Karat Chat




More…TIps on Buying Resale gold Jewelry – How to spot a fake

Posted by admin on Feb 10, 2016 01:30:44 AM

A couple of weeks ago we had discussed different ways in which gold content is assessed when purchasing pieces from the general public. We wrote of acid tests, electronic gold testers, magnificaton and the magnet test, all of which are somewhat effective but not entirely accurate. Today we will continue and discuss discoloraton and the […]

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How To Spot A Fake: Tips on buying resale gold

Posted by admin on Jan 27, 2016 01:12:35 AM

Identifying “fake” or under-karated gold pieces has always been a challenge; somewhat like determining the true color of the infamous blue/black or gold/white dress depending on how you look at it. Even the best eyes can sometimes not detect a good fake. Heavy plating or stainless steel will often pass an initial gold test, and […]

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Ways to reduce your post holiday inventory

Posted by admin on Jan 19, 2016 09:25:27 AM

Even after the best retail holiday season, you are inevitably left with inventory that just did not sell. Here are some suggestions on how to clean out the store quickly to make room for new merchandise.   1. Send It or Swap It If you are a multi-store retailer this is an easy one. As […]

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The year in review: refining and your long term wealth

Posted by admin on Jan 07, 2016 10:00:41 AM

We are constantly working to improve our customer’s experience here at Pease & Curren. We recently ran an analysis to see over a year’s time what the difference in return would be between our true fire assay process and return and the process and return of a popular cash on the spot gold buyer.   We […]

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Gold dust & gold rush

Posted by admin on Jan 04, 2016 02:41:37 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. Per Professor Richard Foster of Yale University, average company lifespan is […]

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What is rose “gold”?

Posted by admin on Dec 01, 2015 09:22:02 AM

 What is Gold Alloy? Different colors of gold alloys are just as “real” as their yellow gold counterparts. Have you ever been confused by the terms: black hills gold, white gold, green gold, and rose gold? The Meaning of a Karat The “K” stands for karat, the system used to state how much pure gold is […]

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Would you buy an investment if it paid off in 5 days?

Posted by admin on Nov 17, 2015 09:04:04 AM

TREATING GOLD AS AN INVESTMENT This post is for those who purchase resale jewelry from the general public. It has been our experience that many cash in their gold and jewelry to buyers quickly, often because of a cash flow issue or just because that is the way they have always done it. Below are three scenarios, […]

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Is it exploitation or a series of blunders?

Posted by admin on Nov 09, 2015 10:40:49 AM

Is it exploitation or a series of blunders? While we don’t chance processing mined materials, we do hear story after story such as the one here, of investors investing in an industry they know very little about.  Investors facilitating industrial growth for desperate governments and societies to build much needed infrastructure and aid for communities. […]

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Understanding the value of a diamond

Posted by admin on Nov 03, 2015 11:24:27 AM

Being a precious metals refiner we see many diamonds come through our factory to be processed.  Although we do not work with mined diamonds, we do process diamonds though our stone removal, sorting and appraisal services. We all know about the four “C’s” of valuing a diamond but we have come across some things you may […]

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Francis H. Curren II 1922 – 2015

Posted by admin on Oct 13, 2015 04:01:16 AM

Our flag is at half staff today at Pease & Curren, in tribute to our beloved owner, Mr. Francis H. Curren Jr, who has passed away at the age of ninety three. .

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