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).

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.

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.)

Economic Impact Report

Werkheiser Jewelers Ltd. Recognized in Google’s 2015 Economic Impact Report

Press Release: May 28th, 2016

Bethlehem, PA-based business uses web tools to build company

Werkheiser Jewelers Ltd. is pleased to be recognized in this year’s Google Economic Impact
Report. Google’s tools helped provide $165 billion of economic activity for 1.4 million
businesses, website publishers, and non-profits nationwide in 2015.

“Having an online sales channel has been extremely helpful to us.” –
Alyssa Rizzo-Berg, Media Marketing Manager

“By connecting customers with businesses at the moment they’re searching for a good
or service, our search and advertising programs help millions of businesses find
customers, aid publishers in earning money from their online content, and support
non-profits aiming to increase donations and volunteers,” said Margo Georgiadis,
Google’s President of Americas Sales. “We’re proud to have a positive impact on so
many businesses and we’re inspired by the incredible work they do across the country.”

To learn more about Werkheiser Jewelers Ltd. and Google’s Economic Impact Report, please
visit www.google.com/economicimpact.