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Van Cleef & Arpels: A Legendary Brand

September 10, 2008 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

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San Diego consumers don’t only take advantage of pawnbrokers to get cash loans on fine jewelry. More and more people are visiting pawn shops to look for deals on designer jewelry that is up for sale. If you are lucky, you might just run across a piece from that legendary brand Van Cleef & Arpels.

The history of Van Cleef & Arpels stretches all the way back to 1896, when company co-founders Estelle Arpels and Alfred Van Cleef got married. In 1906 Alfred joined forces with his brothers-in-law Charles and Julien Arpels to establish the jewelry company at the now famous site 22 Place Vendôme, Paris, France. Since that time Van Cleef & Arpels has been a trend-setter in jewelry design, competing against other legendary brands, such as Cartier and Tiffany, for awards and public recognition. The company opened its first boutique in New York in 1942, and now more than 45 Van Cleef & Arpels boutiques are in operation around the world.

Whether it is set in gold or platinum, the diamond jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels never ceases to enchant and delight wearers. If you are fortunate enough to come across a piece from this brand at a San Diego pawn shop you can be assured that the person you give it to will adore it and treasure the jewelry for years to come–while it likely also increases in value. To learn more, visit the company by clicking here.

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Vintage Jewelry Becoming a Popular Investment

September 6, 2008 by Administrator · 1 Comment 

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Rare vintage jewels are increasingly popular investments to protect against rising inflation and economic uncertainty, and Art Deco designs are commanding the most attention from collectors. “There are a lot of people now with jewels in their safes for a rainy day,” said Carol Woolton, jewelry editor of British Vogue, a top fashion and lifestyle magazine. Read more

Skinner Announces Highlights of Upcoming Auction

September 2, 2008 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

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Skinner, one of the nation’s leading auction houses, has announced highlights of its upcoming fine jewelry auction. The auction, which takes place on September 16th in Skinner’s Boston gallery, features fashions of every style – with almost 600 lots of Art Deco, Victorian, Art Nouveau and contemporary pieces. Read more

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