Category: Diamonds & Stones

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

Brilliance in Round

Brilliance in Round

While many people may just see simple shapes when looking at diamonds (i.e. round, square, heart), those in the diamond industry see cut, pattern, and detail when looking into a diamond. The loan officers at New York Loan for example, are trained to not only see the details in the cut, but to look at … Continue reading Brilliance in Round

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

Are Red Diamonds Real? New York Loan Answers Questions About Earth’s Rarest Diamonds

Are Red Diamonds Real? New York Loan Answers Questions About Earth’s Rarest Diamonds

Diamond collectors and enthusiasts consider natural Red Diamonds to be the holy grail of rare gemstones. While some experts and gemologists argue that Orange Diamonds are more uncommon, Red Diamonds are more desirable and expensive because of their striking color. New York Loan Company, Manhattan’s only luxury pawnshop, has been lucky enough to work with … Continue reading Are Red Diamonds Real? New York Loan Answers Questions About Earth’s Rarest Diamonds

A Brief History of New York City’s Diamond District

A Brief History of New York City’s Diamond District

New York’s diamond district, nestled in midtown Manhattan between Times Square and Rockefeller Center, most famous for its flashing neon signs, street hawkers, and the seemingly endless amount of jewelry stores. New York Loan Company is proud to find its home in one of the most popular and iconic areas of the world. Until the … Continue reading A Brief History of New York City’s Diamond District