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How To Create A Beautiful And Timeless Family Heirloom

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February 21 2019

An heirloom can be a profound connection to your history. Whether it’s your great-aunt’s pearls, your great-grandmother’s brooch, or an antique ring that’s been passed down for generations, an heirloom is a rare item to cherish. If it happens to be jewelry, it provides a tangible link to your female ancestors. If you are lucky […]

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How To Care For Different Types Of Collectibles

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December 24 2018

Given the tremendous amount of time, money and effort needed to accumulate collectibles, the last thing any self-respecting collector wants is devaluation brought about by damage as well as wear and tear. But even valuables stowed away in storage are not immune from deterioration. Thankfully, you can greatly slow down this process, as long as […]

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The Expert Guide On Valuing Antiques and Collectibles

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December 10 2018

Maybe you have more stuff from your grandparents than you have space for or perhaps you want to turn the clutter in your attic into cash. Whatever your reason, sorting through decades-old collectibles and antiques is a fun way to take a trip down the memory lane. Also, you can make some serious money putting […]

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10 Record-Breaking Antiques And Collectibles Ever Auctioned

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December 3 2018

The world’s wealthiest collectors constantly set new record-shattering at auction housing, buying everything from fine art, collectibles, expensive vehicles, and even entire towns. Here’s a (non-exhaustive) list of the most valuable antiques and collectibles that ever sold at an auction house. Ru Guanyao brush washer bowl from the Song Dynasty A Sotheby’s auction in Hong […]

Bags

Top 10 Most Popular Pieces In Chanel’s Handbag Heritage

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November 27 2019

When it comes to luxury bags, Chanel has amassed an archive that is hard to rival. From the founder’s era-defining pieces to Karl Lagerfeld’s innovative creations, the list of exemplary Chanel bags is exceptionally lengthy. The brand’s history is full of extremely popular bags, which are undeniably worth the investment even if it’s a long-awaited […]

Certified Iconic: Designer Bags That Defined the Last 7 Decades

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November 11 2019

More than any other high-fashion creation, a handbag is a window into the past. Beginning in the 1950s to the 2000s and beyond, the handbag manages to capture the spirit of an era like no other fashion accessory. In honor of Handbag Day, here, Biltmore Loan and Jewelry delves into its history to highlight the […]

8 Surefire Ways To Keep Your Luxury Handbag In Top Condition

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October 22 2019

When it comes to luxury bags, the expectation is that they will last for many years to come. Hence, the steep price tag. Unlike trendy high-street buys, designer handbags can transcend multiple seasons. This is what makes them a good choice for an investment. But keep in mind, the money you spend on a luxury […]

A Smart Shopper’s Guide to Buying a Preloved Louis Vuitton Online

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September 2 2019

Shopping for a second-hand Louis Vuitton online is a luxury pastime only the savviest fashionistas and deal seekers can afford. The unwavering resale value and high market demand for pre-loved Louis Vuitton handbags are two reasons the brand has a rising counterfeit market. Whether you are looking to buy a contemporary LV Palm Springs backpack […]

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10 Famous Paintings With The Heftiest Price Tags

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January 28 2019

Many consider masterpieces done by notable painters to be priceless. Being one of a kind, it makes it difficult to put a price on most works of art. Still, art is sold and bought every day, oftentimes auctioned for millions of dollars. Mona Lisa – Leonardo da Vinci High Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci excelled […]

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10 Most Controversial Works of Art Throughout History

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January 7 2019

Throughout history, various artists have attempted to subvert the dominant structures in society and provoke the public to see life in a different light. Their works create new perspectives and help open dialogue on current issues. Meet some of the boldest provocateurs of the art scene from the past few centuries. Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles […]

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Chandler, Arizona: 6 places for lovers of Art and History

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November 15 2017

The city of Chandler is located in Maricopa County in Arizona. It is bordered by Tempe, Mesa, Phoenix, Gilbert, and the Gila River Indian Community, and is known for many things. Among these claims to fame are its lively culture scene, diverse leisure activities, and bustling tech presence, being home to satellite offices of renowned […]

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Art as a valuable but complicated asset

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January 16 2017

You can purchase a piece of art to enjoy the aesthetic value it gives your home, and with time it may become more expensive. Marketing of artworks is unpredictable, and you are not guaranteed any immediate profits, but with little forethought and legwork, you can invest in your home with works of art that may […]

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Beginner’s Mistake: 7 Errors Coin Collectors Should Avoid

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July 24 2018

Coin collecting is a fun, challenging, and profitable hobby full of information, tips, and tricks. However, whether you are a budding collector or a long-time numismatics enthusiast, several mistakes could degrade the value of your collection. As expert appraisers and coin fanatics ourselves, Biltmore Loan and Jewelry will share some of the biggest threats to […]

Two Sides of a Coin: How and How Not to Care for Your Coin Collection

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May 21 2018

Coins are ever popular collectibles that represent the culture, political economy, and general history of a country. Whether you are a new or seasoned coin collector, you must know the tips and tricks to ensuring the beauty and longevity of your collection: How to Take Care of Your Coin Collection 1. Never polish an old […]

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Why You Should Start a Coin Collection

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May 14 2018

Coin collecting is a fantastic hobby because it involves your intellect, says Gilles Bransbourg, assistant curator of Roman coins at The American Numismatic Society in New York City. “Being intellectually active is a good thing, whether you are 30 or 70,” he claims. Coins represent a different era and are a passport back to an […]

The 411 on Arizona Gold: Discovery and Uses

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November 5 2017

Arizona is one of the largest gold-producing states in the United States with numerous gold-bearing rivers. Gravity tends to make gold collect in rivers, and Arizona is abundant in both which makes it a favorite among gold prospectors. Gold deposits are plentiful in the state’s Santa Cruz, Hassayampa, Colorado, Gila, San Francisco, and Santa Maria […]

