Four Staples of South Florida Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, April 20, 2017
When you’re shopping for jewelry in Fort Lauderdale, sometimes it’s little more than window shopping, and sometimes you’re on a mission to find something specific. [...]


Religious Fine Jewelry at South Florida Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, April 13, 2017
If you’re Catholic, you may remember receiving a gold cross pendant for your first communion, or at confirmation. Bat and bar mitzvahs were occasions for [...]


Discover Enamel Jewelry at Ft. Lauderdale Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, April 6, 2017
Precious gems are expensive, so when ancient artisans discovered they could grind glass to fine particles and make a colorful substitute, enamel became a popular [...]


Discover Fashion Rings at Ft. Lauderdale Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, March 30, 2017
Fashion rings are all the fashion, which you’ve no doubt noticed if you’ve done any shopping for jewelry in South Florida. But even if you [...]


Find Bezel Setting Jewelry at Ft. Lauderdale Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, March 23, 2017
Any word with Zs is fun, and bezel is no exception. But besides being fun-sounding, bezels have other benefits. In jewelry, they make stones more [...]


Discover Filigree Jewelry at South Florida Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, March 16, 2017
It’s a silly word that’s fun to say, but also seems to denote, by its very sound, something delicate.  In fact, the word itself derives [...]


Discover Diamonds When You Shop for Jewelry in the Ft. Lauderdale Area


By National Pawn & Jewelry, March 9, 2017
You all know the four Cs of diamonds (right?). Of color, carat, clarity, and cut (you’re welcome), only cut can be determined just by looking [...]


Diamond and Pearl Jewelry at Pawn Shops in the Ft. Lauderdale Area


By National Pawn & Jewelry, March 2, 2017
Here’s another one of those stupid “rules” that some society someone somewhere once upon a time tried to make stick: don’t wear diamonds and pearls [...]


Mixing Metal Jewelry at South Florida Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, February 23, 2017
Don’t even ask: the answer is yes. You can mix metals. You mix them every day and on special occasions. You can mix white and [...]


Discover Alternative Engagement Rings in Ft. Lauderdale


By National Pawn & Jewelry, February 16, 2017
Diamonds have had the lock on engagement rings for centuries, but when it come weddings these days, more couples look for ways to be different [...]


Learn About the Cabochon Gem Cut at Pawn Shops in Ft. Lauderdale


By National Pawn & Jewelry, February 9, 2017
Just when you thought you knew all about the four Cs, we’re going to tell you about another one: cabochon. Of course, this C has [...]


Channel Setting Jewelry at South Florida Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, February 2, 2017
When stones—round, emerald, square, oval, or baguette cut—are placed flush with the shank in a precious metal trough, that’s channel setting; the name says it [...]


Diamond Accented Jewelry at South Florida Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, January 26, 2017
We all love diamonds, but what we don’t love is the hit to the wallet, at least if we’re talking about buying the big rocks. [...]


Cufflinks from Pawn Shops in Ft. Lauderdale


By National Pawn & Jewelry, January 19, 2017
Men’s jewelry is an ever-growing category, but there will always be more conservative men who aren’t comfortable with the idea of wearing lots of jewelry. [...]


Find Jewelry Wishlist Items at Pawn Shops in Ft. Lauderdale


By National Pawn & Jewelry, January 12, 2017
“I need to go shopping,” you say to your friend, child, spouse. Usually, that statement is prompted by general dissatisfaction with your current wardrobe: you’ve [...]


Diamond Bracelets at Ft. Lauderdale Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, January 5, 2017
If you received a jewelry gift in the late eighties and early nineties, it may well have been a tennis bracelet. Before tennis star Chris [...]


Find Gorgeous Pins at South Florida Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, December 29, 2016
Estate and vintage jewelry yields some gorgeous brooches and pins, so many you sometimes wonder how all the women could wear them all. Looking at [...]


Should you Sell Gold and Diamonds to a Jewelry Store or Pawn Shop in South Florida


By National Pawn & Jewelry, December 22, 2016
Both jewelry stores and pawn shops in Fort Lauderdale are both willing to buy the jewelry you no longer wear or want, but which is [...]


Diamond Earrings for All Occasions at National Pawn & Jewelry


By National Pawn & Jewelry, December 15, 2016
If you’re up on jewelry trends, you know that everybody talks about diamond studs as the “must-have” for every jewelry wardrobe. Studs are pretty and [...]


Buying Engagement Rings from Pawn Shops in Fort Lauderdale


By National Pawn & Jewelry, December 8, 2016
When people for an engagement rings for their intendeds, they naturally want to buy the biggest and best they can find, a symbol and testament [...]


