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 »

This is not a yard sale.

Many of our clients used to get quick cash for their precious metals.  A cash buyer would stop by look at what they had to offer- and give cash on the spot – kind of like a yard sale. With a little extra time and not a lot of effort, you can get the full… Read More »

Who is monitoring the billion dollar refining industry?

By Scott Girouard- Regional Refining Consultant You go to the grocery store to buy a gallon of milk and, regardless of the dairy farm, you get a gallon of milk. If you buy a gallon of gasoline, you’ll get exactly one gallon of gasoline, regardless of the gas station. There are governmental agencies that monitor… Read More »

Carat, Karat or Carrot?

Since entering the world of precious metals, I have wondered about some of the terminology and how it came to be. I had always thought “carat” and “karat” were interchangeable but I quickly found out that this is not the case.

Carat, Karat or Carrot?

Since entering the world of precious metals, I have wondered about some of the terminology and how it came to be.  I had always thought “carat” and “karat” were interchangeable but I quickly found out that this is not the case.

More Best Practices for Precious Metals-Don’t Leave Money on the Bench

More Best Practices for Precious Metals-Don’t Leave Money on the Bench Continuing with our list of areas to look at to maximize your precious metals return – particularly for bench jewelers. Here are a few more to bring to your attention: When to send scrap Best shipping practices Understanding your return When to Send Scrap… Read More »