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Posh Pawn Heats Up with Bicycles, Diamonds, DJ Vans and More

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Now one of Channel 4’s most popular documentaries, Posh Pawn is THE place to be on a Wednesday night. As always, the latest episode is packed full of high end pawn, as well as a few wild cards thrown in for good measure. So what’s set to hit screens this week? Read on for the scoop…

 

James takes a ride on two wheels

 

Posh Pawn fanatics will know that an episode just isn’t complete without a bit of on-road action. While it’s usually in the form of luxury sports cars or racing machines, this instalment sees James get behind the handlebars of a homemade electric bike. Will he find his groove and cruise along with the wind in his hair? You’ll have to watch to find out.

 

Rocks, paperwork, scissors

 

As a team of self-confessed diamond lovers, the Posh Pawn team lights up when a shiny new rock enters the building. Generally, the precious stones come complete with paperwork that proves authenticity. So when a diamond arrives with the wrong paperwork, headaches are definitely on the cards. Will the Posh Pawn team be able to pull through and put a price on the glittering ring?

 

Rockin’ on the road

 

This episode introduces viewers to another quirky set of wheels when a bespoke DJ van cruises into Posh Pawn HQ. The customised ride packs a serious sound punch, and doesn’t conform to the usual pricing system used to value cars. Of course, no challenge is too noisy for the Posh Pawn team, who have to get creative in order to put a price tag on the van.

 

A bishop pawns his prized art

 

It’s not every day that a bishop strolls through Posh Pawn’s doors. When this holy man decides it’s time to part ways with his beloved Salvador Dali sculpture in order to help his children’s charity in Kenya, the Posh Pawn team is ready to get pawning. Get a glimpse at work from one of the most illustrious modern artists of all time, and learn more about the wonderful work being done in Kenya. A not to be missed episode for all you art lovers out there!

 

Another action packed episode is on the cards, but the excitement isn’t over yet. There’s still plenty of Posh Pawn to come, and Channel 4 is the place to catch all the thrills, spills and sky high price tags.

 

New Season Posh Pawn Heats Up with Episode 3

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Having just thrown open the doors of its brand spanking new Manchester branch, 2016 certainly isn’t shaping up to be a slow one for the Prestige Pawnbrokers team. We’re already two episodes in to the latest Posh Pawn series, with episode 3 set to hit screens across the nation this evening.

 

James gets behind the wheel

 

As usual, James finds himself dabbling in yet another seriously luxe sports car. Only this isn’t your average set of sleek. Streamlined wheels. No, this sports car has undergone some pretty impressive modifications, which has left it with an eye watering price tag of £85,000. At least that’s the price James puts on it. Will the owner accept, or will he be unable to part with his beloved ride? You’ll have to watch to find out!

 

Claudia finds herself up to her neck in designer handbags

 

Next up, in-house designer handbag expert and self-confessed luxury brand addict Claudia heads to Germany. Her mission? To put a price tag on a large collection of bags owned by a former New York socialite. From Fifth Avenue to Rodeo Drive, she’s got high end handbags from across the globe. Needless to say, this episode is overflowing with sumptuously soft leather, lustrous buckles and silk linings.

 

From jewellery fiend to gym bunny

 

For those who love a bit of eye candy, the Posh Pawn team also cuts a deal with a female bodybuilder. With an impressive collection of luxury jewellery up her sleeve, she’s interested in selling up in order to fund her new hobby. As expected, Prestige’s in-house team of gold, diamond and gemstone experts jumped at the chance to get their hands on this glittering collection.

 

Vintage vino with a price tag to match

 

The action doesn’t stop here, with Posh Pawn HQ welcoming a golf fanatic with a passion for fine wines. In a bid to secure himself some extra cash, he’s flirting with the idea of pawning a case of fine wine. Vintage vino can fetch lucrative price tags, and the Prestige team are more than up for the challenge of valuing his collection.

 

As usual, the latest episode of Posh Pawn is packed full of quirky characters, high end items and of course, plenty of laughs. Don’t miss it, and remember to stay tuned over the next few weeks as James and the team have plenty more pawn star action in store!

