AJ&L COVID-19 Official Statement

By | Community Engagement, from Les Gold, from Seth Gold

With the current outbreak of COVID-19 both internationally and locally, we at American Jewelry & Loan wanted to take a moment to assure our team and valued customers that we are taking proactive steps to ensure the safety and well-being of every person that enters our facilities.

Not only are we following the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Governor Whitmer, but we have taken added precautions and safety measures.  Our team is routinely disinfecting all areas of the stores before, after and during work hours. Additionally, latex gloves have been made available to our team to help prevent the spread of germs and bacteria.

There are thousands of Detroiters that rely on us each day, so we do not plan on changing our hours unless mandated by the state of Michigan.  Remember that you can always pay your loan or layaway payments online at www.PawnDetroit.com or at our in-store kiosk.

Should you have any questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to give us a call or email us at [email protected].

Thank you for your continued trust and patronage.

-American Jewelry & Loan

Les Gold Emcees Corks & Forks Auction

By | Community Engagement, Detroit Love, Uncategorized

On Saturday, February 29, 2020, Les Gold was honored to host Winning Future’s high end auction at their annual Corks & Forks fundraiser. This was the fourth year that Les volunteered his time and talents for this event.

The mission of Winning Futures is to be an exemplary business-education partnership that inspires and prepares teens to be successful in a career through workforce preparation, life skills development, strategic planning, mentoring, and scholarship programs.

Les Gold and American Jewelry & Loan are proud to support this great cause.  If you’d like to learn more about Winning Futures, please visit their website at www.WinningFutures.org

Tax Returns? Think About Buying Gold

By | Business

We get questions every tax season about this.  Your tax returns are in, but you’re unsure what to do with that money.  Do you spend it or stick it in a coffee can for a rainy day?  Our advice has always been to invest in or purchase physical gold.

There are a number of reasons that gold is a great investment:

  • The price of gold is up more than 300% over the last 15 years.
  • Gold is a great hedge against inflation.
  • Physical gold is easy to buy and simple to sell.
  • Though gold as jewelry has always been fashionable, the trend has been spiking for a number of years.

We’re happy to help educate all customers on the benefits of owning gold and how it can be part of their overall financial health.

Stop in a find out for yourself why American Jewelry & Loan is Detroit’s most trusted shop for gold.

Can’t Come In? Visit Our Online Stores!

By | Uncategorized

At American Jewelry & Loan, we strive to provide each customer with the best possible customer service – and that includes your online shopping!

We have a lot of fans and shoppers from around the globe that connect with us on a daily basis through our online shops on eBay and Etsy.  Jewelry, luxury handbags and hundred of unique items at discounted prices….and we’re always adding new stuff!

Shop with us on eBay here: http://www.ebaystores.com/americanjewelryandloan

Shop with on on Etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/people/PawnDetroit

Don’t see what you’re looking for?  You can always shoot us a note through email at [email protected]  We’d love to hear from you!

Happy shopping!

Holiday Shopping at American Jewelry & Loan

By | Detroit Love, from Les Gold, In the News

Recently, Les has been making the rounds on local news stations to talk about holiday shopping and what’s popular this year.  FOX 2, WDIV and TV20 have all had Les on to discuss luxury items and trends that he’s seeing.  If you missed any of the segments, click the link below to see what Les has to say.

Many times, Les will offer up deals JUST for those tuning in.  If you want to be kept in the loop as to where and when Les will be on air and offering up deals, join our American Jewelry & Loan Facebook Insiders page – it was created specifically for people who live, work and shop in Metro Detroit.

Happy Holidays, everybody!

The Golds Visit UT Family Business Center

By | Business, Community Engagement

Recently, Les and Seth were invited to be the keynote speakers at the University of Toledo’s Family Business Center’s Annual Recognition Event.  This non-profit organization has a tremendous mission: to provide support specifically designed for family businesses.

Les and Seth would like to thank the University of Toledo’s Family Business Center for inviting us to their facility to speak, meet and interact with their members.  Though they always love sharing their experiences, they REALLY loved learning about your organization and meeting many of the great people that make it successful.  

Learn more about the UT Family Business Center here: https://www.utoledo.edu/centers/cfb/

If you’d like to have the Golds speak at YOUR function, contact us through our website at https://pawndetroit.com/booking-inquiries/

 

Les visited Fox 2 Detroit with unique June gift ideas from the pawn shop.

Les Gold on Fox 2 Detroit with Gifts for Grads, Dads, And More!

By | Entertainment, from Les Gold, In the News

June is an exciting time! There’s a lot going on: Father’s Day, school graduations…and did you know June is one of the most popular months to “pop the question”?

If you’re running out of gift ideas, don’t fret- Les Gold can help!

Les stopped by Fox 2 News Detroit to appear on their morning news segment, “The Nine,” and share unique gift ideas for Dads, Grads, and more from Detroit’s biggest and baddest pawn shop, American Jewelry and Loan. Watch the video below:

 

Seth Gold of American Jewelry and Loan will speak at Pawn Expo 2019.

Seth Gold to Speak as Panelist on “Building Your Digital Community” at Pawn Expo 2019

By | Business, from Seth Gold, Tech

Pawn Expo is the only national convention and trade show for the pawn industry, hosted annually by the National Pawnbroker’s Association in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This year, Seth Gold is proud to have accepted an invitation to serve as a panelist in an educational session titled “Building Your Digital Community“.

The panel, which includes Seth as well as another pawnbroker and a social media expert, will discuss how to move beyond basic social media and build a true presence online.

Seth Gold will speak as a panelist at the "Building Your Digital Community" panel at Pawn Expo 2019.

Pawn Expo, held July 9-11, offers pawnbrokers from across the nation the opportunity to network and learn from one another.

This year, Pawn Expo will host 16 educational sessions, as well as over 100 vendors at a trade show and social events for pawnbrokers to connect with one another.

Learn more about Pawn Expo here.

Les Gold is the honored recipient of a "Partner of the Year" award from Winning Futures.

Les Gold Honored Recipient of 2019 “Partner of the Year” Award from Winning Futures

By | Community Engagement, Detroit Love, from Les Gold, Uncategorized

Les Gold, founder & president of American Jewelry and Loan, is honored to receive a “Partner of the Year” award from Winning Futures, an organization who has been empowering high school students to succeed as adults in the workforce since 1994.

On May 15, 2019, over 300 students, staff, mentors, partners, and supporters gathered at the Winning Futures 25th Anniversary Awards Celebration. During the event, Les was recognized as Partner of the Year, along with Hamilton Chevrolet and Warren Consolidated Schools.

Les was named Partner of the Year for serving as emcee and helping to raise over 425,000.00 for the benefit of Winning Futures during their annual gala live auction fundraiser event, “Corks & Forks“.

 

Les Gold to receive "Partner of the Year" award from Winning Futures of Metro Detroit, MI.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary and presented by Lear Corporation, Winning Futures (WinningFutures.org) is a nationally recognized and award-winning expert in empowering high school students to succeed. Through their evidence-based and structured Workforce Prep program, students throughout metro Detroit are immersed in a four-year experiential curriculum that begins in tenth grade and continues through one year post high school. The program includes in-class mentoring, life skill development, goal setting, job readiness training, and career exploration. With help from volunteer mentors and partnerships with the business community, students are transformed into self-reliant, employable, and productive adults with defined academic and career goals, and highly desirable workforce skills. Since 1994, Winning Futures has positively impacted more than 49,000 students and awarded $1.9 million in scholarships.