Greene’s Jewelers founder George A. Greene, along with his brothers, apprenticed under his father, P H. Greene, Sr., at his business in Cartersville, Georgia. George and his wife Thelma Tate Greene opened their own business in downtown Rome in November of 1948. They worked side-by-side building a successful business while raising their three daughters.
Originally Greene's Jewelers was located at 117 Broad Street, then it moved to 334 Broad in 1959. The business moved again in 1974 to the present location of 328 Broad. After working together for close to 40 years, George and Thelma turned the business over to their daughters, Joyce Greene Manning and Sarah Greene Brock in 1988. Joyce’s daughter, Elaine Manning Abercrombie joined the staff in 1984 and Greene’s Jewelers became a fourth generation business. George and Thelma Greene were very civic minded and understood the importance of giving back to the community that had given so much to them. They instilled that sense of community in their children and grandchildren. Rome is our home and we continue to volunteer in downtown improvement, in civic groups, in our community and in our churches.
Our mentors were our previous generations. We learned from them by their example of hard work, honesty and personal service. This work ethic is reflected in each member of our staff. We strive to make each person that walks in our door to feel welcome. We don't sell jewelry, we help people celebrate special times in their lives, we assist in making memories, and we help commemorate achievements. To us, that is much more important than selling jewelry. We strive to give that personal touch so that our customers will have a pleasant experience that insures return visits.
Our reputation depends on the service we perform, the quality of our merchandise and, most importantly, our integrity.