Stahl's Jewelry has been serving our customers for over 125 years. We sold your grandparents their wedding rings. We sold your parents YOUR very first piece of jewelry. We have made many, many lasting relationships over the years that are all but unheard of at larger chain stores. We sponsored your organization or team, and donated to your fundraiser.
We support and care about the community that we are proud to be a part of year after year. Since 1889 we've been offering items in any price range, keeping up with changing trends, and dealing with reputable companies with quality products. We also do on-sight service/repair and engraving, and our #1 concern is customer satisfaction. We couldn't have remained here this long without a favorable reputation; and we are constantly striving to improve.
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Diamonds signify steadfast, enduring love because of their unmatched strength and beauty. The versatile look of diamonds enables them to be worn with any outfit, from an elegant cocktail dress to blue jeans. It’s no wonder diamond engagement rings are the most popular accompaniment to popping the question.
Although the tradition of giving a ring to the woman who has promised to become your bride goes back centuries, diamond engagement rings are a relatively recent innovation. Diamond engagement rings first became popular in the 1930s. By 1965, 80 percent of all new brides in the United States sported one.
What's the most important criterion for the diamond engagement ring? It should be a piece of jewelry that she loves and that fits within his budget. Find the style that best fits her personality.
Today, Gabriel & Co. has earned the reputation as being passionate, dependable, and artistic designers, creators and manufacturers. Our extensive line of timeless pieces encompasses classic and fashion-forward design, ultimately bringing together impeccable artistry with enduring technology, perfect for every unforgettable moment.
Style and quality...Romance utilizes extra quality control standards that result in a beautifully crafted ring. Romance is created with the patented Precise-white gold for the pristine whiteness of platinum without the high cost.
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Since 1987 we’ve been designing and manufacturing fine jewelry for clients across North America. From the simple beauty of a classically set engagement ring to a more contemporary or intricate composition, we’ve got your jewelry wish list wrapped up.
Our artisans thrive on excellence and innovation through all stages of the manufacturing process. We offer you an extensive collection of styles to choose from along with an assortment of stone setting types. All of our pieces have been designed with optimal center stone shapes and sizes.
At MARS, quality really matters.
Since 1944, family-run Mercury Ring has been synonymous with quality, style, elegance, and timelessness. Mercury's jewelry captures the magic of love and romance, with a continual refinement of classical designs and the introduction of new elements that create the unique styling for which Phyllis Bergman, president and designer, is famous.
From our humble beginnings in the subbasement in downtown Minneapolis, our mission has been to create the best customer experience. Our focus has been relentless on giving our customers unparalleled service, quality and value. Today our mission and values continue in our own state-of-the-art 20,000 square foot factory now located in a Minneapolis suburb.
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Cordova specializes in providing classic bridal, fashion and Encore® jewelry to fine retail jewelers.
In addition to their exquisite designs and superior quality, Cordova's exceptional customer service has been the foundational hallmark contributing to over 60 successful years in business.
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You expect your Engagement ring to last forever... so do we. The best way to ensure that your ring will stand the test of time is to make it the best possible way: die-strike the shank, die-strike the setting (for your center stone) and set the diamonds by machine. By crafting your ring using these techniques you can wear your ring confidently knowing that your Camelot ring is designed to be worn... always.
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Asher Jewelry’s collections consist for Diamonds, exotic colors stones, and color diamonds set in white, yellow, and rose gold as well as bridal jewelry. The designs are European but made for Americas market.
The pieces are timeless yet fun, sophisticated yet trendy, colorful yet understated, lavish yet chic, vibrant yet delicate, glitzy yet cool. Whether flaunted, worn elegantly or simply accompanied to make a statement, they present a range of style and quality much appreciated by women and youths alike.
A man presents his prospective bride with an engagement ring upon acceptance of his marriage proposal. Anthropologists believe this tradition originated from a Roman custom in which wives wore rings attached to small keys, indicating their husbands' ownership. In 1477, Archduke Maximillian of Austria commissioned the very first diamond engagement ring on record for his betrothed, Mary of Burgundy. This sparked a trend for diamond rings among European aristocracy and nobility.
The sentimental Victorians popularized ornate engagement ring designs that mixed diamonds with other gemstones, precious metals and enamels. Often these rings were crafted in the shapes of flowers and were dubbed “posey rings.” Diamond rings crafted during the Edwardian era continued the tradition of pairing diamonds with other jewels, commonly mounted in filigree settings.
