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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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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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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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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 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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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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Magnificent Inspirations: Bulgari’s new high jewellery collection

By   /  July 15, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Within the pristine cream and gold interiors of the palatial Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, set within 17 acres of manicured grounds on the Côte d’Azur, Bulgari introduced VIP buyers to 300 of its newest and most exclusive high jewellery creations. And in true Italian style, the jewels on display were a joyous celebration of colour and bravado. This Italian [...]

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The Big Three Jewels: Why Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Top the List of Precious Gems

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

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Until recently, only emerald, ruby and sapphire were officially called precious gems. Everything else was called semi-precious. The precious categorization is a reference to value: a really fine ruby, emerald or sapphire can be priced higher per carat than a diamond. Sapphires are extremely hard and durable, so they will last a forever in a piece of [...]

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Designer Spotlight: David Webb

By   /  June 11, 2015  /  Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Carved rock crystal, solid gold zebras, enamel elephants, bright turquoise beads. These bold techniques are signatures of David Webb, a jewelry designer that rose quickly to fame in New York in the 1950’s and 60’s. New York Loan Company, coined as Pawnshop to the Stars by the media, understands the value and worth of signed jewelry, particularly [...]

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