AT EZ PAWN
Tara Kaminsky of EZ Pawn is a third generation pawn broker with
her family being in the business since 1947 in New York City.
The family’s foray into the industry began with her grandfather
Martin Kaminsky, who opened Gem Pawnbrokers in Brooklyn.
Eventually her father David Kaminsky started EZ Pawn in 1996 and now
the business has expanded to 15 locations in NYC including Sunnyside,
Queens, where their storefront is at the corner of 46th Street and Queens
Currently studying for her Gem Institute of America certification, Tara is
passionate about gemology and truly enjoys sharing her knowledge with
customers interested in jewelry at the storefront. She enjoys the symbolism
behind the jewels and what each type means in different contexts
and cultures. Jewelry that comes through EZ Pawn gets investigated by
Tara and the business tries their best to document the history of each.
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