The history of gold is long and complicated. First used by the Eyptians, gold became even more significant from the 19th to the 21st century as gold rushes took place in the United States. Since it was first discovered gold has been an important commodity and shows no signs of going anywhere. Jordan Tabach-Bank, CEO of New York Loan Company is an expert on gold and has been featured on several news programs to discuss the gold market. New York Loan Company primarily loans against and buys gold jewelry and fine watches. “New York Loan is a different kind of pawn shop, and we are happy to test, evaluate and loan against your lustrous gold jewelry and answer any questions you may have.” The gold price hit a record high in 2011 and has remained relatively high since then. About half of all mined gold is used for jewelry explains Tabach-Bank, and that is New York Loan Company’s concentration. “It’s important for myself and my staff to have a strong knowledge of gold, and other precious metals including silver and platinum,” he says.