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Celebrate August's Birthstone: the Peridot

Celebrate August's Birthstone: the Peridot
We’ve made it to August and that means this month’s birthstone is the peridot. The color is reminiscent of the light-filled days of the summer and the green of nature as plants continue to bloom at the end of the season. This light green gem has a rich history that spans around the world. Continue reading

Appraisal Event - August 17th, 2021

Appraisal Event - August 17th, 2021
We know that your jewelry means a lot to you for its sentimental value, but it has a monetary value as well, which is important to know - for various reasons. Whether you’re getting your jewelry insured, passing it on to a loved one, or just want to know its worth, it’s always good to have an up-to-date appraisal with your important documents. Continue reading

Rubies in July

Rubies in July

The birthstone for July is rubies! They’re also given for the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries. The ruby is one of the most popular precious gemstones and holds up well when worn daily. Next to fancy color diamonds, rubies are the most expensive gemstones per carat. Whether you’re shopping for a piece of ruby jewelry because it’s your birthstone, to celebrate an anniversary, or just because, it’s a gorgeous gemstone to own!

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June: Pearl, Moonstone & Alexandrite

June: Pearl, Moonstone & Alexandrite

June feels like it’s the official start to the summer - picnics, making plans with friends and family, planning long vacations, and trips to the beach. If you’re celebrating a birthday or anniversary in June, buy yourself something to celebrate! June is a special month - it has three official birthstones! The three birthstones of June are pearl, moonstone, and alexandrite. You can find some incredible pieces right here in Vanscoy, Maurer & Bash Diamond Jewelers in Lancaster, PA featuring these birthstones.

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3 Tips for Planning a Wedding in Lancaster, PA

3 Tips for Planning a Wedding in Lancaster, PA

Wedding planning can be incredibly stressful. Even if you enjoy planning and like the process, there are going to be times that you feel you’ve hit a dead end or are overwhelmed by the amount of choices. You might have an idea in your mind for something at the wedding, but aren’t sure how to bring it to life or you’re trying to work with a tight budget and don’t know where to turn for help.

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May Emeralds

May Emeralds
The weather is getting warmer and we’re seeing flowers and trees bloom all around us. A perfect gemstone for this time of year, when everything is turning green again, is the emerald. As we see nature burst into vibrant color, this stunning gem is the perfect birthstone for May. The beautiful shades of green can’t help but remind you of nature. Continue reading

What to Know Before You Get a Jewelry Appraisal

What to Know Before You Get a Jewelry Appraisal
Fine jewelry is one of the most important purchases you’ll ever make; it’s an investment. At Vanscoy, Maurer & Bash, we recommend getting your jewelry appraised and insured to protect your purchase. Even if you’ve owned a piece of jewelry for decades, changes in the market mean that you should get an appraisal every three to five years. Continue reading

Celebrate Mother's Day 2021 with a Gift From Us!

Celebrate Mother's Day 2021 with a Gift From Us!
Mothers have gone above and beyond for our families over the last year. Whether they’ve become a teacher, put their careers on pause, or picked up a second job, they’re what has kept our families going. As we’re a year past the start of the pandemic, we want to offer mothers something truly special - we want to help you get them a present that says how much you appreciate all the hard work they’ve done over the last year. Continue reading

April Diamond Days!

April Diamond Days!
The birthstone for April is definitely one of our favorites, but that’s because we’re a little biased! If you’re lucky enough to be born in April or celebrate an anniversary this month, your official birthstone is the diamond. Continue reading

Get Ready for Diamond Fest, Spring 2021!

Get Ready for Diamond Fest, Spring 2021!
It’s that time of year - Diamond Fest! We know that you’re looking for a chance to celebrate the warmer weather and we’re approaching a popular time for proposals. If you’re looking for an engagement ring or a piece of diamond jewelry, now is the perfect time to make that purchase. Continue reading