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About Us

WJ-Store-320x240.pngVisit Wisnosky Jewelers and Mike Wisnosky will gladly share how they began in 1994 in a small store with three sparsely stocked jewelry cases. You will quickly learn how Wisnosky Jewelers in Tunkhannock grew through personal service and commitment to the community. 

Inside Wisnosky Jewelers, on historic Route 6, you will find a different atmosphere and attitude. One might say a bit more laid back than the average jewelry store with an old-fashioned approach to doing business that stresses the importance of relationships while using the latest technologies and not forgetting the values of good customer service. Wisnosky Jewelers will let you see any piece of jewelry you wish to, you can hold it, examine it and ask all the questions you wish. Wisnosky Jewelers freely talks about your selection, helping you make an educated buying decision. Regular customers have confidence in the knowledge and honesty that Wisnosky Jewelers has provided to them.

One of Northeast PA?s only full service jewelry stores, Wisnosky offers 3 designers and goldsmiths -- Jason Wisnosky, Nick Manns, and Mike Wisnosky. Continuous training in the jewelry and design field by attending seminars approximately every six month helps to enhance their skills. Their list of credential comes from direction provided by the GRS Training Center, Stewart?s International School for Jewelers, JCK Magazine (the industry authority), amongst others. Mike Wisnosky, himself, has spoken at a national jeweler?s symposium. They are a member of the GIA and the New York Diamond Dealers Club. 

After 21 years in the corporate world, Mike purchased his jewelry store. His attraction for jewelry began at an early age when learned to make Wedge wood, ceramic molds and was making jewelry for fun while in high school. Mike?s son Jason joined the family business after a few years in the military, sharing the same flair for design as his father. Nick Manns, a 2006 graduate of Elk Lake, was brought on board as a job shadower while attending high school. Nick has his own love for creating, when he was in high school he built his own muzzle loader by hand that actually threw a shot.

Wisnosky Jewelers has become known throughout Northeast PA and the Endless Mountains for outstanding selection, extraordinary custom design work and exceptional customer service. Wisnosky Jewelers offers you an excellent selection of the world?s best jewelry with about 80% of their stock being American Made designs. Custom Designs, of course, are Wisnosky?s specialty. Using state of the art equipment, Computer Aided Design (CAD), and old world craftsmanship, Wisnosky creates intensely personalized pieces at their store. Other services offered include diamond and gem setting, engraving, watch repair, pearl and bead restringing, appraisals, jewelry repair and restoration. All services are done on the premises. Same day service while you wait is possible at times (depending on the demand and season). Ring sizing available upon request.

At Wisnosky Jewelers, you will always find exceptional customer service, quality craftsmanship and enduring beauty. 

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Diamonds

WJ-Diamonds-320x240.pngYou often hear jewelers discussing the 4 C's--Color, Cut, Clarity, Carat Weight. Because diamonds are so valuable, in the 1940s and '50s, The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) developed the 4Cs along with the GIA International Diamond Grading System? to objectively compare and evaluate diamonds. These terms are important for you to know when making your diamond buying decisions. You should also keep in mind that every diamond is as individual and unique as the person wearing it! Though the Four C's are constant, the appearance of each diamond is not?just as with people? there are no two exactly alike. The more you learn about diamonds the more you will see they are even more brilliant and amazing than you ever realized?each with its own exceptional personality. Continue reading to learn more and please feel free to visit the Wisnosky Jewelers showroom on business route 6 in Tunkhannock, PA to ask questions and view our diamond collection.

Diamond History

The Greek word "Adamas" means unconquerable and indestructible. This is the origin of the word Diamond. It is one of the most indestructible natural formations known to man. From this word and from the depths of the earth is derived The Diamond. Read More

The 4 C's of Diamonds

1. Color - In the chaos of extreme temperature and pressure that first created diamonds, traces of elements such as nitrogen and boron could have been incorporated into the diamond's atomic structure. This is the source of the tincture.

The first quality grade of a diamond to be judged is its color grade. Diamond can cover the entire spectrum of colors but the majority of diamond colors are yellow and brown. Read More

Professional Definitions

Brilliant Cut - A beautifully cut round diamond that has 58 facets.

Carbon - The element that diamonds are made from.

Cutlet - The bottom facet of the diamond, this is usually very small.

Dispersion - This is the ability to create spectral colors as light exits the diamond.

Eye-clean - Refers to a diamond that to the naked naked eye has no visible inclusions or blemishes. Read More

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Custom Jewelry

WJ-Custom-320x240.pngExpressions turned from your ideas into a sketch

From that sketch to a computer generated (CAD/CAM) image

From that image to a mold

And from the mold to a custom designed piece of jewelry

Wisnosky Jewelers Custom Designs truly reflect your personality - your passions - your love!

Working with you to choose your precious metals - silver, gold, platinum in distinct variations.

Combining your choice of gems - diamonds, sapphires, turquoise - possibly exotics like tsavorite, alexandrite or tanzanite amongst other natural stones.

Listening to what you're thinking and creating a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry that is uniquely you. 

Utilizing the industry's latest technology including the Northeast's first Laser Welder and First Laser Engraver, Wisnosky Jewelers offers Northeast PA more possibilities in custom designed jewelry.

