Summer is finally upon us at last and our customers are preparing for their summer holidays. Foreign Exchange purchases are really busy and we are delighted to see so many new customers who wouldn’t normally visit a pawnbroker. What’s nice is how many come back and use our other services. Some are buying holiday jewellery and taking advantage of our new silver and coloured stone range set with malachite, tanzanite, moonstone and opal.
These pieces are so bright and colourful – perfect to wear with summer clothing and really good value too.Others are selling their old gold and getting a bit of extra spending money while the price is so strong. Another way of getting some extra cash is to pawn your expensive jewellery while you go away. Your household insurance will still cover it while its safely locked in our vaults and you have the peace of mind that it will be safe and sound while your house in unoccupied. You don’t even have to borrow its full value so it needn’t cost you much, but the peace of mind will hopefully be worth it and you can treat yourself with the extra money knowing that you have 7 months to pay it back.
Father’s day is on 19th June and it’s time to treat your Dad to something special to say ‘thank you’. Perfect gifts this year include signet rings, men’s chain and bracelet or why not a new watch?
We have had several customers this month bringing in their jewellery they no longer wear or have been left in a will and having it made into something they want. We take the original gold, melt it down and reform it into new jewellery even resetting the original stones.
One such customer is having an 18ct diamond set signet ring made into a pair of diamond set cufflinks engraved with their initials. It’s a wonderful idea and a really personal gift.
Let’s be honest, when was the last time you spent any real money on your Dad? Perhaps a few pounds but may be its time you persuaded your Dad to treat himself for once and buy a real investment that can last for generations?
Rolex watches seem to be the most popular at present with annual price rises enforced by Rolex, their pre-owned value just goes up and up each year. Those trading their watch in after a few years of ownership are getting more back than they paid for it even after wearing them every day!
There can’t be many investments as reliable as that at present however one investment that many are trading with is Gold. This month we reach the final decision on whether we stay in the European Union. Whether you are an IN or an OUT, the debate has captured most people’s imagination and certainly partly responsible for driving the gold price which has now seen a steady price climb since January. Now is a great time to sell any unwanted gold or jewellery as the rate is really strong. Equally, it is still a good time to buy gold jewellery as our retail prices have not increased to match the change so it’s also the time to pick up a real bargain, especially with pre-owned chain and rings.
So whether you choose to spend your money on a holiday, your father, just want some cash or want the safe storage of your jewellery while you are away, call in to Seacroft, Batley or Shipley and let us help.
If you choose to brave the British weather then why not use the money you save to invest in something you can keep for generations to come. That way it’s always there to borrow against or sell another year or you can just keep it for a rainy day. We will probably get plenty more of those this year!
Brown & Gold have 6 stores across the North with 3 in our region – Brown and Gold at Seacroft and Batley and Christopher Brown Jewellers at Shipley.
Diary Of A Pawnbroker June 2016