Southside Pawn

Welcome to Southside JEWELRY & LOAN, An independently owned Pawn shop and Jewelry store, in the business of making loans on almost anything of value that is in good working condition. In an effort to maximize your loan amount all incoming merchandise is completely tested. We specialize in High Dollar Jewelry Loans and Buys! Our GIA graduate uses the skills needed to calculate the highest dollar amount for the customer.

GIA is the world leader in diamond and gemstone identification. Our staff graduate is the customer’s edge for proper evaluation and identification of your jewelry. Simply, better identification means More Money for our customer, no matter if the choice is a loan or the direct sale of your merchandise. This principal holds true on all other items of Value! Our testing and inspection process insures greater dollar amounts on any electronics or household items with its original parts and in good working condition.

We also Offer Wholesale, Closeout Jewelry, Estate Jewelry, Jewelry Repair, in Webster, Kirkwood, Sunset Hills, Oakville, Fenton, South County, Crestwood, Shrewsberry, and Lemay.

Southside Jewelry and Loan - St Louis Top-paying Pawn Shop

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For years Pawn shops have been a very helpful institution to people who need an easy and quick way to get some money to pay debts, go on vacations, renovate their homes, etc. In fact, for a vast number of people, pawn shops are the only real alternative to receive money in any immediate capacity.

Due to the many ups and downs of the economy, there is never a shortage of people turning to pawn shops for hassle-free cash. As a consequence, there is never a lack of options. In some cities, it seems there is a new pawnshop opening up every week.

Unfortunately, many people remain fearful of the Pawn Shop and view them as shady enterprises. However, the pawnshop is, for the grand majority of people, a better option than taking out a loan.

This is why, here at Southside Jewelry and Loan, one of the leading pawn shops in St. Louis, we are going to list the top 5 reasons why pawning your jewelry, electronics, tools, video games, etc.is the way to go if you need fast cash.

It's Fast

Pawning your stuff in a pawn shop means you get paid immediately. Taking out a loan, on the other hand, takes a considerable amount of time and involves a multitude of fiscal prerequisites as well as a ton of paperwork. Here at Southside Jewelry and Loan, an appraiser will evaluate the items you wish to pawn and, after a very short procedure, you can collect your money.

Few Requirements

When you go to a pawn shop, you will usually be asked for very few requirements to carry out the operation. For example, at most, you will typically be asked for an official ID to verify that you are who you say you are. If you go to apply for a loan, there will be many complications and many requirements that may take some time because they are not always at hand.

You Can Pawn Anything

Another reason to go to a pawn shop is the plethora of assets that are readily available to pawn. Although the very first pawn shops only accepted jewelry items, recently, they have been opening up the possibilities for users to pawn. Here at Southside Jewelry and Loan, we pride ourselves in our household inventory, which includes everything from game systems, televisions, stereos, car components, computers, household appliances, and much more!

Your Goods Will Be Safe

If you choose to pawn your stuff with a reputable and trustworthy shop, there is absolutely no reason to think your goods will be anything but safe. Word of shady business practices spreads like wildfire, so if what worries you is the security of your assets, turn to the leaders of the industry.

Here at Southside Jewelry and Loan in St Louis, your stuff will be protected from the moment you receive cash in hand until the time you repay the collateral amount.

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First Time Buyers Guide to Diamonds from Southside Jewelry and Loan

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Today diamondjewelrystlouis.com, leading Pawn Shop in Jewelry Sales in St Louis, presents a comprehensive first-timers diamond buying guide. In this guide, we will attempt to explain the key points to consider when investing in your first diamond.

Let Us Begin!

Diamonds are categorized and evaluated according to the following criteria: Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat. In other words, the most defining characteristics of a diamond are its shape, color, purity, and weight.

Diamond Shape

The cut, or size, of the diamond, refers to the shape that it acquires after it has been cut and polished. Remember that diamonds are rough stones made out of pure crystallized carbon and extracted from mines around the world, the biggest of which are located in Russia.

Diamonds begin to acquire value the moment they are “cut” to enhance their natural luminosity. Each cut provides the diamond with a unique set of symmetrical angles and facets that provide it with brilliance and

The most common diamond cuts are:

      Princess

      Square Cushion

      Radiant

      Marquise

      Trillion

      Calf

      Heart

And each cut can be grade Ideal, Very Good, Good, or Poor depending on the quality of the cuts.

