Gem Pawn Brokers

Address: 353 W. 125th Street

Phone: 212-665-9400

GEM’S History

Serving The Community For Over 60 Years.

Martin Kaminsky
GEM PAWNBROKERS was established in 1947 by the late Martin Kaminsky, second to the left, and has steadily grown into the largest pawnbroker in the New York City area with over TWENTY SEVEN 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).