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What a strange 12 months we have all had! 

I hate to mention the ‘C word’ but we all are sick to the teeth of COVID taking up the news and the impact it has had on us all. I just hope and wish it has not affected you or your families too badly and hope and pray that life is finally starting to show signs of potential normality once again.

We have been trading on a reduced hour basis to provide essential lending services throughout the lockdowns however with people sensibly staying off the street; it has been more of a service that we have felt privileged to offer to help those families needing financial support or wanting the collection of their pledges during these difficult times.

Looking forward however there is a lot to feel positive about. Currently more than 33 million people have now received at least 1 dose of vaccine so with around 65% of the UK’s population over the age of 18 having received a jab, let’s hope the end is in sight for limiting the spread of this virus.

Foreign holidays are still a dream at present and opportunities to eat out and go shopping on the high-street have been limited. However with the Government support schemes and some businesses being very busy during lockdown, there is a lot more money in people’s pockets than you might expect.

Therefore why not cheer yourself up with a treat or an investment such as a ROLEX or luxury watch, some fine diamond jewellery or some gold that will always be worth owning and retain its value in times like these.

Rolex prices have continued to increase during the last 12 months and now with European and foreign imports attracting import duty as a result of Brexit, the supply of stock has really diminished. This means that the prices have rocketed and look set to increase further as the remaining stock in jeweller’s windows gets purchased.  I have said it many times before but there has never been a better time to buy a watch like this so don’t miss out on investing in one before the prices increase further.

Gold prices have stabilised and the metal remains a good investment and product to own. If you have any scrap you wish to sell or unwanted pieces, bring them into your nearest store and we will beat any quote you have and guarantee to pay top prices.

Flexible Lending……

Despite the availability of money for some there are still many customers who just borrow money to make ends meet for a few months. Loans could be as little as twenty pounds and often as much as several thousand pounds.  They are so flexible you can pay as little or as much off as often as you wish over the 7 month contract and lower the loan and interest payments accordingly. Some borrow money for property renovations, others to run their business and some just as a treat when they are finally allowed to go on holiday! 

Our customers appreciate the speed and confidentiality of this service. Where else can you borrow money in a matter of minutes just against your jewellery?

At the same time you know that your goods will be safely locked in our vaults giving you peace of mind that it will be safely stored while you sort out your finances.

So whether you chose to spend your money on some nice jewellery or a luxury watch or need to borrow some for your business or personal needs, we will always be there to help.

Call into Brown & Gold at Seacroft or Batley or Christopher Brown Jewellers at Shipley, Pontefract and York and see the amazing offers we have in store or visit our new website www.christopherbrownjewellers.co.uk  and enter code YPMAY10 to receive a 10% discount as a reader of the Yorkshire Reporter.

Brown & Gold have 7 branches with 5 in our region – Brown and Gold at Seacroft and Batley and Christopher Brown Jewellers at Shipley, Pontefract and York. 

Chris Brown

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