pawn on the cobb

Today’s lesson with Bernie
February 20, 2012, 11:03 pm
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Bernie is our diamond specialist here at EZ Pawn Corp’s 14th street store. Today he taught me how to look at a diamond using a “proportions scope.” although this tool can easily be confused for a hot pink neon shot glass- Mardi Gras style- it actually was so cool and helpful when grading the quality of a stone!

A diamonds brilliance is often characterized by the amount of light it allows in and reflects, based on its quality of cut. This nifty scope allows the viewer to see the reflected light as a red color in a diamond, the more white light that appears through the red the less well cut the diamond really is- thus allowing “leakage” of light through the stone.

Pretty pretty cool!



En La Tienda de Jackson Heights
February 10, 2012, 3:40 am
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Yo Estoy nuestra tienda en Jackson heights. Es Muy spanish aqui. Silvia esta ensenandome espanol. Me siento como que Estoy en Mexico! Oy.


Madonna missing one crucial piece…
February 6, 2012, 8:27 am
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How great would this have looked with her outfit??


The first of the goldbar locations
January 20, 2012, 6:27 pm
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First Sale at my new store!
January 20, 2012, 6:25 pm
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Just opened up in an amazing Chelsea location (see


What I learned over Breakfast today
January 10, 2012, 10:48 pm
Filed under: A day in the life, Only in Spaha, Pawnbroker

For those of you who don’t know, during the day I usually am either running around from store to store or locked away for the day in my office. Therefore, whenever I can I like to enjoy breakfast with the employees of whatever store I am in that day. This gives me a chance to catch up, see what’s going on, and occasionally witness a drunk woman demanding a ring (that doesnt exist).

Today I learned that when a police officer puts on his/her gloves, it’s a sign that a certain someone is going to be grabbed and removed from the premises. Pretty interesting/good to know?

Now, I know this goes against my “pawnshops are not what you think” stereotype, BUT this could happen anywhere, right?


Photo of a photo..grapher
January 7, 2012, 3:16 am
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LXTV shoot with the wonderful Brian! Had a great day & can’t wait to see the turn out!