Are you getting engaged?

Getting engaged is one of the biggest decisions of your life. You’ve found the right girl, now you need the right ring.

Giving your betrothed to be an offering of a ring can be traced back to ancient Egypt. Egyptians have been found buried wedding rings made of precious metal wire on the ring finger of their left hands. The reasoning behind this is that the ring finger is believed to be connected directly to the heart by the vena amoris.

Over time simple silver or gold wire has evolved into a huge and varied array of gold, platinum, silver, and titanium rings and bands. The engagement ring in particular is centered around one or more diamonds which have in themselves become an internationally recognized symbol of love.

Pawn Shop vs. Retail Jewelry Store

When it comes to buying a diamond ring don’t fall prey to lavish advertising campaigns. At the end of the day no matter where you shop what matters – is the ring itself.

The typical markup in the retail jewelry industry is right around 1,000%.

That means that when you are browsing the cases in a retail store, a ring which is priced at $1,999 likely only cost them from $149 to $199. You are paying for overhead, salaries, rent of high-end real estate, brand recognition, prestige, and the fluffed up shopping experience. It is an expensive business to be in, and that expense gets passed on to the consumer.

Pawn shops don’t care what the retail price of the ring was. We realize that is an artificially constructed number. Some sellers may think they are being low balled on the offer when pawn shops buy, but that simply isn’t the truth. They are normally offering a good amount for what the real value of the ring is based on stone, metal, quality of craftsmanship and design.

Because of this, once the ring is thoroughly checked by First Pawn’s in house jeweler, professionally cleaned and in the best condition possible it is placed for sale at a small fraction of the original retail asking price despite often being in the very same condition.

Selection

Pawn shops offer a huge selection in style of rings from vintage heirloom pieces to recent designer fashions. Each as unique as your love.

Before you buy an engagement ring retail, come shop First Pawn Jewelry and Loan and check out our selection. Buying an engagement ring at your local pawn shop is the smart choice. Save that extra money for the honeymoon!

http://www.firstpawn.com 889 Airport Rd. S. Naples, FL 34104 239-434-729

Originally Published: http://firstpawn.com/blog/2016/03/23/engaged/

Thinking of Buying a Diamond?

Here in SW Florida we are bombarded with radio ads and billboards telling us that we need to buy a diamond and that the best and only place to buy is a certain retail outlet, not to be named.

The fact is that they do have an incredible and lovely diamond selection. But the other side of that is that when you purchase your diamonds with them, you are not only paying for that ring, necklace, bracelet or other piece of fine jewelry, you are also paying for the name, the high priced advertising and the high rent and upkeep of the storefronts.

Diamonds, gold, silver, platinum, and other precious and semi precious stones do not lose value over time.When taken to an appraiser for a valuation and or certification it makes no difference if the item was purchased at a high end store, inherited, or found in a pawn shop.

This begs the question, are you willing to pay significantly more money simply to say that you got your jewelry from a certain store?

First Pawn is an amazing choice when it comes to shopping for diamonds and high end jewelry. We have a full time Jeweler on staff with over two decades of experience. Every piece we have in our stock has been inspected, cleaned, polished, checked, tightened and is placed in our cases in good as new condition, just as displayed at high end retail outlets, only without the sky high price tag.

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When you go to a jewelry store, what they have in stock are the latest designs from select designers. You are guaranteed to be buying the same piece or style of as a multitude of other customers in the area.

First Pawn Jewelry and Loan attract sellers from all over the world as Naples, FL is a destination hot spot for tourists and snowbirds alike.

Items brought in may be recent designs similar to those currently in the big name stores, but we also get a ton of vintage and estate jewelry and that is where it gets really interesting. Because these pieces were created so long ago, many have fallen out of circulation if they exist at all anymore.

Jewelry is given as a gift to symbolize love. No two loves are the same. Shouldn’t your jewelry be as unique as your relationship?

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Next time you are thinking of shopping for a diamond or jewelry, think First Pawn Jewelry and Loan first.
889 Airport Rd. S. Naples, FL 34104. www.firstpawn.com

Originally published: http://firstpawn.com/blog/2016/02/04/diamond/