Say ‘I Love You’ This Valentine’s Day with Posh Pawn’s Collection

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Valentine’s Day is on its way and for sweethearts across the UK, February 14th means one thing – it’s time to hit the shops! Finding the perfect gift can be a headache, not to mention finding the cash to splurge on a luxury gift that screams adoration. Luckily for lovebirds, we’ve got V-Day sorted with a gorgeous collection of extravagant gifts even Cupid would approve of – all cherrypicked by our in-house team of pawn stars.

 

And the best thing is, as pre-loved pieces in top notch condition, you’ll receive a luxury item for a fraction of its RRP. Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of our favourite steals from the Prestige Pawnbrokers Valentine’s Day collection

 

  • Nothing says ‘I love you darling’ quite like Chanel. Sleek, sexy and oh so chic, this beautiful Jumbo Classic handbag is crafted with a luxurious quilted lambskin, set off with the iconic CC emblem lock and a stunning burgundy interior.

 

  • Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and on Valentine’s Day this saying has never been truer. This flawless sparkling 5.30ct rock will have your lovely lady head over heels from the minute she opens the box. The immaculate white gold mounting showcases the diamond in all its glory, set upon an expertly crafted solid white gold ring. Definitely one for gents looking to splurge this Valentine’s Day. Or perhaps even propose!

 

  • Combining classic design and brilliant cut diamonds, this Maurice Lacroix His & Hers 18ct gold watch set is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for both of you. The watches are in mint condition, with the original box and paperwork. All you need to do is wrap them up, pen a sentimental love letter and present your beloved with a gift that’s both practical and romantic.

 

What to do with your savings?

Now that you’ve figured out how to save bigtime on your Valentine’s Day budget, the next question is what to do with all the extra cash? If you ask us, splurging on your darling gal or guy is the way to go. Whether it’s a romantic dinner, a night out on the town, a bouquet of roses or something memorable like a hot air balloon ride or a ticket to that show they’ve been dying to see, your lover is guaranteed to love the treat.

 

For even more Valentine’s Day ideas be sure to check out our curated collection of luxury items in the eStore.

 

PoshPawn Set to Return to UK Screens

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Pawn addicts prepare! The UK’s favourite reality TV show is back, and this year the Posh Pawn team has some big surprises up its sleeve. Come February 3, James Constantinou and his team of self-confessed pawn stars will return for an all-new series that’s bigger, better and posher than ever. Channel 4 will be the station to tune into at 8pm on Wednesday nights, with Constantinou promising to serve up unmissable entertainment. Whether you can wear it, drive it, sail it, polish it or play it, Posh Pawn deals in it!

 

Prestige Pawnbrokers throws open its doors for another season

 

Since launching, Brits have been hooked on the show that unlocks behind the scenes access to the world of haute pawn. Cameras follow the team’s every move as they value high end items, call in the help of industry experts and deal with some seriously well-heeled clients. Not only does it showcase assets but the show also delves into the stories of their owners. From ex beauty queens to aspiring entrepreneurs, the latest series of Posh Pawn is sure to be peppered with a myriad of quirky characters.

 

The team returns for more top notch pawn

 

Right-hand woman Jo will join James in a managerial role, overseeing day to day operations and ensuring that everything’s in check. As well as last season’s experts such as memorabilia expert Lawrence and deal hunter Patrick, the new Posh Pawn series will also introduce viewers to a handful of new stars. Catherine, Ben and Howard will all join the Prestige Pawnbrokers team in 2016, bringing a wealth of expertise to Prestige Pawnbrokers Manchester.

 

So what’s in store for episode one? James gets his hands on a collection of ultra-rare items that are were allegedly owned by world famous Arctic explorer, Ernest Shackleton. While some people believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, an eccentric Soho celebrity decides to sell her collection of vintage Chanel handbags in a bid to finance her latest Botox procedure, as well as a shiny new bathroom.

 

Of course, a Posh Pawn episode wouldn’t be complete without some supercharged turbo action. James taking Jo out for a spin in a client’s luxurious Porsche is a not to be missed moment for any fan of German engineered supercars. While the ride is wild, the £35,000 loan could be on the rocks after James discovers a problem…

 

What happens next? You’ll have to tune in to find out!

