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Pawning an Expensive Watch or Rolex – What you should know

Not all watches are treated the same when it comes to taking care of them and maintaining them. Certified gemologist Anthony LoRe has been with Provident Loan Society, appraising jewelry, for more than 15 years. Over the years, he’s seen a number of antique and expensive watches come under the […]

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I Like Watches Because They Are Functional Pieces of Jewelry

What is your favorite piece of jewelry and why? I’m a watch person. A lot of people do not consider watches as jewelry, although I would beg to differ, especially if you have a gold or platinum watch. I like them because they are functional pieces of jewelry. How have […]

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How to Take Care of your Expensive Luxury Watch

  Certified gemologist Anthony LoRe has been appraising jewelry at Provident Loan Society for more than 15 years. Over the years, a countless number of antique and fine expensive watches have gone under his Loupe – or magnifying glass – for closer scrutiny. When he looks under the Loupe, he […]

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Smelly Watch Bands

  Before I joined the Provident Loan Society, I owned my own jewelry store. A regular client of ours comes into the store one morning, requesting a new leather band for his watch. As I guide him over to our selection of bands, he proceeds to tell me a story.

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