Frequently Asked Questions
What is platinum plating?
It more accurately should be called rhodium plating which is a process of electrically plating which is a process of electrically plating the rhodium solution typically over white gold that guard against scratches and gives a more reflective white appearance. It can be used on yellow gold as well.
What does the four C's refer to regarding diamonds?
They represent the cut, color, clarity and carat weight of a diamond.
What is the most important of the four C's?
Cut! Stop in and we will gladly explain why.
Are all diamond certifications the same?
NO! Typically, the GIA certificate more accurately assesses the diamonds characteristics. HRD is a European certification that usually is considered on par with GIA certifications. EGL-USA certifications usually are a bit more lenient in the grading approaches.
Why does white gold turn yellow over time?
Gold in its natural state is yellow. To obtain the white appearance other elements such as nickel are blended with the gold. Over time the natural yellow color returns to the surface area of the item. Normally this occurs due to stimulation by normal wear or applications of heat through sizing or buffing.
How do I clean my gold or platinum jewelry at home?
Any readily commercial jewelry cleaner can be used with a toothbrush. Apply with a vigorous up and down motion then rinse in clean water. A home made version of cleaner can contain 1/2 water, 1/2 lemon ammonia and a teaspoon of Dawn detergent mixed thoroughly and applied with a toothbrush. Remember to rinse thoroughly after cleaning. NEVER use sterling silver cleaner or polish on gold or platinum and vice versa.
What is my birth stone?
January - Garnet
What methods of payment do you accept?
DNS accepts cash, checks, credit and debit cards. We also accept gold, silver and platinum scrap to trade toward a purchase.
What is my Anniversary stone?
YEAR : STONE