Diamond Color

After the cut, color is perhaps the most defining feature to consider when purchasing a diamond. A diamond will be increasingly more valuable the less color, or tint, that can be perceived within it.

For example, yellow tones in the stone render it dramatically less valuable than a bright, crystalline piece.

The scale used to classify color gradation in diamonds is:

      D, E, and F grades are used for totally colorless stones.

      G, H, I, and J grades are used for nearly colorless stones.

      K, L, and M grades are given to stones in which a faint color can be perceived.

      N through R grades refer to stones with a very light color.

      S through Z grades are given to stones that possess a light color.

The best value is found in Diamonds that are G through J grade. It is also important to note that all diamonds on the D-Z scale are considered white. Truly colored diamonds, such as those that possess a pink or blue hue, are graded on a different scale.

Diamond Purity

Diamond purity refers to imperfections and inclusions that line the outside or inside of a diamond. Defects along the surface of most diamonds are undetectable to the naked eye and typically require high magnification to observe.

The fewer imperfections that mar the purity of a diamond, the higher the grading it acquires on the clarity scale.

The clarity scale defines the relative difficulty of detecting flaws in purity.

The scale is divided into the following grades:

      FL is given to flawless diamonds.

      IF is given to diamonds that are flawless internally.

      VVS1 and VVS2 are given to diamonds that are very, very slightly included.

      VS1 and VS2 are reserved for diamonds that are only very slightly included.

      SI1 and SI2 are given to diamonds that are slightly included.

      I1, I2, and I3 are given to diamonds whose transparency and brilliance are reduced by inclusions evident to the naked eye.

Diamond Carat

Although many people think of the carat unit as a unit of size, it is actually a unit of mass. Therefore, the higher the carat of a diamond, the heavier the stone will be. Consequently, the price of a diamond often hinges on its carat count, pending the other factors on this guide are identical.

For all your Diamond questions, visit the leaders in Jewelry Sales in St Louis, Southside Jewelry at diamondjewelrystlouis.com.

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Finding the Best Estate Jewelry in St. Louis

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Many people search for estate jewelry because these are usually pieces that have been handed down for generations. And if you’re someone who loves unique, old jewelry, whether it be antique or vintage, knowing where to look for them is just as important as knowing what to look for. It is important that you go to a seller who has a good reputation when it comes to jewelry sales. This blog will go over some tips on what to look for to ensure that you are getting what you paid for.

Find a Trusted Seller

Jewelry can be quite expensive, especially when it comes to one-of-a-kind pieces, so it’s important that you buy from a trusted source. You should always research and investigate the seller. Look at past reviews and see what other buyers have to say. Is the seller known for selling quality antique and estate jewelry? Don’t be afraid to ask questions either. Find out how the seller came to acquire the piece. Did they find it at an estate sale? Did they inherit the piece? The seller should have no problem providing you with this information to build trust. You should also look for red flags. If the seller has 5 of the same kind of antique lockets, you may want to question its authenticity.

Look for Hallmarks

Most jewelry that was made before the 1950’s features a maker’s mark located somewhere on the piece. The artist or company who made the piece usually left an initial or a small icon that represents their work and or purity of the metal used. There are several websites that features old jewelers’ marks to help you figure out when and where the piece was made. The expert jewelers at Southside Jewelry and Loan are experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to detecting real antique and vintage jewelry. If you have reservations or questions, they can help you get the answers you are looking for.

Look at the Facets

Today’s gems are cut and polished differently from the way it was done with antique jewelry. Old cutting styles, including Old Brilliant Cut, European Cut, and Rose Cut gems have different faceting patterns and proportions than what you’ll see in modern cut gems. However, if you are not familiar with what to look for, it can be difficult to tell the difference. That is why it is always a good idea to take your piece to an expert if you have any doubts.

Southside Jewelry and Loan is known as one of the top pawn shops in the St. Louis area because of their expertise in jewelry evaluation and amazing selection of estate jewelry. You’ll also find great prices on tools, electronics, and video games. Come see us for wholesale and closeout jewelry prices you just won’t find anywhere else! We also do jewelry repairs and jewelry loans!