 

 

The Best Posh Pawn Quotes by James

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It’s no secret that the Prestige Pawnbrokers team deal with some of the UK’s most valuable pre-loved assets. Keeping business in check is no easy undertaking, which is why savvy sales tactics, brazen self-confidence and a wicked sense of humour are all absolute musts. Thankfully, James ticks all the boxes. Want proof? Check out some of his audacious one liners, below.

 

When it comes to the Prestige Pawnbrokers philosophy, James has his business art down to a tee. According to the man himself, “Ability and willingness to say yes when others would say no” is the key to success. For viewers in search of some serious business advice, Posh Pawn is a great resource. Even if you’re not so keen on the assets side of the show, James is full of savvy entrepreneurial tips.

 

The Posh Pawn team gets their paws on some seriously strange items, and suits of armour are just the beginning. It always pays to approach bizarre loans with a hint of humour, as James Constantinou so aptly demonstrates below. The show also offers great insight into how to effectively manage teams. As you can see, James is always up for sparking a little healthy competition.

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As James will testify, a little cockiness goes a long way in the world of pawn broking. Needless to say, it’s what’s helped him elevate Prestige to where it is today. As you watch James and the team go about their work, you’ll see that confidence, self-belief and a positive attitude never go unrewarded.

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Of course, what goes on behind Posh Pawn doors is just as exciting as what happens on the floor. There’s nothing like a little office décor to lighten the mood at Prestige Pawnbrokers HQ, with Jo adorning the office with flowers. James may not look impressed but we all know that he loves a good orchid or two!

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The Prestige Pawnbrokers team is steeped in expertise, and no one knows the value of a keen eye better than James. Of course, putting a value on rare items often requires more than just a first glance… Just another example of how Posh Pawn can get you laughing and learning at the same time.

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Want more of James and his bald-faced banter? Be sure to catch the latest series of Posh Pawn, set to hit Channel 4 in 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

Posh Pawn Team Thanks Fans!

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The third series of Posh Pawn is well and truly underway, and James Constantinou and the rest of the team would like to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who has watched the show over the past few months. So far this season included some seriously lavish assets and great locations, from the sunny shores of Spain and the beaches of Brighton to the boroughs of London and beyond.

 

As one of the UK’s most high profile businessmen, as well as one of the richest pawnbrokers on the planet, James has turned the concept of pawn broking on its head. During the early months of the 2009 recession he identified a gap in the market for loans catering to cash-poor yet asset-rich individuals. Today, Prestige Pawnbrokers is considered one of the UK’s most coveted secured loan providers. We may have already aired some fantastic season three episodes but we can confirm that the excitement isn’t over just yet! There’s still plenty more Posh Pawn to be had, with the show resuming in November.

 

James says, “While Prestige Pawnbrokers is first and foremost a business, Posh Pawn relies entirely on fans to retain its crown as one of Channel 4’s most popular shows. We’re now three seasons in and while the content is undeniably captivating, it’s British viewers that keep the show on its feet. We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who’s tuned in during season three and after a quick break, we’re looking forward to sharing more of our most lucrative pawn deals when the season kicks off again in November. Watch this space!”

 

So far this season has seen the Prestige Pawnbrokers team take on some seriously well-heeled clients. James jetted into Lanzarote to value a million Euro wine collection, an unredeemed Aston Martin hit the auction blocks, a retired couple parted ways with their beloved back garden railway, a double decker bus came to a sticky end. Not to mention a glut of designer handbags, luxury watches, rare coins, exclusive collectables, fine works of art, treasured antiques and more.

 

If you’re a Posh Pawn fan don’t worry – the show will return this November! While the exact date and content are yet to be confirmed, you can be sure there’ll be lots of sparkle, designer labels, fast cars and plenty of action. See you then!

Prestige Pawnbrokers e-Boutique Dazzles with Luxury Gems

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The Prestige Pawnbrokers e-boutique has its hands full with a kaleidoscope of dazzling jewellery for every budget this month – and a perfect santa’s grotto for those looking for a present with a difference. With sapphires, rubies, diamonds, smoky quartz, turquoise, topaz and more, our e-boutique is a treasure trove of exquisite items just waiting to be snapped up by savvy buyers.