20th Century Vintage Jewelry at Pawn Shops in Ft. Lauderdale


By National Pawn & Jewelry, December 1, 2016
For the past two weeks, we’ve discussed vintage jewelry, not only to try to define it, but also to break down the eras in which [...]


Antique Jewelry is a Staple at Ft. Lauderdale’s National Pawn & Jewelry


By National Pawn & Jewelry, November 24, 2016
As you read last week, trying to come up with a definition of vintage took an entire post—and, even then, there was a lot of [...]


What Does “Vintage” Mean While Shopping for Jewelry in South Florida?


By National Pawn & Jewelry, November 17, 2016
Vintage stores, vintage clothes, vintage signs, vintage jewelry. What does vintage actually mean? Depending on whom you ask, it can mean costume, antique, or even [...]


Sapphire Jewelry at South Florida Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, November 10, 2016
It’s no surprise that sapphires are becoming increasingly popular for engagement rings—they were the choice for no less than Prince Charles and Paul McCartney—as they’re [...]


South Florida’s Pawn Shop Pendants Keep Up with Fall Trends


By National Pawn & Jewelry, November 3, 2016
This fall, the trend toward big—big chokers, earrings, brooches, rings—continues to dominate fashion. On one hand, if you invest in a few big pieces, you [...]


Search for Classic Styles at Pawn Shops in South Florida


By National Pawn & Jewelry, October 27, 2016
Jewelry trends go through phases, but classic styles are classic because they don’t. There are certain pieces of jewelry that are not just beautiful, but [...]


Trendy Yellow Gold Jewelry in South Florida Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, October 20, 2016
Yeah, yeah, yeah, platinum. What about gold, which is enjoying resurgent popularity now that the price of it has dropped, and so it should. Gold [...]


Find Gifts of Love at National Pawn and Jewelry in Fort Lauderdale


By National Pawn & Jewelry, October 13, 2016
Hearts have become the ubiquitous symbol for expressing love, whether to parent, partner, child, or friend. Fortunately, you’ll find hearts in abundance when you shop [...]


Mismatched Earring Trend: Find Earrings at Pawn Shops in Ft. Lauderdale


By National Pawn & Jewelry, October 6, 2016
If you’ve escaped the pain of losing a favorite earring, you’re one of the fortunate ones. But now, anybody who’s got a drawerful of mismatches [...]


South Florida Pawn Shops Offer Halo Engagement Rings


By National Pawn & Jewelry, September 29, 2016
Previously in this space, we’re discussed the resurgent popularity of halo jewelry in general. That trend runs particularly through engagement rings and for a very [...]


Restoring Vintage Jewelry from Ft. Lauderdale Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, September 22, 2016
Vintage jewelry is all the rage, but it’s not all created equal. If you’ve found yourself suddenly in possession of your grandmother’s jewelry box, it [...]


Find Collectible Rolex Submariner Watches at Pawn Shops in Fort Lauderdale


By National Pawn & Jewelry, September 15, 2016
Say what you want about smart phones substituting for watches, but the collectible watch market is still going strong, and National Pawn and Jewelry in [...]


Ft. Lauderdale Pawn Shops Offer Eternity Rings


By National Pawn & Jewelry, September 8, 2016
Whoever (okay, it was DeBeers, at least the concept was) came up with the name “eternity” to describe wedding bands and engagement rings that feature [...]


Pave Diamond Jewelry in South Florida Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, September 1, 2016
Jewelry that looks like it’s entirely made of diamonds has an unmistakable sparkle that appeals to would-be buyers. But don’t make the mistake of thinking [...]


South Florida Diamond Shoppers: Did You Know?


By National Pawn & Jewelry, August 25, 2016
We’re all sick of hearing about the four Cs and how diamonds are forever and blah blah blah. So next time you’re shopping for diamonds [...]


Explore South Florida Pawn Shops for Bracelets


By National Pawn & Jewelry, August 18, 2016
Don’t listen if someone tells you this bracelet or that bracelet is “in”: bracelet trends come and go so quickly that your best bet when [...]


Find Unique Engagement Rings at Pawn Shops in Ft. Lauderdale


By National Pawn & Jewelry, August 11, 2016
Retail jewelry stores tend to follow trends and carry the most popular styles that have the best chance of selling. But when it comes to [...]


Platinum Jewelry at Pawn Shops in South Florida


By National Pawn & Jewelry, August 4, 2016
Platinum is not a trend. Which is to say that even though it’s incredibly popular, it’s been around since ancient Egypt. And it didn’t just [...]


Find Tiffany Brand Jewelry at Ft. Lauderdale Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, July 28, 2016
When it comes to brand name jewelry, traveling to the store that sells it isn’t always an option. While there are Tiffany stores in South [...]


