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Latest jewelry advice, topics of interest and opinions from the professional jewelers of Empire Pawn of Nassau Inc., Long Island’s oldest established gold buyer and pawn shop.

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July 5, 2017: Going yard and estate sale shopping this summer? Learn the difference between estate, vintage and antique jewelry and how to find good deals. Read more.

June 1, 2017: Have a silver flatware set sitting in a drawer? Learn how to clean and sell it. Read more

May 1, 2017: What to Know Before Buying a Diamond Engagement Ring. Read more

April 3, 2017: What are large and rare diamonds teaching us about the Earth? Read more

March 1, 2017: What makes a watch valuable in the latest blog. Read more

February 1, 2017: Learn how to buy jewelry online like an expert jeweler in the latest blog. Read more

January 3, 2017: Have an antique or vintage watch? Learn how it’s valued in the latest blog. Read more

December 1, 2016: Before you buy jewelry gifts online this holiday season, read what you show know in the latest blog. Read more

November 1, 2016: Love diamonds but don’t love paying retail? Read why to buy diamonds from eBay. Read more

October 3, 2016: LoveOctober has one of the most mysterious and regal of all the gemstones — the opal! Take the Empire Jewelers’ true or false quiz and test your knowledge of Opals! Read more

September 6, 2016: Love sapphires? Test your knowledge and learn some interesting facts about September’s royal birthstone with Empire Jewelers’ quiz. Read more

August 1, 2016: Gold continues to go up. If you’re selling, here’s what you need to know. Read more

July 5, 2016: Think you know rubies? Test your knowledge of July’s birthstone with the Empire Jewelers’ quiz! Read more

June 1, 2016: Pearls are one of the most beloved gems, prized for their grace and femininity. Read on for interesting facts about this organic orb in Empire Jewelers’ latest blog! Read more

May 2, 2016: Ever heard of ametrine? Read about this bi-color gemstone in Empire Jewelers’ latest blog! Read more

April 1, 2016: Love diamonds? Read some interesting facts you may not know about April’s birthstone in Empire Jewelers’ latest blog! Read more

March 1, 2016: Know your gemstones? Learn all about March’s birthstone, the beautiful blue aquamarine in Empire Jewelers’ latest blog! Read more

February 1, 2016: Wondering what to get your loved one for Valentine’s Day? Read about the most popular gifts in Empire Jewelers’ February blog! Read more

January 4, 2016: Thinking about selling some of your estate jewelry to make some extra money to pay off your holiday bills? Read these five expert tips. Read more

December 1, 2015: Need some extra money for the holidays? Learn how to sell some of your unwanted jewelry for top dollar. Read more

November 1, 2015: True or false: In ancient times, citrine was worn as protection against evil thoughts and snakebites. Find out the answer and test your gemstone knowledge. Read more

October 1, 2015: True or false: In ancient Rome, people ate opals for their healing powers. Find out this and other interesting opal facts in @EmpireJewelers blog. Read more

Septemeber 1, 2015: Love sapphires? Celebrate their history and lore in @EmpireJewelers blog. Read more

August 1, 2015: Understanding Estate, Vintage, and Antique Jewelry

July 1, 2015: Who is Mikimoto Kokichi, and why are Mikimoto pearls some of the most famous in the world? Learn about them in Empire Pawn of Nassau Jewelers’ blog. Read more

May 1, 2015: If you’re faced with selling your, or your relative’s estate, vintage, and/or antique jewelry, make sure you read these important tips first to get the most money for your pieces. Read more

April 1, 2015: Happy Birthday, April babies! Lucky you, diamonds are your official birthstone! In celebration, read some delicious facts about the world’s most famous diamonds. Read more

February 2, 2015: Love Rolexes and other luxury watches? Read and learn what to know before you buy. Read more

December 1, 2014: December babies have three official gemstones: turquoise, tanzanite, and zircon. Test your knowledge of them with Empire Jewelers’ December birthstone true/false quiz! Read more

November 1, 2014: True or false? Citrine and topaz are both official birthstones for November. Find out the answer, and test your knowledge of November’s birthstone with Empire Jewelers’ true/false quiz! Read more

