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How Gold Is Refined: A Step By Step Guide

Posted by Jill Bibby on Oct 16, 2017 08:00:32 AM

Have you ever seen advertisements for how you can repurpose your old gold jewelry? Maybe you have a friend who’s sold some of their old jewelry, or maybe you’ve done it yourself. Have you ever wondered what happens to your jewelry after you sell it? Certainly, you get paid in most cash-for-gold operations, but what […]

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Don’t Fall for the Refiner’s Shell Game – The Percentage Game.

Posted by Jill Bibby on Oct 10, 2017 14:24:50 PM

Whenever I meet a new prospect, the first question I’m always asked is “What percentage do you pay?” The refining industry has focused everyone’s attention on what percentage you’re getting paid. While that is an important question, it’s flawed.

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Over 10 Million Payday Loan Consumers Are Out Of Luck

Posted by Jill Bibby on Oct 06, 2017 16:32:13 PM

If you have read any major newspaper over the past 24 hours you have seen the headline.  The government has moved to control lucrative payday lending practices with a rule that brings the 38 billion dollar industry under federal oversight for the first time.

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Coast Guard Ring Melt 2017

Posted by Jill Bibby on Sep 26, 2017 16:53:17 PM

We are happy to host the 1st Coast Guard Ring Melt here at Pease & Curren this morning.  Captains & Cadets were here to witness the event.

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How to Make a Disaster Plan for Your Jewelry Business

Posted by Jill Bibby on Sep 22, 2017 17:30:22 PM

Over the last few weeks we have heard so many heartbreaking stories from our friends in Florida and Texas.  We have shared posts on disaster preparation from various insurance agencies but feel the need to post our own. 

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Mining your iPhone

Posted by Jill Bibby on Aug 23, 2017 13:52:36 PM

Sometimes we come across the craziest videos about mining and precious metals.

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Weaker Dollar = Corporate Profits Rising = Bullish for GOLD

Posted by Jill Bibby on Jul 28, 2017 16:07:39 PM

The Wall Street Journal printed a piece this morning recapping how the S&P 500 rose 14% in the first three months of the year with the second quarter earnings on pace to climb roughly 9%.   In the precious metals industry typically the declining dollar means bullish for GOLD.  In this morning’s piece various corporations comment […]

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The Secret to Corporate Longevity

Posted by Jill Bibby on Jul 25, 2017 09:22:24 AM

Survival. Corporate longevity. Documented evidence suggests most companies, even the largest of corporations, remain in business for an average of 40 years. In fact, the average age of companies on the S&P 500 has decreased by more than 50 years over the last century. According to renowned historians the average company lifespan is now 15 […]

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Government ban on the export of gold and copper concentrates

Posted by Jill Bibby on Jul 05, 2017 17:14:22 PM

Read an article today about “Golden Handcuffs” in the Economist.  Apparently this ban on exporting gold & copper concentrates went into effect back in March. It is a serious stand-off that is certain to affect the supply and demand of gold in the US. https://www.economist.com/news/business/21723427-row-raises-concerns-mining-firms-across-africa-tanzanias-firebrand-leader-takes-its

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Ten Places to find Precious Metals in Your Jewelry Manufacturing Facility

Posted by Jill Bibby on Jun 26, 2017 13:35:15 PM

The summer holidays are upon us. Many manufacturers are closing down for a week or two around the July 4th holiday.  Some for summer break and some to clean up their facility to get ready for the next busy season. 

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