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Panowicz Jewelers in Olympia is hosting an event with Beneficial Estate Buyers to support the public in selling unneeded or unwanted jewelry, precious metals and stones. At the August 3-5 buying event, bring your pieces to sell. Beneficial Estate Buyers pays sellers a fair market price on site. Many people have held onto unwanted jewelry, precious stones and silver or gold items, understanding they hold value, but would otherwise like to move them on to a new owner and have the monetary funds instead.

From left: general manager Kandy Watters, sales professional Valeria Rovella-Willis and owner Leslie Panowicz.
From left: general manager Kandy Watters, sales professional Valeria Rovella-Willis and owner Leslie Panowicz.
Photo credit: Rebecca Sanchez

Take some time and sift through your jewelry boxes, china hutches and drawers to find items that you do not want or use anymore. They may be worth more than you think. Beneficial Estate Buyers resells jewelry and more in their Madison Estate Collection, which is comprised of both modern design items as well as those stretching back to the Victorian era. Cultivated from year-round, nationwide buying, the collection is ever-growing and ever-changing, and items are matched up and sold to eager buyers.

Partnering with Beneficial Estate Buyers for the event at Panowicz brings clients and buyers face to face in a convenient and familiar atmosphere. Panowicz has been on the local jewelry business scene since Anton Panowicz first opened his Olympia shop in 1948. Now owned by granddaughter Leslie Panowicz, the family company is a known and established retailer and resource. Customers turn to them for their regular jewelry needs such as gifts, engagement rings, wedding bands and services including sizing and appraisals.

“We have people ask us regularly,” Leslie Panowicz, owner of Panowicz Jewelers says about customers wanting to sell. And regarding the buying event, “Sometimes our existing clients participate. However, there is a large percentage that are new to us, many retired or who are looking to downsize. While we do offer trade-in options and purchase gold, this is an excellent opportunity for people looking to sell. It’s convenient liquidation at a premium.”

1960s vintage Italian ring, made of angel skin coral, gold and diamonds.
One unique piece in particular that a client sold was a 1960s vintage Italian ring, made of angel skin coral, gold and diamonds.
Photo credit: Rebecca Sanchez

It’s not unheard of that people inherit an entire jewelry box, sometimes with some pieces broken, and yet also containing items such as those from Tiffany & Co., a Rolex watch or gold coins. Diamond pendants, pins, brooches, engagement and class rings also hold value. Vintage lockets may be made from gold or include emeralds, opals or amethyst. Those classics, Art Deco and Victorian styles are timeless, maintain an elegance and routinely renew in popularity. One particular piece sold by a client was a 1960’s vintage Italian ring, made of angel skin coral, gold and diamonds.

Perhaps your item is a piece of sterling silver, a chafing dish, or a collection, such as a napkin ring set, plates or platters. Maybe it’s a hand-me-down silver tea caddy or goblets. Sitting unused in a china cabinet might be the silver or gold ladle or carving set that is never used but was a significant purchase in the past. While endearing and memorable, many people are just not up to the task of maintaining and storing those large, traditional dinner displays. Sellers are glad to know that the silver flatware set their grandmother had, while a chore and unusable to themselves, will go on to an interested new home.

A jewelry case inside Panowicz Jewelers in Olympia
Panowicz Jewelers has been on the local jewelry business scene since Anton Panowicz first opened his Olympia shop in 1948. Photo credit: Rebecca Sanchez

Beneficial Estate Buyers assists clients in the selling process, recognizing both the monetary value and the unique relevance of their items. “Every piece that we purchase has a story to tell,” Chris of Beneficial Estate Buyers says. “Celebrations, engagements, anniversaries, career markers and lifetime milestones are often celebrated with jewelry purchases. We are fortunate to be able to revisit these celebrations with our clients. On the flip side, our clients also find treasures at flea markets, thrift stores and by combing beaches. We once paid a handsome sum for a three-carat diamond that a client found in a large lot of costume jewelry.”

With over 100 years of combined experience in the jewelry business, Beneficial Estate Buyers is a trusted entity that, in addition to offering maximum cash value for estate items, can in turn present them to a specific buying audience. “Beneficial Estate Buyers wants people to know they can feel comfortable about coming to Panowicz, and that they can feel good about the buyers’ company being well-known nationwide,” Teri Welsch of Beneficial Estate Buyers says. “The company has been doing this for 16 years, and customers are getting the best price.”

Owned by Leslie Panowicz, the family company is a known and established retailer and resource. Customers turn to them for their regular jewelry needs such as gifts, engagement rings, wedding bands and services such as appraisals. Photo credit: Rebecca Sanchez

Beneficial Estate Buyers is indeed an experienced buying team traveling the country. Jeffery Zayas G.G., Beneficial Estate Buyers partner and graduate gemologist, will be at the event along with Richard Mampe Jr., also a graduate gemologist. Sellers receive a professional assessment of value and immediate payment, walking away with satisfaction in their compensation and the destination of the unwanted items.

Appointments are recommended, and can be made by calling the Panowicz location, but they are not required. Browse through your dinnerware set or the jewelry box, save your favorite items and bring the rest to Panowicz where you can be sure to receive personal, professional service.

Panowicz Jewelers
111 Market Street NE #104, Olympia
360.357.4943.

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