Artist Spotlight: Helen Frankenthaler

Artist Spotlight: Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler is one of the most well-known artists of the 20th century as a defining member of the American abstract artists. Throughout her career, Frankenthaler’s artistic methods were not only confined within the Abstract Expressionist field. She is credited in the expressionist transition to Color Field painting. Frankenthaler’s first teachings about art came from … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Helen Frankenthaler

The Tale of the Stotesbury Emerald

The Tale of the Stotesbury Emerald

The gemologists at New York Loan Company, Manhattan’s luxury pawnshop, work daily with magnificent gemstones and diamonds in their private offices in New York’s Diamond District. Emeralds, especially untreated, are very desirable to gemstone fans and collectors alike. One particular 43.3-carat Colombian emerald, the Stotesbury emerald, is a famous stone that has passed through the hands … Continue reading The Tale of the Stotesbury Emerald

Online Pawn Lending Goes Back Offline

Online Pawn Lending Goes Back Offline

Prominent online lender Borro Private Finance unexpectedly ceased its collateral-based lending program this summer after nearly ten years of business. The UK-US-based establishment specialized in online pawn loans against valuable assets, including fine art, jewelry, and watches. The immediacy and convenience of pawn loans has cemented its value within the brick-and-mortar eco-system and established collateral … Continue reading Online Pawn Lending Goes Back Offline