James Zigras Avant Mining Arkansas Quartz

Arkansas Quartz: The Man Behind the Mine

In our last quartz blog (Why Arkansas Quartz Crystal Is Our New Favorite Gemstone), we told you a little bit about the gemstone and some of its unique features. This time around we wanted to dig a little deeper into the mine itself, looking at the process from start to finish. First, let’s introduce James…
Valentine's Day Wasn't Always about Cards

Valentine’s Day Wasn’t Always About Cards

The Origins of Saint Valentine’s Day There are several theories how Valentine’s Day became a holiday. Some begin with a pagan celebration and others involve another day all together, “Galatin’s Day”. Since the scholar’s cannot agree, we’ll tell you our favorite. The story begins with the emperor of Rome, Claudius II in third century. Claudius Gothicus as he…
Designer Spotlight Michele Watches

Designer Spotlight: Michele Watches

Maurice Barouh began designing watches in 1940’s Belgium. His son Jack brought the company to America to continue the tradition. The birth of Jack’s daughter Michele significantly impacted his life. His desire to empower his daughter in the challenging times of the 60’s inspired him to begin a line of children’s watches. As Michele grew, the…
Holidays Announcements Romance Diamond Co.

Happy Holidays from Romance Diamond Co. Jewelers!

Happy Holidays from all of us here at Romance Diamond Co. Jewelers! We know that this is a special time of year, full of fun and family. In order to help make this season special for you and yours, we have a few things coming up on the calendar. We have extended our hours! Holiday hours…
4 Do's and don't of bridesmaid jewelry

4 Do’s and Don’ts of Bridesmaid Jewelry

The devil is in the detail, and the jewelry on your big day is no exception. And that includes your lovely bridesmaid! Here are some Do’s and Don’ts to picking the right pieces to make your bridesmaids shine. The Do’s and Don’ts 1. DO let them decide. It’s their prerogative! You can absolutely give them…
Color, Clarity, Cut, Carat for Romance Diamond Co.

The 4C’s: Understanding the Diamond Rating System

Buying a diamond can be a confusing process and understanding the diamond rating system will make all the difference. Most people don’t quite know where to start or what they want. Luckily that is where the 4C’s come in! The 4C’s are a diamond education system by GIA, The Gemological Institute of America, to serve…
Arkansas Jewelry Bridal Diamond Earrings

All Eyes on the Ears

Looking for the perfect earrings for your big day? Here are a few of our favorite bridal earrings! Small Drop Earrings These petite earrings compliment your wedding look without drawing too much attention away from your dress! They can be worn with a variety of styles but look particularly good with a higher neckline. Pop…
Arkansas Jeweler Arkansas Quartz Pendant

Why Arkansas Quartz Crystal Is Our New Favorite Gemstone

Most of you may be asking, what exactly is quartz? The chemical name for the mineral is silicone dioxide, most commonly referred to as quartz crystal. It is an extremely abundant mineral and possesses some incredibly unique qualities. Rock crystal is the colorless form of Quartz. Quartz mineral deposits can be found all around the world. In…
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