Supplier News: Week of Oct. 17

White Pine now offering melee diamond service, Pease & Curren’s upgraded stone-retrieval process

White Pine Trading Debuts Melee Diamond Service

Diamond purchaser and trader White Pine Diamonds has announced its new service, Melee on Demand, which gives jewelers, retailers, manufacturers, and wholesalers the ability to purchase precise diamond melee, with delivery for most within 24 hours. According to White Pine, Melee on Demand’s pricing is 23 percent to – 51 percent lower than several of its U.S. competitors in nearly all assortments offered.

“This selection service allows retailers and jewelry manufacturers to seamlessly fill their diamond needs at a fraction of their current costs,” said White Pine’s director of diamond sales, Myles Schakler, in a press release. “We are excited to add this new offering to White Pine’s portfolio of services and are thrilled to provide a customized service that better addresses the needs of our customers.”

For more information on this and other services offered by White Pine, visit


Pease & Curren Enhances Its Stone-Removal Process

Pease & Curren refining process | JCK Supplier News

Precious metals refiner and recycler Pease & Curren has introduced an upgrade to its premium stone-removal process, with improved filtering that is said to guarantee that all diamonds are recovered from their settings before the refining process.

The enhanced filtering process, which uses a specially designed container for stones, allowing even the smallest of melee to be recovered, is said to save man hours on stone removal and eliminate cracked stones. Pease & Curren is encouraging its customers to use its Direct Buy Diamond Buy service to get the highest return on diamonds, issuing the check directly from buyer to seller. According to the company, its customers received more than 35 percent more for their diamonds by using the direct buyer-to-seller service, as Pease & Curren does not purchase and resell the stones itself.

For more information on the stone removal program and direct buy option, visit

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