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A Case as Cold as Ice
August 31, 2013
Article covers the inactive investigation of the Vinca Jewelry heist on September 6, 2010. Simon Zouein, the owner of the shop, is interviewed and expresses his dissatisfaction with the Kansas City Police...
A KC Gem
September 5, 2010
Interview, with photographs, of Harold Tivol, owner of Tivol jewelry stores. Tivol, who sold the company to his daughter, Cathy, continues as chairman of the board. Tivol discusses his family, his own...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 12 with Unrelated Cards
Scrapbook page containing nine advertising cards arranged in two columns showing the following:
1. Three women at a table looking on as a man reads to them.
2. A man on a horse roping a bull. Card...
Obituary for Albert Ralls Wintermote, or Albert Wintermote, vice-president of Jaccards Jewelry stores, dying in 1952.
Allen J. Swanson Dies: He Was a Sportsman though an Invalid
Photo and obituary for Allen Swanson, or Swede Swanson, "59 years old, who became a well-known sportsman ["trapshooter"] in Greater Kansas City even though he was confined to a wheel chair most of his...
Folder contains an advertising card for F.G. Altman, dealer in jewelry located at 725 Main Street.
Benjamin Stiffelman Obituary
Obituary for Benjamin Stiffelman, founder and owner of B. Stiffelman & Son Wholesale Jewelers, dying at the age of 82 in 1966.
Biography of Barnett Helzberg Sr. (1902-1976), Businessman
Biography of Louis Oppenstein (1875-1938), Jeweler
Business that began in Basement is Being Sold for $650 Million
July 13, 2010
Article about how Bonnie Kelly and Teresa Walsh built a home-based business, Silpada Designs which sells silver jewelry through home parties, into an enterprise with $230 million a year in revenues. Avon...
Calvin B. Norton
March 26, 1905
Photo and bio of Calvin Norton, "candidate for Judge of the County Court, Western Division," born in Wisconsin in 1852 and coming to Kansas City in 1892 as a jeweler and wholesaler with his father under...
CEO Was Devoted to Giving
November 2, 2004
Obituary article about Jeffrey W. Comment, chairman and chief executive officer of Helzberg Diamonds. He died October 30, 2004. Comment joined Helzberg Diamonds as president in 1988 and ''put in the infrastructure...
Deaths: Merrill S. Postma
Obituary for Merrill Postma, "59, president-elect of the board of the Ozanam Home for Boys," with residence at 4324 Belleview Avenue. Born in Wathena, Kansas and coming to Kansas City about 1916 before...
Diamonds & Furs
Profiles of four local luxury retailers and their owners. Missy Wang Smart is president of Alaskan Fur Company; Cathy Tivol is CEO of Tivol Jewls; Stephen Burstein own's Stephen's Fine Jewelry, Inc.; and...
Elements of Style: A Jaded NFL Star
Photo and autobiographical article about Tony Gonzalez, a Kansas City Chiefs football player "set[ting] a club record for season receptions by a tight end" while "wearing his lucky necklace" made of jade....
Emerging from Father's Shadow: Schottenheimer, Stowers, Tivol, Rose, McCallister
Biographical description of Tom Tivol, "president of Tivol Jewels since the mid-1980s" and his father Harold Tivol and his grandfather Charles Tivol, founder of the company in 1910.
George H. Edwards
July 1, 1901
Feature article on George H. Edwards, secretary and manager of the Edwards & Sloane Jewelry Company in Kansas City. Later mayor of Kansas City in 1916-17. Mr. Edwards was born on May 25, 1860 [and died...
September 23-29, 2005
Feature story on Tivol Jewels which has a store on the Country Club Plaza, in Overland Park's Hawthorne Plaza and one due to open next year in Briarcliffe Village in the Northland. The company was founded...
Helzberg Diamond Shops
June 28, 1905
Article describes the beginnings of the Helzberg retail jewelry business. The author writes that Barnett Helzberg opened his first shop on August 18, 1920, at age 17, at 532 Minnesota Avenue, in Kansas...
Book includes a short history of Helzberg Diamonds, a long time Kansas City area jewelry business. The first store was opened by Morris Helzberg on Minnesota Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas in 1915. The...
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