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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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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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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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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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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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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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How Elsa Peretti Became An Iconic 20th Century Designer

By   /  August 23, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Elsa Peretti hasn’t spoken to the press in years. Now she wants to talk about star signs. We’re sitting in the expansive living room of her penthouse in Rome, one of several apartments she has in the city (this one, designed by Renzo Mongiardino, belonged to her father). The floors are terracotta; all the furniture [...]

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Pawnbroker sees an Increase in Upscale Clients

By   /  May 5, 2013  /  Pawn Shops, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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Robbie Whitten went on a road trip at the age of 18 with his father in 1979 setting up booths and buying unwanted gold and silver jewelry to sell to a smelter.  A year later the market collapsed and the Whittens had a warehouse full of jewelry so they decided to go into the pawn [...]

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Pawn Stores in China Venturing into the Luxury Goods Market

By   /  December 16, 2012  /  International Pawnbrokers  /  No Comments

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It was previously rare to find luxury brands in pawn shops in China, as international label goods are so difficult to authenticate with such an abundance of fakes available.  Items in pawn shops tended to be gold, antiques, paintings and emerald and jade pieces.  In recent years, however, some pawn shops are capitalizing on this [...]

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