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Chumlee, Les Gold, and Jimmie DeRamus are Reality Pawn Stars

As promised, we are going to go down the road with some interesting tidbits on some characters from pawn shop reality TV shows. Before getting their big break on Pawn Stars, Chumlee, aka Austin Russell, was quite the avid pawn shop regular. Considered to be like a son to Rick Harrison, Chumlee had spent a lot of his boyhood time with friend Corey Harrison. This time has obviously paid off, and he goes right along with the punches that come his way from the Harrison clan.

Reality TV has  also given some spotlight to Les Gold, a 40 year veteran to the pawn shop industry. This generational family business has been well established and very successful long before TruTV came along for the ride. This reality TV show has a strong following that tend to visit in person at the astonishing 50,000 square foot pawn shop; easily one of the largest in the country.

It would be impossible to not have some success in a place this big. At any rate, Les Gold knows how to run a business. With 45 employees, he has managed to grow an empire, literally, that is managed by son, daughter, wife, and some very close friends. Family is not the real qualifier here either; his two children are college graduates and know their stuff. This is one family in a pawn shop business you do not want to mess with.

Moving on, there is a newcomer to the reality TV stage; his name is Jimmie DeRamus of the new hit pawn  shop series Cajun Pawn Stars. His pawn shop has got to have some of the most unusual characters walk through his doors. While the other pawn shows experience their own wildlife, this place tops the list. In fact, when was the last time you saw a cow show up as a pawn item?

This is a simple example of what you can expect from this series; it’s no wonder they are climbing the chart. To really appreciate what I am talking about, you have to check out this show on the History Channel. Of course, there is a lot more you can find out by looking up information on Chumlee, Les Gold, and Jimmie DeRamus using the Internet. The fun part of this is that you never know exactly what or who will show up at any of the reality TV pawn shop shows. 

A Remarkable Auction Plus Rare Pink Diamond Equals 47 Carats

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Beau Sancy Diamond was cut using the most advanced cutting edge technology of the 15th century.

If you happen to follow the diamond industry at all, you will be quite aware of a very famous auction to take place beginning May 14, 2012. This particular year holds special interests for jewelry or diamond enthusiasts due to a very rare called the Beau Sancy Diamond.

It is not only because it has been around since the 15th century, or the fact that has a history that reads like the travels of a gypsy. This diamond is massive coming in at almost 35 carats and worth as much as an estimated 4 million dollars in anticipation of the impending auction.

Sotheby’s Geneva that has plans to auction this magnificent specimen of pure elegance and stunning beauty. The Beau Sancy has a rich history full of rags to riches references. After its discovery, Henry IV gave this decadent piece to Marie de Médicis, his wife at the time, in 1604. (Her expression would have been a priceless work of photographic history.)

After the King was assassinated, Marie fled to the Netherlands where she elected to pawn Diamond Beau Sancy. From then to present times, this diamond has traveled through hands of pawnbrokers and back to royalty. For the diamond industry, this year has already been a remarkable experience.

Aside from the auctioning of the Beau Sancy Diamond, a pink diamond has been located in Australia. So rare is this find that it is being haled as one that may never be witnessed in our lifetime. With over 12 carats of rough diamond, only the person responsible for cutting this precious stone will know of its brilliance and clarity during the creation of what is most likely to be the find of the century.

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Rick Harrison – Buy Gold Or Field Work?

Pawn Stars

Pawn Stars takes Rick Harrison out into the field more, making the show more interesting by not spending the majority of the time in the shop.

Watching a pawn shop show has just so long to be a series. This holds true for any cable or network series; the lifespan is finite. Making the material interesting enough to draw a large viewing audience is something that producers probably lose sleep over at some point.

Even so, the current task at hand will involve understanding what the viewing public want to see. Are they interested in drama, action, mysteries, comedy, and so on? The answer is what will drive the motivation to create something bold enough and cutting-edge to hit those elusive top numbers.

