As the football playoffs get into full swing, players start to dream of the ultimate prize: the Super Bowl ring. If you ask one of these players how much a Super Bowl ring is worth to them, they would probably say it is priceless. For them, it’s more about what the ring represents —… Read More »
Jolly Old St. Nick — The Patron Saint of Pawn Shops
When you think of Christmas and Santa Claus, what’s the first thing you think of? Pawn shops, right? No? As a popular gold refiner for pawnbrokers, we at Pease & Curren know all about the long, historic relationship between Christmas and pawnshops, but you probably don’t. Never fear: Just leave your chestnuts roasting on the… Read More »
4 Important & Overlooked Safety Tips for Bench Jewelers
Bench jewelers are the unsung heroes of the jewelry world — tirelessly working away in the back of the jewelry store, making and repairing beautiful pieces to delight their owners. At Pease & Curren, we consider the bench jewelers we work with to be among our most valued relationships. As a proud gold refiner for… Read More »
7 Common Mistakes That Can Hurt Pawnbrokers
As a trusted gold refiner for pawnshops, Pease & Curren wants to see all the pawnshops we work with succeed. In that spirit, here are seven common mistakes all pawnbrokers should do their best to avoid. Not Doing Your Research When Selling Precious Metals If you are selling precious metals or gems to a specific… Read More »
How Are Diamonds Priced?
Whether you are new to the diamond trade or are becoming more experienced with diamond sales, you may be somewhat curious about just how diamonds are priced. You probably know about the four Cs — cut, clarity, color and carat — which are the basic factors that determine pricing. What do these terms actually mean,… Read More »
Why True Fire Assay Remains the Most Accurate Form of Gold Refining
When it comes to gold assay, there is no question that true fire assay is the most effective and accurate method. What is the history of true fire assay, and what makes it so accurate? Gold Fire Assay History Gold fire assaying, or cupellation, is a method of determining the purity of a piece of… Read More »
Don’t Fall for the Refiner’s Shell Game – The Percentage Game.
Whenever I meet a new prospect, the first question I’m always asked is “What percentage do you pay?” The refining industry has focused everyone’s attention on what percentage you’re getting paid. While that is an important question, it’s flawed.
Over 10 Million Payday Loan Consumers Are Out Of Luck
If you have read any major newspaper over the past 24 hours you have seen the headline. The government has moved to control lucrative payday lending practices with a rule that brings the 38 billion dollar industry under federal oversight for the first time.
Coast Guard Ring Melt 2017
We are happy to host the 1st Coast Guard Ring Melt here at Pease & Curren this morning. Captains & Cadets were here to witness the event.
How to Make a Disaster Plan for Your Jewelry Business
Over the last few weeks we have heard so many heartbreaking stories from our friends in Florida and Texas. We have shared posts on disaster preparation from various insurance agencies but feel the need to post our own.