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5 Ways to Tell if your precious metals refiner is just a Middleman

Posted by Jill Bibby on May 23, 2017 13:58:57 PM

If you are getting paid on scrap or reclaimed jewelry materials you know how important it is to get paid on the true value of your metals. If you are paying a middleman, that is one more person getting between you and your money. Here are 5 ways to show you are NOT dealing with […]

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Our statement on conflict free precious metals refining and third party certification

Posted by Jill Bibby on May 17, 2017 14:30:44 PM

In recent months the topic of gold mining in high risk regions has brought great controversy to the precious metals market and the precious metals refining industry as a whole. Many refiners have chosen to get “certified” through a third party audit. Recent events have proved third party audits do not guarantee a refiner is […]

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How illegal gold mining affects you

Posted by Jill Bibby on Apr 19, 2017 20:20:27 PM

Over the past few months we have heard of precious metals refiners closing down over violations to the Dodd-Frank legislation.  Dodd-Frank as many of our readers know requires most larger companies to practice due diligence to ensure that any gold coming from certain countries is sourced properly. When refiners don’t comply with the legislation there […]

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Why we don’t use our induction furnace.

Posted by Jill Bibby on Apr 11, 2017 13:33:09 PM

At Pease & Curren we are constantly assessing better, more efficient ways of doing things. Lately we have come across advertisements for Induction Furnaces.  Induction furnaces are said to be an environmentally friendly way to refine.

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The hottest engagement ring trends in the jewelry industry

Posted by Jill Bibby on Mar 27, 2017 13:38:13 PM

I just read an interesting article about internet searches for engagement rings and I thought I would share. We don’t see too many rings like this come through the refinery. I would say these are the type of heirlooms that are passed from one generation to the next.    

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Disheartening news in our industry

Posted by Jill Bibby on Mar 22, 2017 19:09:36 PM

Precious metals refiners are always fighting a bad reputation.  At Pease & Curren we try hard to do the right thing.  We do not accept gold from anyone except legitimate businesses.  We question gold bars and often times do not take them because we are not sure of their origin.  It is disheartening to hear when […]

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It came out of the acid scratch free and shiny as new

Posted by Jill Bibby on Mar 17, 2017 18:11:02 PM

Our headline is actually a comment made by our Lab Manager, Olga Yankov.  Our customer sent in a ring they assumed was platinum as part of a lot scheduled to undergo our Premium Stone Removal Process.  

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In our local paper this morning…it was an honor

Posted by Jill Bibby on Feb 28, 2017 14:22:38 PM

Every year we are grateful to be a part of this historic event.  It is a way for us to give back to our great military.

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West Point Legacy Lives on at Pease & Curren Refinery

Posted by Jill Bibby on Feb 14, 2017 15:42:36 PM

Forty-one class rings were donated this year to the West Point Association of Graduates 17th Annual Ring Melt Ceremony that will be held on February 27th beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Rhode Island refinery, Pease & Curren.

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For those waiting for GOLD to go up

Posted by Jill Bibby on Feb 08, 2017 00:00:09 AM

In the words of our long time Inside Salesperson Stephanie “Gold always takes the stairs up, and the elevator down” and this is certainly the case this week.

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