Hollywood hand-me-downs

Sixteen years ago, an ambitious twenty-something Iraqi immigrant sold three pieces of jewelry to Lana Turner. Yossi Dina got such a kick out of the experience that he now does business with celebrities and celebrity-wannabes every day of the week at his Beverly Hills Jewelry and Loan in Beverly Hills, Calif. In his posh not-really-a-pawnshop, Dina buys and sells jewelry and other fine collectibles and offers discreet loan services. For example, Dina recently loaned $70,000 to the owner of a stunning South Seas pearl and 40-ct. diamond platinum choker. The man—an English film producer and repeat customer—pawned the piece (as well as a number of others in the past year) to support his movie projects. "He always comes back for the jewelry," says Dina, who estimates that 98% of customers return for pawned items, paying back the loan plus interest, which on a piece like the choker is ty
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