An example here is the Pawn Stars series on the History Channel, their content cannot be about clients constantly coming in to pawn gold, pawn jewelry, sell a watch, etc. No, they have to really beef up the antics or drama; make it interesting for the viewership. Industry trends have been for many, many years to include some form of conflict with humor and at least one person being clueless about most everything.

It appears that the executives over Pawn Stars is seeing the need to get the show out of the famous pawn shop and into the field more. This means that, to some extent, the items being sold to the shop will be bigger, stranger, and more challenging to make a profit from after committing to a purchase. All of this can really create a whole new appeal for those used to seeing words flying, pranks being played on Chumlee, or hearing the boss (Dad) make off-handed remarks ensuring that everyone remembers who is boss.

I say if they find that appeal factor to draw in larger numbers and a different demographic, absolutely fantastic! Why, you may ask? This is what creativity in reality shows is all about, connecting with those who pay the bills and look for entertaining television. Okay, Pawn Stars, go for it and all the best!

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Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison Has Racing In His Blood

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During a Pawn Stars episode recently, Rick Harrison was considering a purchase of a dragster. For a change, he was not behind the desk trying to pawn gold or jewelry from a customer. No, he was out in the field on this one; refreshing change of pace in the show. At any rate, the seller of the dragster was all enamored with the whole television environment and seemed to be convinced that good old Rick was his new bud and would by the speedster.

It was a real surprise when Rick decided to jump in and take it for a test drive; makes sense, right? The decision was a smart move since there could be anything wrong with it not detectable unless it was driven.

Well, Rick seems to have some real racing blood running, or should I say, speeding through his veins. When sitting at the starting line waiting for the lights to go from red to green, he really got into character. Sweat beading down his forehead, an intense look on his face, and a tight, no, a very tight grip on the steering wheel were all obvious just watching the screen.

The light hits green and suddenly the tires start spinning and smoking, just like you see when professionals are slicking up their tires. The wheels grabbed the surface and he shot out of their like the Navy’s F-15 fighter jets at take-off on an aircraft carrier; literally a slingshot effect.

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Rick Harrison admitted that he now knew how Navy fighter pilots feel at take-off.

It is a shame that there was no camera shot of his eyes when that bad boy took off. Rick admitted he was a little scared, but that the car steered good and got him to the finish. It appeared that the car would be worth the $30,000 being asked.

Whoa! Stop the presses! Rick could have knocked the owner over with a feather when the price offered was a mere $11,000; a small $6,000 for the dragster and $5,000 for the trailer. You could see the huge disappointment on the owner’s face; he went completely pale.

“That would be giving it away.” remarked the owner when later he was interviewed, but accepted the fact and was ready to move on. Rick was really on target with this when he later described just how poor of a shape the vehicle was in; bad engine, out-dated front-end, and vital systems needing an overhaul. Got to hand it to Mr. Harrison, he really does know what he is talking about.

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Unconditional Love And Engagement Rings Bring Unforgettable Memories

Like music can bring out certain emotions when you hear a melody or lyrics, jewelry can have a similar effect. An enormous amount of energy, money, and heart goes into the making or selling gold jewelry, necklaces, or other elegant items. Most notably, weddings, birthdays, and Valentine’s Day are the most popular times when jewelry is sought. It is not always the act of obtaining the piece, rather the reason(s) and setting that really have the impact.

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Becoming engaged and receiving a ring can be the most cherished moment on a women's life...if done right!

Consider the difference in these two scenarios; first, a man buys an engagement ring without much thought or consideration for what would be most suitable for his true love. He then shows up at his girlfriend’s work and calls her out to surprise her with a black velvet box. Now, is the girl going to get really excited and have one of those memorable experiences that can give her a feeling she will never forget? Well, this is not the most romantic and awe-inspiring setting or moment for creating that once-in-a-lifetime memory. However, this may be just fine for some women…to each her own.

