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A Brief History of Gold Jewelry

Gold goes back almost as far as civilization itself. It has been held as a symbol of luxury for thousands of years, transformed into jewelry, armor, coins, and countless other objects. Its enduring place in history is what ensures that gold jewelry never goes out of style and remains a fairly consistent investment that can […]

Tips for Packing and Shipping Your Fine Jewelry

Maybe you have the experience of mailing packages to people in the past, but shipping your fine jewelry in the mail is a completely different experience. Sending an item of value in the mail can sometimes be a stressful experience due to fear of the package being damaged or lost in transit. In order to […]

Tips for Selling Antique or Estate Jewelry

When it comes to selling antique or estate jewelry, many people have questions about what the first steps are. Whether you’re selling something with a deep emotional attachment or merely getting rid of a costume piece that you don’t find occasion to wear anymore, parting with a piece of antique jewelry can be a complex […]

Choosing the Right Time to Sell Antique or Estate Jewelry

If you’ve inherited antique or estate jewelry from a loved one, you may be battling whether to hold onto the piece for sentimentality or sell it for extra cash. You may also want to hold onto it for your child to have someday, or you may feel uneasy getting rid of something gifted to you, […]

The Difference Between Estate, Antique, and Vintage Jewelry

If you have a family heirloom or pre-owned piece of jewelry, you’ve likely called it vintage, antique, or even estate jewelry. It’s a very common misconception that these three terms are interchangeable, but the truth is that they each have a distinct meaning that, in some cases, makes them mutually exclusive. If you’re looking to […]

The 5 Best Diamond Cuts to Buy or Sell

If you’ve ever purchased diamond jewelry, you’ve likely heard of “the four Cs”. These four Cs—carat, clarity, cut, and color—are the biggest factors in a diamond’s value. While shopping for diamond jewelry, you’ll likely choose a piece based solely on your personal tastes and what catches your eye rather than thinking about technical specifications. However, […]

How to Get the Best Price for Your Rolex Watch

There are many reasons why someone may want to sell or loan their Rolex watch. Maybe you want to make room in your collection for your holy grail watch, or maybe you want to upgrade the model. Maybe you’re in need of emergency cash, and your Rolex is a high-value asset. Whatever the reason, whether […]

3 Reasons to Buy Your Valentine’s Day Gifts at a Pawn Shop

It’s that time of year again when you need to start thinking about what to give to your loved one for Valentine’s Day. Whether you want to spoil him with a Rolex watch or get her that diamond necklace she’s been hinting about, finding the perfect gift that symbolizes your love and affection can be […]

How to Relieve Holiday Debt with Collateral Loans

If you’re in need of holiday spending money and you’re looking for the best place to sell gold jewelry for cash, reputable luxury pawn shops such Watch & Wares are a great solution. We buy all types of gold and diamond jewelry as well as other luxury goods. However, we also offer generous collateral loans […]

How to Be A Smart Consumer During the Holidays

It’s undeniable that the holiday season has become inextricably linked to shopping. Whether buying Christmas gifts for others or doing sales shopping for yourself, it’s arguably the most consumerist time of year. With a recent increase in awareness around sustainability, as well as extra cost-consciousness due to the pandemic, many shoppers are looking for ways […]