About Empire Pawn of Nassau

About Us

Empire Pawn of Nassau, located in East Meadow, Nassau County, NY is more than just another Long Island pawn shop—they are expert jewelers—specialists of fine jewelry, diamonds, gold, sterling silver, estate and vintage jewelry, coins and other precious metals.

Our History

Empire Pawn is owned and operated by Mitch Kushner, who is a third generation jeweler. Mr. Kushner’s family has been in the business of buying jewelry since 1930, and after 60 years, they established the loan business in 1990, and the company is now the oldest established pawn broker and jewelry buyer on Long Island.

Why Empire Pawn?

The appraisal staff of Empire Pawn is educated by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America), ensuring professional expertise in the valuation of our customers’ fine gems and precious metals.

As members of the National Pawnbrokers Association, we abide by strict regulations that protect our customers. We believe that your reasons for selling your items are your own, and your privacy will be respected, always.

Trust in Empire Pawn

Our mission is to provide our customers with an experience that is far above what they would normally expect from a “pawn shop.” We do not deal in the business of items such as electronics, musical instruments, autos or other general consumer products. Nor do we sell jewelry on the premises.

We are experts in buying jewelry and focus on fine gems and precious metals, ensuring that your piece will be accurately appraised, and that you’ll receive the best cash prices on sales or loans in our area.

More Than Just a Pawn Shop

We know that there are times when the need for instant cash comes up, especially in today’s hard economy. Selling or taking a loan out on your jewelry offers our customers the opportunity to meet their immediate needs that other financial institutions are not delivering.

Putting the Customer First

We understand that your item may have sentimental value in addition to its cash value, that’s why we always will provide you with professional, courteous and discreet service, deal fairly and honestly, and make your transaction with Empire a positive one.

Our Reputation

Over the years, we have built a reputation based on this mission, and believe that is why we enjoy the referrals and repeat business of hundreds of who have come to rely on us, as our loyal customers confirm.

We sincerely look forward to providing you with exceptional service.

Please feel free to stop by Empire Pawn or contact us today.

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.

“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.

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