Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals/DBS meaning


hello i just bought a set of wedding rings from a local jewler and on the inside of the band they are stamped 14k but also has DBS stamped on them, im not sure what that stands for, can you help? Thanks for yur time, lisa

This is outside my field of expertise but I will give it a shot. Most likely DBS is a manufacturers mark. Researched some possibilities:
DBS Jewelers, St. Michaels, Maryland.
DBS Diamonds: Diamonds Brokerage Service
There are also some vintage DBS markings out of Europe on older jewelry.
I don't think that the DBS hallmark has anything to do with the value of the ring. Since I am not an expert in markings I would pose this question to a bona fide jeweler.  

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