A Year in Review – Convenience is really expensive.

Let’s have a conversation about the price of convenience and how expensive it can be over the long term. Many times we encounter refining prospects who like the convenience and the quick turnaround from a cash buyer. Cash buyers are just around the corner from the store or stop by once a month, usually someone… Read More »

What I learned about Christmas and Pawnbrokers

Wish I would’ve seen this a few weeks ago but we are still in the holiday spirit right? Just came across this little tidbit about Pawnbrokers and Christmas and thought you might find it interesting.  

Losing a bucket of gold on West 48th

Lately we have been hearing a lot about thefts in the jewelry industry, but never from an armored truck.  This story is unreal and reinforces the need to make sure your precious metals shipment is insured while in transit.

JSA says off premises attacks spiked in October

  The number of attacks on traveling jewelry salespeople and retailers away from their stores spiked last month, prompting the Jewelers’ Security Alliance to issue a special alert and advisory.  The full story…

Happy Veteran’s Day

We would like to wish a Happy Veteran’s Day to all who have served.  In honor of this day we would like to share a video from the West Point Ring Ceremony held at Pease & Curren last February.

Jeopardizing the value of the entire diamond industry

As a precious metals refiner who also specializes in stone removal, we can attest it has been increasingly hard to segregate real diamonds from the man-made. Advances in synthetics have made it impossible to identify fakes and it is because of this many synthetics are being sold into the market as the real thing. In fact, in 2015 a package containing 110 man-made… Read More »

The election and the gold price

Lots of conflicting views on what the election’s effect on gold price will be. This is what was in the news today… http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-01/buy-gold-no-matter-who-wins-the-election-hsbc-says

Should you hold your gold?

We are constantly getting customer calls into the refinery asking for advice – “Should we sell our gold and other precious metals? How will the Presidential election effect the gold price? What will the actions of The Fed have on metals?” Many times what historically has happened just simply isn’t the case.  

5 Questions you should be asking your precious metals refiner

Over the years we have come across many who are unsure exactly what a refiner does and  the differences between refiners.  We won’t complicate it …here are 5 questions that will quickly narrow down your choices and ensure you are getting the most for your money.

Is it gold-filled or gold-plated?

We originally published this last year but many have requested again.  Here it is… With all of the different types of jewelry on the market these days and the influx of reclaimed pieces in the stores, it is sometimes difficult to identify the type of gold.  It is not wise to rely strictly on hallmarks… Read More »