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A comprehensive guide to pawning Fine art in 2021

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…


The History of Pawnbroking and Collateral Loans

The history of pawnbroking and collateral loans spans a period of more than 3,000 years, with the first pawn shops set up in China to provide access to short-term credit for low paid workers and peasants. Pawn shops were also a familiar sight to citizens in ancient Greece and the Roman Empire; indeed the word…


Fine watches – Top 10 Brands You Should Consider Investing in 2021

Ever wondered what are the Best Investment Watches in 2021? There is nothing quite like the quality and craftsmanship of a luxury mechanical watch, as our watch experts at New Bond Street Pawnbrokers well know. Wearing a brand such as Audemars Piguet or Patek Philippe makes a statement about who you are. But while many…


How to invest in Diamonds & Fine Jewellery – what you should know in 2021

Deciding where to invest your money is one of the most important financial decisions you can make. With the current financial climate, investing in stocks can feel uncertain and investing in goods, particularly luxury goods, can be a great alternative. Diamonds have always been a high-value item and are always in demand. Therefore, investing in…


How to Invest in Wines: What should you know in 2021?

  Best wines to invest in 2020 & 2021? Well…fine art, classic cars, handmade watches, and chronographs, especially of Swiss origin – these are the things that most likely come to mind when you think about buying prestige items at auction, and with just cause. These are truly wonderful creations that can command incredibly high…


The Market for Fine Whisky in 2021: Primed for Investment or on The Rocks?

Not sure about what is the best whisky to invest in 2021? Or what is the most collectable whisky in 2021? …you are in good company, as whisky investment in 2021 is a hot topic following the economic meltdown caused by the Covid pandemic in 2020. Let us start by pointing out that Bonhams Hong…


Top 10 Most Expensive Hermes Bags In The World Ever Produced As Of 2021

  The history of Hermes We cannot start a discussion about the most expensive Birkin bag (which is also the most expensive Hermes bag overall) without a good understanding of the brand’s history and heritage. Hermes is a French high-end fashion luxury goods designer and manufacturer which was founded in 1837. This highly respected brand…


Cartier’s Top 10 Most Expensive Pieces of Jewellery, as of 2021

  How Cartier became one of the Most Expensive Jewellery  in the World At the very beginning of the 20th Century, England’s King Edward VII referred to Cartier as “the king of jewellers and the jeweller of kings”, placing Cartier as the most expensive jewelry in the world at the time. His declaration was certainly…


Top 10 Most Expensive Diamonds Ever Sold at an Auction as of 2021

Since time immemorial, the diamond has continued to be one of the most sought-after mining products in the world of gemstones, and achieved out of this work prices when fixed on most expensive diamond rings, and on the most expensive jewellery sold on auction. Its rarity, beauty and even its rich ancient history has seen…


Top 10 Diamond rings ever sold at auction as of 2021

Jewellery has represented wealth and sophistication for millennia. The ancient Egyptians used gold to help distinguish the rich and powerful, while the Romans used precious stones to help communicate status and wealth. Today, jewellery is still regarded as the ultimate symbol of wealth. Coloured diamonds are highly coveted by collectors and the historical significance of…



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