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How to Create a Holiday Budget (Foolproof & Easy)

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September 23 2019

Have you noticed how the holidays seem to pass by quicker each year? One minute, you’re celebrating the Fourth of July, and the next, you’re carving jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween. One blink of an eye and you’re suddenly stocking up on peppermint-scented candles at Bath & Body Works, or shopping for a gorgeous designer scarf to […]

Why More People Buy And Sell Used Luxury Items

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August 26 2019

The market for secondhand luxury is bigger than ever before. If you’re wondering why that is, then the simple answer would be that many people are on a quest to make money. There’s more to it than that though.  Profit More online shops are boosting the value of secondhand products. For the most part, those […]

What Is An Emergency Fund And How Can You Create One

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August 23 2019

Having some savings can lift you out of a troublesome situation. From home repairs to hospitalization, many things can rock your financial boat. Each financial guru has their own definition of an “emergency fund,” but essentially it is money set aside to cover large, unexpected expenses. It serves as a buffer to keep you afloat […]

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Living Debt-Free: 5 Steps To Financial Independence

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August 19 2019

Financial independence and freedom from debt may sound like impossible pipe dreams but turning them into reality is possible with some legwork and a good plan of attack. If you find yourself living paycheck to paycheck whittling debt that doesn’t seem like it will ever go away, keep reading. These tips will give you the […]

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What's It Worth On Sonoran Living Live February 21 2017 Part 1

What’s It Worth On Sonoran Living Live February 21, 2017 Part 1

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May 17 2017

  Host: Well, if you collect items or if you have any fine jewelry you’re not using. But you know what, you wanna know what could they be worth? Could have possibly get some money for them? Perhaps used them as collateral for a loan? It’s important to trust who you take them to so […]

What's it worth on Sonoran Living live January 11, 2017 Part 2

What’s It Worth On Sonoran Living Live January 11, 2017 Part 2

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January 21 2017

Host: And we’re back with David Goldstein of Biltmore Loan. And he’s telling us about the values of the some items you might have. And you know what? You might wearing some of those items while you’re out looking at some fancy beautiful cars of Barrett-Jackson. Or you might just run into this guy right […]

What’s it worth on Sonoran Living live January 11, 2017 Part 1

Video Transcription: What’s it worth on Sonoran Living live January 11, 2017 Part 1

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January 20 2017

Host: I know.. I actually posted this on my Facebook page. I actually cleaned out my closet for the New Year. I truly did and if you’re doing the same thing and you might come across some items you may think hmm.. I wonder if this has any value too. Or make sure you take […]

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Recap: Biltmore Loan will find the value of your items

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November 21 2016

Host: And we’re back with David Goldstein of Biltmore Loan and you know we’ve been talking here just in the break David about some of the, the items that are, are coming back right. That are popular kind of the retro —— David: The return of everything. Host: The return of everything and I, my […]

Jewelry

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A Budding Collector’s Introduction to Native American Jewelry

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December 2 2019

The USA is well-known for its diverse cultures ranging from European settlers and former African slaves to a plethora of immigrants from a wide range of nationalities. However, before any kind of migration to this rich and bountiful land, America was first home to many different Native American tribes. Each one of these tribes possessed […]

Jewelry Through History: An Overview

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October 7 2019

Jewelry designs are ever-changing. There are certain pieces that have marked the start and end of an era. If you love antique jewelry, you’ll see the intricate details that reflect the period in which they were made. For enthusiasts, it brings pride to be able to distinguish immediately between Georgian and Victorian, or Art Nouveau- […]

Jewelry Shopping 101: Nine Questions to Ask a Jeweler

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August 1 2019

“Boxes from Tiffany and colorless diamonds Fire red gemstones mined straight from the mountains Dazzling and gleaming and set in pave’ These are a few of my favorite things”   Fine jewelry — oh, how we love them. No matter how many times we shop for shining, shimmering, splendid accessories, the experience is always exciting. […]

How To Choose & Buy Loose Gemstones: The Perfect Customizable Present

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July 12 2019

When special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries come, nothing is more thoughtful than getting your loved one a customizable present. Surprise your partner with a loose gemstone. Together, bring this precious stone into a shop to design a piece of one-of-a-kind jewelry. Knowing that there’s no one else in the world who has the same […]

Watches

The Top 10 Bestselling Rolex Watches Of All Time

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November 18 2019

The entire Rolex collection has a combination of modern and vintage watches. Each timepiece has its own appeal, and what’s considered “the best” remains a hot topic among enthusiasts. With the company as secretive as it is, coming up with a list of their bestselling pieces takes a certain amount of educated guesswork. Owned by […]

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10 Incredible Feats Conquered By Omega Watches

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September 9 2019

This 2019, thousands of people are commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. This historic event is the first time humans have set foot in another world – does the name Neil Armstrong ring a bell? Among the many firsts we’re celebrating this year is the first watch ever worn on our […]

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An In-Depth Look At The Rolex Submariner “Kermit”

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August 12 2019

Green is the color most associated with Rolex. Generally speaking, watches from this brand are relatively conservative in design and are often devoid of bright hues. However, the company loves this lush color when it comes to their anniversary edition timepieces. It’s also the theme they’ve been using in their logo and advertisements since the […]

Picking A Watch Based On Your Lifestyle and Personality

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June 3 2019

No gentleman goes out without his trusted wristwatch. As an article you use almost daily, your watch is essentially an extension of yourself, and as such, must reflect your personality. When choosing a new timepiece, the two main factors to consider are functionality and design. In addition, you should seek something that suits your lifestyle. […]