What We Buy or Loan On
Regardless of what it is, if your item has value, we can use that value to offer you cash or a short term loan to meet your needs.
Based on our experience, we find the following items receive the highest appraised values:
Jewelry & Diamonds
- Tiffany & Co.
- Harry Winston
- Precious Gemstones
- Gold & Silver Coins
- Precious Metal Bullion
- Precious Metal Bars
- Scrapped Precious Metal
- Tag Heuer
- Tiffany & Co.
- Franck Muller
- Digital SLR Cameras
- Apple Products
- Musical Instruments
- Luxury Handbags
- Louis Vuitton
- Collectibles & Certified Art
Pawntique is able to provide larger loans than most local pawn shops and at lower interest rates. Due to the costs of running a brick and mortar pawn shop, loan amounts typically range from $50 to $200 and interest rates are upwards of 20%. Pawntique has the advantage of being an online pawn shop and provides fast loans between $100 and $1 million.
Throughout history, pawning has provided a means to solve short term cash problems by exchanging personal assets for cash. At certain times, borrowers find liquid cash to be more useful to them than their valued items. Don’t worry, you aren’t the first person who ever needed cash. King Edward III of England pawned the crown jewels to finance his war with France in 1338. And in 1492, Christopher Columbus tapped his patron, Queen Isabella of Spain to pawn some of her jewels to finance his expedition to discover the new world.
Online pawn shops are slightly different than bricks-and-mortar pawn shops because everything must be shipped to a central location.
This is ideal for small high value items such as jewelry, watches, sterling silver flatware, and fine art. In cases where collector cars or motorcycles are pawned, arrangements can be made for transportation and storage at local sites that can safely and securely store them. Fine art is shipped and stored by firms who are specialists.
Obviously, the value of the items must be high enough to justify the expense of shipping them to our headquarters. Big screen televisions and desktop computers are representative of items that we are unable to accept. They are costly to ship and their value depreciates quickly due to rapid technological advancements.
Electronics, laptop computers, and musical instruments are good candidates for pawning.
The market value of them can be easily established and they can be shipped readily. However, owners are frequently disappointed at how quickly the items have diminished in value. For example, as soon as each new model of the Apple iPad is announced, the value of previous models drops. Allowing for normal wear and tear, the true second hand value of outdated electronics can be substantially less than the original purchase price or the replacement price of the newer model.
Jewelry is one of the best items to pawn. Gold, diamonds, and other precious metals and stones are traded in liquid markets which allow for reliable pricing information. Our GIA Certified gemologists are equipped to promptly assess the value of your items based on current market conditions. Besides the liquidation value of the jewelry components, we are able to apply premium pricing to fine jewelry brands such as Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston, Cartier, and Hermes.
Our luxury watch appraisers have access to worldwide databases of watch pricing. They are able to quickly determine market prices allowing us to offer you the most for your items. They also use state-of-the-art techniques to assure that counterfeit and stolen items don’t get into our inventory. You can be confident that all of our luxury watches have been thoroughly examined and vetted to be authentic.