SHE HAS SENT YOU PICTURES and Pinterest boards that detail one of the most important times in both of your lives. After studying the pages that outline the wedding of her dreams, you find that you are in need of advice from one of Northwest Georgia’s most trusted jewelers.

Greene’s Jewelers (328 Broad Street, Rome) will guide you every step of the way. This is where it all begins. Shopping for the perfect stone can seem overwhelming, and when you’re not sure what a princess-cut is, finding a diamond for her can be a challenge.

Greene’s Jewelers can calm all of your fears so that you can find the ring of her dreams.

Greene’s is a staple on Broad Street, and was started by George Greene in 1946. His oldest daughter, Joyce Greene Manning retired last December, leaving her daughter, Elaine Manning Abercrombie, at the helm. Tammy Kelley and Crisann Studdard are two essential parts of the team that make Greene’s a top quality jeweler. Kelley holds the title of Graduate Gemologist, one she earned through the Gemological Institute of America, and she is also a talented designer and appraiser. She has been an integral member of Greene’s since 1981. Studdard joined the establishment in 2007 and is currently studying to obtain the title of Graduate Gemologist. With these two guiding the experience, you can rest assured that you will receive personal service suited to your needs.

Kelley says, “We specialize in custom design. We can design a one-of-a-kind piece made especially for you. It is our desire to offer the best possible experience for the couple.”

With an in-house jeweler, Greene’s can provide exactly what you need. And because they have those capabilities, making meaningful jewelry is possible. “We’ve had people come in with their mothers’ and grandmothers’ rings

wanting to make an engagement ring out of the heirloom pieces of jewelry,” Studdard says. The possibilities are endless and the ring of your fiancé’s dream can be a reality. Besides engagement rings and wedding bands, Kelley adds that there other kinds of jewelry needs for a wedding, and Greene’s can help with all of them. They provide personalized bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts. With bridesmaid’s jewelry, they have the capability to match colors, giving your wedding party a seamless and polished look for the cameras. “For brides who want her attendants to match a certain color palette,” explains Studdard, “jewelry can be made in sets. For daughters and granddaughters who wish to wear family heirlooms, Greene’s can restring pearls and make them look as good as new for the wedding day.”

With the personal touch of a family-owned and operated jewelry store, it’s much easier to trust meaningful pieces of jewelry to professionals who are accustomed to working with generational treasures.

Before the wedding, Kelley and Studdard recommend that brides come in a week before the ceremony for one last cleaning and inspection. Jewelry cleaning is always free, even if the jewelry wasn’t purchased at Greene’s. They want to ensure that the ring is bright and shiny for pictures. Greene’s has set a very high standard and their goal is to make sure that their clients are happy with their services. Beyond the purchase, they want their clients to know that they are now a part of the Greene’s family.

So, take a deep breath and visit Greene’s Jewelers. With the help of the team at Greene’s, you can know that the stone she finds in the most important little box of her life will leave her speechless. Your adventure begins with a ring and ends with a happily ever after.

Visit Greene’s at 328 Broad Street in downtown Rome, find Greene’s online at or call ahead for an appointment at 706.291.7236

Ashlee Bagnell is a graduate of Kennesaw State University where she received her BA in English. She spends her time writing (mostly) Bartow stories at Noble & Main. When she isn’t writing for the magazine, she can be found reading, drinking coffee, binge watching Netflix and HBO shows, drinking more coffee, and even sometimes acting with ACT I Inc., a community theatre based in Cartersville. She lives in Euharlee, Ga. with her family and her two senior adult dogs Milo and Charlie Brown.