October 1, 2014: Happy birthday October babies! Your birthstone is one of the most mysterious and regal of all the gemstones — the opal! Take the Empire Jewelers’ true or false quiz and test your knowledge of opals! Read more

September 8, 2014: Princess Diana’s famous engagement ring is made up of 14 round diamonds surrounding what gemstone? Find out and test your knowledge with Empire’s September birthstone true or false quiz! Read more

August 4, 2014: August has two official birthstones. Can you name them? Take the Empire Jewelers’ true/false quiz and put your gemstone knowledge to the test! Read more

July 1, 2014: OK, gemstone fans, July’s birthstone is the same color of one of the most iconic movie slippers of all time. Take the Empire Jewelers’ true/false quiz and put your gemstone knowledge to the test! Read more

June 2, 2014: June has not one, but three birthstones. Can you name them? Find out, and take Empire’s fun and interesting June birthstone true or false quiz! Read more

May 1, 2014: Happy Birthday May babies! This month, we celebrate the gorgeous green emerald. Test your knowledge of emerald facts with Empire Jewelers’ May birthstone True/False quiz! Read more

April 1, 2014: Happy Birthday, April babies! Lucky you, diamonds are your official birthstone! Test your knowledge of diamonds with Empire Jewelers’ April Q&A quiz! Read more

March 4, 2014: Happy Birthday March babies! Do you know your gemstone, the aquamarine? Test your knowledge of March’s birthstone with Empire Jeweler’ March True/False Quiz! Read more

February 3, 2014: Think you know gemstones? Test your knowledge of February’s birthstone, the amethyst, with Empire Jewelers’ February true/false quiz! Read more

January 1, 2014: True or false: The garnet is January’s birthstone, and is derived from the Latin word granatus, meaning grain.  Find out, and test your knowledge of January’s birthstone our true/false quiz! Read more

December 1, 2013: December Birthstone True/False: Turquoise, Tanzanite and Zircon
True or false: December has three birthstones: tanzanite, turquoise and zircon. Find out, and test your knowledge of December’s birthstones with Empire Jewelers’ December true/false quiz! Read more

November 1, 2013: November Birthstone True/False: Citrine and Topaz
True or false: November has two gorgeous birthstones: citrine and topaz. Find out the answer, and test your knowledge of November’s birthstone with Empire Jewelers’ true/false quiz! Read more

October 1, 2013: October Birthstone True or False: Opal
True or false: Shakespeare coined the opal the “queen of the gems.” Find out this and other interesting opal facts with Empire’s October birthstone true or false quiz! Read more

September 9, 2013: September Birthstone True or False: Sapphire
True or false: the word sapphire is derived from the Greek word sapphirus, meaning blue. Find out this and other interesting sapphire facts with Empire’s September birthstone true or false quiz! Read more

August 1, 2013: August Birthstone True or False: Peridot and Sardonyx
True or false: Both peridot and sardonyx are the birthstones for August. Find out and test your gemstone knowledge with Empire’s August birthstone true or false quiz! Read more

July 1, 2013: July Birthstone True or False: Ruby
What’s the birthstone for July? Click your heels three times, and take Empire’s fun and interesting July birthstone true or false quiz to find out! Read more

June 4, 2013: June Birthstone True or False: Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone
June has not one, but three birthstones. Can you name them? Find out, and take Empire’s fun and interesting June birthstone true or false quiz! Read more

May 6, 2013: May Birthstone True or False: Emerald
What is the official birthstone for May? A hint: Ireland takes its nickname from this royal gem. Test your knowledge with Empire’s May birthstone true or false quiz. Read more

April 1, 2013: A Salute to Diamonds!
Happy birthday April babies! Your birthstone is one of the most elite and sought-after gemstones of all time — the diamond. Take the Empire Jewelers’ gemstone quiz and test your knowledge of diamonds! Read more

March 1, 2013: All About the Magical, Mystical Aquamarine
What is March’s birthstone? Hint: Its Latin name is translated to “water of the sea.” Take the Empire Jewelers’ gemstone quiz and test your knowledge of March’s birthstone! Read more