Buy Affordable Sterling Silver at South Florida Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, July 21, 2016
As popular as gold is, beautiful precious silver will always have a place. Naturally, silver is completely non-functional, too soft a metal to endure wear [...]


Find Unique Brooches at South Florida Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, July 14, 2016
Brooches? That’s your grandmother’s jewelry! Maybe so, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be wearing them. When everything old is new again, that most certainly [...]


Shop for Gold Jewelry at Pawn Shops in Ft. Lauderdale


By National Pawn & Jewelry, July 7, 2016
Jewelry is a luxury but it doesn’t have to be one you can’t afford. With fashion trending toward bolder styles, gold piece are the perfect [...]


Find Big Diamonds at Pawn Shops in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


By National Pawn & Jewelry, June 30, 2016
As current trends continue toward eye-popping and larger jewelry, the centerpiece stones have to follow suit. Fortunately, diamonds can have their place in this movement, [...]


Animal Jewelry at Pawn Shops in Ft. Lauderdale


By National Pawn & Jewelry, June 23, 2016
If animal prints are back in style, it stands to reason that animal jewelry is, too, especially if the items coming through National Pawn & [...]


Find Wedding Bands at Pawn Shops in South Florida


By National Pawn & Jewelry, June 16, 2016
June is a month for weddings, which has us thinking about perhaps the most important piece of jewelry you will ever buy: a wedding band. [...]


Buy Unique Right-Hand Rings at Pawn Shops in Fort Lauderdale, FL


By National Pawn & Jewelry, June 9, 2016
If there’s one thing we get a lot of here at National Pawn and Jewelry in Fort Lauderdale, it’s rings. And while pawn shops are [...]


Return to the Golden Age


By National Pawn & Jewelry, June 2, 2016
When it comes to jewelry, you can never go wrong with gold, though the styles can vary from decade to decade. Right now, it’s the [...]


Fort Lauderdale Pawn Shops Offer Surprises!


By National Pawn & Jewelry, May 26, 2016
The rarest things in the world, next to a spirit of discernment, are diamonds and pearls. So says French essayist Jean de la Brueyere. We [...]


Diamonds are Hollywood’s Best Friend, and You Can Find Them at Pawn Shops in South Florida


By National Pawn & Jewelry, May 19, 2016
So beautiful and rare, diamonds hold a mystical allure that makes them perfect fodder for legends and stories, both real, and of the Hollywood variety. [...]


Buying Fine Jewelry in Fort Lauderdale, FL


By National Pawn & Jewelry, May 12, 2016
Nobody can be exactly sure of the details surrounding fine jewelry history, but what we do know is that humans have had a fascination with [...]


Shopping for Marquis Diamond Jewelry in South Florida


By National Pawn & Jewelry, May 5, 2016
If you know your 4Cs, then you know one of them is cut, which refers to the shape of the stone. We’re all pretty familiar [...]


Check Out Diamond Fashion Rings When You Buy Jewelry in Ft. Lauderdale


By National Pawn & Jewelry, April 28, 2016
Millionaires and about-to-be-marrieds aren’t the final word on who owns diamond rings, and that’s why here at National Pawn and Jewelry in Fort Lauderdale, we [...]


Colored Gemstones at Pawn Shops in South Florida


By National Pawn & Jewelry, April 21, 2016
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but colored stones are her confidantes. Where diamonds display timeless elegance, it’s colors—purples, reds, greens, and ambers—that reflect [...]


The Value of Estate Jewelry at Pawn Shops in South Florida


By National Pawn & Jewelry, April 14, 2016
That pesky question “how much is this worth?” is pesky precisely because there’s no simple answer.  Last week, we talked about the liquidation value of [...]


Estate Jewelry and Jewelry Shopping in South Florida


By National Pawn & Jewelry, April 7, 2016
You’ve just inherited a box of jewelry so you head to a Fort Lauderdale pawn shop to see what it’s worth. That’s how it usually [...]


Discover the Halo Style When You Shop for Jewelry in South Florida


By National Pawn & Jewelry, March 31, 2016
It’s said that halo jewelry first started popping up alongside the Art Deco style, around 1920, but if you look around, you’ll see it’s pretty [...]


Find Beautiful Wedding Jewelry at Ft. Lauderdale Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, March 24, 2016
Of all the decisions you’ll make when it comes to planning your wedding, choosing the bands you’ll wear for the rest of your life might [...]


Shop for Unusual Diamond Pendants at Pawn Shops in South Florida


By National Pawn & Jewelry, March 17, 2016
When DeBeers coined that famous phrase, “A diamonds is forever,” the company wasn’t only talking about engagement rings and designs featuring one solitary stone.  Diamonds [...]


