This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with Seth Gold.
Seth Gold, who along with his father, Les and his sister, Ashley, runs the largest pawn shop in Detroit, American Jewelry and Loan. The family and the store are featured every week on “Hardcore Pawn” the top show on Tru TV.
Gold is a fourth generation pawnbroker who was recently named the 2013 National Pawnbrokers Association Pawnbroker of the Year at the organization’s annual meeting.
He was selected because of his commitment to supporting the pawn industry, community outreach, bolstering the association’s charitable giving campaigns and fostering strong relationships with his community and local leaders.
“Seth Gold and the team at American Jewelry & Loan have forged new paths for the pawn industry with the media on a national level as well as within his own local community,” said Kevin Prochaska, president of the National Pawnbrokers Association. “Our industry has benefitted immensely from Seth’s dedication and hard work.”
He learned the business from the inside-out and backed his knowledge with a degree from the University of Michigan and designations in diamond grading and colored gemstones from the Gemological Institute of America. He joined the business after his graduation from the University of Michigan.
On Twitter: @SethHCP