The Importance of Jewelry Appraisals

A jewelry appraisal is used for two purposes. The first is a detailed description of the gemstones and the precious metals in which they are set. The second is an estimated replacement value for insurance purposes.

Generally, the jewelry store where you purchased your fine jewelry items will provide you with a statement of sale for your insurance provider. However, many people fail to realize that unlike your car, which decreases in value, the value of most fine jewelry increases over time.

In many cases, the diamond engagement ring is your most important item of jewelry. It is important to have the ring re-evaluated every 2-3 years. This is to ensure the amount scheduled on your insurance policy is adequate coverage in the event of loss, damage or theft. The heartbreak over the loss or theft of your jewelry is often compounded when you are informed by your insurance company, that the dollar amount of your policy will only cover a fraction of the cost to replace it in today’s market.

Appraisals should be performed by a highly trained and experienced credentialed gemologist to ensure the true value is determined accurately. If your item is overvalued, you will pay more in insurance premiums unnecessarily. If your item is undervalued, you may not be able to replace it in the event of loss or damage. If your ring hasn’t been appraised in the last 3 years, you could be at risk.

Let Werkheiser Jewelers provide you with the peace of mind that your most treasured items are safe by calling and scheduling an appointment to meet with our gemologist, Tom Wiggins. Tom is a Graduate Gemologist with over 38 years of experience performing appraisals. He was educated, trained and credentialed by the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

10% Off Garnet Jewelry During the Month of January

Garnet is the birthstone for January. Garnet is so durable, remnants of Garnet jewelry can be found as far back as the Bronze Age. Other references go back to 3100 BC when the Egyptians used Garnet as inlays in their jewelry and carvings. 

This beautiful stone is mined in a rainbow of colors. Rare Garnets in green or blue make breathtaking pieces, especially in pendants or drop earrings. From the fiery orange of Mandarin Garnet to the rich green of Tsavorite Garnet and to the most widely recognized deep red color of Pyrope Garnet, it is considered a great gift to symbolize friendship and trust. In addition, legend has it that those who wear the Garnet will be bestowed with peace, prosperity and good health. 

October Birthstones: Opal & Tourmaline

People born in October are lucky – they are gifted with two birthstones – Opals and Tourmalines.  Opals have been considered bringers of good luck since the Middle Ages! Opal hues can range across the spectrum; an Opal might display a single color, two or three colors, or all the colors of the rainbow!  Black Opal is said to strengthen your character and considered to be the rarest of all the Opals.

Tourmaline is the most colorful of all gemstones, occurring in various shades of virtually every hue even watermelon, which is green on the outside and pink on the inside. Blue, green, and red Tourmaline (also called Rubellite) are the most popular types used in gemstone jewelry. Tourmalines are also believed to be useful in relaxing the body and the mind, and to help in the treatment of many different diseases such as anxiety, blood poisoning, arthritis, and heart disease.

Peridot: August Birthstone

Peridot  (pronounced pair-uh-doe) was mined by the ancient Egyptians. They believed, quite accurately, that Peridot was ejected to Earth by a sun’s explosion and carries its healing power. Peridot extraterrestrial origins, found in rare pallasite meteorites, were formed some 4.5 billion years ago. On Earth, Peridot is formed in molten rock and brought to the surface by the tremendous forces of earthquakes and volcanoes.  Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color: an olive-green.

Werkheiser Jewelers has a wide selection of earrings, rings and necklaces in beautiful Peridot. Come in today and you too may feel the negativity lifting away and being replaced by calm from this ancient gem.

June Pearls


Pearls have been highly valued as gemstones since antiquity. Unlike most other gemstones which are mineral, Pearls are organic and are formed by living organisms. For centuries, Pearls have been a symbol of beauty and purity. Today, they are regarded as both classic and contemporary, coming in many more fashionable styles than your grandmother’s traditional strand of Pearls. Did you know that while the most common color is white, Pearls naturally occur in nearly every color under the rainbow.

Come to Werkheiser Jewelers and indulge in a magnificent range of gorgeous pearl earrings, necklaces and rings – the staple of every jewelry collection.  Need your Pearl necklace restrung? Bring it to us. We have a Pearl expert on site.

Mother’s Day

Does Mom have more pictures of her dog than of you? Let Werkheiser Jewelers help you become Mom’s favorite. Fro, the trendiest new style to the most enduring classics, we can find something for your Mom!  From Saturday, May 5 to Saturday, May 12, 2018, spend $150 or more and receive a FREE box of chocolates from Dolce Patisserie (Limit one per customer.)

holiday hours

Extended Holiday Hours

Extended Holiday Hours

Werkheiser Jewelers is operating with extended holiday hours during the month of December.  Check the schedule below for store hours in this time period or give us a call at 610-865-8039 for more information.

Monday10:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM — 4:00 PM
1 Dec10:00 AM — 6:00 PM
2 Dec10:00 AM — 4:00 PM
3 DecClosed
4 Dec10:00 AM — 6:00 PM
5 Dec10:00 AM — 6:00 PM
6 Dec10:00 AM — 6:00 PM
7 Dec10:00 AM — 7:00 PM
8 Dec10:00 AM — 7:00 PM
9 Dec10:00 AM — 5:00 PM
10 Dec12:00 PM — 4:00 PM
11 Dec10:00 AM — 7:00 PM
12 Dec10:00 AM — 7:00 PM
13 Dec10:00 AM — 7:00 PM
14 Dec10:00 AM — 7:00 PM
15 Dec10:00 AM — 7:00 PM
16 Dec10:00 AM — 6:00 PM
17 Dec11:00 AM — 5:00 PM
18 Dec10:00 AM — 8:00 PM
19 Dec10:00 AM — 8:00 PM
20 Dec10:00 AM — 8:00 PM
21 Dec10:00 AM — 8:00 PM
22 Dec10:00 AM — 8:00 PM
23 Dec10:00 AM — 8:00 PM
24 Dec9:00 AM — 4:00 PM
25 DecClosed
26 Dec10:00 AM — 6:00 PM
27 Dec10:00 AM — 6:00 PM
28 Dec10:00 AM — 6:00 PM
29 Dec10:00 AM — 6:00 PM
30 Dec10:00 AM — 3:00 PM




Fabulous Finds Trunk Show

We’re Having a Trunk Show!

October 20th through October 22nd.

We’ve acquired a collection of fun and fine jewelry that we would like to share with you!

Starting at just $5 – Come in to view pre-owned jewelry from well-known department stores for just a fraction of the original retail price. Shop early for the best selection!

Additional savings throughout the store. Save 20% off all Estate Jewelry.