Modern Master: Mario Buccellati

Mario Buccellati Jewelry
Posted In: Collateral Loan , Diamonds , Gold & Diamond Jewelry

The name Buccellati immediately conjures an array of images in the mind of any jewelry connoisseur: whimsical objects in silver, elaborate table centerpieces, improbably delicate jewels, and lushly textured expanses of precious metal. The modern history of the Buccellati family’s renowned works in silver, gold, and platinum begins in the first decades of the 20th […]

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The Rundown on Rolex References

Rolex watch at pawn shop
Posted In: Luxury Watches , Pawn Shop

Whether you are looking to purchase your first Rolex or want to add to your already extensive collection, it can be overwhelming trying to decide which model is for you.  Although Rolex is ubiquitous in the watch world, not everyone is familiar with each model and its complications. With variations in metal, bracelet style, bezel […]

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The World’s Most Expensive Silverware

The world's most expensive silverware
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One of the oldest precious metals, silver has been used to fabricate some of the first tools and currency used by mankind. The earliest silver mines recorded were located in Anatolia (now Turkey), in the 5th century BC, and the metal was exported for tableware used by Greek and Roman aristocracy. More than a utilitarian […]

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Royal Jewelry Designer to Henry VIII: Hans Holbein the Younger

Hans Holbein the Younger
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Hans Holbein the Younger, German-Swiss artist of the Northern Renaissance, is most well-known for his incredible and meticulous masterpiece, The Ambassadors, painted in 1533. To this day, viewers are still impressed by the symphonic jewel tones, the lushly rendered fur and silk costumes, and the fastidious depiction of the musical and scientific instruments on the […]

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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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