Who We Are?

Picture of me (Richard) behind my desk

Picture of me (Richard) behind my desk

My father, David Dolginow, started the family diamond business in downtown Kansas City in 1928. In 1955, he went on to open “Dolgin’s House of Name Brands.” Dolgin’s grew to nine stores across the Midwest and carried a wide rang of products, but specialized in jewelry. As a young boy, I contributed to the family business and learned about jewelry and gemstones. More importantly, my dad taught me the two most important aspects of business – absolute integrity and top-quality service. As a tribute to my Dad, whom I miss each day, we changed the name of our store in 2003 from Diamond Expressions back to Dolgin’s Diamond Center. Today we are Richard Dolgin Private Jeweler, serving you with personal one to one service and working to become your family jeweler.

Although my Dad passed away many years ago, I always remember and use the principles he taught me – to gain business through impeccable ethics, exquisite engagement and wedding rings, and competitive prices. It has been our tradition for two generations to serve clients with warm, caring service and it continues each day in our new studio office in Overland Park, Kansas.

Below are photos of stores owned and operated by my family and me. You can tour my current office here.


Marsha working at the bench

Marsha working at the bench

Marsha the Master Jeweler

Marsha and I have worked together for many decades. After graduating KU, she began her career at Dolgin's. That was almost 35 years ago. Now, she is truly a master jeweler. 

Marsha has the rare talent among jewelers to take an idea to make it a reality. This talent helps us create jewelry of much high quality. She designs pieces and will carve initial wax models. Then, Marsha will take rough castings into the fine finished piece of art.