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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

The World’s Most Expensive Art

The World’s Most Expensive Art

Expensive art selling for hundreds of millions of dollars may seem like a farfetched idea to the average American, but for those in the art world, it’s an important factor for establishing the overall health of the art market. New York Loan Company, Manhattan’s luxury pawnshop, offers collateral based loans on important works of fine … Continue reading The World’s Most Expensive Art

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

What Is A Cocktail Ring?

What Is A Cocktail Ring?

A bold piece of jewelry, usually with one or more large colored stones, is called a statement or cocktail ring. Large, beautiful, and high-end rings are no stranger to New York Loan Company – As Manhattan’s leading luxury pawnshop, the loan officers have seen every style of jewelry, including magnificent statement rings. The cocktail ring … Continue reading What Is A Cocktail Ring?

Estate, Vintage & Antique Jewelry – What Do You Have?

Estate, Vintage & Antique Jewelry – What Do You Have?

Everyone has heard these terms, but what are the differences between estate, vintage and antique jewelry? Additionally, do these differences even matter? New York Loan Company’s loan officers are trained at the Gemological Institute of America, and have years of experience evaluating jewelry, both new and old. Below we will break down the misconceptions and … Continue reading Estate, Vintage & Antique Jewelry – What Do You Have?

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