October's birthstone, opal, is one of the most mysterious and mythical of all gemstones. This month, we learn about the origin and lore of opals. Plus, how much do you know about this captivating gemstone? Have some fun and take our opal quiz!

The holidays are closer than you think! We're just weeks away. If you could you use some extra cash for gifts, why not let your unwanted jewelry help you? If you'd like to sell or pawn your old jewelry, visit Empire Pawn of Nassau at 2386 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554, for an accurate appraisal.

Also,  if you're looking for a gift or would like to update your jewelry style for fall , visit  Empire's eBay Store  for a stunning variety of estate, vintage or antique jewelry from which to choose, at true wholesale prices .

We hope you enjoy this issue, and urge you to call us anytime at (516) 520-5252 with questions or comments.

Mitch Kushner
Empire Pawn of Nassau

Think you're an opal expert? Or just want to learn more about October's birthstone? Take our opal quiz and test your knowledge .

In celebration of October's magical birthstone, the opal, let's take a look at some interesting and rare facts about the origin and value of opals.

Featured Piece of the Month:
Empire Pawn of Nassau Inc., located in East Meadow, Long Island, NY is more than just another pawn shop. It is owned and operated by Mitch Kushner, who is a third generation jeweler. Mr. Kushner's family has been in the business of buying jewelry since 1930, and after 60 years, the company is now the oldest established pawn broker and jewelry buyer on Long Island.

The appraisal staff of Empire Pawn is educated by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America), ensuring professional expertise in the valuation of our customers' fine gems and precious metals. Empire Pawn of Nassau specializes in fine estate and vintage jewelry, diamonds, gold, coins and other precious metals. We are also members of the National Pawnbrokers Association.

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