Online Pawn Lending Goes Back Offline

Online Pawn Lending Goes Back Offline

Poised to transition pawn into the era of technology, Borro Private Finance shuttered its collateral lending business earlier this summer as its online lending model proved unsuccessful. Tabach-Bank explains, “Our clients like the personal touch of a face-to-face loan, particularly when entrusting us to safeguard their most precious and expensive personal possessions. Online lending may … Continue reading Online Pawn Lending Goes Back Offline

What Is a Chronograph?

What Is a Chronograph?

The world of fine timepieces can seem very daunting, full of fancy functions and jargon. One of the most common complications found in high-end watches in the modern era is the chronograph, a word that sounds familiar even to novices. But what exactly is a chronograph? Simply put, a chronograph is a stopwatch. Modern chronographs … Continue reading What Is a Chronograph?

Blood, Sweat and Tears: The Most Expensive Sports Jerseys

Blood, Sweat and Tears: The Most Expensive Sports Jerseys

Nothing is more rare and exciting, in the arena of sports memorabilia, than for an avid fan or serious collector to discover and come to own a famous player’s game-worn jersey. The athlete’s clothing worn during that pivotal last play during a World Series baseball game or the winning touchdown during a Super Bowl is … Continue reading Blood, Sweat and Tears: The Most Expensive Sports Jerseys

Icons of Design: Zip by Van Cleef and Arpels

Icons of Design: Zip by Van Cleef and Arpels

Very few fine jewelry designs can be considered iconic, but Van Cleef & Arpels’ Zip necklace is assuredly one. The brainchild of the Duchess of Windsor, the design was first conceived in the late 1930s, but was not produced until 1950. This incredible masterpiece takes the form of a zipper closure, just as you would … Continue reading Icons of Design: Zip by Van Cleef and Arpels

Opal: A Moody and Magical Gemstone

Opal: A Moody and Magical Gemstone

Celestial, kaleidoscopic, spectral: Opal’s phenomenal polychromatic character is unlike any other gemstone. The official October birthstone is a phenomenal stone, or a gem that changes its appearance when its elemental, inherent characteristics interact with the physics of light Writers have often compared opals to volcanoes, galaxies, and fireworks. The ancient Romans named it Opalus, a term … Continue reading Opal: A Moody and Magical Gemstone

Once in a Blue Moon: The Magnificent Blue Diamond

Once in a Blue Moon: The Magnificent Blue Diamond

Imagine being only seven years old and having two phenomenal, massive colored diamonds named after you! The Blue Moon diamond, a 12.03-carat blue diamond, was purchased for a staggering $48.4 million at a Sotheby’s Geneva jewelry auction back in November 2015. The buyer was Hong Kong billionaire, Joseph Lau, who immediately renamed the gem “Blue … Continue reading Once in a Blue Moon: The Magnificent Blue Diamond