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Cartier, Boucheron, Bulgari and Van Cleef & Arpels are constantly reinterpreting their iconic motifs

By   /  November 10, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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From figurative to abstract, full-pavé to skeletonised, Cartier’s panther motif might come in different shapes and forms, but the DNA of the French high jeweller remains essential in the designs. “Tradition is not the enemy of evolution,” says Pierre Rainero, Cartier’s director of image, style and heritage. “Evolution is part of our tradition.” The balance [...]

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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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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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The world’s most sought-after pear-shaped diamonds

By   /  October 24, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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To mark the upcoming sale of the world’s largest pair of pear-shaped, D Flawless diamonds — and an exceedingly rare Fancy Vivid pink pear-shaped diamond ring — we look at some of the record-breaking pear-shaped diamonds offered at Christie’s 1. Miroir de l’Amour by Boehmer et Bassenge Working exclusively with a handful of large, D-colour [...]

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ESTATE, VINTAGE & ANTIQUE JEWELRY – WHAT DO YOU HAVE?

By   /  October 17, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Everyone has heard these terms, but what are the differences in jewelry and does it really matter? New York Loan Company’s loan officers are trained at the Gemological Institute of America, and have years of experience evaluating jewelry, both new and old. Below we will break down the misconceptions and give you the answers you are [...]

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Brilliance in Round

By   /  October 10, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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While many people may just see simple shapes when looking at diamonds (i.e. round, square, heart), those in the diamond industry see cut, pattern, and detail when looking into a diamond. The loan officers at New York Loan for example, are trained to not only see the details in the cut, but to look at [...]

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Why Estate Jewelry Is Sparkling

By   /  September 20, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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No longer considered Grandma’s leftovers, vintage and antique baubles are in high demand. Every collectors’ market has its turning point. For estate jewelry, it may well have been 1987, when a dazzling array of jewelry that the Duke of Windsor had bestowed on his duchess, the former Wallis Simpson, went under the hammer at Sotheby’s. [...]

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Gold Not All That Glitters – Diamonds Act as Hedge for Rich

By   /  September 6, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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GENEVA/LONDON — In a packed Christie’s auction room in Geneva, one could hear a pin drop as two anonymous bidders slugged it out in their quest to own the world’s most exquisite blue diamond. The room in the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues was filled with multi-millionaire collectors and diamond dealers, listening intently as the [...]

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How the Tennis Bracelet Got Its Name

By   /  August 29, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Tennis season is upon us. Wimbledon is finishing up and the women’s U.S. Open is set to get underway. So it’s a perfect time to look at the tennis bracelet – a great piece of jewelry that comes with a great story. At the 1987 U.S. Open, tennis star Chris Evert was playing in a [...]

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Estate jewelry: 3 styles to build your collection

By   /  August 10, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Estate jewelry (often referred to as vintage or antique jewelry) is found in many styles. It adds personality and flair to any outfit, from casual wear to hand-sewn ballroom gowns. Much of the most popular and sought-after estate jewelry was made from 1714 to the modern day, beginning with the Georgian period and moving through [...]

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