DANA BUSHONG'S Frequently Asked Questions:
Does Dana Bushong's do Jewelry Repairs on 0n- Site?
Yes, We are Laserstar certified jewelers. We offer fast turnaround on repairs because we know you don't want to send your jewelry off to some unknown far away place for 3 to 6 weeks. Call for quickest service and ask for Skip 319-372-1423. Free Estimates!
Does Dana Bushong's replace watch batteries?
Yes. Most times the price is $10 and the service is performed while you wait. Higher costs can be incurred on watches with small screws holding the back on. Those battery replacements cost $15 & are done the same day, in most cases. We have replaced over 28,000 batteries in watches just like yours.
Does Dana Bushong's repair Clocks and Watches?
No. We repair the watches we have sold only. We do offer repair services on minor clasp or band issues on all watches.
Does Dana Bushong's buy Gold, Silver and diamonds?
How can I tell if I am getting a properly cut diamond?
Dana Bushong's is the home of brilliant diamonds in the tri-states. You won't have to ask us for the cut grade. If you are unable to get a GIA Certificate stating the exact cut proportions in 8 or more different areas (depth percentage, table percentage, crown angle, etc) and a single cut, color and clarity grade before you buy, you may be headed for trouble. Check our online prices for GIA graded diamonds! To view our complete inventory Click SHOP NOW> select DIAMONDS then select RED BOX DIAMONDS. Our prices are right there. Now... TAKE 20% OFF!!! simply enter your email and phone number and let us contact you. Up front pricing...compare before you buy!
Why doesn’t everyone sell beautifully proportioned diamonds like Dana Bushong's does?
Answer: Top cut = top price. The buying public can be fooled and there is big money to be made in lower cut grade diamonds especially if the consumer is comparing a top cut stone to a lower cut stone and the other grades (color, clarity and carat weight) are the same. A classic comparison is buying a rib eye steak. If you see a steak with 1/2 fat; is it a bargain at $1.59 per lb? If they took the fat away, the grocer would likely charge $3.00 per lb. Which is a better deal? In diamonds, extra weight - or not enough - results in lower brilliance..
Does everyone grade diamonds the same?
Answer: No. Only the GIA - Gemological Institute of America can be trusted all the time. https://www.gia.edu/
Does Dana Bushong Jewelers offer certificates of diamond quality?
Answer: Yes. Our GIA certificate provides over twenty different quality aspects on diamond quality including all of the exact grades. A separate appraisal is used for insurance purposes and indicates a dollar value.
How does Dana Bushong’s pricing compare to other outlets? What about the internet?
Answer: For nearly 100 years, we have offered great diamonds and great prices. We’re in the business of making customers happy. We know brilliance and sparkle is what people are looking for. Once customers see the brilliance and recognize our informative process, our job is to price it to sell. Something we’ve done thousands of times.
Does Dana Bushong’s offer any guarantees?
Answer: Absolutely. If any item should fail, we will repair or replace it without charge as long as abuse or normal wear are not the reason for the failure. We recommend that jewelry be checked and cleaned by us at no charge at least once a year. If this pattern is followed, we will be able to determine maintenance is needed before a problem occurs.