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 is just as stunning as it’s always been and when it’s more affordable, there’s no better time to buy. If you don’t believe us, check out award and runway photos, and then come and shop our selection at National Pawn and Jewelry in Fort Lauderdale.

18k yellow gold Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso signed lightning bolt broach

18k yellow gold Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso signed lightning bolt broach

Gold goes especially well with retro seventies attire, and we’ve been seeing a lot of that on the runways of late. Why was gold so popular then? Platinum hadn’t yet risen to its status as a premium precious metal. Nobody was even looking at it! And nobody thought about white gold either, because white gold was only invented as a cheaper alternative to platinum. So gold was the order of the day.

Here’s something you should know about gold as opposed to the revered platinum: if you’re buying an engagement ring and can’t afford a top-of-the-line diamond, the diamond will look much better with gold than with a white metal that reveals every flaw. That means you can also go bigger with the stone, and pair it with gold to show it off to optimal effect.


Tiffany & Co. 18k yellow gold Elsa Peretti Starfish Necklace

Yellow gold also doesn’t scratch like white gold or platinum, so if you’ve always loved gold—or just want to add more to your collection—there’s no better time to visit pawn shops throughout South Florida to take double advantage: pawn shops prices and discounted gold.