About Us

Who Are We?

We are a 98-year-old, 4th generation, family owned jewelry store that is dedicated to brilliance in diamonds and fine jewelry. We are in the business of  making customers happy. Our mission is to offer long-lasting fine jewelry you will be able to pass down generation to generation. We'll help you create beautiful custom Jewelry you’ll want to show off to everyone you know. And provide you with the best service too.

Dana Bushong Jewelry Co., Inc, was founded in 1924 by Elizabeth and Dana Bushong. Dedicated to brilliance in diamonds from the start, we can be found in Historic Downtown Fort Madison, Iowa. Where we have been serving families of the Tri-States for multiple generations. In store, we offer a selection of our quality fine jewelry, on-site repair, and custom jewelry design. We also offer Lab-Grown Diamonds- they allow you to get a larger sized diamond at a great price. Don’t know what a Lab-Grown Diamond is? Learn more here.  

danabushong.com was founded in 2022 and it is also dedicated to brilliance in diamond. It is a space for our amazing existing and new customers to access our long-lasting, fine jewelry, online. 

Meet the Team. 

Current owners Russell "Skip" & Michele Young bring a combined 73 years of retail jewelry experience. Skip is not only in retail he also performs jewelry repairs on-site. 

Their Daughters: The oldest, Lauren Rodeffer has been with the store for 8 years assisting in the Sales Department, along with working in bookkeeping and marketing. In 2021, their youngest, Kate Young joined the business to assist with sales, web design and marketing. 

Anne Chapman - Sales Department for 30 years.

Carrie Yaley - Sales Department for 12 years.

Quinlan Lozano -  Apprentice in the Repair Department