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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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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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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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Reality TV Pilot Centers on Two Pawnbroker Mothers

By   /  March 7, 2013  /  Pawn TV  /  No Comments

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Melissa Denny and Jennifer Andrews, co-owners of Pistol Annie’s Jewelry and Pawn in Bonney Lake, WA may be the stars of the next hit reality show revolving around a pawn store.  The duo recently finished filming a pilot with BHf Films.  Denny’s parents were pawnbrokers but she chose not to go into the business herself.  [...]

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