Maxferd’s history as an institution of confidence dates to the days following the California Gold Rush when Maxferd Loan Office opened its doors in 1884 near Market Street in downtown San Francisco. Offering quick, confidential, cash loans and huge savings on estate jewelry to the public, Maxferd, created a lasting reputation that makes it the longest continually run pawn shop in operation in the U.S.. Famous San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen, said, “Maxferd’s is the Tiffany of pawn shops.”
The selection of one-of-a-kind pieces and discount prices make it an ideal shopping destination, along with low interest rates and top dollar paid for jewelry and timepieces make it a fair place to borrow cash or sell valuables with all client identities kept strictly confidential, and GIA trained staff to meet your every need.
Our mission is to serve our customers in the best way possible, providing discretion and professionalism from the minute you walk in our doors.
We will give you the best value for your items with the best customer service, hands down.
We will match or exceed any loan on any pawn ticket from another pawnshop.
We will keep your jewelry and valuables safe and secured in our state of the art vault at all times.