Laser Drilled Diamond Has yours been drilled? Do you care? Do you even know what this means? You should. Back in 1998 the FTC issued revised guide for the Jewelry Industry saying it’s OK to sell diamonds with laser drill holes and not tell anyone about them. The 1997 regulations previously stated that “if a …

Metallurgy METAL COLOR FINISH CHARACTERISTICS HYPO-ALLERGENIC   Platinum White with a cool undertone Resistant to wear; shows scratches; slowly dulls to a patina finish Maintains surface embellishments such as engraving and milgrain; pure metal Yes 18kt Yellow Gold Rich yellow Shows scratches; polishes as worn 75% gold content; international standard for jewelry; combines purity with …

Synthetic diamonds are gaining space in the news lately and that’s because they are not being disclosed, that’s dishonest and deceptive.  Pawnshield has a zero tolerance policy in place when it comes to any undisclosed synthetics, diamonds included. Our customers shop with us because they trust us and expect savings as well.  For new inventory …

Pawnshield Vs. Online Pawnbroker There are numerous advantageous to dealing with Pawnshield as opposed to dealing with an unknown website or telephone operator. First, we are a community oriented, locally established business that has earned the trust of thousands of consumers. Second, we offer easy to understand terms that are flexible and make sense. Thirdly, …

Burglary Victim Help List If you are the unfortunate victim of a burglary and your jewelry was stolen, you are probably wondering where you should look to recover your prized possessions. You should know that less than 1/10th of 1% of all stolen property surfaces in Pawnshops.  If you haven’t been burglarized, the question you …

    What Year is My Rolex ? Because we sell and service these fine timepieces, many of our customers and other’s just like you often ask us how to tell what year their Rolex was made.  The chart below should help answer your question. At Pawnshield, we pride ourselves on buying and selling only top quality second …

Value Drivers Beyond the intrinsic or underlying fundamental value of the precious metal, diamonds and gemstones contained in a piece, serious buyers of higher end pieces with Gemologists on staff will carefully take into account the non-tangible qualities of fine vintage jewelry. Intrinsic Value: Diamonds, Gemstones, Platinum, Gold, and Silver constitute the intrinsic value of …

The Prevalence of Synthetic Diamonds They are here!  The first reproducible synthetic diamonds were produced in 1954 by GE.  Since that time, many improvements have been made to the process and commercially produced stones are now widely available. Synthetic diamond has been referred to under many different names such as, lab created diamond, cultivated diamond, …