Inside the pawn shop where Wall Streeters and other New York elite sell their Rolexes and Birkin bags

Inside the pawn shop where Wall Streeters and other New York elite sell their Rolexes and Birkin bags

The New York Loan Company sells items like $30,000 Hermes Birkin bags and fine jewelry. Its professional staff and tight security make it unlike any other pawn shop experience. They promise their clients absolute confidentiality. The New York Loan Company isn’t your typical pawn shop. Your fingerprint must be taken before you can access the … Continue reading Inside the pawn shop where Wall Streeters and other New York elite sell their Rolexes and Birkin bags

Spotlight on the 4 C’s – Diamond Cut and Shape

Spotlight on the 4 C’s  – Diamond Cut and Shape

The cut of a diamond, one of the four aspects of grading that determine quality and rarity, is a characteristic that many collectors are somewhat familiar with. The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) trained gemologists at New York Loan Company appreciate the importance of cut when evaluating a diamond for pawn loan or purchase. Part … Continue reading Spotlight on the 4 C’s – Diamond Cut and Shape

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