Secondly, what about this little scenario? A young man takes time to figure out who is planning on marrying, what she likes or dislikes, the kind of jewelry that she dreams of owning, or her favorite precious stone and uses this information as a means for finding the perfect engagement ring and wedding band. He arranges a private and very romantic date to set the mood and create a mindset that will lock the moment in time. Whether it is a beautiful country-side filled with her favorite wildflowers and scenery or an evening of dinner and romantic walks along the beach, the setting will be a huge part of accomplishing a memorable moment. Of the two, it is easy to see which has a likelihood of providing a breathtaking experience that will be cherished for the rest of her life.

It is not always possible for some men to provide the expensive ring set or most pleasurable surroundings. If this happens to be the case, as it was in my situation, it is the amount of deep and profound love that is already felt between the two of you that can make up the difference. Fortunately for me, my wife of over 25 years saw that I truly and deeply loved her and was sincere when I proposed. Love is never wasted when there are true and genuine feelings so deep they can not be diminished or swayed by that which is based upon material objects; indeed, this is unconditional love.

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Gold And Jewelry From King Tut’s Collection Is Stunning

In 1922, King Tut’s tomb was a modern day discovery that shocked the world and brought into clear sight the beautiful and priceless artifacts created over 3,200 years ago. Fascinating would be an understatement in describing the entire process and excavation. Howard Carter was financed heavily to undergo what would be one of the most priceless discoveries in contemporary times of the early 1900’s.

Golden funeral mask of king Tutankhamun

This mask is one of the most treasured artifacts from King Tutankhamen's tomb.

When making the actual discovery of the tomb, and subsequently the sarcophagus, there was also a discovery that the tomb had been robbed. In fact, it is a strong possibility that two robberies occurred during the 18th dynasty; this being the time period of King Tutankhamun. In one sense it was not a terrible result since the more intricate and prestigious relics were yet to be discovered. One reason for this is the immense weight of the objects enclosing the actual mummy of King Tut and the sarcophagus.

With amazement and anticipation, the outcome of the entire dig proved to be one for the record books. Once all of the preparations were done and careful planning completed, the work moved forward to carefully and painstakingly. With such enormous amounts of time being used to ensure a successful and non-damaging approach, the patience of Carter and his team must have been truly tested. Apparently, it was the professionalism of Howard Carter that truly preserved the precious items being pulled out of the tomb.

For the most part, river transportation was used to move the artifacts with the train being used on one occasion due to the weight and significance of the pieces. An armed guard was part of the protective measure utilized for such a magnificent discovery. Sheer and utter elation was felt throughout the 10 year process of removing and having each piece catalogued. A tremendous amount of photographic evidence was created to help preserve the initial experience.

Imagine the feelings and emotions being felt by Howard Carter and his team on that first day of discovery. Little did they know at the time how much gold was used and jewelry items that were created to honor this young man for centuries to come. Today, this collection can be seen in Cairo as a complete piece of history ready for a contemporary time to receive in awe.

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Buy Gold Jewelry To Be Selfless And Not Self-Absorbed

To many people, life has somewhat of a strange way of working out for the most part. It is not to say that circumstances could have not been better, but that all aspects of their existence was manageable. Funny how we get wrapped in a routine of work, children, marriage, and so on to find out later that time has just flown by. Although life has been okay, there are decisions that could be reflected upon that most people would probably change if given a second chance. This is not a bad thought; just remember that dwelling on the past is not necessarily healthy.

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Life's simple designs can sometimes be all that is needed to inspire and motivate someone to improve their life.

Oddly enough, and general speaking, the larger majority of individuals find that there are aspects of their relationships or profession that they aspire to improve. The biggest problem is that the fundamental knowledge to successfully do so is lacking. This does not imply that ignorance plays a role, it simply identifies a need for a demographic or sector of the population that could use some positive and pointed input to get a little help on how to best approach making changes in their lives.

