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Coveted Gemstones: Emeralds
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Posted in: Colored Stones

Emeralds have been widely sought after for thousands of years. The oldest ones were discovered in South Africa, estimated to be nearly 3 billion years old. Few people know that wars were fought over these stones – in fact, entire empires were forged over emeralds. Cleopatra famously expressed her love for the captivating green stone, […]

Do Pawnshops Buy Purses?
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Posted in: Handbags

Hermes. Chanel. Louis Vuitton. Shoppers salivate at the mere thought of these luxury handbags. People spend thousands and thousands of dollars just to own these status symbols, and even invest more in upscale bags than they do in real estate or the stock market. But when the need for cash becomes too great, where does […]

What is a Tiffany Lucida diamond?
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Like many of the finest jewelers, Tiffany & Co. is famous for providing unique and beautiful jewels to its many customers around the world. Lucida cut diamond was first introduced in 1999 and named for the brightest star in a constellation. It has been a favorite for over twenty years and is exclusive to Tiffany […]

Do Pawnshops Buy Watches?
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Posted in: Pawn Loan, Watches

Pawnshops are often associated with coins and bullion, in addition to gold and diamond jewelry. But luxury watches are another category that pawnshops like Beverly Loan Company buy, sell and lend against daily. Fine watchmakers like Rolex, Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe set impeccably high standards for design and style and continue to make top-selling […]

The Story of Signet Rings
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Posted in: Jewelry

Now a trending jewelry accessories in today’s market, signet rings once served great historical purpose. The term “signet” or “seal,” from the Latin “sigillum,” dates back to at least the late 13th century. At this time, the signet ring served as a small seal used as a signature for official documents before widespread literacy. Men […]

Online Pawn Lending Goes Back Offline
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Posted in: Featured Press

Luxury lender, The Loan Companies, comments on the downfall of online collateral lending, as Borro Private Finance withdraws from the pawn industry. Jordan Tabach-Bank, a board member of the National Pawnbrokers Association and CEO of The Loan Companies, a luxury collateral lender that chooses to stay offline, said, “Online loans may seem like the easiest […]

Back to School with LIFT-Los Angeles' Fourth Annual Backpack Drive
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In August, Beverly Loan Company had the opportunity to underwrite LIFT-Los Angeles’s annual Backpack Drive, during which over 200 backpacks filled with school supplies were distributed and educational activities and expert talks were conducted.  We are proud to play a part in helping our local community through partnering with such a beneficial organization.  Read more […]

History behind the Choker
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Posted in: Jewelry

Choker necklaces are a trend that cuts across many cultures and class lines.  Centuries before chokers were donned by the celebrities and fashionistas of today, women in ancient civilizations wore them to protect the neck, a very important and vulnerable part of the body.  Women from the Sumer Empire in Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt, for […]

Cactus de Cartier
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Prickly? Dry? Not at all! Cartier takes the cactus to a spectacular and fantastical level with its new Cactus de Cartier collection. Throughout its history, the high jewelry house has used flowers in daring, colorful and original ways to inspire its creations. Drawing on the variety of shapes and colors in the flora and fauna […]

Most Expensive Women Artists at Auction
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Posted in: Fine Art

Notoriously, the record-breaking artists that commandeer the headlines during auction season are all men like Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst. While women artists have yet to shatter the hundred million dollar mark like their male counterparts, these powerhouse ladies reign supreme in the bidding arena. Georgia O’Keeffe holds the number one spot with […]