Join us this Saturday, November 25, for Small Business Saturday! Savvy Shields, Miss America 2017, will be with us from 10 to 11:30 am for photos and autographs!

Small Business Saturday is a national event to support local businesses after Black Friday. Large companies have a monopoly on Black Friday, and family owned businesses (like Romance Diamond Co.) take a back seat. Every year, Small Business Saturday takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We are so excited to have Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields, spend the morning with us.

Savvy Shields, Fayetteville local and hometown favorite, went from Miss Arkansas 2017 to Miss America 2017. Seems like her friends and family thought from the start of this journey that she would be a great fit for the Miss America title. Savvy is a Beyoncé lover, health nut, and Kappa Kappa Gamma at the University of Arkansas. Savvy started a wellness platform called “Eat Better, Live Better” that promotes healthy eating and lifestyle habits.

Here are some fun facts about Savvy:

  • Her favorite meal to cook is salmon and brussel sprouts
  • She loves to knit
  • Her favorite thing about the Miss America Organization is the scholarship program
  • Her guilty pleasure food is vanilla ice cream
  • She’s the spokesperson for Romance Diamond’s line of Arkansas Quartz jewelry!

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Most noteworthy, the state of Arkansas has some of the world’s highest quality quartz. Hot Springs and Mount Ida Arkansas draw in tourists every year hoping to dig up their own piece of the beautiful, clear, rock crystal. Arkansas Quartz is on sale exclusively at Romance Diamond Co. Our quartz is sourced from the Zigras Mine in Garland County, Arkansas which is operated by Avant Mining LLC. The crystal is mined, cleaned, sorted, and cut by hand. Each quartz piece comes with a card of authenticity that has James Zigras signature. Come take a look this Saturday! Do some holiday shopping, support local businesses around Fayetteville, and come by Romance Diamond to meet Savvy Shields!

Want to know more about Arkansas Quartz? Check out this blog!