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Maxferd Pawn Shop Finds #6: Special Items We Come Across

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Pawn shops are a treasure trove of rare, unique, or special items at discount prices.

At Maxferd, we never know what will walk in through our front doors. We are often left speechless when we find rare and unique items we have never seen before!

This is the sixth post in our series on pawn shop finds where we showcase some of the special and unique items in our stores.

In case you missed it, look at our previous post as well. Some of the items might still be available!

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Note: It’s likely that the below pre-owned items may no longer be available. Feel free to check the status of any item with the relevant pawnshop, and remember we get new items all the time.

Martin D-35 Acoustic Guitar With Original Hard Case, c. 2005

Martin acoustic guitar

C.F. Martin & Co. has been creating the finest handmade guitars since 1833. Musicians like Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and many others played Martin guitars. But they are not only the preferred choice for many professionals, they are equally popular with beginners.

This previously owned and used Martin acoustic guitar, model D-35 from 2005, is in good physical and working condition. It has minor scuffs and scratches from normal use and has likely been repaired by the previous owner. But it still sounds great!

This right-handed, 6-string acoustic guitar is made from rosewood and comes in its original Martin hard case.

It’s priced at a very reasonable $1,989 and is available in Maxferd’s Van Nuys pawn shop in Los Angeles.

14k Yellow Gold Double Curb Link Necklace With Cameo Enhancer

14k yellow gold necklace

Unique 14k yellow gold double curb link necklace with cameo enhancer. It is pre-owned and has some light scratches due to normal wear, but it’s in good condition overall.

It can be worn as a choker at 14 inches or long at 28 inches and weighs 56.6 grams – over an ounce of gold!

This stunning necklace is a bargain at only $2,599 and is available in Maxferd’s Lawndale pawn shop in Los Angeles.

Superb 14k 2.06ct Diamond Bridal Engagement Ladies Ring Size 4.5

14k diamond engagement ring

Nothing says “I love you” more than a stunning diamond engagement ring.

Fun Fact

According to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA):

“It was the Egyptian pharaohs who first used rings to represent eternity. That’s because a circle has no beginning and no end, and reflects the shape of the sun and the moon, which the Egyptians worshipped. The Egyptians also thought that the open space in the middle of a ring represented a gateway to the unknown.”

Diamond engagement rings only started becoming popular during the 1940s. According to statistics, the share of brides who received a diamond engagement ring in the United States increased from 10% in 1939 to 80% by 1990.

This dazzling 14k yellow gold engagement ring has:

  • One round-shaped diamond at 1.56ct. The diamond is estimated to be I1 clarity and I color.  
  • Two round-cut diamonds with an estimated weight of 0.50ct (combined). The side diamonds are estimated to be SI-I clarity and H-I color.

The ring weighs 5.1 grams, and is size 4.5. It’s hallmarked “14k” yellow gold and was tested to ensure authenticity! It contains some scratches due to normal wear.

This stunning diamond engagement ring is priced at only $5,700 and is available in our Beverly Hills pawn shop.

Breguet Marine 18k Yellow Gold Watch 3400BA Complete With Box

Breguet marine gold watch

Breguet might not be as well-known as other brands like Rolex, but for a watch collector it’s one of the finest watch brands ever created.

Abraham-Louis Breguet was born in 1747. As a teenager, he left his home in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and went to Paris and Versailles for a watchmaking apprenticeship. In 1775, he opened his workshop in Paris on the banks of the River Seine near Notre Dame. He was 28.

Breguet quickly started receiving his first orders from the aristocracy. And, most notably, from the Queen of France, Marie-Antoinette, who was a great admirer of his work.

Though not the first to produce a self-winding watch, most experts agree that he made the first watch of this kind that was actually reliable.

This exquisite Breguet Marine yellow gold watch with leather strap comes with its box and paperwork. It has roman numerals and a day indicator at the 6 o’clock position.

It may have some signs of cosmetic wear but is fully operational, in good condition, and functions as intended.

This highly collectible watch is priced at only $8,900 and is available in our Woodland Hills pawn shop in Los Angeles.

Cartier 18k Tri-Color Gold Trinity Knot Cufflinks

Cartier Gold Cufflinks

Cartier needs no introduction. It was founded in Paris in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier.

From its humble beginnings, Cartier grew into a multinational luxury goods brand. Although it became part of the Richemont Group in 1988, it still abides by the “never imitate, always innovate” motto of Louis Cartier.

These stylish pre-owned 18k tri-color gold cufflinks need a new home. They weigh a hefty 21 grams – the large knot is 13mm, and the smaller one is 10.6mm.

The cufflinks are available in our San Francisco pawn shop for only $2,499.

That's a Wrap

Browsing in a pawn shop is a fun experience, full of unexpected surprises. And Maxferd pawn shops have many rare and unique items to choose from!

We don’t only deal in jewelry, fine watches, musical instruments, and items made from precious metals. We buy, sell, and offer collateral loans on a large variety of products.

It includes collectible coins, high-end DSLR cameras and equipment, Apple products, laptops and computers, luxury handbags, and art.

And if you find a must-have item in our store but don’t have the funds to take it home today, do not worry! Our layaway program makes it easy to pay for luxury goods in monthly installments.

Call us at (800) 888-7296 or visit one of our five locations in San Francisco and Los Angeles to discover why Maxferd has been called the Tiffany’s of pawn shops.