It's the end of an era for the Arkansas jewelry scene. After 42 years, Roberson's Fine Jewelry is closing its doors in west Little Rock's Pleasant Ridge Town Center as owner Trish Roberson steps into retirement. 

The shop first opened in 1980 as American Gold and Silver before transitioning into the high-end jewelry store central Arkansans know and love today. 

"Back then, it wasn’t common for a woman to be leading a jewelry store," Roberson says. "As people experienced the business we provided and got to know us as individuals, we began to grow a real connection with our customers, which ultimately grew our store."

Trish Roberson, owner of Roberson’s Fine Jewelry, is the chair of this year’s Into the Blue, which will honor the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation as the 2019 Pillar of the Arts Award recipient.

Roberson’s is known for its luxury pieces, trunk shows and exclusive partnerships with sought-after designers, as well as its close relationships with and support of various local nonprofits.

"Our clients have truly become our family, and more than anything we’re so grateful for the people we’ve met along the way and want to continue those relationships even when the store closes," Roberson says.

To mark its closing, the store will host a liquidation sale of its entire inventory beginning Friday, Oct. 14, with discounts up to 70% off. The sale will be offered in store only, and shopping hours will be 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon - 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information about Roberson's Fine Jewelry, visit the shop's website and follow along on Facebook and Instagram.