Fine jewellery: the collateral in your cupboard

October 23, 2018

Fine jewellery is an art form that adds beauty and panache to the everyday world and has the power to make the wearer feel special and even more confident. But if you are in need of extra funds and have some jewellery that has become less of a statement piece for your business drinks look…


Understanding the emerging investment diamond market

October 5, 2018

It’s official: precious stones are a great investment, according to one of the UK’s most prominent banking platforms. The Royal Bank of Scotland recently ran an article focusing on the investment potential of gems, featuring contributions from several vintage jewellery brand directors. The firm also sought the expertise of David Sonnenthal, the founder and director…


How to ensure the authenticity of your fine art piece

September 21, 2018

Imagine this: you place the beautiful (and expensive) piece of fine art you have invested in up for sale. Your hopes of life changing profit are dashed as you are told that it is, in fact, a fake. Conversely, imagine this: that old painting or sculpture that you have always enjoyed the look of, but…


How to get the best price when pawning your fine art

September 18, 2018

Fine art is an expression of creativity which can take those who appreciate it on a journey through time, emotion and thought. Prolific artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Dali and Michelangelo are household names because art can be appreciated by anyone. When you look at a painting and consider the craftsmanship that went…


Tips on pawning a piece of fine art

September 17, 2018

If you have a piece of valuable fine art and are in need of a little extra cash on a short-term basis, pawning it could turn out to be the perfect solution. But if you’re venturing into this territory for the first time, the options can seem a little daunting. Here are a few tips…


The 8 most expensive paintings ever

August 25, 2018

Every year or so, the art world explodes into the mainstream headlines due to an astonishingly expensive sale. In 2016, it was Gustav Klimt’s Adele Bloch-Cauer II. Earlier this year, it was a painting of a reclining nude woman by Italian artist Amedo Modigliani that had eyebrows raising (and not in the way it did…


Collateral Loans on Fine Art – A quick lesson in Impressionism

August 20, 2018

    Offering as much value as it does style, fine art has the benefit of being as beautiful as it is valuable – with whole careers based on the analysis and trading of classic paintings and portraiture. At New Bond Street Pawnbrokers, we understand the value of fine art – from Impressionism to Art…


The sales to look out for in Autumn 2018

August 15, 2018

From the 22nd of September to the 21st of December, this year has some exciting sales and auctions on offer for collectors. Whether you are looking for fine watches, diamonds, jewellery, historical artefacts/antiques, rare books, classic cars or fine wines there are plenty of potential bargains. You just need to know the right places to…


The most famous Rolexes of all time

August 10, 2018

Sleek, elegant and sophisticated. The Rolex watch is synonymous with luxury and expense. On film and television, the brand has been used a myriad of times to convey the great wealth and suavity of the characters who wear it. The timepiece has become a part of modern culture. Because of its desirability and connections with…


The best British cars of all time

July 17, 2018

Though Britain is no longer considered a world-leading car manufacturer, it was once highly famed for the cars it produced. In fact, much of the car manufacturing process that we know today exists due to revolutionary changes made by British designers like William Lyons. As such, there are plenty of examples of beautifully designed British…


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