Category: Diamonds

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

The Rare Farnese Blue Diamond: Fit for a Queen

The Rare Farnese Blue Diamond: Fit for a Queen

On Tuesday evening, May 15, the hammer fell at a staggering $6.7 million at Sotheby’s auction house in Geneva for the extraordinary and magnificent Farnese Blue diamond. The sparkling pear-shaped diamond weighs 6.16 carats and is encircled by a crown of cushion-shaped diamonds. The Fancy Dark Grey-Blue gemstone had been in private hands for over … Continue reading The Rare Farnese Blue Diamond: Fit for a Queen

The Cartier Panthère collection – A History Lesson

The Cartier Panthère collection – A History Lesson

The Cartier Panthère collection, an iconic symbol of strength and elegance, celebrated its 100th birthday in 2014 with a brand new collection. New York Loan Company, a high-end pawnshop that works with signed jewelry, is extremely familiar with Cartier and all of its collections. The Panthère de Cartier is exceptional not only for its long … Continue reading The Cartier Panthère collection – A History Lesson

A Quick History of the Coveted Tiffany & Co. Blue Box

A Quick History of the Coveted Tiffany & Co. Blue Box

The distinctive “Blue Box” that Tiffany & Company uses to wrap its jewelry, watches, accessories and silver has become an icon in its own right. New York Loan Company, Manhattan’s luxury pawn shop, is extremely familiar with the color “Tiffany Blue”. Not only are the loan officers expertly trained gemologists, but their knowledge of signed … Continue reading A Quick History of the Coveted Tiffany & Co. Blue Box

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