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Category : Diamonds & Stones

Fashion Trends: Choker Necklaces
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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 […]

Van Cleef & Arpels - The Mystery Setting
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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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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 […]

Holiday Gifts at Beverly Loan
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With the holiday season underway, you may want to consider beginning your search for holiday gifts at Beverly Loan Company. While BLC is primarily known as a collateral lender and purchaser of fine jewelry, diamonds and watches, they also sell to the public at large at heavily discounted prices. Located on Little Santa Monica Blvd. […]

October Opals & Tourmaline - A Birthstone History
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October is one of the few lucky months with two beautiful birthstones associated with it. Opal, with its stunning array of colors and opalescence effect, and pink tourmaline with its bright, stunning color make a wonderful month for those born in October. Beverly Loan Company, a luxury pawnshop in the heart of Beverly Hills, has […]

Sapphires in September - A Birthstone History
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Sapphires in all of their glorious shades and colors have long been associated with those born in September. The GIA trained loan officer’s at Beverly Loan Company are intimately familiar with corundum in all of its forms, specifically sapphires. While it’s not known exactly when or why this stone became identified with September, there are […]

The History of Diamond Engagement Rings
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Beverly Hill’s longest operating pawnshop, Beverly Loan Company, was opened in 1938 by the current owner Jordan Tabach-Bank’s maternal grandfather. The luxury collateral lender makes more pawn loans against engagement, wedding, and anniversary rings than arguably any other type of jewelry. The rings are typically brought in for a collateral loan, however, the high-end pawn […]

The World’s Rarest and Most Expensive Gemstones
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A luxury collateral lender like Beverly Loan Company often sees high-end and rare stones, including colored diamonds and expensive gemstones that are GIA certified. Most people think of rubies, sapphires, and emeralds when the term “gemstones” is mentioned, however gemologists know that there are thousands of unique, beautiful, and expensive colored stones around the world. […]

The Shape of a Diamond  - Why Cut is Important
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Diamonds come in many different varieties, and Beverly Loan Company has seen every type of diamond – in every shape and every color. You may not be aware that that diamonds come in blue, green, pink and red, or that they can be cut into various shapes. Most people know of the “4 C’s”, which […]

The Big Three - Sapphires, Rubies, and Emeralds
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At Beverly Loan Company, Pawnshop to the Stars, we see some of the most spectacular diamonds and precious stones in the world. The most popular and famous gemstones – sapphires, rubies, and emeralds – are called “The Big Three” in the industry, due to their beauty, color, and historical significance.  And while our borrowers certainly […]