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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 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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Melted down Gold Worth More than Heirlooms

By   /  January 25, 2013  /  Gold Price  /  No Comments

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Jeweler William Houchin has seen the price of gold rise and has even profited from the rise by buying gold and reselling it to a refinery that melts it down.  Houchin isn’t happy with the way the market is operating, however.  His 20-year-old boutique no longer moves the exquisite gold jewelry estate items the way [...]

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