Diamonds were too rare and expensive for those of lesser means to afford until the discovery of African diamond mines in the 1870s. The De Beers Company was the sole owner and operator of these newly discovered mines in South Africa. In the 1930s, when demand for diamond rings declined in the U.S. during hard economic times, the De Beers Company began an aggressive marketing campaign using photographs of glamorous movie stars swathed in diamonds. Within three years, the sales of diamonds had increased by 50 percent.
In 1947, De Beers launched its now classic slogan, "A Diamond is Forever." This spurred even more sales. The implied durability of a diamond conveyed the meaning in the American psyche that marriage is forever. A diamond's purity and sparkle have now become symbols of the depth of a man's commitment to the woman he loves in practically all corners of the world.
In 1992, the average cost of a diamond engagement ring was $1,500. Today, the average cost is closer to $5,000.
Over the years, the most popular cut for diamond engagement rings has always been the round brilliant,consisting of 58 facets that divide the stone into a top and bottom half. Runners up include the princess cut, the emerald cut and the oval cut, with the cushion cut quickly gaining popularity as a recent trend.
When buying gold jewelry, always look for the karat mark. If all other variables are equal, the higher the karat, the more expensive the piece is. In the United States, 14-karat gold, or 583 parts pure gold, is the most common degree of fineness. Gold Karat less than 10k cannot legally be marked or sold as gold jewelry in the U.S. Always look for the karat mark or "k" that appearson the back of the piece. By U.S. law, if a karat mark appears you should also see the manufacturer's trademark to assure you that the karat markingis accurate. The country of origin should also appear. In addition to the karatmark, every piece of gold jewelry should be stamped with a hallmark or trademarkof its maker, and sometimes its country of origin. These designations assure you that you are buying genuine karat gold jewelry.
The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925.Sterling silver is the brightest of all the precious metals. Many people prefer to wear sterling silver jewelry more than any other metal because they love the bright, shiny look of jewelry produced in sterling silver.
Shimmering Diamond Pendants that dance naturally with your everyday movements.
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The kind of watch you wear becomes a part of your identity. Like handbags, watches are highly visual symbols of status, association and identity.
The fact is, women love pearls. Pearls are amazing creations – when a woman puts on pearls, her face glows with confidence. The universal allure of pearls speaks to all females of all ages and cultures. Whether a fashionista or soccer mom (or both), pearls offer women an exciting adventure in jewelry. Polished, versatile and affordable, pearls are perfect for any situation or occasion. Wherever a diamond goes, a pearl can go, and a woman can easily create her own unique look depending on her mood or outfit.
A mother's ring is a type of memorial jewelry. It has a birthstone for each of the children of a woman, either living or dead. They can represent a mother or grandmother's family, can include birthstones for other family members, and can be given upon the birth of a new child or grandchild.
A charm is a classic collectible that captures a memory, an event, a special occasion for a lifetime - a sentimental journey you can hold in your hand.
Handbags/ Cellphone Covers
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Airflyte is America’s favorite recognition award. Since the introduction of the first Airflyte plaque in 1985, the Airflyte design has been the leader in the field of corporate recognition. Airflyte plaques are produced from solid American walnut or cherry wood and feature solid brass engraving plates.
The Meditation Ring is based on the ancient Tibetan Prayer Wheels. The practice of turning the prayer wheel is said to be of immeasurable benefit for oneself and others, by helping the practitioner accumulate wisdom, increase good karma and purify negative thoughts. Based upon the same principles as the prayer wheels the Meditation Ring was designed to have one or several outer bands that you can physically spin around the actual ring, this is said to bring the wearer good luck & fortune and a sense of serenity and peace, and rid the wearer of anxiety and worry.
Chamilia beads bring your jewelry-vision to life! Make your statement, tell your story, and add some soul by adding Chamilia beads to your Chamilia bead bracelet, necklace, or earrings.
Whether you want to state your fashion sense, show some color, commemorate an event, or symbolize a special meaning, Chamilia's collection of stunning charms and beads are your way to making that statement.
Chamilia beads come in an array of materials; from 14 carat gold, .925 sterling silver, Italian Murano glass, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, and natural and colored quality gemstones. With a selection of over four hundred beads that fit any occasion, the creative possibilities are endless!
