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Signed Jewelry at New York Loan

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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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

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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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

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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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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The Rare Farnese Blue Diamond: Fit for a Queen

By   /  November 23, 2018  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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On Tuesday evening, May 15, the hammer fell at a staggering $6.7 million at Sotheby’s auction house in Geneva for the extraordinary and magnificent Farnese Blue diamond. The sparkling pear-shaped diamond weighs 6.16 carats and is encircled by a crown of cushion-shaped diamonds. The Fancy Dark Grey-Blue gemstone had been in private hands for over three hundred [...]

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Abraham-Louis Breguet: The Wizard of Watchmaking

By   /  November 23, 2018  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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While the originators of many remarkable inventions are now lost to time, ironically, the watchmakers of today know exactly whom to credit with many remarkable innovations still in use. Abraham-Louis Breguet, founder of his namesake luxury watch company, was an incredibly prolific genius of horology whose work is the foundation of the most sophisticated timepieces of the [...]

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True Titanic Love Story: The Real Heart Of The Ocean Diamond

By   /  November 23, 2018  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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The tragic tale of the Titanic has been cemented in our hearts and memories by James Cameron’s classic film, centered on the doomed young love of Jack and Rose. The depiction is so moving and dramatic that many believe the story to be entirely Hollywood fiction, but they would be incorrect – even the Heart [...]

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The History of the Right-Hand Ring

By   /  June 4, 2018  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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That ring on her right hand may look very similar to an engagement ring, but do not automatically assume it is an “alternative” and just worn on the other hand. Perhaps she landed a well-deserved promotion, graduated a master’s program or sold her house, but it is becoming more and more independent that women are [...]

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Watch Lessons – The Tourbillon

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Literally translating to “whirlwind” in French, the tourbillon is an added mechanism on timepieces that was originally purposed to improve accuracy in pocket watches. Although the tourbillon has little effect on precision on today’s modern wrist watches, the complexity and craftsmanship of the tourbillon has made it highly desirable. Often brought into New York Loan [...]

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The History of Cartier Watches

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Cartier has a long and detailed history spanning over a century and is one of the more common brands seen at Beverly Loan Company, a luxury pawn shop located in Beverly Hills. Cartier started as a prestigious jeweler and expanded to high-end watches shortly thereafter. The company has celebrated many horological milestones: Cartier invented the [...]

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Fashion Trends: Choker Necklaces

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Choker necklaces are a trend that cuts across many cultures and class lines. Centuries before chokers were donned by the celebrities and fashionistas of today, women in ancient civilizations wore them to protect the neck, a very important and vulnerable part of the body. Women from the Sumer Empire in Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt, for [...]

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