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Red Carpet Watch: Did Les Gold Correctly Forecast the Hottest Oscars Jewelry?

By | Entertainment, from Les Gold, Uncategorized | No Comments

Last week, Les Gold appeared in local media with some remarkable pieces from the American Jewelry and Loan vault to preview some of the looks that he predicted we’d see on the Oscars Red Carpet.

Click HERE to see the clip and photos of some the pieces that Les shared. Then, compare his predictions with a look at the night’s hottest looks with photos from People.com:

 

Speaker Spotlight: Tonya Acha Entrepreneurship Oakland Master Class

By | Business, In the News | No Comments

Together with the Pontiac Regional Chamber, American Jewelry and Loan is honored to host Entrepreneurship Oakland Master Class. Tonya Acha joins our distinguished panel. She is a reTonya Web Res-2ferral marketing expert with Asentiv, formerly Referral Institute, helping 100’s of people generates millions of dollars every year for her clients through a variety of marketing strategies.

Tonya’s passion for networking, coaching and presenting has been instrumental in helping nearly 1000 business people to form thriving relationships and businesses every year. She has over 30 years’ experience in business, working with multi-million dollar companies and CEO’s to develop successful teams and productive marketing plans to increase sales and strengthen relationships with current clients and deepen loyalty for their brand for a total marketing experience.

As an entrepreneur herself, she understands the importance of shaping relationships to leverage successful strategies for increased performance.

She savors spending time with her family, Dave, Jonathan, Andrea, and her grandson Grayson. She loves to travel, entertain, and sampling fine wine. What is important to Tonya is creating the life that allows her and others to be fortunate enough to enjoy every day to the highest degree.

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Variety Magazine: Academy Rules Can’t Stop Pawn Shop Oscar Sales

By | Business, In the News | No Comments

Check out this article featuring our friends at Beverly Loan Company:

[From Variety magazine] On the third floor of a nondescript Beverly Hills office building, past an armed security guard and beyond a glass case full of diamond jewelry, is a gleaming Academy Award. But this trophy wasn’t awarded to any of the staff, or to anyone related to them. This Oscar was pawned.

Beverly Loan Co., “the pawnshop for the stars,” has been drawing the Hollywood set since 1938. The upscale, family-owned and -operated pawnshop specializes in high-end jewelry, watches, fine art, and entertainment memorabilia such as the occasional Oscar.

Jordan Tabach-Bank is the shop’s third-generation pawnbroker. He has thick dark hair, a bright smile, and eyes that gleam with well-kept secrets. One such secret is a coveted Oscar that he says is “particularly unbelievable,” and although he can’t reveal the famous honoree, he spills that it belonged to a late director-producer whose family has kept it as an heirloom.

“They have been fortunate enough to be able to use it when they find themselves in a crunch,” Tabach-Bank says. “It’s difficult to get a bank loan in today’s climate, it really is, and one nice thing is, if you come in with that Academy Award, we can give you easily $50,000. For this particular award, $100,000 was a no-brainer.”

Pawnshops, of course, allow customers to use their valuables as collateral in exchange for a loan. Tabach-Bank says he offers on-the-spot loans in cash or wire, with no credit checks, no loan committee, and a boilerplate agreement. This is standard practice for pawnbrokers. When the customer pays back the loan, with interest, he returns the merchandise. If a client doesn’t pay back the loan, however, the pawnbroker will hold on to the merchandise and can resell it. Tabach-Bank says his clients often pawn the same piece several times, and the majority redeem their goods.

 

 

Read the full article at Variety magazine.

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ABC Detroit: Oscars-Ready Red Carpet Jewelry

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Les stopped by WXYZ Detroit’s Broadcast House to talk with Alicia Smith about the 2017 Academy Awards and some of the jewelry trends that viewers can look for on the Red Carpet. Check out these pieces from the American Jewelry and Loan vault:

 

 

 

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US Tour: The Naked Magicians to Stop by American Jewelry and Loan

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The national tour of The Naked Magicians (www.nakedmagicians.com) hits the road in North America!  Starring two of Australia’s most famous magicians, the clever Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, The Naked Magicians combine magic and muscles with riotous laughs that take magic to a whole new level.

