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    Cleaning Your Gold Rings at Home

    Last updated 12 hours ago

    Cleaning and polishing gold rings is not something that always has to be left to the professionals. To find out how you can keep your gold rings clean on your own time and in your own home, watch this brief video clip.

    In this video, expert jeweler Rich Goldberg walks you through the steps required to carry out a careful and thorough cleaning that can help your gold rings retain their shine and value for ages. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush, mild household cleaner, and microfiber cloth, you should be able to remove dust and grime that have accumulated without scratching your precious jewelry.

    If you are in the market for a new gold ring or other jewelry and you live in the NYC area, call Gem Pawnbrokers at (718) 502-8053. Our inventory is constantly changing, but almost always includes some dazzling and highly valuable gold jewelry.

    Power Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

    Last updated 10 days ago

    One need not be a homeowner for long to notice the niggling need for household repairs and upgrades. Tackling these projects, a homeowner will also soon realize, is easier and ultimately cheaper if he or she has the right tools. In addition to a toolbox, tape measure, and set of screwdrivers, homeowners can greatly benefit from having a circular saw, cordless drill, and other versatile power tools.

    It’s easy to find a use for a power tool once you have it, but picking up a new one can be an expensive endeavor. If you live in or near New York City and are looking to beef up your power tool collection without paying for brand new tools, visit one of Gem Pawnbroker’s 20+ locations. To learn more about the high-quality used power tools, luxury watches, and jewelry currently in our inventory or arrange to have something you would like to sell appraised, call us at (718) 502-8053.

    Taking Good Care of Your Diamond Engagement Ring

    Last updated 14 days ago

    A symbol of love, loyalty, and commitment, a diamond engagement ring is one of the most meaningful pieces of jewelry a woman can possess. If you are the recent recipient of a beautiful diamond engagement ring that you would like to care for as best as possible, watch this brief video clip.

    In addition to offering storage and cleaning tips that will keep your diamond engagement ring in excellent condition, the jewelry expert in this video discusses when and why you might wish to remove your ring for the sake of protecting it. Should the day come when you need or want to sell your diamond engagement ring, its worth will be higher if it has been properly cared for. To arrange to sell your diamond engagement ring or have it appraised in New York City, call Gem Pawnbrokers at (718) 502-8053.

    Men's Luxury Watches

    Last updated 16 days ago

    Luxury watches may be worth thousands of dollars, but many of them still somehow feel like they are a dime a dozen. If you are hoping to invest in a fine watch that your beaux will love or you are a hardworking man who wants a watch that sets you apart from others, be on the lookout for timepieces from the following luxury watchmakers.

    Franck Muller

    A relative newcomer to the Swiss watchmaking scene, Franck Muller watches are known for their beauty and complexity. Worn by celebrities as varied as Elton John and 50 Cent, these timepieces are great for those who pride themselves on their individuality.


    Considering that it was founded more than 100 years ago, Oris has managed to keep a low profile and is little known outside the luxury watch world. To those in the know, however, few brands are as desirable. Among its greatest achievements are some of the best-performing watches for aviators and divers.


    Another watchmaker that has stayed relatively under the radar despite having a history that dates back to 1860 and includes a contract with luxury carmaker Ferrari, Panerai has some excellent timepieces for men who strive to be unique. If your man has said that he wants to break the mold of wearing a Swiss luxury watch, consider pieces from this Italian manufacturer.


    If timelessness and class are what you or your man prioritize when shopping for essential accessories, Rolex timepieces should definitely be up for consideration. Rolex is a mainstream name that some men make an effort to steer clear of, but the manufacturer offers watches with designs and technology that are nothing short of impressive.

    At Gem Pawnbrokers in New York, we buy and sell an assortment of the finest luxury watches. If you are looking to replace an existing watch or add a new luxury watch to your collection, visit one of our 20+ locations to have your watch appraised and take a look at our inventory. To speak with an honest, experienced pawnbroker who specializes in luxury watch sales, call (718) 502-8053.

    How to Keep Fine Jewelry in Good Condition

    Last updated 22 days ago

    Enhance fine jewelry even more by taking the time to keep it clean and in great condition. With the right care, you can extend the life of your jewelry collection and retain its value.

    For pieces with stones like lazuli, coral, pearls, turquoise, or emeralds, you might want to take them in for professional cleanings to avoid unnecessary damage. If your jewelry does not have these stones, however, you can use warm water mixed with a gentle soap to clean the surface and keep it looking great. About once a year, you should bring any type of jewelry into a store for a professional cleaning.

    Gem Pawnbrokers buys and sells gently used jewelry to give you a selection of quality pieces at unbeatable prices. From gold bracelets to luxury watches, we buy and sell products that are made to last. To learn more about our services or to find the pawnshop location nearest you, call (718) 502-8053.

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