KC jeweler gives back to community


The Polished Edge jewelry store in Kansas City gives back to the community.

The fine jewelry store – in the Power and Light District – has generously donated over the last few years to various charitable organizations in the Metro Kansas City area. In addition, as much as they can, they deal with vendors who are minority based or have products made in the U.S.

We learned about this admirable action during our stop there. Lisa had won a gift from the store during a giveaway on a blog. We figured it would be a quick stop on our KC trip. It turned into about an hour visit. IMG_2225

One of the store’s employees – Carl – “interviewed” Lisa, so he would know the perfect gift for her. They chatted for quite a while.

Meanwhile, the second team member offered me a hot chocolate. It was tasty and warmed me up from the chilly walk through the Power and Light District.

Monica and I also visited. It turns out that she and her husband have friends in Omaha and visit occasionally. She mentioned how much she loves our Old Market historic shopping district. She loves the brick streets.

IMG_2192Lisa told me about the stores charitable works from this store.

The store works with American designers and crafters.

The store offers Alex and Ani jewelry. They are known for eco-friendly products, designed to provide positive energy.

The store was decked out in holiday themes. A decorated tree stands on the sales floor. IMG_2172

The first thing I liked was the use of large holiday ornaments on top of the jewelry cases. One view showed the H&R Block building in the background.

A most impressive view is the window display featuring a variety of Santa Claus figures. They are designed by artist Deb Henderson. She decorated the White House during the Clinton administration.


The weathered glass and door used as a back drop came from Carl’s house. They were located in the basement when he moved in.

Customers walked in, so we realized we needed to conclude our visit, and move on to our next stop at Union Station.
By the way, Carl helped Lisa pick out a lovely necklace pendant.