How to Care for Pearls you Buy at Pawn Shops in South Florida


By National Pawn & Jewelry, March 10, 2016
Pearls are one of nature’s softest gems, which demands that they receive gentler care than their metal and diamond cousins. In fact, treating them as [...]


Investing in Fine Jewelry in South Florida: Part 2


By National Pawn & Jewelry, March 3, 2016
Last week, we talked about the importance of making fine jewelry part of your collection, and suggested buying a pair of classic earrings as a [...]


Investing in Fine Jewelry in South Florida: Part 1


By National Pawn & Jewelry, February 25, 2016
Jewelry lovers often begin with fashion pieces before investing in fine jewelry becomes a logical next step. Fine jewelry is important for our collections because [...]


Enchanting Emeralds at South Florida Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, February 18, 2016
Cleopatra was said to be enchanted by beautiful green emeralds, which were first mined in Egypt as early as 330 BC, possibly sooner. Can you [...]


Classic Diamond Solitaires Abound at Pawn Shops in South Florida


By National Pawn & Jewelry, February 11, 2016
Though engagement rings have evolved—colored stones, diamond-studded bands, and complex custom designed aren’t unusual these days—it’s doubtful any option will ever surpass the diamond solitaire [...]


Find Rainbow Jewelry at Ft. Lauderdale Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, February 4, 2016
While in South Florida, we haven’t been hit with the storms that battered the East Coast, it doesn’t mean white diamonds can’t serve as an [...]


How to Remove Silver Tarnish Before Taking Jewelry to a South Florida Pawn Shop


By National Pawn & Jewelry, January 28, 2016
Though any pawn shop can clean your jewelry for you, you want it looking its best when you take it for sale or loan. Silver [...]


Florida Pawn Shops Offer Gold Jewelry with Garnet Accents


By National Pawn & Jewelry, January 21, 2016
Garnets are beautiful things, not just because you find them almost anywhere you shop for jewelry in South Florida, but because for those of us [...]


Is it Worth Taking Costume Jewelry to a Ft. Lauderdale Pawn Shop?


By National Pawn & Jewelry, January 14, 2016
The easy answer: maybe. Surprised? We’ve all come to believe that costume jewelry means “fake,” and, therefore, not valuable. But the truth is that costume [...]


Determine if Ft. Lauderdale Pawn Shop Diamonds are Real


By National Pawn & Jewelry, January 7, 2016
Whether you’re going to sell or buy a diamond, you need to know if you’re dealing with the real thing. While there are some good [...]


Debunked! Myths about Ft. Lauderdale Pawn Shops


By National Pawn & Jewelry, December 31, 2015
Movies and television do a great job of giving the average American the wrong impression of pawn shops. In dramatic stories, pawn shops are usually [...]


Advice for Selling Your Jewelry for Cash in Ft. Lauderdale Part 2


By National Pawn & Jewelry, December 24, 2015
We talked last week about the different places you can sell your jewelry, but it’s probably at the pawn shop that you’ll have the most [...]


Advice for Selling Your Jewelry for Cash in Ft. Lauderdale


By National Pawn & Jewelry, December 17, 2015
Selling old jewelry can be a quick way to earn some cash, as long as you set realistic expectations for what you might get for [...]


How Does a Fort Lauderdale Pawn Shop Work?


By National Pawn & Jewelry, December 10, 2015
When most people’s ideas about pawn shops come from movies and television, it’s no wonder that the actual operations of a pawn shop remain a [...]


How to Keep Grandmother’s Memory Alive


By National Pawn & Jewelry, December 3, 2015
Losing a parent is always difficult, but presents a special set of challenges when your parent is also a grandparent, i.e. you’ve not only got [...]


Ft. Lauderdale Pawn Shops Accept More than Jewelry!


By National Pawn & Jewelry, November 26, 2015
When you’re clearing out your house, before you chuck everything into a Goodwill bag, check this list to be sure you’re not throwing away valuable [...]


Pawn Loans vs. Bank Loans in Ft. Lauderdale


By National Pawn & Jewelry, November 19, 2015
You need money, you get a loan, right? But your credit, urgency, and specific financial need will determine just what kind of loan is going [...]


Is Your Jewelry Worth Taking to a Fort Lauderdale Pawn Shop?


By National Pawn & Jewelry, November 12, 2015
When you need money fast, selling off jewelry you never wear is a great way to get some—if the jewelry has value. Taking worthless jewelry [...]


When You Need Fast Cash, Consider Pawning Jewelry


By National Pawn & Jewelry, November 5, 2015
Whether you need a few extra dollars for holiday shopping or to pay for the new washing machine, everybody finds themselves a little short now [...]