 

As the UK’s most coveted pawn broking business, Prestige Pawnbrokers is the go to group for the well-heeled that are high on assets and short on cash. The result is a fabulous jewellery collection brimming with luxury items. We’ve got a lavish collection of earrings, bracelets, rings, brooches and necklaces from top global designers and jewellery houses.

 

All items showcased on the Prestige Pawnbrokers e-boutique have been professionally authenticated by our team of in house experts. This gives buyers the total peace of mind that they’re purchasing genuine gems with the Prestige Pawnbrokers seal of approval. Qualifications include Gemmology degrees from the Association of Great Britain, accreditation from the National Association of Goldsmiths and even experience working with the Queen’s jeweller, Mappin & Webb.

 

James Constantinou, owner of Prestige Pawnbrokers says, “We’re incredibly lucky to have an amazing team of gemmologists on hand to value the stunning items that come through our doors on a daily basis. Luxury jewellery is one of our biggest profit turners which is why we put so much time and effort into creating beautiful product listings.”

 

For ladies in search of stunning accessories that will have heads turning, Prestige Pawnbrokers is a mecca. Pieces such as the 18ct White Gold Tanzanite & Diamond Cluster Ring are the epitome of luxury, boasting a 12.77 carat faceted tanzanite surrounded by 16 3.1mm round brilliant cut diamonds.

 

While luxury is the name of the game, Prestige Pawnbrokers also tailors to customers with expensive taste yet limited budgets. With its regal trio of gems set in a delicate band, the 9 Carat Yellow Gold Garnet Ring is a steal.

 

Gents are equally as spoiled with a handsome range of rings and necklaces. Pieces are sourced from the world’s finest brands, including Bvlgari, Cartier, Gucci, Hermes and more.

 

Every item of jewellery has been beautifully photographed and is accompanied by detailed product descriptions. For an even greater range visit the Prestige Pawnbrokers locations in Hatton Garden, Richmond and Weybridge.

 

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for Christmas, you’ll love our stunning selection. And if you need a hand deciding on the perfect pressie, one of our team will be happy to help!

How Helen, Joy, Nigel and Monica Got Started in the Pawnbroking Business

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At Prestige Pawnbrokers, diversity is the name of the game. And we’re not just talking about our love for everything from luxury cars and fully functional helicopters to designer handbags and antique watches. We’re also referring to our incredible team of ladies and gents with serious expertise in the art of pawnbroking. Want to know more? Check out our quick guide to how some of our finest employees got started with Prestige.

 

Helen

 

From a young age Helen has always been surrounded by art and antiques – you could say it runs in the family. In the school holidays she worked as a porter at a local auction house in Dorset, quickly focusing her attention on luxury jewellery, gemstones and diamonds. She soon went on to study Gemmology with the  Association of Great Britain, which landed her a role in the jewellery department at Bonhams in London. Naturally, a career in pawnbroking followed. During her time in London and New York she’s issued millions of pounds worth of loans against luxury goods, including some of the finest diamonds on the planet!

 

Joy

 

Joy is our management guru extraordinaire, and keeps us all in line with her self-motivated, results-oriented and highly competitive approach. She has over 10 years of experience driving teams and personally oversees our e-boutique, where customers can browse a huge inventory of luxury preowned goods.

 

Nigel

 

Name a professional jewellery qualification, and it’s highly likely Nigel can produce it. He has earned himself a National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG) diploma, is a registered valuer, a first-year FGA student and former manager of a high-end London jewellery showroom. After several years in the retail business, he started to seek new challenges and was quickly attracted by the exciting and innovative style of pawnbroking. He gets his thrills from researching unusual items, securing loan packages and meeting client requirements.

 

Monica

 

Hailing from Poland, Monica started her love affair with jewellery at one of Gdansk’s most exclusive boutiques. After graduating with a geography degree she moved to England – and quickly realised that her passion for jewellery far exceeded her interest in landscapes. While she started off small, Monica soon moved on to high-end pawnbroking, which kickstarted an infatuation with haute horology. She joined Prestige in 2013, and loves the opportunity it has given her to broaden her jewellery and watch expertise, as well as handle other unusual objects such as boats, planes and cars.

