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Prestige Pawnbrokers

Pawnbroking, Painting and Powerful Profits.

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Thought pawnbroking was limited to second-hand electronics, shabby antiques and lacklustre heirlooms? Think again! At Prestige Pawnbrokers we’ve reimagined the art of pawnbroking as a high-end profession that provides a superlative service to well-heeled individuals who are momentarily strapped for cash. This means that on a daily basis, we are inundated with luxury items. Designer handbags? Check! Luxury automobiles? Check! Dazzling diamonds check! Masterpieces from some of the world’s most illustrious artists? Check, check and check!

 

Our approach to fine art

 

As well as being an aesthetic accessory, art is a timeless investment that’s exceptionally good at retaining its value. This makes it a popular choice with prosperous individuals in search of assets that don’t depreciate. In fact, art generally gets more valuable with age! This means that when affluent investors find themselves strapped for cash, pawning art is a great way to replenish funds. And for thrifty art buffs in search of deals, purchasing via high-end pawnbrokers is a great way to augment collections.

 

Fine art at Prestige Pawnbrokers HQ

 

Our team boasts experience in a myriad of different sectors, with fine art one of our main shared interests. So when this Andy Warhol original arrived on our doorsteps we couldn’t contain our excitement! Featuring the iconic Campbell’s ‘Vegetable Beef Soup’ label image, the framed artwork is sure to generate excitement from any fan of contemporary art. With a price tag of £1,850, this is a fantastic opportunity for art aficionados to snap up a signed Andy Warhol original for a serious deal. As well as being scrutinized by our in-house team of art experts, the work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. This means the buyer can rest assured that they’re receiving a genuine signed original from the most iconic pop art master on the planet. Showcase it in your own home, or wrap it up for the perfect gift for the person who has everything.

 

 

As well as this signed Andy Warhol, the Prestige Pawnbrokers online store is brimming with other fine artworks from a myriad of international talent. Check out the site and start browsing today. Our art archives are currently graced with works from a legion of talent, with Barry Castle’s 1987 ‘A Voice and Little Else,’ Richard Maury’s ‘Bowl of Fruit,’ Jamphel Yeshi’s ‘Burning Man Tibetan Protestor’ and Frances Broomfield’s ‘King George VI at Wimbledon’ some of the standout showstoppers.

 

Introducing the Manchester Prestige Pawnbrokers Team

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After firmly cementing itself as London’s go-to high end pawn shop, Prestige Pawnbrokers has set its sights on Manchester.  The team is gearing up to welcome well-heeled Brits with luxury items to pawn. Fronting the store is a cherry picked team of pawn stars, as selected by James Constantinou himself. Here’s a glimpse at who you’ll encounter if you drop by to say hi.

 

Catherine Lloyd

 

As 2013’s North West Professional Business Woman of the Year, Catherine knows a thing or two about cutting a good deal. She’s got years of experience working the prestigious high end luxury market, with a weakness for diamond jewellery and the detective work that goes hand in hand with delving into the history of items. She’s passionate about exceptional customer service, and as a mum of five and gran daughter to one, she’s one busy lady! In her spare time you’ll find her dancing up a storm, blasting her favourite tunes, hitting up the cinema and of course, treating herself to good food and wine.

Ben Martin

 

Originally from Bolton, Ben’s been in the pawn business for over five years. He’s got a hunger for high end horology, particularly when it comes to prestigious brands. His love for four legged felines has earned him the label of ‘crazy cat man,’ although he predicts that after a month or two of handling designed handbags this could change to the ‘crazy bag man.’ When he’s not valuing haute watches, handbags and diamonds, he loves to indulge his other favourite past time – eating!

Howard Pace

 

From a 21-year-old jewellery apprentice to the newest member of the Prestige Pawnbrokers team, Howard lives and breathes high end pawn. He’s a lifelong lover of precious gemstones, jewellery and watches, with a wealth of experience selling loose diamonds and gems of all shapes and sizes. He backs his passion with FGA & DGA gemstone qualification titles from Birmingham’s School of Jewellery, and is looking forward to expanding his knowledge with the Prestige Pawnbrokers team. A politics enthusiast, current affairs aficionado and self-confessed social butterfly, Howard’s idea of a perfect day out is a walk in the countryside followed by a drink with friends, a hearty meal and great conversation.

