TAMPA, FL – Hours are: Preview showing Thursday, September 26, 4PM ‐ 8PM with special guest appearance by April Lufriu Ms. World 2011-2012. Continental Wholesale Diamonds will donate 5% of the estate sale proceeds to April Lufriu’s charity Retinitis Pigmentosa. Friday, September 27, 10AM – 7PM Saturday, September 28, 10AM ‐ 4PM.
Continental Wholesale Diamonds, in partnership with Geolat Companies, Dallas, a world renowned jewelry appraisal and brokerage firm, is bringing a unique, multi-level opportunity to the Tampa Bay Area for the first time.
For fine jewelry aficionados, Estate Jewelry represents the height of current fashion. The opportunity to buy fine quality, previously owned jewelry items offers consumers a responsible way to re-purpose jewelry that has been enjoyed through various periods, and to acquire remarkable jewelry items at extraordinary values.
Estate Jewelry experts from Geolat Companies will display an amazing array of unique items brought in especially for this event: an expansive, sophisticated collection of estate jewelry, including authentic period pieces and signed designer items as well as surprise offerings from world famous craftsmen – all for sale, and all available at remarkable, special value prices. Says Continental owner Joy Pierson, “We are so excited to make this incredible collection available to our clients – and we couldn’t be happier to have Continental Wholesale Diamonds chosen as the exclusive host for Geolat Companies’ first appearance in the Tampa Bay area.”
For many women today, evolving personal style has given rise to a valuable but ‘fashion‐ faded’ fine jewelry wardrobe. With prices of gold and other precious materials hovering near historic highs, many fine jewelry owners are, for the first time, considering the sale of their “no‐longer‐worn” jewels. These are not
“gold melt” pieces, but jewelry that has significant artistic, historic, or sentimental value.
But how can a jewelry wearer know what price her jewels would fetch from an interested buyer? And how can she find a well‐informed, professional, and ethical broker to independently evaluate her pieces and work to secure the best price for them?
To help local consumers determine the best options for turning their treasures into cash, Continental Wholesale Diamonds will host nationally renowned fine jewelry expert, independent jewelry appraiser and broker Patti Geolat and her team from Geolat Companies. The Geolat team will be available throughout the event to provide expert consultation regarding the legitimate resale value of jewelry items, to offer advice regarding options for disposition and to create an opportunity for consumers to sell previously loved fine jewelry items for more than just the melt value of the metal.
For the fashion‐conscious owner, long-held fine jewelry items may simply no longer suit her style or taste, while a whole new jewelry look is beckoning! Jewelry owners searching for a buyer who will treat their pre‐owned fine jewelry with the respect it deserves, while offering an exciting, enticing collection of treasures in search of new homes, will find the expertise they need at Continental Wholesale Diamonds Estate Jewelry Buy, Sell & Trade Event. “We travel all over the country, working with the finest jewelers to create the best solutions for their clients. In the process, we meet many wonderful people who are happy with their choices, while we are able to find new homes for beautiful pieces of jewelry that deserve to be loved again,” says Geolat.
Appointments are suggested and six month interest free financing available.
For more information about Continental Wholesale Diamonds Estate Sale call 813.282.7375 or online at www.ContinentalWholesaleDiamonds.com. Visit their store at 1715 N. Westshore Blvd. Suite 150 Tampa, FL 33607, across the street from Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in the Westshore Center Building.
Patti Geolat, an independent appraiser since 1985, and the co‐author of the industry’s most respected appraisal bible, The Professional’s Guide to Jewelry Insurance Appraising, has an international network of buyers with whom she works to broker the sale of pre‐ owned fine jewelry and timepieces. She is the holder of a distinguished resume, which includes nine years as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co., the industry’s leading insurer. She is an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers, a Graduate Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America, and a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. ###