Supplier News: Week of Jan. 11

A new website for Imagine Bridal and Pease & Curren celebrates 100 years

Imagine Bridal Debuts New Website

Great Neck, N.Y.–based Imagine Bridal has revealed a new website for 2016, with enhanced features for both retailers and consumers.

The brand, which became an authorized Forevermark manufacturer at the end of 2015, is offering an expanded style catalog, current advertising campaigns for retail use, and a store locator function on the newly designed site. “Our business has been skyrocketing—particularly after our partnership with Forevermark was announced,” said copresident Brian Hakimian in a press release. “The new site offers an enhanced user experience and includes new product information and news about our business and our collections.”

For more information about Imagine Bridal and to see its new website, visit imaginebridal.com.

 

Pease & Curren Celebrates 100 Years

Founded by Francis H. Curren and Charles Pease in 1916, precious metals refiner and recycler Pease & Curren is celebrating its 100th year in business this January. The company has come a long way since its inception, weathering the turbulence of the Great Depression, World Wars I and II, and the Vietnam War. Its first refining job took place in the basement of founder Curren’s mother—the company now has a 40,000- square-foot facility located in Warwick, R.I.

Third-generation owner Frances H. “Kip” Curren III cites the dedication of its long-term employees as the reason why the business has continued to succeed. “The employees are the lifeblood of any company, and Pease & Curren’s employees are no exception,” Curren said in a press release. “Industry involvement is also important; my father and Robert Pease were founding members of the Jewelers Board of Trade and served on the boards of many other industry-related organizations over the years. That helped us to maintain solid relationships in the industry.”

The company plans to celebrate throughout the year with its customers, employees, family, and friends. In February, Pease & Curren will host the West Point Ring Melt ceremony at its Rhode Island facility, during which West Point graduates donate their class rings to become part of the metal in the rings of the next graduating class. This year marks 15 years of the company’s partnership with West Point.

For more information on the anniversary and details on gold trends throughout the years, visit blog.peaseandcurren.com.