For over 60 years, Harold Tivol’s name has symbolized style, genuine, and integrity in Kansas City, and soon Harold Tivol turns 90. Harold’s character and perceptiveness have made TIVOL the success it is today, and his many contributions to the jewelry industry –and to Kansas City– are the pride of his company and makes us here a Blogger Local, proud to call TIVOL “Kansas City’s premier jewelry store“.
Harold commenced working with his father Charles at the jewelry store (then located in downtown Kansas CIty), in 1946 after having studied at the Gemological Institute of America and serving in the U.S. ARmy Air Corps for 3 years during World War II. The shop had been open since 1910 and Charles Tivol had set a timeless standard for enduring workmanship and style already. With each piece piece of jewelry being carefully crafted and detailed, all the jewelry shop needed was Harold to take it to the next level.
Harold brought extraordinary technical knowledge to the business, and as a savvy businessman, he helped make TIVOL legendary. During Harold’s administration, the Country Club Plaza store was opened. The Plaza location was so successful that the downtown location had no other choice but to merge.
It would be an understatement to say that Harold was outdoing himself, and he wasn’t done yet. Harold earned countless awards though out his career with TIVOL, he was the first single store owner to be named to the National Jeweler Hall of Fame in 1986. He was also presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Modern Jeweler in 1988, and through all of his hard work allowed the opportunity for TIVOL to be recognized by the American Gem Society as the top retail jeweler of the year.
Charles handed his unremitting passion for quality down to Harold, and he did the same with his daughter Cathy. Cathy has been the face of TIVOL and she has seen the business prosper with new openings and a thriving local customer base.
Harold now serves as chairman of the company, and is celebrating his 90th birthday this Saturday!
So come out and celebrate the life of this wonderful and talented man with us and the TIVOL team with a slice of cake at either location. And yes, The 28th is Harold’s actual birthday… I know you were wondering.
For more information visit their website or contact them at (816) 531-5800 for their Country Club Plaza location & (913) 345-0200 for Hawthorne Plaza.
Cheers, To Kansas City’s finest jewelry, and you Harold!
Thanks for all of your creativity and dedication.
Sincerely, your Blogger Local team.