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Sotheby’s and Phillips’ Experts Preview Blockbuster November Auctions

By   /  November 2, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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The biannual modern and contemporary art auctions each November and May in New York serve as critical gauges for the state of the global art market. Over one billion dollars’ worth of art changed hands at spring sales in New York, and while those gures reflect a downturn from 2015, records were set and demand [...]

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Cartier puts twist on traditional muses with cactus-inspired jewelry

By   /  October 26, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Richemont-owned Cartier headed to the desert to source its latest jewelry inspiration. The French jeweler’s Cactus de Cartier range features cactus-shaped baubles for a spirited collection meant to evoke the rebelliousness and resiliency of the flower, and in turn the wearer. Cartier has long sourced inspiration from the natural world, especially the colors, shapes and [...]

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Five Good Reasons to Love the 2016 Rolex Collection

By   /  October 24, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Celebrated for their precision, performance and reliability, Rolex watches can be understated or dazzling, but they never go unnoticed. And whether you get your thrills on the ground, in the air or on the seas, dress like a President or a black-tie celebrity, here are five that are sure to please. This new version of [...]

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Eddie Borgo Introduces His Fine-Jewelry Line for Tiffany & Co.

By   /  October 24, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Popular folklore assures us that nothing bad can happen at Tiffany’s—only wonderfully surprising things (and, more recently, incontrovertibly cool things). The storied brand’s design director, Francesca Amfitheatrof, seemingly following this script, was thinking out of the blue box when she set Eddie Borgo a time-traveling challenge: to create a capsule collection fit for the turn-of-the-century sculptor and [...]

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The world’s most sought-after pear-shaped diamonds

By   /  October 24, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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To mark the upcoming sale of the world’s largest pair of pear-shaped, D Flawless diamonds — and an exceedingly rare Fancy Vivid pink pear-shaped diamond ring — we look at some of the record-breaking pear-shaped diamonds offered at Christie’s 1. Miroir de l’Amour by Boehmer et Bassenge Working exclusively with a handful of large, D-colour [...]

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Steve McQueen to Bart Simpson: Rolexes with nicknames

By   /  October 17, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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1. Rolex ‘Batman ‘ The tendency to nickname Rolexes means that sometimes only the slightest coincidence can inspire a new sobriquet. The black and blue colours of the ceramic bezel of the GMT-Master II are often associated with the superhero, Batman. Introduced in 2014, this model has also been called ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Bruiser’. [...]

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ESTATE, VINTAGE & ANTIQUE JEWELRY – WHAT DO YOU HAVE?

By   /  October 17, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Everyone has heard these terms, but what are the differences in jewelry and does it really matter? New York Loan Company’s loan officers are trained at the Gemological Institute of America, and have years of experience evaluating jewelry, both new and old. Below we will break down the misconceptions and give you the answers you are [...]

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From Rough Diamond to Finished Jewelry: How Graff Cut the 299-Carat Rough Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond into the 132-Carat Golden Empress Diamond

By   /  October 17, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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We do a lot of writing about diamonds and gemstones in our Haute Jewels columns, but now we take a different turn. With the help of famed diamond house, Graff Diamonds, we bring you on a journey that tracks a famed diamond from its rough form, through cutting and polishing, to its final place as [...]

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Brilliance in Round

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

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While many people may just see simple shapes when looking at diamonds (i.e. round, square, heart), those in the diamond industry see cut, pattern, and detail when looking into a diamond. The loan officers at New York Loan for example, are trained to not only see the details in the cut, but to look at [...]

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October Opals & Tourmaline – A Birthstone History

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

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October is one of the few lucky months with two beautiful birthstones associated with it. Opal, with its stunning array of colors and opalescence effect, and pink tourmaline with its bright, stunning color make a wonderful month for those born in October. Beverly Loan Company, a luxury pawnshop in the heart of Beverly Hills, has [...]

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