Empire Pawn is a COVID safe business: We are open Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm and Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Customers will be allowed in one at a time, and we will disinfect in between. We’ll be wearing masks, and so should you! To pick up your loan, please call the store during store hours and speak with one of our employees. We hope to see you soon!

About Empire Pawn

Empire Pawn of Nassau located in East Meadow, NY is more than just a pawn shop.

We are expert appraisers of fine jewelry, diamonds, gold, sterling silver, estate and vintage jewelry, coins and other precious metals.

Known for our no-credit-check, low interest rate loans, and the highest sale and loan prices on Long Island, customers have trusted Empire’s jewelers since 1930. In 1990 we established our loan business, making Empire Pawn Long Island’s oldest established pawn shop and jewelry buyer.

  • We Make it Easy – Instant Cash on the spot with NO Credit Checks & LOW INTEREST RATES!

  • Professional Accredited Appraisals – We will help you make the most out of your precious items.

  • Confidential Private Service – Discretion is of the utmost importance as well as your need for a safe transaction.

Empire Pawn is a Reputable Jeweler

If you’ve never taken a loan on your jewelry or attempted to sell jewelry, you may have a number of questions. If you’ve seen store-fronts pop-up or have been invited to parties touting “cash for gold” you may be confused as to the best way to sell jewelry or get a loan on it.

Since today gold, silver and other precious metals are valued at all time highs, it is important to go to a jewelry expert who’s trustworthy to appraise your gold, silver or estate and vintage jewelry accurately. To learn more, read our articles that have important tips on what you should know before you sell your gold, sell your silver, appraise a diamond, and why it’s important for you to deal with a reputable jeweler.

Loyal Customers

Our loyal customers return again and again because they enjoy confidential, private service from our courteous, knowledgeable staff. We understand that taking a loan or selling a precious item is not always an easy decision, that’s why we believe discretion is of the utmost importance. We are also considerate of your needs for a safe transaction, so your treasured item will never be removed from your sight during your appraisal.

Contact Empire Pawn

For discreet, personal, and expert service, visit Empire Pawn of Nassau today!

Our store hours are Monday through Friday from 10am-6pm and Saturday from 10am-4pm. We are located at 2386 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554 and look for the blue awning!

I Would Like To Sell:

Empire’s reputation is built on providing our customers with the highest value, in cash, through discreet, quick and friendly transactions.

I Need A Loan On:

Empire offers you the opportunity to take a low-interest, instant cash loan against your item with no credit check.


NO Credit Checks


Honest & Discrete




Courteous Service

Jewelry News

Get the 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. Click here to read our latest newsletter.

Enter your email address to sign up for our newsletter.

“I have had the pleasure of doing business at Empire Pawn. They pay The highest prices for gold. I Know for fact that they help many people that may be going through a hard time with finances. They are kind, professional and polite. Thank You Empire 5 Stars”
Christian, posted on Google
“Mitchell and company are the nicest and most professional people one should ever hope to encounter when going to a pawn shop. They are attentive to the customers concerns, answer all questions as specific and detailed as possible, while giving the customer options and room to make their own decisions. No rushing, no rudeness, no hassle, no hurry. A very pleasant and dignified experience.”
Danielle, posted on Google

“HONEST, FAIR, PROFESSIONAL I sold my recently deceased Mothers’ Diamond Ring. They were kind and understanding and I was very pleased and at peace with my decision to sell to Empire.”


“My boyfriend and I picked out a ring together from your ebay store after much research. It appraised for much more than the purchase price and BOTH independent appraisers agreed with exactly how the ring was presented in the description. We got exactly what we expected and then some. The ring is beyond amazing. It’s beautiful and sparkly and gets noticed. Best of all, we got a beautiful 1.47 brilliant center stone for half what we would have paid in a jewelry store. In fact, our friend spent almost 11,000 in a jewelry store for a ring of this size — we spent less than half that!


“Super cool crew. Cool stuff to buy. The guys there are really cool. I def recommend.”


“Thank you for beginning this service. I’ve bought several things from you, and everything has been wonderful! I look forward to future issues.”

Joe D.

“Sell Gold: I searched for sell gold long island and found http://www.empirepawnofnassau.com I went in and they made me feel very comfortable and were very professional and I feel i got a great deal on my diamonds! highly recommended.”

C. Kaplan

“Very Nice and fair people.”


“Excellent Customer Service: They treated me with respect and I got a great deal. I will always do business with Empire.”


“Fair: They have always given a good price on anything you bring in. Have used them a couple of times and they have always been fair in the price they quoted us. Honest people.”

Maria G.


Minimum and maximum period for repayment: All Empire Pawn loans are for a period of 4 months unless the customer picks up their loan sooner, and is renewable for an additional 4 months if the customer pays the interest due for the first 4 months. Here are two examples of loans, their terms (period of loan in months) and their corresponding interest rates:

  • $100 borrowed for 1 month: Payback in 1 month is $116 including interest and fees. Annual interest rate including interest and fees is 192%
  • $100 borrowed for 4 months: Payback in 4 months is $128 including interest and fees. Annual interest rate including interest and fees is 84%
  • $1,000 borrowed for 1 month: Payback in 1 month is $1,080 including interest and fees. Annual interest rate including interest and fees is 96%
  • $1,000 borrowed for 4 months: Payback in 4 months is $1,200 including interest and fees. Annual interest rate including interest and fees is 60%

Maximum fees are set by New York State. For a sample loan, click here.

Some Items We Carry

A Cut Above Long Island’s Pawn Shops

For discreet, personal, and expert service, visit Empire Pawn of Nassau Inc. today!

Go to Top