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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 […]

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Top 10 Designer Luggage Picks For Every First-Class Traveler

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November 8 2018

For those who travel a lot, practicality is usually the only priority when it comes to luggage. But for people who love fashion, traveling in style is a must. Fortunately, top designer bags offer lightweight and durable materials, comfortable rolling systems, and sleek silhouettes to make you feel like a first-class traveler. Designer Suitcases Make […]

Louis Vuitton: Redefining Luxury Luggage and Urban Travel

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September 24 2018

No other name stands out as Louis Vuitton when it comes to glamorous luggage. The company’s well-known checkered brown leather wrapped in gold monograms exude mobility that speaks of opulence and stylish urban exploring. In this age where low-end roller bags and duffels have become the norm, it appears that only Louis Vuitton hasn’t given […]

The Genius of Chanel: Coco’s Larger-Than-Life Persona

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September 10 2018

Among the French brands we love, there’s nothing more iconic in the pantheon of fashion than Chanel. Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, the controversial high priestess of haute couture, ended the corseted era of the late 18th and early 19th centuries and left behind a multibillion-dollar legacy to the world. Famous for Little Black dresses, quilted bags, […]

Why a Classic Chanel Flap Bag Is Worth the Money

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June 21 2018

Coco Chanel revolutionized the handbag industry when she brought to life the iconic Chanel Flap Bag in 1955. Inspired by military satchels worn in the 1920s, the Classic Flap Bag boasts several instantly recognizable features, including signature handles wrapped in protective chains, and an interlocking “CC” on the clasp. Coco Chanel is the epitome of […]

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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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In A Pinch? Why Pawn Your Heirloom Instead Of Selling It

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February 28 2019

There are many reasons people decide to pawn their inherited jewelry instead of selling them. Pawn is a collateralized loan and is the oldest form of banking in the world. About 30 percent of the U.S. population cannot qualify for a checking account and do not have traditional ways to meet short term cash obligations […]

Collateral 101: How To Borrow Against Heirloom Jewelry

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February 11 2019

In economic hard times, people turn to jewelry, precious metal, and even gold teeth to raise cash. They scour through attics and jewelry boxes for silver, gold, diamonds, and anything else of value to help pay the gas bills, the mortgage, or to purchase gifts to put under the tree. When recession starts to bite […]

Need Cash? 3 Things to Consider Before Going to a Pawnshop

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September 25 2017

When in a pinch, people tend to turn to the easiest way they can scourge up some funds. A typical example of this is a person who is in the middle of paychecks, and suddenly need emergency funds for medical reasons or for a family member. This person needs the money right now. To do […]

What You Need to Know About Luxury Asset Lending

What You Need to Know About Luxury Asset Lending

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August 23 2017

If you need cash for a purchase but only have an extra Ferrari at hand, then you shouldn’t have a problem. Over the last couple of years, luxury asset loans have been growing in popularity, especially among people who have expensive items but are short on cash. If you want a convenient source of funding […]

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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

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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 […]

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Top 10 Celebrity Engagement Rings To Fuel Your Diamond Envy

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April 8 2019

When you see news about celebrities getting engaged, it’s hard to miss the massive sparkly stone now sitting pretty on their ring finger. There’s no denying how fun it is to stalk the impressive rings of the rich and famous, and speculating how expensive they are. Admit it – you’ve always wanted to know how […]

Hierarchy of Gemstones Per Carat

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April 1 2019

Shining shimmering gemstones can make a woman’s own eyes sparkle with excitement. With their undeniable iridescence and beauty, who can blame women AND men for wanting them? But what can really make someone’s jaw drop and eyes widen like an owl’s is this: finding out how much certain gemstones cost per carat. What is a […]

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A Digit-by-Digit Guide On How To Wear Men’s Rings

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January 21 2019

It’s 2019 and men should be more open to taking risks and trying new things with their everyday style. Gone are the days of donning just a suit and old-fashioned watch when men are heading out. Today, rings make for an unforgettable impression – take the example of Sir Walter Raleigh who sported a ruby-studded […]

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The Truth About Lab-Grown Diamonds

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October 8 2018

If you’re picking out a diamond engagement ring, you might feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of options in the market. But before you delve into what color and style you want, you should first learn whether to choose a natural or lab-grown stone. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation both online and offline […]

Watches

10 Modish Armani Exchange Watches To Add To Your Collection

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April 15 2019

Known for his androgynous or gender-bending designs, it didn’t take long for Giorgio Armani’s label to make it to the high fashion scene. Giorgio Armani SpA, co-founded with Sergio Galeotti, has taken Hollywood by storm as the 80s rolled around. Soon the company explored other branches of fashion besides haute couture. With its famous diffusion […]

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Top 10 Watch Brands Every Gentleman Needs To Know

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March 1 2019

No matter how advanced the technology gets, the traditional mechanical movements of a classic wristwatch remain to be a captivating work of art. It’s a timeless piece that has been perfected and fine-tuned over centuries of relentless dedication, sophisticated craftsmanship, and passionate innovation. Renowned horologists who have passed down the ingenuity of their work gives […]

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The Absolute Essentials To Buying Your First Luxury Watch

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February 18 2019

When it comes to looking for the right luxury watch to invest in, being interested, passionate, or even liking the brand is fundamental. Deciding to make that leap from a consumer watch to a coveted wrist flex is one thing, but actually buying it is another. Purchasing a luxury watch is an emotional process for […]

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The Essentials Of Pawning A Luxury Watch

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February 8 2019

A luxury watch tells not just the time, but it also expresses the wearer’s style, wisdom, and success. The entire process of creating high-end timepieces is distinctly different from those of mass-produced watches, which makes them a symbol of prestige. Here are four main qualities that set them apart from run-of-the-mill options.  Brand – The […]