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Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
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Posted in: Diamonds, Jewelry

In the world of jewelry design there are few people who are as admired or their jewels so coveted as Jean Schlumberger. Even those who have never heard the name Schlumberger would recognize his signature style on his Tiffany & Co. collection. The loan officers at Beverly Loan Company, known as ‘Pawnshop to the Stars’, […]

Fashion Trends: Choker Necklaces
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Posted in: Diamonds, 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 […]

The History of Cartier Watches
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Posted in: Watches

Cartier has a long and detailed history spanning over a century and is one of the more common brands seen at Beverly Loan Company, a luxury pawn shop located in Beverly Hills. Cartier started as a prestigious jeweler and expanded to high-end watches shortly thereafter. The company has celebrated many horological milestones: Cartier invented the […]

Academy Rules Can’t Stop Pawn Shop Oscar Sales
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On the third floor of a nondescript Beverly Hills office building, past an armed security guard and beyond a glass case full of diamond jewelry, is a gleaming Academy Award. But this trophy wasn’t awarded to any of the staff, or to anyone related to them. This Oscar was pawned. Beverly Loan Co., “the pawnshop […]

Van Cleef & Arpels - The Mystery Setting
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Posted in: Diamonds, Jewelry

The history of the mystery setting is just a tad longer than the history of Beverly Loan Company; While Beverly Loan was the first luxury pawn shop, Van Cleef & Arpels was the first to patent and implement the mystery setting. Mystery settings, or invisible settings, offers the viewer an unobstructed view of the gemstones. […]

Blue Diamonds - What You Should Know
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Posted in: Diamonds, Jewelry

With popularity on the rise for fancy colored diamonds, Beverly Loan Company has seen a large increase in stunning blue diamonds coming in for a collateral loan. Many of their clients have shown a rising interest in collecting, selling or obtaining a short-term collateral loan against blue diamonds. Below you will find a quick guide […]

Artist Spotlight: Hockney
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Posted in: Fine Art

Considered one of the most influential artists in the 20th century, David Hockney’s art of Los Angeles swimming pools and photo collages are highly coveted and sell for incredible prices at auction. Beverly Loan Company, who are LA natives in their own right, offer collateral based loans and outright purchases of David Hockney artwork. Born […]

Van Cleef and Arpels’ Iconic Motif  – The Alhambra
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Posted in: Jewelry

The four leaf clover shape is a symbol representing luck, fortune, and health – and is the signature shape for luxury jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels. Inspired by the Quatrefoil, a medieval era architectural element, the motif was introduced in 1968 and the collection was named The Alhambra. Luxury California pawnshop, Beverly Loan Company, […]

Pawn my handbag: How women use designer accessories to raise cash
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When Sophie was short of cash to buy her dream studio apartment in London, she decided to pawn her £8,000 ($10,000) Hermes Birkin handbag that her fiancé got her for their two-year anniversary. “It was the most practical thing to do. I would have unnecessarily paid more interest if I had gone for a higher […]

Jewelry History – Bracelets and Bangles
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Posted in: Jewelry

Bracelets and bangles have been popular as long as humans have been decorating themselves. Beverly Loan Company, a pawnshop in the heart of famous Beverly Hills, offers collateral loans on luxury jewelry including many variations of the bracelet. The family run company consistently works with items like Cartier love bracelets, diamond tennis bracelet’s and vintage […]