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The Most Expensive Items Ever Auctioned

By   /  March 2, 2016  /  Collectibles, High End Pawn, International Pawnbrokers, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from money.cnn.com VIEW THE SLIDESHOW Going once, going twice, sold! Wealthy collectors are smashing records at auctions around the world. Here are some of the most expensive items ever sold. Pablo Picasso’s 1955 painting, Les femmes d’Alger (Version O), sold for $179,365,000 at Christie’s auction house in New York in 2015. It set a new [...]

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Luxury watches a better investment than ISAs

By   /  February 23, 2016  /  Featured Press, High End Pawn, Luxury Watches, Pawn News  /  No Comments

Original article from northantstelegraph.co.uk Buying a luxury watch can be a better investment than sticking your cash in an ISA, a study has found. Certain models of top brand Rolex have returned 400 per cent more than if the cash had been stuck in a tax-free ISA. Some of the best investments are the Rolex [...]

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Big Diamond Jewelry Rules the 2016 Grammy Awards

By   /  February 20, 2016  /  Featured Press, High End Pawn, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article found on jckonline.com Platinum and diamonds paired up in force at Monday’s 2016 Grammy Awards Studs and earring jackets with diamonds from Leticia Linton worn by Demi Lovato, Image from JCK Online article Music’s biggest night of the year featured not only winning hits but also performers outfitted in the most appropriate accessories their [...]

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Fancy Color Diamond Prices Rise on Shortages, Strong Holiday Sales

By   /  February 16, 2016  /  High End Pawn, Home, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article found on diamonds.net Fancy color diamond prices increased 0.3 percent on average during the fourth quarter of 2015 as better-than-expected holiday sales outweighed sluggish Asian demand, according to the Fancy Color Diamond Index. Lower supply from diamond producers have led to a shortage of fancy yellow gems. “Mining companies have effectively shut down [...]

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Chopard Unveils High Jewellery Line at Paris Couture Fashion Week

By   /  February 11, 2016  /  High End Pawn, Home, Jewelry  /  No Comments

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Original article found on superyachts.com Legendary Swiss jewellery house Chopard has unveiled an eye-catching new high jewellery line at Paris Couture Fashion Week. Featuring liberal use of gold and titanium as the setting for sparkling gemstones in myriad vivid colours, the collection comes just a year after the famous brand became a member of the [...]

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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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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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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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