50 Years to Open My Own Jewelry Store

Posted by on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 · 28 Comments 

I have been entranced with gemstones and jewelry design from childhood. By the time I reached high school, I knew my future profession and I also suspected that some day I would want my own store. The day has finally arrived. It took me 50 years to get here, and while I am chronologically middle aged, I have the energy of my millennial graduate students.

My store is compact, designed with warm blond and cherry woods, artistic modern lighting and a full library of books and auction catalogues which I use to research and create designs for my clients. My students intern with me and help me with client requests to appraise, repair, re-design older pieces and of course to show and teach the art and science of designing jewelry with diamonds, colored gemstones and pearls.

Tom Tivol at Tom Tivol Jewels in Park Place

At Tom Tivol Jewels, you will find modern, vintage and antique jewelry, in multiple colors of gold, silver and platinum, exquisitely cut diamonds, crimson red rubies, clear and deep green African and Colombian emeralds and lovely blue sapphires from all the geographies where they are mined around the globe. Ethiopian opal bursting with vivid colors and almost flawless deep red spinel represent the more unusual colored gemstones that I have always admired. You will see cultured pearls from China, Japan, Australia and Burma with skin so smooth and luster so bright, you will know instantly why gorgeous pearls represent the most desired and worn gemstone in history … until the last 50 years of the 20th century when diamond finally earned the honor as “the” engagement ring gemstone of choice for American women, and since then has revolutionized the international jewelry business.

Welcome to Tom Tivol Jewels in Park Place:
11553 Ash Street, Leawood, Kansas 66211
We’re open 7 days a week!


28 Responses to “50 Years to Open My Own Jewelry Store”
  1. Susann Riffe says:

    are your phone numbers the same?

  2. Diana cashion says:

    I love my new earrings you designed and made for me. Your new space is a wonderful reflection of you. Congrats!

  3. Willis says:

    Tom..wishing you much success ……and the smile on your face says it will happen. Willis

  4. Vida Bikales says:

    Congratulations Tom! Wishing you the best. BTW…your appraisal you did for me was EXACTLY what I was told by Antiques Roadshow when they were in town!

  5. Martha Atlas says:

    Yahoo! This is great news. I have just the thing that needs your special attention. Can’t wait to see you.

  6. Angel Cook says:

    I tell everyone about you. I still get tons of compliments on my ring that you designed over 3 years ago. My ring is perfect and you taught me so much. I love a great story and you are always part of ours. I know you will do amazing.

  7. Nanci Hirschorn says:

    Wishing you much success! Congratulations, we are so happy for you.

  8. Brita says:

    Congratulations and my very best wishes. Tenacity wins!

  9. Ritchie Kaye says:

    Thrilled for you, Tom. I know your store will be successful as you spend the time, knowledge and attention that is so much of who you are.

  10. David Mazer says:

    Tom, very best wishes to you in this next chapter of life. Continued success.

  11. Bernie Erdman says:

    Congratulations Tom. Wishing you all the best of luck. Bernie Erdman

  12. Sharon K says:

    Mazal Tov and every success.

  13. Valerie says:

    Wonderful! Congratulations on you store.

  14. Linda Lieberman says:

    Congratulations, Tom! I wish you much success, satisfaction, and enjoyment.

  15. Joel Goldman says:

    Congrats, Thomas Scott! Store looks fantastic.

  16. Hanie says:

    Congratulations! Wishing you much success.

  17. Jodi says:

    Your personality deserved a place in public and you are one of the sweetest people I know. Your friendship is greatly cherished and thank you from the bottom of my heart for teaching me all about jewelry … Congrats on your new place. Very much deserved!

  18. Miriam schar says:

    Congratulations on your new store. Wishing you much success and prosperity.
    Dan and miriam

  19. Lea says:

    What a journey. Congratulations to you! All the best in this new venture.

  20. Dara Bock says:

    Tom, I am so excited that your new store is so close. I have been buying jewelry from you for 30 years. It is wonderful to have a jeweler who you totally trust.
    Everything that comes from your store has your special uniqueness and integrity . Congratulations! Dara

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