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Local Father & Son, West Point Grad and soon to be, at the Ring Melt Ceremony today

Posted by admin on Feb 22, 2016 04:21:54 AM

We have had an exciting day here at Pease & Curren. The West Point 16th Ring Melt Ceremony took place at our Rhode Island refinery. Our local Rhode Island paper – The Providence Journal has already shared a video they took this morning. See the footage–/ http://videos.providencejournal.com/providencejournal/4pul7n?v=autoplay_postroll&e=e0018&opn=right_rail_embed The West Point Ring Melt Ceremony This year’s […]

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West Point legacy lives on

Posted by admin on Feb 18, 2016 02:04:46 AM

Melting of 54 West Point graduates’ rings for inclusion into the rings of the Class of 2017 – Celebrates the bond between alumni and cadets. Fifty-four class rings were donated this year to the West Point Association of Graduates 16th Annual Ring Melt Ceremony. The February 22nd ceremony begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Rhode […]

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The tradition continues….

Posted by admin on Feb 15, 2016 10:30:37 AM

We are so excited here at Pease & Curren!  We are making our last minute preparations for the ceremony, all of the biographies have been written, flights have been scheduled.  It is a historic time, our 100th anniversary and the 15th annual West Point Ring Melt.

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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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