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The Graff Venus: a high-stakes heartbreaker

By   /  November 9, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Today Graff unveiled the record-breaking Venus, the largest flawless heart-shape diamond ever certified by the GIA. Just as you thought another diamond record couldn’t be broken, Graff Diamonds in London has pulled out a trump card. And what a weighty one it is: the Graff Venus weighs an impressive 118.78 carats, making it the largest flawless heart-shape diamond ever to be certified [...]

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Luxury watch auction round-up: Ronnie Peterson Heuer Carrera breaks record

By   /  November 7, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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From a Heuer Carrera chronograph to a gold Breguet and a ‘Magician Box’ A Heuer Carrera chronograph was sold for more than ten times its estimate last month when it fetched SFr225,000 ($227,000) at Sotheby’s in May, making it the most expensive Heuer sold. The gold chronograph was originally a gift to the Swedish Formula [...]

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Classic US Coins: 1870-S Coins for Budget-Minded Collectors

By   /  November 7, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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In the realm of classic U.S. coins, the most exciting and mystifying date may be the 1870-S. For collectors who cannot afford one of the rarest silver dollars, the only 1870-S half dime or the Eliasberg-Bass Three Dollar Gold piece, there are other 1870-S coins, especially quarter eagles, which are affordable. Though rare overall, there are many 1870-S quarter eagles with [...]

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Where to Buy and Sell Tiffany & Co. Jewelry

By   /  November 4, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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At Jewelry-N-Loan, a full-service pawnshop in the heart of Orange County, jewelry by Tiffany & Co. is consistently walking through the doors. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new piece of jewelry for yourself or a loved one, or you’re looking for extra cash in your pocket by selling or pawning your Tiffany jewelry, Jewelry-N-Loan will take [...]

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The Origins of the Patek Philippe Nautilus

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

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To many watch lovers and collectors, the Patek Philippe Nautilus is a highly coveted and desired timepiece. Beverly Loan Company, a high-end pawn shop in the heart of Beverly Hills, understands the lore of the coveted watch and has the expertise to not only purchase or sell the Nautilus, but also loan against it. Below is a quick history of how [...]

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What is a Cocktail Ring?

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

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A bold piece of jewelry, usually with one or more large colored stones, is called a cocktail or statement ring. Large, beautiful, and high-end rings are no stranger to New York Loan Company – As Manhattan’s leading luxury pawnshop, the loan officers have seen every style of jewelry, including magnificent statement rings. The cocktail ring as we [...]

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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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