Essex pawn website
Which is good news, because once the LES hordes and the Me Pa weekenders catch wind of this place, they will be coming in droves.
Other details: there is a giant chandelier made all of pearls (see above).
Then, there's the 10% of the time that they can't pick up the item or can't pay.
The loan defaults and then a decision is made on whether to resell the item.
We chat with Lauren Kaminsky, the 22-year-old Vice President and head of sales at the EZ Pawn Corporation, a family-run business based in New York. This will sound funny because it's a family business..I shied away from going into the business!
Her latest project piqued our interest: Curator at Manhattan's Beauty & Essex lounge/restaurant. But then I worked with my dad for the summer and discovered I loved it.
Pawn shops will do an acid test to ensure that a piece is real gold.
It never gets old, people asking where the restaurant is, then slowly browsing through the shop and looking at my latest finds. But what's more remarkable are the people who come in to shop.
Also, some people come to a pawn shop specifically to sell an item. We had a great piece that I called the "Cleopatra necklace." It was a collar-style necklace with this amazing Egyptian geometry motif.
Going to the pawns, because you really get down and dirty with jewelry. It comes from a mixture of style and the current price for gold and diamonds.
A little bit of a mix of people pawning and then me going out into the world and finding amazing pieces at dealers, estate sales, vintage places and other pawns.
Here's a little bit about the business-side of being a pawn broker: To come to a pawn broker as a client is to get a loan based on a collateral security.
In addition to being a Baltimore’s top seller of precious metal coins and bars, We also buy silver, platinum and palladium products.