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Van Cleef & Arpels launches Two Butterfly creations as spring season blossoms

By   /  March 31, 2016  /  High End Pawn, International Pawnbrokers, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

Original article from saudigazette.com   THIS March, Van Cleef & Arpels is celebrating spring by unveiling new pieces in its Two Butterfly collection. Inspired by all the freshness and vitality of the season, these creations combine the gentle luster of mother-of-pearl and pink gold with the sparkle of diamonds. Enthralled by the spectacle of nature’s [...]

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One of Rolex’s most iconic models just got a huge update

By   /  March 21, 2016  /  High End Pawn, International Pawnbrokers, Luxury Watches, Pawn News  /  No Comments

Original article from businessinsider.com It’s always news when Rolex drops an update for one of the iconic models in its lineup, and this year is no different. A huge update to a model on the higher end, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, had watch geeks freaking out at Baselworld, the world’s largest watch industry fair held [...]

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The Big Three Jewels: Why Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Top the List of Precious Gems

By   /  March 16, 2016  /  High End Pawn, International Pawnbrokers, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from forbes.com Cartier Tourbillon Mysterieux Azure Until recently, only emerald, ruby and sapphire were officially called precious gems. Everything else was called semi-precious. The precious categorization is a reference to value: a really fine ruby, emerald or sapphire can be priced higher per carat than a diamond. Sapphires are extremely hard and durable, [...]

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10-Carat Blue Diamond May Fetch Up to $35M at Sotheby’s

By   /  March 11, 2016  /  High End Pawn, International Pawnbrokers, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from blouinartinfo.com The largest oval fancy vivid blue diamond ever to appear at auction will cross the block at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on April 5. Headlining the auction house’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Spring Sale, the rare stone weighs 10.10 carats, is internally flawless, and is estimated to fetch between HK$235 million and [...]

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Billionaire Forbes puts Napoleon III art collection up for auction

By   /  March 5, 2016  /  Collectibles, High End Pawn, International Pawnbrokers, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article found on dw.com American publisher Christopher Forbes has brought his Napoleon III collection of 2,000 art objects back to Paris for auction. It has allowed the Emperor into the Opera Garnier for the first time. A box was built for Napoleon III, the President of the Second French Republic and Emperor of the [...]

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The Most Expensive Items Ever Auctioned

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

Spring Art Auctions Preview

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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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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Reworked vintage items from bags to watches are highly sought-after by fashionistas in Hong Kong and beyond

By   /  January 12, 2016  /  Collectibles, High End Pawn, International Pawnbrokers, Pawn News  /  No Comments

Original article from scmp.com Next time you happen to spill wine on a cherished piece of arm candy, take a leaf out of designer Dylan Ryu’s book. “I spilled red wine on my mum’s Christian Dior purse and I couldn’t remove the wine stain,” Ryu says. “So, instead, I added lace and vintage tape to [...]

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