GEM’S HISTORY

Serving The Community For Over 70 Years.

GEM’S pawnbrokers

was established in 1947

By the late Martin Kaminsky

Gem Pawnbrokers was established in 1947 by the late Martin Kaminsky and has steadily grown into the largest pawnbroker in the New York City area with over twenty-six branches. The high volume of loans that GEM writes makes it the largest privately held chain in the nation as well as one of the largest in the world. Gem Financial Services, Inc. was established in 1975 as a spin-off of the successful pawnbroking business. GFS is an industry leader in total financial solutions for the pawnbroking industry, offering financial consulting and a variety of financing programs custom designed to any pawnbroker’s business model. To this day, GEM remains a family owned and operated business. Martin’s oldest son, Mitchell is the Chairman of the Board. He is the past President of the Collateral Loanbrokers Association of New York State and is a past Director of the National Pawnbrokers Association. Rachel Wilen, Martin’s granddaughter, has assumed the day to day operations as President. Eileen Kaminsky, Martin’s daughter serves as the Vice President of Marketing. GEM currently employs over 130 people. For over sixty-seven years, Gem has been serving the pawnbroking community with the best in financial services. Our name stands for integrity, stability, quality and above all, excellence in service. If you ever need to speak to a Gem agent for any reason please call our 24HR Gem information line and press: 1-718-CALL-GEM (225-5436).

Martin Kaminsky

Founder of Gem Pawnbrokers Circa 1940’s

Instant Cash Loans

We offer instant cash loaans as high as $1,000,000 on a wide variety of items including gold, silver, diamonds, fine watches, automobiles, and more.

28 Convenient Locations

Visit one of our convenient GEM locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Westchester, and Long Island New York

Worry Free Transactions

Our trained specialists will appraise your items in a professional and secure environment.

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