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Pawning Sports, Entertainment & Political Memorabilia

By   /  November 14, 2014  /  Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Dresses worn by Princess Diana, guitars played by the Beatles, personal notes written by Abraham Lincoln, sketches drawn by Walt Disney – these iconic and rare items are examples of the type of unique memorabilia that New York Loan Company, and its sister store Beverly Loan Company, use to make large collateral based loans. The [...]

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“Extraordinary Jewelry of Alexandre Reza” goes on Tour

By   /  August 5, 2013  /  Jewelry  /  No Comments

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Sotheby’s “The Extraordinary Jewelry of Alexandre Reza” public exhibition will be traveling to the auction house’s global offices with stops in London, Beijing and New York.  Some of the world’s rarest gemstones will be on display.  Approximately 25 historic and contemporary examples of Reza’s work will be showcased.  Viewers will be treated to such sights [...]

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Investing in Diamonds

By   /  July 26, 2013  /  Jewelry  /  No Comments

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Diamonds, once a status symbol or a fad, are now also an investment asset.  These days many people are choosing to invest in colored diamonds.  As with any investment, it’s important to be an informed investor.  You want to choose the colored diamonds that are most likely to appreciate higher in value.  These are pink, [...]

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Canadian Diamond Mine has Bright Outlook

By   /  July 5, 2013  /  Jewelry  /  No Comments

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Mountain Province Diamonds says its Gahcho Kue mine holds much more of the rare gems than had previously been estimated.  The Canadian site holds an estimated 12 pc more indicated diamond resources and up to 80pc more inferred resources, which brings the indicated resources to 56.6m carats and inferred resources to 18.5m carats.  DeBeers is [...]

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Tips on Caring for your Fine Jewelry and Watches

By   /  June 4, 2013  /  Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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When you bring your jewelry to New York Loan Company every precaution is taken to make sure your jewelry is cared for.  Here are a few tips to keep you jewelry clean, safe and sparkling once it returns home with you.  Do your best to keep perfume, lotions, cosmetics and hair products away from your [...]

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Flawless Diamond Sells for $26.7 million at Auction

By   /  May 20, 2013  /  Jewelry  /  No Comments

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Winston purchased a new colorless, flawless 101.73-carat diamond at auction in Geneva for a record $26.7 million according to auction house Christie’s.  The price beat the previous auction-price record for a diamond in its category by more than $10 million.  This is the diamond dealer’s first major purchase since they were acquired earlier this year [...]

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Diamonds to Outshine Gold for Investors

By   /  May 14, 2013  /  Gold Price, Jewelry  /  No Comments

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For the first time in history diamond prices are now a product of true market forces as De Beers loses control of the industry.  In an uncertain global economic landscape individual investors are likely to jump on an opportunity to invest in what will be, like gold, a safe haven in a difficult economy.  Unlike [...]

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Assessing the Value of Precious Stones

By   /  May 1, 2013  /  Jewelry  /  No Comments

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Thierry Robert has been working with precious gems since he started accompanying his gemologist father to work when he was ten.  He’s been working for Boucheron for more than 40 years now and knows that assessing the value of a stone takes time, whether it’s diamonds or another type of precious gem.  Robert says the [...]

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Diamond Industry Monopoly Comes to an End

By   /  April 11, 2013  /  Jewelry  /  No Comments

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For over a century the diamond industry was controlled by the De Beers monopoly.  De Beers was the diamond industry.  A series of events over the last 25 years has led to the dismantling of the monopoly and for the first time in a century, market forces, and not one sole player, are driving the [...]

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Private Couple Shows Collection of Rare Gems

By   /  March 18, 2013  /  Jewelry  /  No Comments

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“You could see it halfway across the aisle,” said Jeffrey E. Post of a 15-carat pear-shaped tourmaline from the Brazilian state of Paraiba featured at last month’s winter gem show in Tuscon, AZ.  Post, curator in charge of the mineral collection at the National Museum of Natural History, said, “It looked like somebody has stuck [...]

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