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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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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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October Opals & Tourmaline – A Birthstone History

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

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October is one of the few lucky months with two beautiful birthstones associated with it. Opal, with its stunning array of colors and opalescence effect, and pink tourmaline with its bright, stunning color make a wonderful month for those born in October. Beverly Loan Company, a luxury pawnshop in the heart of Beverly Hills, has [...]

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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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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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Consumer Price Index for Jewelry Falls 2.9 %

By   /  January 26, 2013  /  Jewelry  /  No Comments

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The U.S. consumer price index for jewelry in December fell 2.9 percent year on year to 176.87 points.  The index was also lower than November’s reading, however, the CPI has maintained its historically strong trend as December marked the 24th consecutive month of a reading of more than 170 points.  The ease was likely in [...]

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High Gold Prices Lead to Increase in Recycling Old Jewelry

By   /  August 31, 2012  /  Gold Price  /  No Comments

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Sanjay Sharma used a gold chain he purchased almost twenty years ago as an exchange for a new ring for his wife.  “Gold is an investment option.  But I did not want to withdraw too much cash from my account as my expenses are already high and jewelry prices too have escalated,” he said.  Sharma [...]

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