February 1, 2013: February Gemstone Quiz: Amethyst
What color does a quartz have to be to be considered an amethyst? Find out, plus learn many interesting facts about amethysts with the Empire Jewelers’ gemstone quiz. Read more

January 2, 2013: January Gemstone Quiz: Gaga over Garnets!
January’s birthstone is the garnet, one of the most diverse, historical, and beloved of all gemstones. Take Empire Jewelers’ January gemstone quiz, and test your knowledge of garnets. Read more

December 4, 2012: December Birthstone Q&A: Turquoise, Tanzanite and Zircon
Happy Birthday to all of you born in December. Did you know there are three birthstones for December? Find out what they are, and interesting facts about them. Read more

November 2, 2012: November Birthstone Q&A: Citrine and Topaz
November has two beautiful birthstones: citrine and yellow topaz. What does citrine symbolize? Where does the word topaz derive from? Find out these and other fascinating facts by taking the Empire Jewelers’ November birthstone quiz. Read more

October 3, 2012: October Birthstone Q&A: Opal
Happy Birthday October babies! Your birthstone, the opal, is one of the most mysterious and regal of all the gemstones. Take the Empire Jewelers’ quiz and test your knowledge of October’s opals! Read more

September 25, 2012: September Birthstone Q&A: Sapphire
If your birthday is in September, you enjoy one of the most beautiful and regal of all gemstones; the sapphire. Take the Empire Jewelers’ quiz and test your knowledge of September sapphires! Read more

June 26, 2012: July Birthstone Q&A: Ruby
Gemstone Q&A: What is the birthstone for July? Here’s a hint: Dorothy’s slippers were famously named after this gemstone. Take the Empire Jewelers’ quiz and put your gemstone knowledge to the test! Read more

May 29, 2012: June Birthstone Q&A: Pearl and Alexandrite
Gemstone Q&A: Pearl is one of June’s birthstones. Can you name the other two? Take the Empire Jewelers’ quiz and put your gemstone knowledge to the test! Read more

April 30, 2012: May Birthstone Q&A: The Emerald
Gemstone Q&A: What is the birthstone for May? Here’s a hint: It was a favorite of Queen Cleopatra. Take the May Empire Jewelers’ quiz and put your gemstone knowledge to the test! Read more

March 28, 2012: April Birthstone: Diamond
So you think you know diamonds? Take this month’s Empire Jewelers’ gemstone quiz and find out, plus learn some interesting facts about April’s birthstone. Read more

February 22, 2012: March Birthstone: Aquamarine
Empire Jewelers’ gemstone quiz: What is the official birthstone for March? Find out, and learn some interesting facts and lore about. Read more

January 24, 2012: February’s Birthstone: Amethyst
Empire Jewelers’ gemstone quiz: What is the official birthstone for February? Find out — plus learn 16 interesting facts. Read more

December 21, 2011: January’s Birthstone: Garnet
Empire Jewelers’ gemstone quiz: The birthstone for January is garnet. Do you know what Latin word the name for garnet derives from? Read more facts and trivia about garnets. Read more

November 29, 2011: December Gemstones: Turquoise, Tanzanite and Zircon
Empire Jewelers’ gemstone quiz: Happy birthday December babies! Can you name the three birthstones for the month of December? Read more

October 21, 2011: November Gemstones: Citrine and Topaz
Empire Jewelers’ gemstone quiz: There are two birthstones listed for the month of November. Citrine is one. What is the other? Click here for 15 fascinating facts about November’s birthstones. Read more

September 16, 2011: Gemstone of the Month: The Opal for October
Empire Jewelers’ Gemstone question of the month: what’s the birthstone for October? Learn 15 more fascinating facts about the Opal. Read more

August 30, 2011: Gemstone of the Month: The Blue Sapphire
Jewelry quiz: what’s the birthstone for September? Find out here, plus learn 15 facts about this favorite gemstone. Read more

July 26, 2011: Peridot, August’s Birthstone
This month’s gem of the month is peridot, the birthstone for August and the zodiac sign of Libra. Whether your birthday is in August, you’re a Libra or you’re just a fan of beautiful gemstones, peridot is one of the most beautiful of the precious stones with a rich history and lore worth learning about. Read more

