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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


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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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: Van Cleef & Arpels

By   /  March 6, 2015  /  Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Knowledge of one-of-a-kind jewelry is important for any pawnshop, but for New York Loan Company, a collateral lender specializing in luxury jewelry and watches, it is essential. When jewelry from Van Cleef & Arpels is brought into their private offices located in New York’s Diamond District, whether a Zip necklace dripping in gemstones or a [...]

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