Karat Chat


Disheartening news in our industry

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 companies in our industry are accepting this kind of product.  It gives our industry a bad name as whole. gold-513062_640_0

Last weekend the following story was released.  Disappointing for the precious metals industry.

Bloomberg news: How to become and international gold smuggler

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-16/gold-company-manager-charged-in-vast-peruvian-smuggling-scheme

People die from unsafe mining practices. See the real story

There is a crisis going on and everyone in the jewelry industry should know about it