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PAWNSHIELD FINE JEWELRY & LOAN IDENTIFIED AS A 2015 TRUSTED LENDER Local pawnshop’s commitment to excellence and the industry’s

Best practices recognized by the California Pawnbrokers Association.

(PALM DESERT, CA) MARCH, 22, 2015PAWNSHIELD FINE JEWELRY & LOAN, a family owned and operated lending organization and secondhand dealer in PALM DESERT, CA since 1994, has committed to the standards and code of ethics as recommended by the California Pawnbrokers Association (CAPA) and therefore has been designated a Trusted Lender for 2015.

The CAPA Trusted Lender program was launched in 2014 to businesses within the industry that help redefine the image of California pawn shops through highlighting their commitment for excellence and adhering to the highest level of conduct.

“The Trusted Lender Seal is an honored mark bestowed by the association to let customers and potential customers know, this shop means business,” CAPA President, Diane Taylor said. “CAPA established a uniform code of ethics and names Trusted Lenders to showcase those pawn shops who strive to conduct themselves responsibly while protecting customers’ rights. We do this as part of our leadership efforts in self-governance of the pawnbroker and second-hand dealer industry in California.”

PAWNSHIELD FINE JEWELRY & LOAN commits to this uniform code of ethics which includes a requirement to maintain appropriate licensure, comply with all statutory requirements, be knowledgeable of applicable policies and procedures and keep informed of existing local, state and federal laws. Additionally, PAWNSHIELD FINE JEWELRY & LOAN has agreed to maintain an attitude of fairness, honesty and respect in all transactions.

“Our pawnshop has made a formal commitment to exceed expectations, excel in the industry and provide the best services possible for our customers,” Thomas Bianco, Member of PAWNSHIELD FINE JEWELRY & LOAN said. “With our CAPA Trusted Lender status, PAWNSHIELD FINE JEWELRY & LOAN has defined itself as a well-rounded and community-conscientious organization. Our commitment can be verified by the CAPA Trusted Lender seal displayed in our lobby and on our website. For more information, please visit our store, ask for a Trusted Lender fact sheet and see how PAWNSHIELD FINE JEWELRY & LOAN truly makes the extra effort to put our customers’ satisfaction and comfort first.”



Established in 1994 in Southern California, Pawnshield Fine Jewelry & Loan is a leading provider of specialty consumer financial services and a reseller of top quality luxury goods including, but not limited to Fine Estate Jewelry, Fine Period Jewelry, large Diamonds and Gemstones, Premium Wristwatches, Premium Pocket Watches, Precious Metals, Coins, Consumer Electronics, Fine Art, Bronzes, Collectibles and more.  PAWNSHIELD provides collateralized, non-recourse loans, commonly known as pawn loans and pay’s cash for quality goods. Pawnshield is unlike any other pawnshop in the valley.  Pawnshield professionals have extensive knowledge in luxury goods, valuation and evaluation, Finance, Gems and Gemology, fine jewelry repair and watch services that include complicated wristwatch and pocket-watches.


California Pawnbrokers Association (CAPA) is the only association of pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers in California. CAPA’s members strive to maintain the highest level of ethical conduct by following established code of ethics and adhering to federal, state and local laws. Since it’s founding in 1956, CAPA has served the interests of tens of thousands of responsible members. The association serves its membership through legislative advocacy, professional education, industry programs and legal resources. Our members strive to be valued and respected by their communities by taking part in community outreach programs, as well as fostering good relationships with law enforcement, state legislators, local government and community leaders.