About

Who are the Wendels?  Jewelers by day … proud members of the Lancaster community by night.  Stuart and Jon were the father and son team that continued to carry on the Wendel tradition. For goodness sake what else was Jon going to do? He was born into the business over 35 years ago! It was just Stuart and Jon in charge until Jon became smitten with Stephanie and made her his bride in 2006. (Some claim that this was Jon’s biggest sale yet.) In 2010 and three children later, Stephanie joined the boys at the store and things have just continued to get better. This dynamic trio share the responsibility of running the store. A true family affair and one that they all love. Here are some particulars about our team:

Stuart “Big Daddy” Palestrant

  • Has been part of the Wendel’s team since 1978 and became the owner of Wendels in 1988
  • Certified Gemologist Appraiser from the American Gem Society (AGS)
  • AGS member since 1972
  • Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
  • Former President of the Ohio Guild of the AGS
  • Former President of the Ohio Jewelers Association
  • Coolest Grandpa ever as voted by his three grandchildren
  • Avid Ohio University Bobcat fan

 

Jon “The Jeweler” Palestrant

  • Certified Gemologist Appraiser from the American Gem Society (AGS)
  • Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
  • Became partners in the business with Stuart in 2014
  • The official apple of Stephanie’s eye (only the good eye though, not both)
  • Awesome dad as admitted by his three outstanding children
 
 
Stephanie “The Gem” Palestrant

  • GIA diplomas in Diamond Essentials, Colored Stones Essentials and Jewelry Essentials
  • GIA certified Accredited Jewelry Professional
  • GIA diploma in Diamonds and Diamond Grading
  • Amazing mother of 4 (of course that is counting Jon)



Our family loves our customers and has an immense amount of fun helping them. We know how important it is to help our friends to find the absolute perfect piece of jewelry for their occasion. We appreciate and value the opportunity to be your jeweler and if we aren’t yet your jeweler … then the next time you are considering a piece of jewelry, please consider giving us the opportunity to serve you.

About

Who are the Wendels?  Jewelers by day … proud members of the Lancaster community by night.  Stuart and Jon were the father and son team that continued to carry on the Wendel tradition. For goodness sake what else was Jon going to do? He was born into the business over 35 years ago! It was just Stuart and Jon in charge until Jon became smitten with Stephanie and made her his bride in 2006. (Some claim that this was Jon’s biggest sale yet.) In 2010 and three children later, Stephanie joined the boys at the store and things have just continued to get better. This dynamic trio share the responsibility of running the store. A true family affair and one that they all love. Here are some particulars about our team:

Stuart “Big Daddy” Palestrant

  • Has been part of the Wendel’s team since 1978 and became the owner of Wendels in 1988
  • Certified Gemologist Appraiser from the American Gem Society (AGS)
  • AGS member since 1972
  • Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
  • Former President of the Ohio Guild of the AGS
  • Former President of the Ohio Jewelers Association
  • Coolest Grandpa ever as voted by his three grandchildren
  • Avid Ohio University Bobcat fan

 

Jon “The Jeweler” Palestrant

  • Certified Gemologist Appraiser from the American Gem Society (AGS)
  • Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
  • Became partners in the business with Stuart in 2014
  • The official apple of Stephanie’s eye (only the good eye though, not both)
  • Awesome dad as admitted by his three outstanding children
 
 
Stephanie “The Gem” Palestrant

  • GIA diplomas in Diamond Essentials, Colored Stones Essentials and Jewelry Essentials
  • GIA certified Accredited Jewelry Professional
  • GIA diploma in Diamonds and Diamond Grading
  • Amazing mother of 4 (of course that is counting Jon)



Our family loves our customers and has an immense amount of fun helping them. We know how important it is to help our friends to find the absolute perfect piece of jewelry for their occasion. We appreciate and value the opportunity to be your jeweler and if we aren’t yet your jeweler … then the next time you are considering a piece of jewelry, please consider giving us the opportunity to serve you.