The show comes through Detroit at the Fillmore Theatre on February 16 and continues around the country through the end of April.  We were thrilled to learn that Christopher and Mike are fans of the show Hardcore Pawn, and are happy to announce that they’re planning to stop by our iconic Detroit store on Tuesday, February 14 at 11:00 am to share some insanely funny magic tricks for our crew and customers.

Learn more about their North American tour: www.nakedmagicians.com

Grab tickets to their Detroit show: http://concerts1.livenation.com/event/08005228DD7F18EB

Follow The Naked Magicians online:

Facebook @sleevesuppantsdown

Twitter @NakedMagicians

Instagram @thenakedmagicians.

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Fox 2: It’s the Season to Splurge!

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Whether it’s a meaningful Valentine’s Day gift, a Red Carpet look you’d like to emulate, or bridal jewelry, American Jewelry and Loan is the best place to SAVE WHILE YOU SPLURGE!

Les Gold recently visited the Fox News studios in Detroit to share some GIA Certified diamond engagement rings, luxury handbags, and other incredible pieces from our collection. Check it out:

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Les and Seth Gold to Deliver Keynote at Pawn Convention

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Les and Seth Gold will deliver the Keynote Address at the 2017 Midwest Pawnbrokers Convention in Franklin, Tennessee. “So much has happened since Les and Seth delivered the keynote address at the 2016 convention, we’ve asked them to come back and take a look back at one of pawnbroking’s most memorable years. Join them as they share the one thing that they say is the secret to their family’s success.”

 

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Winning Futures: Les Gold to serve as celebrity auctioneer

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Please Join Les Gold at our 9th Annual Corks & Forks Fundraiser February 25th at The Townsend Hotel. Guests will sample wines by Woodberry Wine, enjoy an elegant dinner, and live entertainment.

VIP tickets are sold out! General tickets are $175 and available at http://winningfutures.ontrapages.com/corks-and-forks

Must be 21 or older to attend

Semi-formal attire (suits, knee-length or floor-length dresses)

To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets visit http://winningfutures.ontrapages.com/corks-and-forks

To learn more about Winning Futures visit www.winningfutures.org

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Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau: How to Spend a Day in Wayne County

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from the Visit Detroit blog:

What’s the attraction(s)?
You’ll find metro Detroit’s most popular tourism attraction, The Henry Ford, located in Wayne County—Dearborn, to be exact. The Henry Ford consists of the expansive Henry Ford Museum, The Henry Ford Giant Screen Experience, the outdoor Greenfield Village (open seasonally April through December) and the Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Visitors come from all over the world to tour the museum and village, which bring 300 years of American history and innovation to life. A tour of the Ford Rouge Factory, where the Ford F-150 pickup truck is produced, offers a glimpse of American auto manufacturing in action. These attractions on their own can easily fill your whole day. But wait, there’s more…

The Arab American National Museum marked its 10th anniversary in 2016. A new 4,700 square foot addition was a great way to celebrate. This is the only museum in the United States that tells the story and celebrates the contributions of Arab Americans.

Eat It Up
Speaking of Arab American contributions, you’ll find some of the most authentic and delicious Middle Eastern cuisine around in restaurants and bakeries along Dearborn’s Warren Avenue. Detroit’s landmark Dakota Inn Rathskeller has been serving up German fare with a side of entertainment for more than 80 years. And Giovanni’s Ristorante, a Detroit staple for Italian food since 1968, is worth the trip for house made pasta and fresh seafood in an intimate atmosphere.

Shop Around
Fun and unique places to shop in Wayne County include The Glass Academy, a working artist studio that sells both functional glassware and glass sculptures. Reality TV fans may want to visit American Jewelry and Loan, the setting of “Hardcore Pawn.” Michigan’s only IKEA store is located in Canton. And Fairlane Town Center in Dearborn is a large shopping mall full of national retailers.

Read the full article at the Visit Detroit blog!

 

 

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Celebrate Red Carpet Season

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American Jewelry and Loan has one of the most extensive collections of fine jewelry in Metro Detroit — all at a FRACTION of the retail price. We’re the region’s source for GIA Certified diamonds, custom jewelry, estate pieces, luxury watches, and more.

Get the looks that you LOVE from this season’s Red Carpet at prices you will ADORE. Ask about our lifetime warranty on fine jewelry and easy payment terms including financing.