In June 1984, Steve Weintraub founded Gold & Diamond Source, and his wife Julie joined him in 2004. Steve acts as president of the company, still hand selecting every diamond in their vast inventory. Julie is Vice President and helps manage marketing, PR, customer and community relations in addition to running their charity Julie Weintraub’s Hands Across the Bay. Four of their five children – Steven Jr., Troy, Chris and Adam – have joined the team, as well as, Steve’s sister Patty. Gold & Diamond Source is truly a family operation.
Steve founded Gold & Diamond Source after running a jewelry manufacturing plant for five years. His goal was to take the guess work out of buying fine jewelry. As a former manufacturer himself, he realized jewelers were not providing real value to their customers. Steve decided to pass ongoing value to his customers by offering a 100% diamond trade in guarantee. If you buy a Gold & Diamond Source diamond and want to upgrade later on, you will always receive 100% of what you originally paid as a credit towards your new purchase. No fine print. No requirement to pay 2-3 times the original purchase price. No fees. EVER.
In 2007, Gold & Diamond Source consolidated what had grown into nine retail locations down to one EXPANSIVE 10,000 sq. ft. building with more jewelry under one roof than anywhere else in the southeast United States. The interior was redesigned to mimic a living room complete with cozy chairs, a grand piano and fish tank. “When you walk into our store, customers feel like they are stepping into our home,” says Julie. “Our goal is to deliver the same personalized attention to each customer that we would give our best friends and family.” It shows too. Everyday there are customers who drive 2-3 hours just to visit Gold & Diamond Source.
Customers shopping at Gold & Diamond Source know they are getting more than a beautiful ring, bracelet or pendant. They are also an integral part of supporting various organizations, charities and struggling individuals throughout Tampa Bay through Julie Weintraub’s Hands Across the Bay. Since its inception in 2009, Hands Across the Bay has given back a record setting $500,000.00 in assistance to the Tampa Bay area.