 

Want to know more about the latest branch? Stay tuned for more introductions to the Manchester Prestige Pawnbrokers team!

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!

Exclusive Preview of Episode 2

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Last week we had our first insight into the world of high end pawnbroking this year, and episode two is about to get even more exciting. Channel 4’s documentary Posh Pawn follows pawnbroker James Constantinou and his team of valuation experts at Prestige. It gives a hidden glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous and takes viewers all around the world in the name of pawn.

 

Are you hooked on the new series already? We’ve got an exclusive preview of what’s in store for episode two, so read on to find out before anyone else.

 

James jets off to Ibiza

This episode sees Prestige Founder James jet off to Ibiza for a mini-holiday – with some work involved, of course. He’s been asked to check out a luxury speedboat which is worth a whopping £100,000 – but you’ll have to tune in to find out if a loan is agreed.

 

Diamonds are forever?

While James is taking time out on the famous party island, he also has the chance to appraise a diamond ring. There seems to be something extra special about this rock, as he gets rather hot under the collar!

 

Lawrence’s boxing memorabilia

Lawrence is the company’s memorabilia expert, and this week he has the task of valuing some impressive boxing collectables. Is episode two the one where Lawrence is finally set a heavyweight challenge he can’t claim victory over?

 

Claudia’s purse

Claudia, James’ stunning fiancée, has sadly been left behind on the trip to Ibiza. But nevertheless she has her own adventure when she’s confronted with her own purse from yesteryear. As a luxury handbag expert, she knows her stuff but even an experienced pawnbroker such as Claudia has to do some research on this one. It’s time for the designer handbag pro to brush up on some history.

 

This is just a little sneak preview into some of the stunning items that make their way through the doors of Posh Pawn in episode two. Even though this season has only just begun, we can tell it’s going to be one of the best yet. From luxury cars and yachts to some of the world’s most dazzling diamonds and gems, Posh Pawn is addictive for anyone with a taste of the finer things in life.

 

Tune in this Wednesday to catch all the action and find out how much the designer purse and mysterious diamond ring is worth.

 

Rolex Range Puts Prestige Pawnbrokers at Forefront of Haute Horology

 

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Flaunted on the wrists of the rich, famous and well-heeled, Rolex timepieces are the epitome of haute horology. As the UK’s leading high end pawnbroker, you can bet that we’ve seen our fair share of these masterpieces over the past few years.

 

So what sets Rolex apart from the crowd?

 

When manufacturing these masterpieces, Rolex artisans use expensive and difficult to machine 904L steel that facilitates an ultra-luxurious aesthetic. Thanks to the existence of its own in-house science lab, the company is able to develop cutting edge innovations that keep it at the vanguard of high end horology. With all movements hand-assembled and individually tested, every timepiece that leaves the Rolex lab is flawless. All gold featured in the Rolex collection is crafted in the in-house foundry where 24 carat metal is turned into the brand’s hallmark 18k yellow, white, or Everose gold.

 

When it comes to technology Rolex is an unrivalled leader, with the brand leveraging next generation advancements to keep its timepieces utterly up to the minute. Several of its facilities are equipped with robotic help, including the master supply room. Here towering columns of parts are attended to by custom robots that assist watchmakers in retrieving parts.

 

Now we’ve got you drooling over the Rolex manufacturing process, let’s take a look at one of the latest additions to the inventory…

 

Shining the spotlight on the Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT Master II

 

At Prestige Pawnbrokers we live and breathe high-end horology. After all, London is home to some of the most luxurious watches in the country! So when this stunner waltzed through our doors we couldn’t resist showing it off.

 

Inspired by the elegance and precision of the aviation industry, the ‘tougher than steel’ GMT Master II features a Cerachrom bezel, two-time-zone design and an arrow tipped 24-hour hand. Plus it’s resistant to scratches which makes it ideal for those living on the edge. The price tag of £4,495.00 reflects its exclusivity as a timepiece that’s utterly exceptional. This baby has been fully checked, cleaned, polished and certified by one of our in-house timepiece experts which means buyers enjoy the total peace of mind  that they’re investing in a quality accessory with the Prestige Pawnbrokers stamp of approval.

 

Want to get your hands on a luxury time piece for a fraction of the high street cost? Check out our full collection of high-end watches today!

