For Exclusive Jewelry and Timepieces, Kansas City Turns to TIVOL
Kansas Citians know that TIVOL is a name that’s synonymous with exquisite jewelry and luxury timepieces. TIVOL carries the most elegant designs from the most prestigious designers in the world, many of whom are exclusive to TIVOL. At TIVOL’s two stores in the Kansas City metropolitan area -- TIVOL on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO; and TIVOL at Hawthorne Plaza in Overland Park, KS -- customers know they’ll find a stunning array of engagement rings; traditional and contemporary wedding bands; gorgeous luxury timepieces; and uniquely designed necklaces, bracelets, and earrings fit for a President’s wife. Literally.
It Started with a Dream
Charles Tivol dreamed of designing and hand-crafting beautiful jewelry at his own jeweler’s bench. In 1910, his dream became reality when he opened the first TIVOL store in the Altman Building in downtown Kansas City, MO. He didn’t know it at the time, but it was the start of something big.
Award-winning jewelry icon, Harold Tivol knew he wanted to be in the jewelry business from the time he was a small child. He was fascinated by watching his father work with gems and create jewelry pieces at his workbench. After serving in WWII, Harold joined his father’s business in 1946. While Charles was perfectly content to make and repair jewelry at his workbench all day, Harold had bigger dreams. It was his idea to expand the operation and open a store on the Country Club Plaza, which he did in 1951. Soon it outsold the downtown store, leading Charles and Harold to consolidate. The store on the Country Club Plaza became TIVOL’s flagship store, and has been a Kansas City fixture ever since. It has undergone two expansions since that time, but the address has remained the same: 220 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO. In 1994, after decades of success on the Plaza TIVOL added a store at 4721 West 119th Street in Overland Park, KS at Hawthorne Plaza.
Today, over 100 years since Charles’ dream became reality, TIVOL is still in the capable hands of the TIVOL family, with Harold’s daughter Cathy Tivol as CEO, and her son, Hunter Tivol McGrath in the Vice President’s seat. TIVOL continues to adhere to Charles’ commitment to quality, integrity, and to providing clients with the most exquisite jewelry and timepieces available. Many families in Kansas City--and throughout the country--have been a part of TIVOL’s history. Cherished jewelry and timepieces purchased at TIVOL many years ago are now being handed down from one generation to the next, just as the business itself is. TIVOL welcomes the opportunity to serve both new and existing customers. They truly value being a part of each family’s most celebrate moments for many years to come.
TIVOL’s customer service is second to none. That’s why TIVOL offers their customers so much more than jewelry and timepieces. At both TIVOL store locations customers find services designed to extend or renew the life of their precious jewelry and watches. Services offered include jewelry cleaning and maintenance; jewelry repair and resizing; restringing of pearls; watch battery replacement; jewelry appraisal; and engraving and personalization services. TIVOL performs these services not only on jewelry and watches purchased in their stores, but on any piece that needs loving care and attention. TIVOL’s master bench jewelers have many years of experience, and are recognized as some of the best jewelers in the industry. Their knowledge and expertise is invaluable when it comes to caring for cherished jewelry and timepieces or breathing new life into old or damaged items.
Customers looking to create their own unique statement piece appreciate TIVOL’s custom design services. TIVOL’s master jewelers are experts at taking customer design ideas and turning them into reality, making that special moment or celebration that much more memorable.
TIVOL also provides financing services. Questions about financing options are always welcome. They know that one-of-a-kind purchases that are truly priceless to their customers sometimes need a little extra time. They’re here to help.
Making Dreams Come True
Charles Tivol’s beliefs in operating with integrity, providing quality jewelry and timepieces, and settling for nothing short of superior customer service still provide the backbone for everything TIVOL does today. Customers who have visited either of TIVOL’s two store locations have experienced that. You will, too.