Jean-Michel Basquiat Joins Pantheon of Record-Breaking Artists

Jean-Michel Basquiat Joins Pantheon of Record-Breaking Artists

Twice a year, during the fall and spring, fine art usurps the daily headlines with announcements of multi-million dollar paintings breaking world record auction prices. Each season, the art world holds its breath to see how the titans of art history will perform on the open floor of bidding. Typically, artists that have already been … Continue reading Jean-Michel Basquiat Joins Pantheon of Record-Breaking Artists

Art Deco Jewelry

Art Deco Jewelry

One of the most coveted eras of design in jewelry history, Art Deco was a period inspired by Roman, Greek and Egyptian architecture. The period lasted from the early 1920s through the mid-1930s. Art Deco influenced jewelry design for decades, and still inspires contemporary designers to this day. Luxury collateral lender New York Loan Company … Continue reading Art Deco Jewelry

Emeralds – The World’s Most Expensive

Emeralds – The World’s Most Expensive

The gemologists at New York Loan Company, Manhattan’s luxury pawnshop, work with stunning diamonds and gemstones in their private offices in New York’s Diamond District. Emeralds, especially rare, transparent, and vivid emeralds, are very desirable to gemstone fans and collectors. Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection is almost as legendary as the actress herself. In 2011 her … Continue reading Emeralds – The World’s Most Expensive

Luxury Watch Spotlight: Hublot

Luxury Watch Spotlight: Hublot

New York Loan Company works regularly with watches from Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and of course, Hublot. The top luxury collateral lender in Manhattan, our pawnshop specializes in collateral based loans on fine timepieces and wristwatches of all kinds. Hublot, the French word for porthole, was created in 1980 by Italian watchmaker Carlo Crocco. … Continue reading Luxury Watch Spotlight: Hublot

Famous Watches – Celebrity Owned

Famous Watches – Celebrity Owned

Luxury watch brands have been endorsed by actors, athletes, and prominent figures for decades. Unlike the standard celebrity and brand partnership, high-end watch manufacturers refer to their endorsers as “brand ambassadors”. Luxury watches, and celebrity endorsed watches, are consistently used as collateral for a pawn loan with New York Loan Company, Manhattan’s only high-end pawnshop. … Continue reading Famous Watches – Celebrity Owned