With Chamilia's Design Your Own tool, the choice, and the design, is all yours. Just select a bead bracelet, then mix and match unique handmade Italian Murano glass beads with heart-shaped beads, or Disney-inspired beads, just to name a few, and see your own creation come to life right before your eyes.
Your Guide to Buying Diamonds
Every diamond is a miracle of time and place and chance. Like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike.
Until the middle of the twentieth century, there was no agreed-upon standard by which diamonds could be judged. Now they are globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. Today, the 4Cs of Diamond Quality is the universal method for assessing the quality of any diamond, anywhere in the world.
The creation of the Diamond 4Cs meant two very important things: diamond quality could be communicated in a universal language, and diamond customers could now know exactly what they were about to purchase.
No matter how beautiful a diamond may look you simply cannot see its true quality. The 4Cs of diamond quality will provide you with the information you need to know the diamond's actual quality.
Diamond Cut does not refer to a diamond's shape, but to the proportion and arrangement of its facets and the quality of workmanship. The amount of brilliance, sparkle and fire in a diamond is determined by cut. Grades range from 'Excellent' to 'Poor.'
Diamond Color In most diamonds, the term actually refers to the absence of color. The less color in the stone, the more desirable and valuable it is. Some of these differences are not visible to the naked eye, but directly impact the overall quality and price of the stone.
Diamond Clarity measures the amount, size and placement of internal 'inclusions,' and external 'blemishes.' Grades run from 'Flawless,' with virtually no imperfections, to 'Included,' which contain a significant number of imperfections.
Diamond Carat refers to a diamond's weight. Generally speaking, the higher the carat weight, the more expensive the stone. Two diamonds of equal carat weight, however, can have very different quality and price when the other three Cs are considered.
Grading Fancy-Color Diamonds
While the vast majority of diamonds fall in the D-to-Z color range, nature occasionally produces diamonds with a naturally occurring blue, brown, pink, deep yellow or even green hue. The geological conditions required to yield these colors are rare, making diamonds with distinct and naturally occurring shades scarce and highly prized.
Unlike colorless and near-colorless diamonds, fancy-color diamonds are evaluated less for brilliance or fire and more for color intensity. Shades that are deep and distinct are rated higher than weak or pale shades.
You can’t sell a feeling on the Internet. Selling a diamond is not just about symmetry and the technicalities of the 4 C’s, it’s also about the feelings that this diamond will elicit when it is purchased and when it is given.
While we are talking about the letters and numbers of the 4 C’s, diamonds are so much more than that. A diamond is a work of nature. I could give you the dimensions of a woman along with a picture, but you need to see her to truly experience her beauty. The same goes for diamonds. You can’t truly experience the sparkle, shine and depth from a picture online.
This brings me to where is the inclusion? How bright is the diamond? What is the quality? Is there a haze? What does it look like through a loupe? These are things you cannot know if you are buying diamonds online with an untrained eye.
Would you buy a house without taking a tour first? You shouldn’t buy diamonds without seeing them first either. A store lets you see them, touch them and more importantly, examine them and COMPARE them to each other. No diamond dealer in the world buys diamonds sight unseen, why should you?
Retail prices on the same diamond can range from a few thousand to almost $10,000, depending on where you are buying the diamond. If every diamond were the same, then everyone would buy from the store that sold it for the least amount of money. Obviously there are many differences in diamonds, such as brightness; scintillation, position and relief of inclusions and all of these things determine the beauty of the diamond. These are all things that need to be seen under a loupe.
If it seems too good to be true, it usually is. I’ve said this before when it comes to buying a diamond while you are on vacation, but remember no one is giving anything away and there is usually a reason something is priced below market value. If you find something that you can’t pass up, buy it and then take it to your local jeweler to see if it measures up. Chances are when you actually go to buy the too good to be true diamond, it will be gone and you will then need to buy a not so good to be true diamond instead.
A diamond is forever and Internet sites come and go. I’m not saying that brick and mortar stores or wholesalers don’t go either; some do, but not as often as Internet sites. In order to make the purchase memorable and special, part of that is sitting in front of a bunch of diamonds and choosing the one that speaks to you, not putting it in your cart and paying via PayPal.
