Jewelry stores and pawn shops use many terms for their items and it is very important to know what they mean and how they are used Boca Pawn. If you list things on Ebay or you are out buying a certain item, it is important to know what you are looking at. If you’re purchasing a necklace or a ring, earrings, or even a bracelet, you need to know what type of stone is in the item. For example, if the item is called an Amethyst ring that would mean it is “a variety of quartz found in deep purple to a bluish violet color.” If those accessories do not have stones in them, then you would move on to figure out if you want a certain type of clasp, if you want an engraving, what type of chain, and if you want a locket. Other popular gem terms are aquamarine, brass, coral. There are different gem stone cuts and settings such as baguette, bezel, and brilliant cut. Jewelry has many terms so it is great to know what you are talking about.
When talking about rings, there are a variety that you can look at. There are 3 stone rings, solitaire rings, signet rings, cocktail rings, bridal sets, and bands and more! Then you have the different metals such as gold, titanium, platinum, etc. When choosing gold rings, you have to pick what karat you want. Karat describes the purity of the gold.
The next time that you go into a jewelry store or a pawn shop, you will surely be up to date with your terms and have better knowledge of what you are buying and looking at.
Aquamarine- A form of beryl found in pale green blue to clear blue colors
Brass- An alloy of copper and zinc
Carat-Unit of weight used for precious stones
DWT- Abbreviation for pennyweight
Engraving- A technique in which metal is cut away with a tool known as a “graver” to form a design, done by either hand or machine
Flux-Material used in soldering
Locket- A jewel with open hinges
Mother of Pearl-The smooth iridescent interior lining of the shells of certain mollusks
Posy Ring- Ring engraved with a verse
Shank- Hoop part of the ring
Vermeil- Gold plated or gilded silver
Bangle- A bangle is a rigid bracelet that slips over the wrist. Bangles may or may not open with clasps. Bangles that open to be put on or removed and close with or without clasps are known as hinged bangles.
Bead- A bead is any gemstone, metal, glass, or other material–usually round–with a hole pierced through it so that it can be strung on cord or wire.
Box Chain- The links on a box chain form tiny square interlocking boxes. The box chain is among the strongest of jewelry chains.
Toggle Clasp- The toggle clasp is a simple closure consisting of a ring on one end of a chain and a small bar on the other. The bar slides through the ring and then sits across it, holding the two ends of the chain together. The toggle clasp is a very easy clasp to use.
Chanel Boca Raton
Kim Kardashian is once again making headlines. This past Saturday 32 year old Kim gave birth to a baby girl and the father is rapper, Kanye West. Kim and Kanye were friends for years and finally decided to make it official not too long ago; now they are parents! The fact that their is finally positive news about Kim Kardashian is shocking. The past few years have been a roller coaster for her. Between scandals, multiple television shows, and the end of her 72 day marriage, this socialite has been through a lot. So to be in a good relationship and now being a mother is probably satisfying to Kim.
The paparazzi loves nothing more than to get at least one photo of Kim and they will do anything to snap one of her, even it means taking a picture of her leaving the gym. In the photo above she is seen in work out clothes with a Chanel Boca raton handbag. It seems like Kim really loves Chanel. There are numerous photos of her with a variety of their handbags.
The bag that she is holding looks very similar to the Chanel Black Maxi 2.55 Classical Flap Bag which usually is priced around almost $4,000! It looks like no matter where Kim Kardashian goes or what outfit she is wearing, she dresses it up with a Chanel handbag.
Dating back to thousands of years, pawning or pawnbroking is the oldest financial establishment Boca Pawn. It is said that Kings and Queens acquired money way before banking systems started coming about. Historical pawn loan documents were traced back to the times of Ancient Greece and Ancient Chinese civilizations, 3,000 years to be exact. Some pawnbrokers operated by themselves, but over the course of time most of those businesses were run from pawn shops.
The term “pawn” came from the Latin word “patinum” which means cloth or clothing. The working class people’s clothes were the most valuable items that they had. Some pawn shops helped the poor who were in big debt. The routine of pawning clothes on a Monday and picking them up on Friday, which was payday, was a common way for poor people to make it through the week during the 19th century. Since people in need of quick cash were more apt to be on the fringes of society during this era, protections were put in place to try to prevent the pawning of stolen items. The Pawnbrokers Act of 1872 in England created regulations to protect pawnbrokers who had carelessly sold stolen items. This act also specified the amount of interest that could be charged on pawned items. These regulations are still going on today.
In the past few years, the number of pawn shops that have shown up have skyrocketed in the United States. They were very popular during the Great Depression era to help people make ends meet. Today, no matter how big or small a city is, the pawn shops located there are still a place people can trust to go to cash in their items. They are sometimes called “mini banks for people who do not have checking accounts.” In pawn shops, people can come in to either buy or sell rare or antique items. Commonly sold items are usually electronics,musical instruments, and clothing.
Pawn shops can be referred to as warehouses that are full of history because the antique items that they hold are passed down from generation to generation. Being a pawnbroker gives you the ability to develop a set of skills that not very many people have such as knowing the difference between an authentic item and a fake item, being able to differentiate if the item has value or if it is not worth anything, and alsoare able to bargain very well.
Pre-Owned David Yurman Boca Raton
David Yurman is one of the most recognizable designers in the world. His pieces have a select style that only he can create. You just know it when you see a Yurman piece. Whether it’s the cable classics bracelet or Albion ring, you should always buy pre-owned David Yurman Boca Raton.
Why should you buy pre-owned Yurman? There are a few reasons:
1. Pre-owned jewelry is much less expensive. Take for example a pre-owned David Yurman Albion Blue Topaz Diamond ring. The current retail according to davidyurman.com is $2,900.00. While the ring is absolutely stunning, it seems a bit high to spend on a ring that is just silver with a topaz and half a carat of diamonds. At Boca Raton Pawn you can find the same ring for $1,700. That’s over $1,200 off the retail price.
2. You might say, “well the ring isn’t new, that’s why it’s so cheap”. And that’s true but by polishing and cleaning the ring it is just as good as new. Remember, gemstones and diamonds have been around for hundreds of thousands of years, and metal is just metal. As soon as it is cleaned up the ring might as well be brand new.
3. Buying a used piece of David Yurman will be better in the long run. Let’s face it, after you buy a brand new item it becomes used right away, and the price drops. Just like a car, the second you wear that piece and get one scratch on it, it’s no longer brand new. So why spend the extra money just to say you bought it brand new?
Get all of your pre-owned David Yurman jewelry at Boca Raton Pawn.
by, Seth Marcus at Boca Raton Pawn
Louis Vuitton Boca Raton
Today’s “Check it Out” item is a rare Louis Vuitton Boca Raton Patchwork Messenger Bag. The outside is made of denim with the LV Monogram on the denim. It has a pocket in the front and two pockets inside leaving a lot of room to carry more items in it. The print on the inside is floral which gives it a unique look. The Louis Vuitton line is a name that has become iconic in the fashion world. Louis Vuitton’s son, Georges, kept the line going and was the one who created the LV Monogram. Almost all of their products feature the LV monogram on them.
This Black Patchwork Messenger Bag has shiny gold hardware which makes the bag stand out because the material is fairly dark. The style these days is to carry around a leather bag, but the odd crafting of the bag makes it something unique and catches the eye. When you’re on the go, a messenger bag is something to carry around. The fringes on the sides of the bag along with the denim look will surely make a statement in any room.
This bag is completely denim on the outside. It comes with a shorter strap in case you do not want to carry a long bag. Currently this messenger bag is selling for $3,000.00. We have it for sale for $2,150 Check it out!