How Custom Jewelry Is Made: Wax Models

How Custom Jewelry Is Made: Wax Models

Ever wonder how we create our customized jewelry? Here at Dondero’s Fine Jewelry we carve our own wax models. Here are the the 3 steps to creating your unique piece of custom jewelry: Step 1 – We transfer your ideas to a sketch design on paper. Step 2-...
The Jewelers Secret: What is Rhodium Plating?

The Jewelers Secret: What is Rhodium Plating?

Has you’re silver or white gold jewelry turned dull or began to tarnish? Well all hope is not lost! We’re going to talk a little bit about the secret to making your silver or white gold shine again and prevent it from tarnishing! The answer is Rhodium...
Choosing Alternative Metals for Wedding Bands

Choosing Alternative Metals for Wedding Bands

Are you looking for ways to cut down the cost of your wedding? Well if you are trying hard to stick to your wedding budget, consider choosing alternative metal wedding bands. A while ago the only wedding band metals available were precious metals like 14 karat white...
How to Restore Vintage Jewelry

How to Restore Vintage Jewelry

Are you wondering what to do with that vintage or antique piece of jewelry? No worries! Your vintage and antique jewelry can easily be repaired and restored at Dondero’s Jewelry! Along with getting your vintage jewelry repaired/restored, you can also get your...
Why Jewelry is Made with Sterling Silver

Why Jewelry is Made with Sterling Silver

Sterling silver is one of the most popular metals made in jewelry. Sterling silver hasn’t gained the reputation of being one of the best metals for jewelry making for no reason! Sterling silver is versatile so it can be used for rings, necklaces, earrings, just...
Should You Get Diamond Insurance?

Should You Get Diamond Insurance?

To be or insured or not to be insured is the question! You may be wondering how important it is to get diamond insurance. The decision to get ring insurance is a personal one, but there are a few things to keep in mind. Your wedding rings may very well be one of your...
How Jewelry Gets Polished: Cleaning Jewelry

How Jewelry Gets Polished: Cleaning Jewelry

Have you been wondering how to get your jewelry polished or how to get a silver cleaning? Here at Dondero’s we do onsite jewelry polishing and cleaning everyday! Not only do we specialize in cleaning jewelry but first we check the tightness of your stones. Then...
What Makes a Good Jewelry Appraisal?

What Makes a Good Jewelry Appraisal?

Are you wondering about getting your jewelry appraised or how the appraisal process works? First it is important to find a jewelry appraiser that you can trust and is uniquely certified to do appraisals. With a jewelry appraisal you can find out what your piece of...
Get Fit: How to Resize a Ring

Get Fit: How to Resize a Ring

Are your rings fitting a little tight or falling off of your fingers? That’s no problem! In this video we are going to walk you through exactly how a ring is resized. To either make a ring bigger or smaller, metal is added or taken away. To resize a ring to a...