What is Melee?

Posted In: Diamonds , Gold & Diamond Jewelry , Pawn Shop

Not to be confused with the definition of melee that means a tumultuous ruckus or disordered fray, in the world of jewelry, melee are very small diamonds. The Gemological Institute of America classifies any diamond weighing less than 1/5 carat to be melee, meaning that these little treasures can be as small as 1/1000 of […]

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Rock and Roll History: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Posted In: Memorabilia

Nothing speaks to our pop culture collective consciousness quite like album covers. An old rock and roll song can instantly transport the listener back to another time and place, to nostalgic memories of childhood or angst-filled teenage years. And the visual accompaniment – that simultaneously iconic and familiar album cover – symbolizes the intangible music, […]

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Exceptional Birkin Bests Previous Auction Records

Posted In: Handbags

Crocodile leather, diamonds and 18-karat gold. Do these materials not scream luxury? What about a coveted Hermès bag with all three? One lucky buyer made history this May, winning one such Hermès Birkin – with yes, “Himalaya” crocodile leather, more than 200 diamonds and 18-karat gold hardware – after a very intense bidding war. The […]

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Millennials Desire High-End Goods, but Choose to Purchase Luxury Brands Secondhand

Posted In: Featured Press

The Loan Companies, comprised of upscale pawn brokerages located in Beverly Hills, Chicago and New York City, has found that millennials continue to prize iconic luxury brands despite all reports to the contrary. The commonly accepted narrative is reinforced by a 2017 study conducted by international accounting firm, Deloitte, which shows a significant decrease in […]

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Inside the pawn shop where Wall Streeters and other New York elite sell their Rolexes and Birkin bags

Posted In: Featured Press

The New York Loan Company sells items like $30,000 Hermes Birkin bags and fine jewelry. Its professional staff and tight security make it unlike any other pawn shop experience. They promise their clients absolute confidentiality. The New York Loan Company isn’t your typical pawn shop. Your fingerprint must be taken before you can access the […]

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History of Pawn

Posted In: The Loan Companies

The public’s captivation with the pawn business is growing significantly each year. Popular television shows such as “Pawn Stars” and “Hard Core Pawn” offer an inside look into the world of collateral lending. Collateral loans are no longer taboo and the history behind pawn shops is extensive and fascinating. As long as 3,000 years ago […]

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