If designer jewelry seems unattainable to you, it’s likely you haven’t considered doing your shopping at a pawn shop. However, it’s important to do a little research before heading out to find the perfect diamond ring or platinum bracelet.
Not all pawn shops are the same, and the first thing you need to do is find the right one. You will want to look for a pawn shop that specializes in jewelry, like Modell. We have an incomparable selection of gold, platinum and diamond jewelry, that you just won’t find anywhere else. Our pawnbrokers who will the most expert knowledge and know exactly where to source pre-owned and estate jewelry, vintage pieces, high-end designers and high-end watches.
If you’re looking somewhere outside the NYC area, find out if the pawnbroker has a gemologist on staff or if they have certifications from the Gemological Institute of America or the National Pawnbrokers Association. These types of credentials go above and beyond the already strict regulations placed upon pawnbrokers and can give you reassurance that you are working with a reputable dealer.
Once you have found one or two good pawn shops you can begin to have fun. Pawn shops are a place you can come again and again and always find something new and exciting. Furthermore, you’ll have an opportunity to bargain with the pawnbroker and score amazing deals on unique pieces your friends and family are sure to envy.