was first conceived in the late 1930s, but was not produced until 1950. This incredible masterpiece takes the form of a zipper closure, just as you would [...]

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What’s in a Name: The Origin of Gemstone Names

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“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” -William Shakespeare The same could be said for a gemstone—an emerald would still shimmer with its luscious green sparkle should it be called by any other name! When you begin to examine the origin of gemstones’ names, [...]

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