 

Four Reasons Fine Wine is a Fantastic Investment Idea

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Thought splashing out on a well-aged bottle of wine was a luxury reserved for special occasions? Think again! Sure, uncorking a vintage gem is a wonderful way to celebrate- however the savvy businesspeople of the world also know that fine wine can be a fantastic investment idea. Why? Read on for our list of four reasons why fine wine is always a worthwhile venture.

 

Luxury palates of the Far East

 

While Europe may still be feeling the aftermath of the credit crunch, the upper class Middle East demographic has a healthy appetite for the fine things in life. Unsurprisingly, this includes fine wine!

 

Cheers to China

 

Another market that’s guaranteed to be enamoured by fine wine collections is China. Despite changing economic conditions, the nation’s well-heeled consumers retain their appetite for luxury goods. Avery Booker, partner at China Luxury Advisors explains, “The stock market fluctuations are unlikely to have a significant impact on luxury consumption. Chinese consumers generally see the Chinese stock market as a casino, and don’t adjust their purchases of consumer goods based on its ups and downs.” Wealth-X’s Mr Friedman agrees, stating, “For the ultra-affluent Chinese consumer, these market gyrations combined with the geo-political uncertainties have accelerated the push to extricate their currency from the Chinese economy. This will mostly manifest itself in luxury residential real estate but that impulse will spill over into other luxury purchases as well.”

 

UK ups its security ante

 

In 2011 The Telegraph reported that “Fine wine investment fraud is the latest in a long list of scams and frauds costing UK consumers over £38bn a year, according to the National Fraud Authority.” A lot has changed in the past four years. Today there are stringent measures in place to prevent fraud which means fine wine investors enjoy augmented peace of mind that their assets are genuine.

 

An investment that gets better with age

 

When it comes to wine, the older the better. Unlike other assets that deteriorate in value with age, you can rest assured that mature wine simply gets more valuable with time.

 

Have you got a collection of fine wine just waiting to be appraised? Why not get in touch with one of our expert vino valuers for a quote on how much cash your inventory could secure? From single bottles to expansive collections, we’ll toast to everything from Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Leoville Las Cases, Petrus from Pomerol, Margaux, Talbot, Haut Brion, Palmer, Ch. d’Yquem, Penfolds Grange, Screaming Eagle and many more. If you’re thinking of taking out a personal loan on a fine wine collection, get in touch with Prestige Pawnbrokers today.

The Perks of Personal Loans

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For well-heeled Brits in search of extra cash, the market has never been better. No longer are personal loans plagued with a ‘rip off’ reputation that always swings in the favour of the lender. In fact, today’s state is the total opposite. So what benefits can you reap from taking out a personal loan? Read on as we explore just how advantageous they can be…

 

Fierce competition swings personal loans in borrowers favour

 

Across the UK, increasing competition is driving unprecedented growth within the personal loan market. According to the latest statistics, the demand for consumer loans has skyrocketed by 54% in the past 12 months, with even more growth on the horizon. Now, borrowers can secure personal loans with interest calculated at as little 4.5%.

 

More borrower benefits

 

With competition in abundance, lenders are starting to get creative with their plans. This includes rewarding loyal current account customers with preferential rates and offering flexible repayment plans. As a borrower, this gives you the power to choose a loan that offers you serious perks.

 

Pounds for possessions

 

When it comes to secure loans borrowers enjoy more benefits than ever. As cash is backed against tangible assets such as a cars, jewellery, art or antiques, securing cash loans from pawnbrokers is fast and easy. The opportunity to prove collateral and use assets as ATMs is a fantastic way for holdings rich individuals to get their hands on quick cash. High end pawn broking companies such as Prestige Pawnbrokers are great options for individuals wanting to secure loans on a myriad of luxury assets. From designer handbag collections, diamond jewellery, high end watches, works of art, antique furniture, rare stamps and more, we can help you turn your chattels into cold hard cash.

 

Minimal documentation

 

In comparison to home and car loans, personal loans require very little in the way of documentation. This means the process is fast and stress free.

 

Quick cash at your disposal

 

So what can you use your newly acquired cash for? The latest research from Hitachi Capital revealed that of Brits taking out £6,500 loans over a 45-month period, one in four consolidate their debts while almost 25% channel it into home improvement or a car loan. While these are the most popular uses you can use your cash as you please.

 

So is a personal loan the solution for you? If you want to find out more get in touch with one of our dedicated customer service members today.