Because a diamond is forever, what are you going to do if your diamond gets a chip or your ring loses a stone? Most Internet sites will not provide maintenance, experience or service and if they do you will have to get your ring to them and hope it comes back as you sent it, with the exact same diamond. When you buy from a jeweler you get their expertise and time. You get their guarantee and appraisal. You get to take your ring in to keep it clean and maintained for as long as you own the piece and often you can upgrade your diamond for just the cost of the upgrade.
There are so many ranges of colors and clarities when it comes to diamonds that is not just as simple as D – Z for color and FL to I3 for clarity. If it were, then all D FL diamonds would look alike and they don’t. You can’t possibly see the differences in these diamonds and compare them on the Internet.
It is unfortunate but true that internet diamond dealers and sellers are not always looked upon as beacons of honesty. Between fake certifications and jacked up prices and the misgrading of diamonds it is important to find a jeweler that you trust so you can avoid these headaches and really enjoy the experience of buying a diamond.
Constancy & Loyalty
Sincerity & Peace
Courage & Health
Innocence & Love
Happiness & Fertility
Pearl or Alexandrite
Balance & Joy
Nobility & Beauty
Success & Protection
Wisdom & Calmness
Opal or Pink Sapphire
Hope & Creativity
Friendship & Healing
Strength & Courage
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A good craftsman could shape a ring, repair a clock or watch, or fix a pair of spectacles.
P.L. Casebeer and J. P. Statler established the first local jewelry store in 1889 in conjunction with an optometry department. The store occupied the center storeroom of the Frease Building along Main Street in uptown Somerset, until recently, the location of the J. J. Newberry's Store.
In 1914, the partnership of Casebeer and Statler dissolved and Statler began his business at another location. Prior to 1914, Mr. Casebeer hired a young man named Harvey E. Stahl, who later trained at the Bowman Technical School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He mastered the watch making, jewelry, and engraving trades. Just a few years later Harvey Stahl became Casebeer's partner in the business. This partnership continued until the late 1920's.
In 1929, the partners journeyed to Lancaster to recruit a student at the Bowman Technical School. They were both impressed by a young man named Harris G. Decima. Casebeer hired Harris who was only 18 at the time. Then, in 1937, Harold E. Lafferty also joined the firm upon his graduation from Somerset High School.
In 1941 the Stahl's Jewelry was relocated to its present address of 121 North Center Avenue.
Harvey Stahl "retired" in 1948 and sold the business to Harris Decima, a short time later Harvey decided to come out of retirement and repurchased the store from Harris. Then in 1958 Harvey retired for good and Stahl's Jewelry was sold to Harris Decima and Harold Lafferty.
During these years, and into the late 1970's, Stahl's Jewelry was the official Baltimore and Ohio watch inspection station where Baltimore and Ohio employees were compelled to have their timepieces inspected bi-monthly and then monthly. Their timepieces were checked with the fine master clock which to this day still stands as a traditional piece of the Stahl's Jewelry firm.
In 1964, after graduation from Bowman Technical School, Carl H. Keiser joined the firm, and later in 1966, purchased part of the business from Harris Decima. Harris, later in 1968, retired and the owners became Harold Lafferty and Carl Keiser.
In 1971, Gary G. Thomas started working for Stahl's Jewelry and then in 1978 James R. "Bob" Suter began working for Stahl's, having also come from Bowman Technical School.
Then, in 1982, Harold Lafferty retired and sold the business to Carl Keiser, Gary Thomas and Bob Suter, and it remained that partnership until the end of 2001.
In 1990, C. Jeffrey (Jeff) Keiser started at Stahl's after graduation from Bowman Technical School, one of the last graduating classes at Bowman's before its doors closed for good.
Starting in 2002, after Carl retired, the business became the ownership of Gary Thomas, Bob Suter, and Jeff Keiser. In 2009, Gary Thomas retired leaving the business with Bob Suter and Jeff Keiser. In 2015, Christopher Shaffer became a partner in the business and now ownership is shared by Bob Suter, Jeff Keiser, and Christopher Shaffer.
Stahl's Jewelry is owned and operated by community involved people and also employs three people along with the three partners. Stahl's Jewelry strives to ensure a very special customer experience and always puts customer service first.
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121 North Center Avenue
Somerset, PA 15501