Some folks have determined that being able to afford certain things in life will make all of the difference. Boosting self-confidence by being more superficial and materialistic, and becoming someone they have never been for the sake of getting a new-found attention are not some of the recommended paths to take in a self-improvement process.

There are those also who may use purchasing power as a means for validating certain behaviors. Of course, this is not to say that buying that special someone in life a gold ring or seeking a place where they sell jewelry with the intent of spending some serious cash is a bad idea. These occasions are for being completely selfless and imparting of your substance for the benefit of someone else.

Pursuing a positive and productive path for improving certain aspects of life can be one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling experiences. Seek out those who can help you achieve goals that will ultimately establish a new course of action to a life of happiness and an improved self-esteem and confidence driving and sustaining a new energy in life.

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Pawn Stars or Cajun Pawn Stars – You Decide!

There is more to the whole reality Pawn Star and Cajun Pawn Stars series than meets the eye. The camera can show just so much of what the actual shop has available. Viewers may even wonder if they really sell or pawn gold, jewelry, or any of the other typical items found in pawn shops across the country. A true and incredible fact about the newest location for a hit series in Alexandria, LA  is a shop that is actually called Silver Dollar Pawn and Jewelry Center and houses some 20,000 square feet of museum quality items. The impressive size and uniqueness of the items pawned or bought help it to reach a level few pawn shops across the country can come close to matching. Whether it is a tour bus or a group of school children taking a tour for some “educational” field trip, the place is a real site to see.

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Pawn Stars or Cajun Pawn Stars...what is your preference?

Although the program is in its infant stages, it has received a lot of attention from the cable crowd. A response that was hoping to be stupendous reached outrageous numbers of viewers. The hope was obviously that another pawn shop reality show would grab a demographic that may not have been reached with the original Pawn Stars group; indeed, this appears to be the case.

Was it a gamble? Everything is a gamble to some extent, but this seemed to be a safe bet for succeeding. The down-to-earth attitudes and somewhat comical crew seems to hit it off well with viewership. How long this will last is anyone’s guess. As in most reality television shows, the kind of characters and their appeal will go a long ways to determining success or miserable outcomes.

At any rate, the experience one can expect if you happen to be in the neighborhood of the Cajun Pawn Stars is one of surprise and amazement. Seeing a small portion of the actual pawn shop on the television screen pales in comparison to what will be up close and personal when visiting the huge shop. Be prepared to feel the rush and excitement of being part of another Pawn Star experience.

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Pawn Shops Over Garage Sales – Why Not?

Selling personal property is a way of life for millions of Americans. It could be a garage sale, yard sale, estate sale, online auction or any other variation of sales method. Some have taken the approach of foregoing a sale where they have to spend hours out of their day or over a weekend and elected to drive down to their nearest pawn shop.

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Dragging all of your goods out on the lawn is not always the best option for earning cash on the spot; at least not as long as pawn shops are around.

Handing over any of your property to a business does not always come easy; it has its challenges, depending on your personality type and such. At any rate, the opportunity to cash in quick and without a lot of the hassle of garage or yard sales has its advantages. Sell gold, sell jewelry, sell precious stones, and yes, sell your luxury watches, boats and cars. Frankly, there is not much that a pawn shop would not buy. The only catch is that the pawn broker needs to be able to resell anything they purchase.

There is the other side of the business,  pawning your property. By deciding to retain possession of your property via a pawn arrangement, you have an advantage of keeping anything pawned after the agreement has been satisfied. A real plus for the cashless folk, pawn shops provide a great service and opportunity when the tougher times are present.

Consider all of your options when thinking of how you can benefit from selling unwanted items. Give the pawn industry a chance. Let them at least get the experience of seeing you and providing all of the information necessary to have a successful shopping trip.

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Thinking Of Pawning Something Can Be A Good Experience

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Pawn Brokers want their customers to be at ease, to enjoy their experience, and to trust that all personal property will be carefully stored and protected.

