American Jewelry and Loan is now one of the most iconic businesses anywhere, recognized all over the world. Every single day, we work with customers from all over the globe, thanks to our online store.
Things didn’t start out this way, of course. In 1978, Les Gold was the first area pawnbroker to branch out into the suburbs when he opened his own store, American Jewelry and Loan in 1978, in a space in a strip mall in nearby Oak Park. It was moved to its present location in 1993.
American Jewelry and Loan is still a family-owned local business whose success was built on the relationships of local customers. We encourage you to support small businesses in your own community including independent pawn shops like the ones you’ll find listed at the National Pawnbroker’s Association website.