Giving "new" life to precious pieces that have been found in Mom's jewelry box - from earrings that have been handed down from Grandma - parent's wedding bands and engagement rings, maybe from a stone you found on vacation or starting from scratch with an idea all your own. 

Customers have come from the Poconos, Las Vegas, New York State and other areas of the United States to have Wisnosky Jewelers create their Custom Designs. Dangling earrings, pendants, necklaces, engagement rings, bracelets, tie-tacks, pins, broaches, wedding bands, and more have been produced with in the walls of the Wisnosky showroom in Tunkhannock, PA.

Custom engraving is also available. 

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Estate Jewelry

WJ-Estate-320x240.pngThe term "Estate Jewelry" by definition simply refers to any previously owned piece of jewelry. Estate Jewelry is not necessarily old. For jewelry to be considered antique it must be at least 100 years old. You may find Vintage Jewelry in an estate collection, the term Vintage often refers to older pieces made after the Retro Modern period of the 1940's through the 1980's, but also includes certain antique pieces. Vintage jewelry reflects the most attractive or distinct designs of a period and may be made of plastics, base metals, gold plating, imitation pearls, and glass gems.

The "Estate Jewelry" collection at Wisnosky Jewelers will vary from week to week sometimes even day to day. While we are not antique dealers, you will find a variety of previously owned nicer pieces. Carefully selected items are placed in our estate case - these may include jewelry from earlier this decade, vintage pieces and antique jewelry. You are welcome to browse our selection and ask any questions you wish. 

With three jewelers and goldsmiths on staff, Wisnosky Jewelers are trusted jewelry appraisers in Northeast PA. If you have an older piece, maybe something left to you by a parent or grandparent, and would like an appraisal, please bring it to our store in Tunkhannock. Wisnosky Jewelers will provide you with a written appraisal for your personal records and for your insurance coverage needs. 

Caring for estate jewelry: 

Fine jewelry will last generations with gentle care and periodic maintenance. 

Keep each piece of jewelry in its own box or compartment. 

It is helpful to store each piece in its own soft pouch to protect it from elements such as dust.

Put your jewelry on last when you're getting ready to go out. Take it off first when you return.

Do not wear your jewelry when using household cleaners.

Remove your jewelry when doing physical activities.

Never place vintage or antique jewelry under running water.

Have a professional jeweler check the settings for loose stones from time to time.

Have a professional jeweler clean the jewelry when needed.

Estate Jewelry Notes of Interest:

Diamonds in antique estate jewelry often have the traditional old-mine cut or rose cut. The settings for these cuts show less of the diamond than settings for modern cuts.

Older jewelry is often found in 12-, 22- or 23-karat gold. Newly manufactured jewelry must be a minimum of 10-karat gold to be sold as gold jewelry in the United States, older estate pieces may be crafted of 9-karat gold. Contemporary jewelry is usually made of 10-, 14- or 18-karat gold.

Having authentication papers, an original box, price tag, or designer's logoed jewelry pouch can double the value of a piece.

Vintage Designer Costume Jewelry has a distinctive unique look that doesn't appear to be mass produced.

Brand names to look for in Vintage Jewelry include:

Sarah Coventry
Bogoff
Lisner
Weiss
Kramer
Juliana
Haskell
Trifari
Boucher
Coro
Eisenberg
Carnegie


What to watch for when buying Estate Jewelry:

Missing Stones
Dents
Obvious repair work such as soldering
Corrosion
Verdigris 
Discoloration
Deep Scratches
Bumps
Holes
Cracks in the surface of gold and silver pieces

The condition of a vintage or antique jewelry item will affect the piece's overall price.


You may consider recycling your old jewelry. You can use the gems, gold, silver, diamonds and other parts to make a brand-new piece or pieces. A ring can be easily turned into a pendant. You can use gems from ornate earrings for a bracelet. You can reset any stones or place a new stone into an older setting. With Wisnosky Jewelers, you will find dozens ideas for turning an older piece into a brand new custom designed keepsake. 

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Bridesmaids Gifts

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Your wedding planning certainly will include gifts for your bridesmaids. 

At Wisnosky Jewelers, you will find a stunning selection of gifts that the girls in your wedding will love. From a simple key chain or a bracelet and charm to pink leather covered flasks and picture frames.

Wisnosky Jewelers gives you the ability to personalize any item you wish. 

Utilizing Northeast PA?s first state of the art laser engraver, you can give practically any item a real personal touch. Wine bottles can easily be engraved with names, dates, pictures and design.

Let Wisnosky Jewelers also help you with specially embroidered t-shirts or tote bags for your maid of honor and bridesmaids.

Discover the endless possibilities in creating the perfect NEPA wedding with a visit to our showroom in Tunkhannock.

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Groomsmen Gifts

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Finding the right gift for the groomsman in your wedding party is easier than you think with Wisnosky Jewelers! Offering both unique and traditional gift ideas for the men in your bridal party, at Wisnosky?s you will find money clips, key chains, and executive pen sets along with mugs, cigar cutters, and flasks.

Personally engraved watches, clocks and business card holders have also been a favorite choice of gifts for the best man, ushers and groomsmen.

Let Wisnosky Jewelers help you in finding the right gifts for everyone in your wedding party!

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