The process one goes through to decide whether or not to pawn a personal item can be a real tricky experience. Trying to put some sequential perspective on this topic leans towards the reason for having the notion to begin with. What drives someone to consider taking a piece of personal property to turn over to a business? After careful consideration, it comes down to needing money the majority of the time.

Other considerations that may play a part in this kind of mind-set could include making some change on something that has no personal value any longer, getting rid of property that belonged to an ex-spouse or friend, or even avoiding the hassle of holding a yard or garage sale. Whatever the reason may be to pawn something at the time, the ultimate result is receiving cash on the spot. Perhaps, money being a driving force or motivator is not such a bad idea after all.

Finding the gumption to move beyond the anxiety or concerns that could accompany such a decision to pawn personal items may raise emotions in an individual that make the whole transaction difficult. Some thoughts to possibly help with that include, but are not limited to, speaking with a representative from your local pawn shop before taking the property to the business; read about experiences from others in your area to help discover any warning signs or areas to watch for; and research the value of your item from several sources before accepting a price from any representative.

Researching the cost of your item can be done easily by driving to three or four pawn shops to get quotes from each in order to get your best results. All in all, the process does not have to be so challenging that you cannot function in life. This kind of debilitating anxiety will not allow your thoughts to be clear and will most assuredly cloud any judgement when the time comes.  So, relax and enjoy the whole experience, and remember, you are going to get some cash in the process.

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Betsy Bovine – A New Cajun Pawn Star?

How far would you go to pawn something you think is valuable, or at least of some value? What would you pawn if you owned animals instead of gold or valuable jewelry? Now there is a new series called “Cajun Pawn Stars” that just might fill your hankering for some real crazy pawn shop action. The series just began on January 8th and is claimed to be a huge hit. Donkeys, cows, and who knows what else will appear on this show. But, how far is too far when it comes to reality shows?

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Cows are not the first choice when thinking of pawning your valuables, or are they?

Much can be said for less being more, but the concept for this series may not have a thing to do with the usual pawn shop scene. No, this is about making money, and hopefully, make people laugh. There really needs to be a lot of redeeming value for the sake of entertainment. I only hope that no one takes this show seriously, because it is not humanly possible that it was meant to be a serious show. Do not mistake the meaning here, yes people take their work seriously, of course, it is a job to the those putting this show together.

There is probably someone out there who just might think that it is perfectly alright to throw a rope on old Betsy and haul her prime cuts down to the local pawn shop. Please, please reconsider for your own psychological sake. Doing this may permanently scar the minds of those who actually witness this bovine blunder. Anyway, I hope that this show is all it is designed to be; an entertainment piece for those who need a break from the seriousness of the world.

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Pawn Gold For Cash In Boca Raton

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Boca Raton, Florida is home to very successful Boca Raton Pawn.

Some of the most important parts of considering a pawn loan have to do with your desire to retain ownership of the gold or jewelry you are considering to sell. It has been found that most people who deal with a Boca Raton pawn shop are likely to need cash in hand. With the struggling economy and so many people being out of work, the industry of pawn brokering has literally exploded into a competitor among retail businesses.

Searching the Internet has also become a means by which individuals, or potential customers as the industry likes to call them, have a source for directing them to those pawn shops that tout the best deals around. Selling or pawning an item is the real choice that one needs to consider. Sell gold, sell jewelry, sell IPads, or any other item, and you can receive cash almost immediately. The only problem some may see with doing this is that the sell is final. Seller’s remorse plays no part in trying to recover an item that is sold. For those who make the decision to sell, it is usually a firm one and they do not look back and feel as though they made a poor choice.

There is a safe method for retaining your valuables in the future if a short-term cash fix is all that is needed; pawn your goods. It is not unusual for those with means during a more prosperous and robust economy find their situation being rather desperate and needing a sudden influx of cash. Boca Raton pawn shops are designed to accommodate their needs as well. High-end items are something these pawn brokers specialize in and are prepared to offer some really good prices. So, take heart and know that Boca Raton pawn shops have your back and want to help you in any way possible when the need for cash-in-hand is critical.

