About Us

Santa Barbara Loan & Jewelry has been at it’s present location since July 1993. We are also know as The Pawnshop of Santa Barbara. We work with a staff of seven long time employees and we are here to stay for the long haul.

WE ARE a full line Loan & Jewelry (collateral lender) providing cash loans with many thousands of active customers. We make four month loans on collateral for $2.00 to $30,000.00. Almost 90% of our collateral loans are redeemed (picked up), but that leaves us with 10% of the items we must sell to get our money back (most at below wholesale).

WE UNDERSTAND that anyone can suffer a cash flow problem and we are here to help. We make loans to help get people on their feet, we never ask why you need the money.

WE WANT to build your confidence in us and to make your visit with us as easy as going to the hardware store.

WE SELL to dealers as well as walk-in customers.

MANY ITEMS are also listed on our online store and auction site at ebay. These sites are maintained by our employees as well as our affiliates.

CAN ITEMS BE STOLEN? NO, all of our items are cleared by the police department after a four month holding period and before we will loan on an item it is checked out.  Our jewelry is insured and stored in secure vaults.

WE GIVE a money back guarantee on everything we sell through an auction or from the store. Buy with confidence.

 

 

Leonard Himelsein

Leonard Himelsein

Owner

Leonard has a long history in the jewelry business, dating back over two generations. Leonard has unmatched expertise in many fields, specifically Diamonds and Luxury Watches. 

Cleto

Cleto

Manager

Cleto is the Store Manager, who has a deep history with Management. He has built a 500K Business from the ground up and managed over 15 employees at one time. Knowledgeable in all categories and has a deep desire to help all. 

Jaime

Jaime

Assistant Manager

Jaime 

Gisela

Gisela

Jewelry Expert

Jisela…

Roberto

Roberto

Tools & Musical Instrument Expert

Roberto…

Selene

Selene

Jewelry Expert

Selene…

Nick

Nick

Electronics & Sporting Equipment Expert

Nick…

Chris

Chris

E-Commerce & Social Media Manager

Chris…