Fine fashion and jewelry flow through the generations of the Gordon family- the jewelers who urge you to "Think Inside the Box." Gordon Jewelers specializes in fine jewelry, watches and upscale gift items along with jewelry and watch repair and while-you-wait jewelry cleaning.
In June 1946, on the same day Edward and Maxine Gordon purchased a jewelry store in Kansas City, they became parents of a baby boy. Little did they know their son Dale would follow their footsteps in the business.
After 19 years, the senior Gordons decided to move the business to Boonville, based solely on a recommendation from one of Edaward's wold War II buddies. They'd never seen the town, but they knew early on that they'd made the right choice.
Son Dale left high-stress job as an air traffic controller to go to Trenton Jewelry School and earn the title of Certified Senior Management Professional from the Jewelers of America. He now heads up the family business with his wife, Roz, who was eager to start her career in fine jewelry after getting her degree in fashion design from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
The Gordons remain committed and active in the community. Roz is active in her parish church, serving for years as an organist for Mass as well as special occasions.
And the next generation? Two children, Katherine and Jonathan, followed in their parents' jewelry fashion footsteps, with successful careers in New York. "We love coming to work every day and giving our customers what they want," Roz Says. "We're carrying on the tradition of trust that started with Maxine and Edward and, hopefully, will continue with our children.
Celebrate the heritage of Gordon Jewelers and Boonville this month during Heritage Days! Voted as one of the “Best Festival In Central Missouri”. Boonville has been celebrating Heritage Days since 1989. Much goes on during this celebration—parade, carnival, arts and craft booths, food vendors, free entertainment, static displays, Mutt Strut, Little Mr. and Miss, beer garden, wine garden, quilt show, car show—and much, much more. Heritage Days take place on June 22nd, 23rd, 24th, & 25th 2016 in Downtown Boonville!
Article source: Boonville, Missouri - Full Steam Ahead Magazine; Missouri Life Publications; Page 30