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.
Last week I attended a conference in Orlando for the International Precious Metals Institute. I must admit, Orlando in June was daunting but upon arrival my opinion quickly changed. This industry is truly incredible. I learned about Precious metals investments, futures, forwards, and mining specifics. Since I am certainly not proficient enough to share that type […]
Lots going on right now in the world of mining- Fed meeting, GST, and a change in the ownership rules. Although we are not involved in mining, this indirectly affects all of us in precious metals business. While there is merit to both sides of the argument, it is certainly not helping the gold price right now. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.