Summer holidays are almost here, the weather is heating up and our Foreign Exchange department have been rushed off their feet selling Euros and Dollars to those lucky enough to be going abroad.

The gold price is really high right now no doubt due to the uncertainty across the world. In fact at the time of writing it is almost at its 2011 peak. If you have any unwanted gold or jewellery now is a great time to turn it into cash so call into your nearest store before it falls back!

We have also had a lot of customers exchanging unwanted gold for Euros and others pawning their jewellery to get a bit of extra holiday spending money and to put their jewellery in for ‘safe storage’ while they are away.

It’s a pretty clever plan when you think about it. With our ‘one stop shop’ you can get some cash to help pay for your holiday or spending money and have the peace of mind that your treasured possessions will be kept safely locked in our vaults while you lie on the beach and enjoy!

All Brown & Gold shops (at Seacroft and Batley) and Christopher Brown Jewellers (at York, Shipley and Pontefract) offer this service and also have a fantastic range of silver jewellery to choose from, perfect for wearing in those summer months.

It is now ‘Wedding Season’ and many couples like to tie the knot in the summer months. Borrowing a bit of extra cash can make all the difference to having a day to remember. It’s often the mother of the bride who wants a loan to make things a little more special because the dad refuses to spend any more! Every loan is completely confidential so he never finds out until she sends him in with the ticket to collect the goods 7 months later!

Rolex – Now The Time To Buy…..

Our pre-owned luxury watch business continues to fly and more and more people are trading in old for new or deciding the time is right to own one of these prestigious timepieces. 

Rolex have a restricted number of agencies across the world and each watch takes around a year to manufacture. This creates a waiting list and so with their demand ahead of supply, the price of some of the models just seems to go up and up well beyond their list price with gents sports models leading the charge at the moment. There are not many investments keeping ahead of inflation at present but here is one area that continues to buck the trend and is well worth the investment if you have the funds.

We price our watches to be competitive with those online however all of our luxury watches come with a 2 year guarantee and have a full service and refurbishment before they go for retail. It’s a bit like buying a second hand car. You need to use a supplier you can trust and be able to call back to them if ever there is a problem. Should any problems arise we will sort it for you immediately and you can be assured you are buying a watch that has been properly checked out and serviced. Contact your nearest branch to request a viewing or see our extensive selection.

Anyone For Tennis…?

Finally, with Wimbledon in full swing why not treat yourself to a tennis bracelet? 

A stunning diamond line bracelet is a very universal piece of jewellery that can be worn all year round with prices to fit all budgets. I can’t think of a better way of looking good on the beach than with a Rolex on one wrist and a diamond bracelet on the other!

Perhaps Andy will treat his wife if he wins the doubles this year!

So if you choose to spend your money on a foreign holiday and need some cash or just want to keep your jewellery secure while you are away, or treat yourself to something sparkly or a luxury Rolex watch, call in to Seacroft, Batley, Shipley, Pontefract or York and let us help you to get set for summer. 

Brown & Gold are a family business with 8 branches across the North including 5 in Yorkshire and 3 in Liverpool.

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