How Lawrence and Alicja Got Started in the Pawnbroking Business

 

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London’s littered with hundreds of pawnbroking shops, but not all are created equal. Two of the city’s leading pawnbrokers operate in the heart of the prestigious borough of Richmond, and in Weybridge in Surrey. Both Prestige Pawnbrokers branches showcase a cornucopia of premium pre-owned luxury items, complete with a wealth of expertise from some of the best pawnbrokers in the business. Here’s how two of our most prized team members got started in the industry….

 

Alicja Luambano

 

As one of our loveliest ladies, Alicja has been building up her expertise in high-end jewellery for over six years. She first became infatuated with dazzling jewels back when she was 19, and went on to train at the National Association of Goldsmiths. This makes her one of our most valuable jewellery experts. We’d even go so far as to say that she’s priceless! While she adores all things that glimmer, Alicja also loves designer goods, cars and watches. What can we say? She’s a lady of fine taste! As well as pursuing a profession in pawnbroking, this switched-on gal is also a third-year BSc Social Science student.

 

Lawrence Pickett

 

While some people are born to pawn, others find themselves falling into the profession. Lawrence definitely falls into the latter category. After spending his early years in Nigeria, Lawrence finished school in the UK and found himself on the hunt for a stimulating and rewarding career that indulged his passion for jewellery – cue an interview with James! Lawrence was immediately won over by the big boss’s infectious enthusiasm for pawn, and quickly learned that it’s a lucrative and exciting business to be in. He now boasts over 30 years of experience in the jewellery trade, including stints with the Queen’s jeweller, Mappin & Webb. The people aspect of pawnbroking is one of the highlights for Lawrence – we can certainly testify that he loves a good chat! He’s also got an insatiable thirst for knowledge, which makes the research component a big drawcard for this self-confessed history buff. Of course, not all of us live and breathe our occupations, and in his spare time Lawrence loves to explore his new interests in modern and urban art, as well as memorabilia from bygone times.

 

Want to know more about how our fabulous team members got started in pawn? Check back for more later in the week!

 

Inside Posh Pawn Episode 5

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We’re already four episodes into season three, and time is positively flying by! As usual, we’ve seen a plethora of high-end pre-loved items roll through our doors, from ultra-expensive watches and butter-soft designer leather handbags, to lightning-fast sets of wheels and rare works of art. If you simply can’t get enough of Posh Pawn, hold onto your hats because episode 5 is packed full of some seriously fancy deals. Read on for a sneak peek at what to expect!

 

James heads to Lanzarote to value a million euro wine collection

 

Forget house reds and whites: when James sets his sights on the Spanish island of Lanzarote, expensive taste is the name of the game. Here he meets with a well-heeled wine collector interested in flogging a collection that could be worth a colossal one million euros. Talk about an expensive drop! As well as appealing to wine buffs, James’ journey to beautiful Lanzarote showcases some lovely Spanish scenery.

 

Bentleys and booze

 

When you’re 23 and own a £250,000 Bentley, you know you’ve made it in life. Unless, of course, you need the cash to fund your dream of opening a gourmet gastropub. In this episode, viewers find out whether or not this aspiring entrepreneur can take out a loan on the car of his dreams and fund his lifelong ambition of opening a hospitality establishment.

 

Land ahoy

 

After years of living on a houseboat, a British couple decide to say farewell to their sea legs and move to dry land. Can Prestige Pawnbrokers offer them a loan on their unique houseboat and make their dry land dreams come true? And, if they can secure the cash, will it be enough to buy them a bricks and mortar home? You’ll have to watch to find out.

 

Giant gemstones

 

The Prestige Pawnbrokers team love a good gemstone, especially when it’s supersized. Of course, valuing can be a risky business, and James isn’t quite sure whether or not to take a risky deal on this enormous rock. Luckily the Prestige team is brimming with gemstone aficionados on hand to help James uncover just how much the giant gemstone is really worth.

 

Keen to watch all the action unfold? Tune into Posh Pawn and find out exactly what deals go down in episode 5. And if you find yourself hooked don’t worry, there’s plenty more Posh Pawn to be had!

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