DEY GEM Jewelry is owned and operated by Don E. Yarbrough, Jr. and his wife Rebecca.
Don attended the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology in Paris, Texas where he graduated from the Gemological Science program in 1988 with a certificate in Jewelry Technology and Gemology. Additionally, Don earned a certificate in Diamond and Diamond Grading from the Gemological Institute of America.
After relocating to Harrison in 1989, Don worked as a bench jeweler and sales associate at Markey Jewelers for nine years. When the owners of Markey Jewelers retired in 1997, Don and Rebecca purchased the business. They changed the name to DEY GEM Jewelry. DEY stands for Don’s initials and GEM represents "gemstone." The store, originally located in the Ozark Mall, moved to its current location in the Crossover Plaza in 1999.
We are proud to be members of several organizations that help us to be a superior resource for quality jewelry, service and support.
As a member of the Retail Jewelers Organization, we are required to meet the highest standards in the industry including honesty, integrity and value. Through the RJO network, we are able to bring you the finest jewelry from leading manufacturers worldwide. This buying power is reflected in competitive pricing, which is passed on to you the consumer.
The Arkansas Jewelers Association is a nonprofit association promoting professionalism and high ethical standards of business practice in the jewelry trade.
Jewelers of America is the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace. Their primary purpose is to promote consumer confidence in the jewelry industry. Since 1906, they have been advancing the fine jewelry industry through advocacy in public, government and industry affairs.
"We enjoy serving our customers and strive to treat our customers the way we personally want to be treated. We want our customers to feel at home in our store and enjoy shopping with us. We also strive for excellence in, not only our merchandise, but all the services we provide. We value honesty and integrity and commit the same to our customers. Rebecca and I welcome your visit both online and at our store."