Chicago Loan Company

Chicago Loan Company, formerly known as T. N. Donnelly & Co., was founded in 1881, making it one of the oldest family-owned jewelers in the United States, and arguably the oldest pawnshop in the country. Chicago Loan Company specializes in large pawn loans against gold and platinum jewelry, diamonds, high-end watches, fine artwork and one-of-a-kind memorabilia. Fine jewelry and watches are also sold to the public at “dealer prices” from their private and secure offices located in the historic Heyworth building on the twelfth floor in the heart of Chicago’s Jeweler’s Row.

Why Choose Chicago Loan Company

  • No minimum or maximum to the amount we can lend or purchase
  • Receive cash for your items in minutes
  • Completely confidential
  • Precious collateral stored in vaulted security
  • Certified graduate gemologists on staff
  • Prompt and friendly service

Collateral We Accept

  • Fine gold and diamond jewelry, including signed pieces by Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany & Company.
  • Luxury watches by Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Hublot, Cartier and more.
  • Modern and contemporary works from artists with a strong secondary-market and auction history, such as Ruscha, Warhol, Hirst and Kaws.
  • Pristine Hermes Birkin and Kelly Bags and Chanel Flap bags.