Year after year the fakes are getting harder to distinguish. At Pease & Curren, although we do not claim to be gemologists, we continually upgrade our testing equipment to keep in step with the fast growing synthetic diamond market. It used to be we could “frost” the stones. Frosting is a chemical process during which… Read More »
Sold, Pawned, Lost, Found and Donated…the iconic Super Bowl ring
With football season upon us we would like to share some interesting facts about the portable Super Bowl trophy, the Super Bowl Ring. Do you know who actually gets a Super Bowl ring?
Going for the Gold? The facts about Olympic medals
The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio is here.
Gold Price Rises- So Do the Fakes
Increase in demand for coins is brought on by the increase of the gold price this year. Although forgeries have been around for centuries, they sometimes get better with age. Buyer Beware.
There is a crisis going on and everyone in the jewelry industry should know about it
Right now, in Peru – 40% of the villagers in 97 villages have mercury poisoning. This type of poison causes permanent brain damage, kidney damage and chronic headaches.
Don’t be fooled- identifying synthetic diamonds and stones
Recently we have had an influx of synthetic stones coming into our lab for stone removal. The challenge is properly identifying these stones.
The “Karat Creep”
As many of our customers know, we often perform random spot checks on incoming refining jobs. Lately we have noticed a few lots that are not as they seem. Our VP of Operations likes to call it the “Karat Creep”. Some customers send in monthly so the “Karat Creep” is not noticed right away but… Read More »
Uncovering the fugazi
I was in our factory today speaking with our operations manager about content for our Buyer Beware newsletter. We came across an old school fake, found it interesting, and figured we would share on this Friday afternoon. It’s a “Fugazi Friday”.
The view from my office window
When I tell people where I work, they just can’t visualize it. I have a window in my office that overlooks the factory- I often forget how cool that really is. #Gold pour
Happy Memorial Day
This weekend we take time to remember and honor those who died while serving in our US armed forces. The words “thank you” do not seem powerful enough but we sincerely thank you for your ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe. With honor and remembrance, Happy Memorial Day. Here is some footage from our 2016… Read More »