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Gehman Jewelers: A Community Gem Since 1966

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Gehman Jewelers: A Community Gem Since 1966

Posted on June 29, 2021 by Lisa Willwerth

Whether you’re ready to get down on one knee or want to repair a beloved heirloom, Gehman Jewelers is the perfect place to go for all of your jewelry and gifting needs!

Gehman Jewelers is a third-generation, family-owned jewelry store that has been a trusted Ephrata staple for over 55 years!

Gehman Jewelers started as Wertsch Jewelers in the 1920s, originally owned by a local eye doctor named John Wertsch. Eventually, Wertsch’s watchmaker, Paul Gehman, bought the store and renamed it Gehman Jewelers. In 1966, Bernie and Nadine Lyon purchased Gehman Jewelers from Paul Gehman—fulfilling a dream that Bernie had to own a fine jewelry store. To honor its history, the couple decided to keep the name.

When Bernie passed away in 1978, Nadine took over full operations of the store until their daughter, Stacey Schilt, began working for the family business in 1987. Today, Nadine has retired, leaving Stacey and her granddaughter, Alex, to run the shop. Sometimes, however, you can still find all three generations in the store helping patrons select the finest pieces for their special occasions.

Offering a stunning assortment of jewelry and gifts at fair prices, the staff at Gehman Jewelers is committed to providing friendly, helpful service to all patrons. The owners strive to make every guest feel welcome, respected, and cared for. Whether it’s your first time stepping foot in the store or you’ve been a customer for years, you will be treated like family.

Here are a few reasons why locals love shopping at Gehman Jewelers.

1. High-Quality Selection

Gehman Jewelers carries a wide variety of gorgeous diamond and gemstone rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets from leading jewelry designers. In addition to fine jewelry, they offer fun, fashion jewelry, custom-design pieces, and elegant watches from Citizen and Seiko. You can also find unique gift items, such as music boxes, clocks, crystals, and memorable baby gifts.

The merchandise experts at Gehman choose the brands and products that they sell very carefully, ensuring that they offer the best quality and that they can meet the needs of a diverse customer base. With a wide range of classic and contemporary styles to accommodate all budgets and preferences, there’s truly something for everyone at Gehman Jewelers!

2. Jewelry Repair and Appraisal Services

If you have a broken watch, pearls that need restrung, or a damaged heirloom in need of repair, Gehman Jewelers will gladly come to the rescue! From resizing and resetting to prong work and clasp replacement, the technicians at Gehman are dedicated to restoring your precious treasures so that they can be enjoyed for several generations to come!

Gehman Jewelers also offers appraisals for those who require a replacement value, estate appraisal, liquidation appraisal, or documentation for their insurance company. Their certified Graduate Gemologist can fulfill your appraisal needs and answer any specific questions that you may have about the value of your jewelry.

3. Outstanding Customer Service

The staff at Gehman Jewelers understands that while high-quality products get customers in the door, high-quality service keeps them coming back. Their goal is to make everyone feel celebrated in their store—regardless of if they’re planning to purchase a diamond engagement ring or a new watch battery. Building lasting relationships and a strong sense of community are of utmost importance to them, which is why Gehman Jewelers has become a multi-generational family jeweler for so many folks in the area.

With its unparalleled service and fine selection of stylish pieces, Gehman Jewelers is the place to go for all of your jewelry needs. Stop by their store at Ephrata Commons Shopping Center to purchase a gift for your next occasion or to start a wish list of your own.