How to increase the value of your fine watch collection

November 15, 2018

Your luxury watch is much more than just a way to keep track of time. If it’s properly cared for and given the right attention, it could prove to be a profitable investment. While it can’t be guaranteed that your watch will maintain or grow in value, by following the tips below you’ll ensure that…


How much can I borrow against my luxury watch?

November 5, 2018

If you need to get your hands on some cash quickly, pawning a luxury watch is one option to consider. But, how does a pawnbroker work out how much to lend against your timepiece? A multi-faceted approach There’s no one single consideration that pawnbrokers refer to when deciding how much a pawned item is worth….


Why fine jewellery can make an excellent investment

October 26, 2018

Diamonds aren’t necessarily a girl’s best friend, but they may be an important part of her assets and high up in the friendship rankings. If you’re looking for an investment opportunity slightly off the beaten track, jewellery might be one avenue that you haven’t considered. For many people, their jewellery is often handed down through…


The difference between estate, vintage and antique jewellery

October 24, 2018

What’s the difference between estate, vintage and antique jewellery? Whether you have nostalgic items locked away as keepsakes, heirlooms in the safe or just pieces you have accrued over time, you could be sitting on assets worth thousands. You have probably heard the terms estate, vintage and antique applied to jewellery, but what are they…


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…


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