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Wheeling Alive at Howard’s Diamond Center

November 14, 2013
By SARAH HARMON - Staff Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

TRIADELPHIA - In honor of its third year at its new location at The Highlands, Howard's Diamond Center is celebrating the beauty of the historic jewelry of Wheeling for the store's annual estate sale this month.

Howard's Diamond Center, which has won first place jeweler for The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register's Readers' Choice Awards, will be offering customers 10 percent off all estate jewelry from Nov. 18- 24. The jeweler also will be displaying old Wheeling photographs by Zee's Photography around the store and will hold an exhibition of museum pieces of old Wheeling jewelry and valuable items.

"It's our third anniversary at The Highlands, and we appreciate all the support we have received from the community," owner Seth Posin said. "We want to thank them for choosing us for first place jeweler."

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Photo by Sarah Harmon
Howard Posin poses with a photograph of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge by Zee’s Photography at Howard’s Diamond Center. The store will display several old photographs of Wheeling as well as old Wheeling jewelry around the store for the annual estate sale Nov.18-24.

Beautiful historic items such a gold cigarette case circa 1900 from St. Petersburg, Russia, with a diamond and sapphire that was owned by Carl Fabrege and an 18-carat gold pocket watch given to George HP Schmidt from George E. Stifel in 1919 will be on display.

"We will feature all sorts of jewelry that have significance to Wheeling," Posin said. "We will devote half our cases for estate jewelry, which is previously owned jewelry often with antique settings, as well as antique jewelry that is 100 years old or more."

From Nov. 29 to Dec. 7, Howard's also will be holding a bead trunk show featuring a line of Wheeling beads representing famous city landmarks such as the Wheeling Suspension Bridge and the Capitol Building sign. Posin said the latest Wheeling design will be revealed on Black Friday, but will remain a secret until then. The trunk show also will have troll beads, love links and bark beads featuring 16 different dog breeds. Customers will be able to buy three beads and get the fourth one free during the sale.

Howard's also will hold The Best Kept Secret Sale Dec. 12- 15 offering up to 80 percent of jewelry from manufacturers closeouts.

According to the store's website, in 1923 Samuel Posin, a former Russian immigrant achieved the American Dream by opening a fine jewelry store in downtown Wheeling. His son, Howard Posin carried on the family tradition by opening Howard's Diamond Center in 1979.

After 30 successful years in downtown Wheeling, in 2010 HDC relocated to the new retail development, The Highlands, where they have remained a family owned and operated cornerstone in the fine jewelry business.

When you shop at Howard's you will be impressed by our beautiful new store with modern amenities.

The store is lit by two striking custom art glass chandeliers, while the floor is covered with exotic Brazilian Tigerwood. A cozy fireplace with seating and refreshment center, make HDC a warm and comfortable environment for all of your jewelry needs.

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