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A Most Impressive Jewelry Collection

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Buy Sell Jewelry

Now is the time. Believe it or not, Christmas is just a few months away, and Boca Raton Pawn will more than just surprise you with their collection of fine jewelry. Indeed, the excitement and exhiliration of finding that special and precious piece of jewelry will absolutely revitalize your desire to finally make that purchase. Whether it is a ring, gold jewelry, or some other brilliantly styled and designed diamond jewelry, the options will make you want to spend the day taking in all of the gorgeous options.

It is the perfect opportunity to casually browse and take your time to select exactly what you need to take your gift ideas to the next level. The deals are remarkable in every sense of the word. Boca Raton Pawn does their homework and will serve your needs in order to provide gold quality service and make every effort to earn your business now and in the future. Why go anywhere else? The best service; the best products and product line; and without question, the best service and customer care you will find.

Take a drive and experience the sights of what will no doubt raise your inclination to make that all important purchase to bring joy, delight, and the greatest appreciation from the those you so dearly love. Yes, a holiday purchase now will save you from the last minute and typical holiday crowds, if you don’t like the rush of the season. The deals are going to really catch your attention as well as you carefully look over the incredible collection of some of the most impresssive selection of fine jewelry. Just think of the reaction and look on the face of your special one when they receive the gift of love.

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Boca Pawn Shop – A Message for Early Holiday Shoppers

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Here come the holidays!

Boca Pawn Shop – With A Message for Early Holiday Shoppers

Now is the time. Believe it or not the holidays are just a few months away, and pawn shops will more than just surprise you with their collection of fine jewelry. Indeed, the excitement and exhiliration of finding that special and precious piece of jewelry will absolutely revitalize your desire to make the purchase. Whether it is a ring, gold jewelry, or some other brilliantly styled and designed diamond jewelry, the options will make you want to spend the day taking in all of the gorgeous options.

PAWN SHOP GIFT CARDS

Do pawn shops offer gift cards? Some do. You can call to ask if the pawn shop near you offers gift cards and if they do, it’s a fun gift idea.

It is the perfect opportunity to casually browse and take your time to select exactly what you need to take your gift ideas to the next level… before the rush. The deals are remarkable in every sense of  the word. Pawn shops do their homework and will serve your needs in order to provide gold quality service and make every effort to earn your business now and in the future. Why go anywhere else? The best service! The best price! And you can beat the holiday rush!

Take a drive to your local pawn shop and experience the sights of what will no doubt raise your inclination to make that all important purchase to bring joy, delight, and the greatest appreciation from the those you so dearly love.

The deals are going to really catch your attention as well as you carefully look over the incredible collection of some of the most impresssive selection of fine jewelry and other cool and unusual stuff.

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Boca Raton Pawn Stars: A Peek Into Our Shop

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Boca Raton Pawn is centrally located in the beautiful city of Boca Raton, Florida directly across the street from Mizner Park on Federal Hwy. Family owned and operated, Boca Raton Pawn specializes in short term pawn shop loans on a wide variety of items. These items include jewelry, watches, diamonds, precious metals, art, automobiles, collectibles, tools, electronics, musical instruments and much more. If you have something of value that we have not mentioned, just give us a call or email for a free evaluation.

We have an extensive clientele that is actively seeking fine estate jewelry items including heavy gold jewelry, diamond jewelry, platinum jewelry and designer jewelry. We also have customers that are interested in purchasing luxury watches. Because of this interest, we are motivated to provide you with the highest returns on your watches. Bring in any luxury brand. Luxury watches from famous Swiss companies such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier and many more are in high demand.

Boca Raton Pawn is one of the largest buyers of jewelry, watches, diamonds and precious metals in Boca Raton. We are located conveniently on Federal Hwy directly across the street from Mizner Park.

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