Meet Tom Tivol
Tom Tivol is one of the most respected jewelers in the Kansas City area and a nationally acclaimed G.I.A. graduate gemologist, lecturer and teacher. Tom has been buying and selling diamonds, colored gemstones, pearls, and providing beautiful jewelry to clients around the United States for over 35 years. Tom authored and teaches his course in Gemology and Appraisal Ethics in the School of Art and Design at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
Tom spent his early years in his family’s retail jewelry business, Tivol, Inc. and served as its president from 1989-2004. During his tenure, Tivol achieved recognition as one of the finest jewelers in America. He was consistently called upon by the national media to issue opinions about trends in the jewelry industry and wrote many editorials for national trade publications. He lectured at national trade shows and was a frequent speaker at the prestigious international seminars held every five years by the Gemological Institute of America.
What Customers Are Saying
“When I began the process of designing a custom engagement ring for my wife, I was fully prepared for a cumbersome process filled with numerous drafts and countless redesigns. What I experienced was the exact opposite after I began working with Tom Tivol. He is without question a master of his craft. Tom’s ability to take just an idea, and create something so unique and beautiful is truly incredible. I highly recommend Tom for anyone looking for a true one of a kind engagement ring.” — Daniel
“Tom Tivol Jewels is a one-of-a-kind experience as Tom is not only a renowned gemologist, but also someone who has dedicated his life to treating each client as if they are his only. Best in class, personalized, and trusted. We would only but from Tom Tivol.” — Matt
“Tom was recommended by friends who had him design and make their engagement ring and wedding bands. Working with Tom turned out to be the best decision we made. Not only did he produce color renderings for us, but he made a sample ring with the gemstones set, so we could try on the ring before the final piece was made. He taught us the detail of how to judge quality and price and buy diamonds, so we would not need to pay for extra rare stones, but where we could purchase the quality that looked the same and which allowed us to stay within our budget. It was a special moment when my fiancee proposed and presented me with the ring we designed together. Working with Tom could not have been a more wonderful experience.” — Regina and Alexy
“I heard Tom Tivol was a very fine gemologist-appraiser and that he performed his work while his clients observed. I made my appointment and while he was writing descriptions and taking photos, he talked with me about my jewelry, when pieces were made, their design features for those decades, how the older gemstones were cut, and so on. It was a wonderful experience. He emailed his report the next day, and the hard copy arrived in the mail the following week. I recommend Tom to everyone who wants a complete picture of their jewelry and an understanding of how jewelry is valued for home owner’s/renter’s insurance.” — Kathryn
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