Diamonds come in a vast array of shapes and sizes. After they are mined in their rawest form, known as “rough,” they are transported and sold from the source around the world and undergo the faceting and polishing processes. What determines the shape, size and color of a diamond? The cutting process contributes to the … Continue reading Popular Engagement Ring Diamond Cuts
A select few colored gemstones can reach the heights of prestige and expense usually reserved for diamonds, but ruby is one of them. The “King of Gemstones” is renowned the world over for its bold, fiery color and exquisite rarity. Although found in a number of locales around the globe, ruby is one of many … Continue reading Most Expensive Colored Gemstones: Ruby
Luxury collateral lending companies like New York Loan Company use the term “Signed Jewelry” a lot when discussing high-end jewelry pieces, however there can easily be some confusion in the term. Signed jewelry is defined as jewelry that is stamped and hallmarked by the original designer, usually with their logo. In the world of fine … Continue reading Signed Jewelry at New York Loan
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, 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
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
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
It’s no mystery that gemstones and designer jewelry are common in the private offices of New York Loan Company. The high-end pawnshop works with some of the most rare and beautiful jewelry in the world, including signed items from Tiffany & Co, particularly goods containing tanzanite. However many of their clients, and in fact many … Continue reading Tanzanite and Tiffany & Co.
With over 8,600 pawnshops in the US, customers have a long list of collateral lenders they can choose from. So what makes New York Loan Company, a luxury pawn shop in Midtown Manhattan, so successful? Speed. The loan officers at New York Loan evaluate your jewelry and watches on the spot and you walk with … Continue reading Fast, Safe & Confidential Loans with New York Loan Company
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?