 

 

 

 

All That Glitters is Gold

 

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As Led Zeppelin famously crooned, “all that glitters is gold.” At Prestige Pawnbrokers we can’t get enough of this gorgeous, gleaming metal that never loses its enduring appeal.

When it comes to gold jewellery pieces are often steeped in sentimentality. This means that owners are usually reluctant to part with their prized accessories. Lucky for all you gold aficionados out there, we’ve got the perfect solution. With our cash loans against gold, you can get your hands on instant funds, without having to say farewell to your assets.

 

An in-house team of gold gurus

At Prestige Pawnbrokers we back our service with a team of certified in-house experts. Together, they boast expertise in a myriad of precious metals, including gold. When you bring in an item we’ll have them meticulously scrutinise it in order to come up with an accurate value. This is then used to offer you a cash loan. As trusted and long-established high street pawnbrokers our offers can be up to three times higher than those of our competitors.

 

If it’s gold, we’re interested

So what forms of gold are we interested in? Put simply, if it glitters, we’re in! Jewellery is our main area of expertise, with gold chains, necklaces, bangles, earrings, bracelets, rings, lockets, pendants, charms, cufflinks and brooches all gracing our inventory on a regular basis. Haute horology is another specialty, with our team pawing luxury watches day in, day out. We’re also interested in golden collectibles, be it coins, ingots or sovereigns.

 

Gold, gold, glorious gold

Want to turn your gold assets into cold hard cash? Get in touch with our team today to discuss rates.

Of course, our love for gold knows no boundaries. Whether you live right here in London or in the UK’s home counties, or indeed in any other location, we can help you turn your gold into cash. As well as visiting us in person, you can also post in your gold. We can then pay you by cheque or bank transfer.

 

A golden Valentine’s

As well as offering cash loan against gold items, we also retail a stunning range of items right here on the Prestige Pawnbrokers e-store. If you’re in search of a Valentines gift that’s guaranteed to dazzle, this is your answer. From designer jewellery to rare collectibles, we’ve got a plethora of gilded gift ideas at prices that your budget will love.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Hawk Your Haute Horology

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When it comes to luxury timepieces well-heeled individuals are willing to splash out some serious cash. That said, when funds are low and assets are high, owners often find themselves selling their designer watches in order to boost bank account funds.

 

Secure the best price for your luxury timepieces

 

As trusted high street pawn broking professionals, Prestige Pawnbrokers is able to offer you the best possible cash prices on haute horology. We base our offers on the highest market value which means that you’ll never have to settle for less than what your watch is worth. Often, this amounts to three times more than what our competitors are able to offer. With prices for luxury watches now at a record high, now is the perfect time to cash in your assets.

 

We’ve got an in-house team of timepiece experts with a wealth of experience in valuing luxury items. The highly experienced team of buyers are experts in the appraisal of all manner of luxury watches, from modern high fashion brands to antique wristwatches. Tag Heuer, A. Lange & Sohne, Cartier, Chanel, Rolex, Longines, Seiko, Zenith and more, we’re steeped in expertise.

 

Want to turn your luxury timepieces into instant cash? Get in touch with our friendly pawn star team today to kick-start the appraisal process.

 

In addition to offering sellers cash for luxury watches, we also retail a stunning range of timepieces via the online Prestige Pawnbrokers e-store. Here, you’ll find a collection of our most resplendent pieces, all accompanied by our in-house seal of authenticity. Here are some of our current faves:

 

CHANEL J12 Diamond Dial Chronograph

Luxurious yet practical, this Chanel stunner features self-winding mechanical chronograph movement for superlative accuracy and precision. The white ceramic bracelet is always on-trend while the price tag of £3,500 is sure to please.

 

Chopard Your Hour Ladies Quartz

This exclusive timepiece is the pinnacle of luxury, with its assembly of dazzling round cut diamonds set in a lush 18ct white gold bezel. When offset by the butter soft brown leather strap the effect is worth every penny of the £7,995 price tag.

 

Longines 18ct Gold Quartz Diamond Watch

Ladies will love this Longines knockout crafted with 18ct Gold, sparkling diamonds and a quartz face. Yours for a cool £1,125.

 

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Co-Axial Chronometer 600m

Want to wrap up the perfect gift for the special gent in your life? This Omega timepiece features scratch resistant sapphire glass and a myriad of features.

 

Explore the full range here: http://shop.prestigepawnbrokers.co.uk/product-category/watches/

 

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