Our Story



Our store’s founder, Stephen J. Miska started at an early age working in his father's jewelry business. From the age of 14, he began doing minor repairs, replacing watch batteries and learning the goldsmith trade. After moving to State College in 1983, he managed several jewelry stores before opening his own business in the late 1980's. While managing other retail stores, he developed a reputation as a quality professional jeweler and goldsmith. The same customers who used to follow him from store to store now shop with confidence at Miska Jewelers jewelry store in State College.

He is a true expert in Estate, Antique and Modern jewelry and is a Gemologist, Jewelry Designer and goldsmith. He has 35 years of experience in grading diamonds and precious gemstones. His many years of experience have shaped his passion for artistry, quality and craftsmanship.

Steve's passion for design and quality has determined the jewelry that is offered at MISKA Jewelers. Today, that passion is reflected in every remarkable piece of jewelry you will see in our store. It is evident in our extraordinary collection of diamond jewelry. It can be seen in every colored gemstone creation we offer, and it is unmistakable in every piece of wonderfully crafted gold and sterling silver. This is fine jewelry that is uncommonly beautiful, unique and distinctive. For your personal jewelry or for the gifts you give those you love, fine jewelry from MISKA Jewelers will always reveal the elegance of superior design. We invite you to share our love of design and invite you to share our passion for fine quality.

The Miska family name has been trusted in jewelry for over 50 years.  Locally owned and family operated jewelry store State College, MISKA Jewelers provides fine quality diamond and colored gemstone jewelry to the State College and Penn State Community. We offer custom jewelry design and fabrication in platinum and gold, jewelry repair and restoration, stone setting, engraving as well as jewelry appraisal services. With our commitment, experience, and expertise, MISKA Jewelers has established relationships with our loyal customers that will last a lifetime.

Previously located on Fraser Street, Stephen Miska retired and sold Miska Jewelers  to His daughter Elizabeth Miska, and a former employee where it operated as Miska and Reini Goldsmiths and Miska and Reini Jewelers for a 4 year period.  Elizabeth wanted to expand and further her jewelry career and joined her father at the former Moyer Jewelers location at the corner of College and Allen Street.

We specialize in creating unique custom designed diamond engagement rings and wedding bands and offer rings from our own collection as well as several designer lines. We offer on-site custom jewelry design in our workshop, with fabrication in platinum, gold and silver. We also provide jewelry repair and restoration, stone setting, engraving, ring sizing, and watch battery replacement.

We know you have many choices for jewelers in State College and jewelry stores in Central Pennsylvania. We proudly rival any shop in the area with our selection of engagement rings, wedding bands and colored gemstones jewelry at some of the best jewelry prices in the State College, PA area. We also offer many designer lines of jewelry including Ania Haie, Ed Levin, Bruening and many more.

MISKA Jewelers is also the leading  Gold, Silver and Platinum buyer in State College PA. We buy gold and silver in any form or condition, as well as gold and silver coins, diamonds and jewelry. FREE evaluations and estimates with immediate payment.

MISKA Jewelers is conveniently located in Downtown State College, PA at the Corner of College Avenue and Allen Street in Downtown State College, directly across from the Corner Room restaurant and opposite the Main Penn State Campus gate.. Free validated parking is available in the Pugh Street, Fraser Street of Beaver avenue garages.  On-Street and surface lot parking is also nearby.

Quality, Value, Service and Trust...another way to say MISKA Jewelers.