Everyone in Tampa Bay is familiar with Steve and Julie Weintraub because of their family business, Gold & Diamond Source and the charity they founded, Hands Across the Bay. What some may not know about Steve is not only is he a very successful businessman, a father to five precious children, a doting grandfather, a loving husband to his beautiful sidekick Julie but has a huge heart and helps so many in the Tampa Bay area.
Steve Weintraub founded Gold & Diamond Source in June 1984 and serves as the President and CEO of the company today. Steve got involved in the jewelry business because he saw a need for a fine jewelry store that provided superior service while keeping quality high and prices below what was being offered almost 30 years ago and even today. During the past 30 years and still going strong, Steve and his staff have satisfied over 250,000 happy customers from all over the country! The Gold & Diamond Source is unlike many other jewelry stores, in Tampa Bay or anywhere else! The newly redesigned 10,000 sq. ft. building is like Disney World for those who love jewelry, and we’re not talking Mickey Mouse watches here! The Gold & Diamond Source carries the inventory of ten normal jewelry stores combined with some of the most experienced, professional and friendly staff in the jewelry industry. Their selection of diamonds is truly breathtaking and can be a bit overwhelming for the first time diamond buyer. That’s where Steve, Julie and their staff come in to assist you. You will find all cuts of diamonds such as Round, Princess, Radiant, Emerald, Pearl, Heart, Marquise and Trillion cut in various sizes, colors and clarities. They also carry pieces created by the top designers in the jewelry industry such as Sethi Couture, Natalie K, Peter Storm Chamilia in addition to a huge selection of Fancy Yellow Diamonds. The best part is, there is a diamond waiting for you at Gold & Diamond Source to fit every budget. Gold & Diamond Source also offers a lifetime trade in policy on diamond solitaries and diamond earrings.
In addition to the family business and the charity work, Steve is also a member of the Jewelers Board of Trade, Jewelers Vigilante Committee and the Better Business Bureau. We asked Steve what is his most memorable or interesting work related experience was. “Working with Domestic Violence victims and helping them start new lives” he stated.
Steve’s favorite part of owning the business is having his family work alongside him. The Weintraub family is an extremely close knit family, and that’s exactly how Steve and Julie like it. “We believe in family and spend as much time with each other as possible including at least one entire family vacation once a year. Also, our work through our non-profit Charity, Hands Across the Bay is our way of paying things forward to this great Community and all the wonderful things it has brought to us. We consider it an honor to be able to give back in any way we can.” Because Steve and his family have been blessed in so many ways, they continue to give back over and over again and have taught their children the same. Not only is family his number one priority, but the extended families he and Julie have adopted through all of their charity work. Three words that best describe Steve and his business are honest, caring & professional. His heart is forever overflowing with kindness and generosity, especially to those less fortunate. Steve told us he owes his success to his wife Julie and his family, the entire staff of Gold & Diamond Source, Hands Across the Bay & of course his dad, Norman Weintraub Sr.
Gold & Diamond Source is located at 3800 Ulmerton Road in Clearwater. 727.573.9351 www.GOLDANDDIAMOND.com.