Category: Jewelry

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

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

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?