June 24, 2011: 10 Things You Probably Don’t Know about Pearls and Birthstones
For centuries, birthstones have been given as gifts to celebrate a person’s birthday. But how did the tradition of birthstones come about? It happened long before the jewelry industry got involved. Read more

May 23, 2011: Why It’s Time to Sell Your Unwanted Silver and Gold Jewelry
So you’ve been thinking about selling some of your old silver and gold jewelry. You know, your Aunt Ida’s vintage silver locket, a gold pendant that was a gift from an ex-boyfriend—maybe even an engagement ring you no longer have the desire (or need) to hang on to. Read more…

April 20, 2011: Liz Taylor's Jewels: A Hollywood Queen’s Collection
Looks like Marilyn wasn’t the only Hollywood icon fond of diamonds and jewels. The late, great Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection will be up for auction in April at various locations, according to Christie’s America. Can you say fabulous? Read more

March 22, 2011: Jewel of the Month—Aquamarine, the Birthstone for March
The birthstone for people born in March is the aquamarine. Aquamarine gemstones are blue or sea-green in color and range from very light to very dark. Read more

February 24, 2011: Jewelry Fragrances—The Next Best Thing to the Bling
Craving a Cartier for your collection? Yearning for a David Yurman? Wanting to binge on a Bulgari? If you have a taste for expensive jewelry, but can't stomach the prices, there's an alternative in the air—high-end jewelry fragrances. Read more…

February 7, 2011: Diamonds—Origin of the Jewel of Love
Most people consider diamonds the "jewel of love," a public symbol of engagement and a promise of everlasting love. But when did the romance with diamonds start, and why has a relatively common gem become synonymous with love and dedication? Read more…

January 14, 2011: How Much is This Old Watch Worth?
Whether your watch belonged to your great-grandfather, or you came across a good looking old watch on eBay, if you’re looking to find out how much it is worth, there are a number of factors that go into evaluating it. Read more

December 15, 2010: Loan for the Holidays
Need money for holiday gifts and expenses? Consider selling or taking a loan on your unwanted gold jewelry and coins. Here's how

December 9, 2010: Get a Haircut and Sell Your Gold??
From barber shops, to church halls, home parties to craft fairs, and even store fronts that have popped up in neighborhoods across the country, seemingly overnight—it’s hard to miss the signs all around you. As the value of gold has sky-rocketed, so too has the number of people looking to buy gold and take advantage of those looking to cash in. Read more

November 11, 2010: Selling Your Gold Jewelry? Here Are Some Things You Should Know:
From September 1, 2010, gold has climbed to a record numerous times, peaking on November 9th when it reached $1,422 an ounce (the highest ever). While during the same period, there are global concerns that the US dollar will continue to drop in value. According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, a survey of 29 analysts, traders and investors indicates that gold may rise as high as $1,500 in 2011. Read more

September 29, 2010: How to Buy Diamonds on eBay
We hear it time and again: “Why would I buy diamonds on eBay?” But with an understanding of how eBay works combined with some knowledge of what to look for in a diamond, you could join the thousands of satisfied customers who have purchased everything from vintage diamond watches to engagement rings on eBay, and feel comfortable returning again and again to purchase fine jewelry. Read more

August 17, 2010: The ABC’s of Diamonds: Color, Carat, Clarity or Cut
If you’ve purchased a diamond, no doubt you’ve heard of the “4C’s” in evaluating its value. What is the global jewelry-industry standard can be confusing for many consumers, especially for first-time buyers. What is considered a “perfect” diamond? Which “C” is most important? What factors should you not compromise on when considering not just a diamond’s beauty, but its value for the long term? Read more

July 22, 2010: Estate vs. Vintage vs. Antique: What are the differences?
In jewelry terms, estate, vintage and antique jewelry have similar meanings but the differences can greatly influence the value of the jewelry pieces. Before you purchase a previously owned piece of jewelry, it’s important to know the differences. Read more


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Pawn Nassau County, Long Island, NY
 
I would like to get a loan on:
» Gold
» Estate Jewelry
» Jewelry
» Diamonds
» A Watch
» Sterling Silver/Silverware
» Coins
» Other Precious Metals
» Everything Else