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Finding Good Jewelry Repair Services In St. Louis

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For many people, their jewelry has a sentimental value that far exceeds its monetary value. Whether it be a special gift or a family heirloom, only you know how important it is! So, when it breaks or is damaged, it is important that you find a jeweler who can restore the piece back to its original state. With so many jewelry shops and pawn shops in the St. Louis area, how do you know which one provides the best jewelry repair service? There are several factors to consider when making your choice and this article will help you along!

On-Site Repair Service

Not all pawn shops and jewelry shops offer on-site repair services for your jewelry. This can be a problem for several reasons.  If your jewelry has to be sent out to get fixed, it will take longer to get back. You also cannot keep track of its progress and ensure that your piece is being cared for properly.

Southside Jewelry and Loan understands the importance of speed, convenience, and communication, especially when it comes to your valued jewelry. Our on-site jewelers are always on hand to make sure that all your requests and concerns are properly handled. Whether it’s resizing a ring, replacing a gemstone, or watch repair, we have the expertise and experience to get the job done quickly and correctly.

Experience is Vital

When it comes to jewelry repair, experience is a very important factor to take into consideration. Jewelry can be intricate, fragile, and handled with care. Experts who have been in the business a long time, have experience with a wide variety of styles. This includes vintage, antique, and modern designs. This know-how can come in handy if you have a unique piece that needs special attention.

Southside Jewelry and Loan has been serving the community of St Louis, Missouri for over 20 years and has built quite a reputation for the quality of their craftsmanship. Our highly trained jewelers have over 30 years of combined experience in providing the best service possible. They can help you fix your bracelet, necklace, ring, or any other piece that needs fixing or maintenance.

More Than Just Repairs

As one of the top pawn shops in St. Louis, you can count on Southside Jewelry for more than just quality jewelry repair services. We are known for our crazy low wholesale prices when it comes to jewelry sales. We also offer an amazing selection that includes Closeout Jewelry and Estate Jewelry that you just won’t find at any other jewelry store. If you’re looking for extra cash, we promise you the maximum amount possible for your jewelry loans and any other item of worth. This includes video games, electronics, and tools. If you have an important piece of jewelry that needs to repaired or cleaned, leave it to the best and know it’ll get done right!

 

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Pearl Export Drum Set

Pearl Export Drum Set

Pearl Export 8pc Drum Set

Double Bass Pedal

Cowbell & Extras

$695

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Monster Rockin' Roller 3

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Monster Rockin' Roller 3 Portable Indoor Outdoor Wireless Speaker

$140

Won't Last Long!

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Chauvet DJ lighting / effects bar

 

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Chauvet DJ lighting / effects bar with stand, remote, foot pedal and gig bag

$325

 

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Ridgid 6,800 running watts & 8,500 starting watts.

 

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Ridgid 6,800 running watts & 8,500 starting watts.

Idle down, removable control panel, Gen Smart digital display. Tracks usage, load, voltage, hertz & engine maintenance. Great deal at $650! 

 

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Pawn vs Sale in St. Louis

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If you’re in need of some quick emergency cash, Southside Pawn Shop in St. Louis is a great place to borrow the money you need.  At Southside Jewelry and Loan, you have the option of getting a collateral loan on items like gold, diamonds, jewelry or firearms, or you can sell those items for cash.  Millions of Americans visit pawn shops each year, asking the question, “Should I get a loan or sell my valuables?”  While there are several factors to be considered when deciding whether to pawn or sell an item, at Southside we recommend making a loan.  You’ll get the cash you need with no “Credit Check” and without giving up ownership forever.

If you’ve never been to a pawn shop before you should take a moment to understand the difference between pawning and selling.  Pawning an item means that you are using your valuable item as collateral to secure a loan.  After appraising the value of your item with the professionals at Southside Jewelry and Loans, the pawnbroker will work with you to determine a loan amount.  You’ll leave your item with the pawnbroker until you can repay the loan and collect your items.  We urge every customer to understand the loan terms before finalizing your deal.

Selling an item at a pawn shop is simply that: Selling the item to the pawnbroker.  When deciding whether you want to pawn or sell, you should remember a loan gives our customers a chance to redeem their valuables, or not return without any consequences.

Our suggestion is to make a loan because most jewelry has sentimental value.  Firearms are usually passed to family members.  Jewelry and firearms are items that usually increase in value over time.  Please consider the future value!

 

At Southside Jewelry and Loan we take pride in lending our customers top dollar, so they won’t feel pressured to sell their keepsakes for more money today, while sacrificing tomorrow.

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