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Tivol Marks Century Milestone
January 1, 2010
Article profiles Tivol jewelers of Kansas City, a company celebrating its 100th-year anniversary. The business was founded in 1910 by Jewish immigrant Charles Tivol. It is currently headed by CEO Cathy...
Tiffany Heads Back to Plaza
March 13, 2004
After a 20-year absence, Tiffany and Company, the New York jewelry retailer, designer, manufacturer, and distributor founded in 1837, returns to the Country Club Plaza. It will locate in the northeast...
Thornton Jason Manry
Obituary for Thornton Jason Manry, or Thornton Manry, retired owner of the Green Jewelry Company and a former vice-president and director of the Starlight Theater Association, dying at the age of 75 on...
The Pop-Up Trail
October 25-31, 2012
Article describes the trend of pop-up stores in Kansas City. The story of Jessica Rogers, a pop-up clothing and jewelry retailer, is highlighted. Rogers describes the negative reaction to pop-up retailers...
The New 10-Story Hotel for Twelfth and McGee Streets
Illustration and caption about the new 10-story Mercer Hotel at 12th and McGee Streets in 1912, "erected by J. R. Mercer of the Mercer Jewelry Company" and designed by architects "Kurfiss & Michaelis."...
The '60s Turn 50
Pictures and review of downtown buildings built in the 1960s including the headquarters for the Kansas City School District at 12th and McGee (also former home the Kansas City Public Library from 1960-2004);...
Silver & Gold: Her Art Reflects the Stuff Robyn Nichols is Made Of
January 15, 2006
Feature article on local artist Robyn Nichols who does her art with silver and gold metals, specializing in jewelry. "Her disigns are in national museums, in the homes of Kansas City personalities and...
Repp Heiress's Jewels Taken
Biographical article about "Mrs. Winifrede Repp Railey [or Winifrede Railey] of Kansas City, staying at the Royal hotel" in Copenhagen, Denmark as "the victim Saturday of what is reported to be Denmark's...
Obituary for Thomas Craig
February 9, 1960
Obituary for Thomas Craig, owner of a jewelry store for 35 years.
Obituary for Charles S. Craven
April 22, 1955
Obituary for Charles S. Craven, a diamond merchant in Kansas City for 47 years, dying at the age of 85.
Obituary for Joseph Silverforb, "64, who operated a drugstore at [55th Street] and Brookside road." Native Kansas Citian also former operator of a Downtown café and jewelry store.
Jewelry Takes Its Shape from Salvage Metals
Photo and biographical article about William Philyaw III, a 28-year-old "artist-sculptor-designer" of metal jewelry after graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute.
Jewelers Move South with Other Retailers, Customers
Retrospective article detailing the history of the jewelry business in Kansas City.
Obituary for Jacob Mnookin, a founder of Diamant's jewelers in Kansas City, dying at the age of 74 on September 10, 1962.
His Coins at Museum Show U. S.: Commemorative Issues
Biographical article about Joseph Schmandt, an 83-year-old "retired jeweler of 2115 West [73rd Street Terrace], Johnson County, Kansas." Native of Germany emigrating to Kansas City in the early 1900s as...
Herbert H. Kiger Dies: A Wholesale Jewelry Dealer Was 54 Years Old
Photo and obituary for Herbert Kiger, "54 years old, a wholesale jewelry dealer here for thirty-five years" as "vice-president and general manager of the C. A. Kriger [sic] company in the Federal Reserve...
Helzberg Uses his Experience to Add Luster to Other Entreprenuers
September 28, 2007
This article is part of a series profiling "catalysts" in Kansas City's history to mark the 25th anniversary of the Kansas City Business Journal. After selling his family-owned jewelry business to Berkshire...
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...
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...
Deaths: Jaccard Rites
Photo and obituary for Walter Jaccard, "84, of 4545 Wornall, honorary board chairman of the Jaccard Jewelry Company" and president since 1956 of the company founded by his uncles in 1888.
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