OUR HISTORY

Ruback and Company is Kansas City’s oldest fine jewelry store, dating back to 1908 when Ron Ruback’s grandfather opened up his store in downtown Kansas City.

Leaving the downtown location, Ron opened a new store on the Country Club Plaza designed by Tiffany and Co. where the family serviced the local community and tourist on the Country Club Plaza.

Listening to their customers, they realized that there was a need in the community for personalized services in a private showroom. To accommodate this they moved to a private show room setting in Prairie Village, Kansas.

In 2013 Hal and Amy Pollack, family friends of the Ruback’s going back generations, acquired this successful business. Hal started in the industry over 30 years ago as a distributor for fine jewelry, specializing in European designs. Amy joined the industry 10 years ago as a marketing consultant for major luxury brands.

CONFLICT FREE DIAMONDS

We receive many inquiries from customers who have heard about “Conflict Diamonds” and who are legitimately concerned about any possible ethical ramifications about purchasing diamonds. In 2003 the “Clean Diamond Trade Act” was signed into law, which works to exclude rough “Conflict Diamonds” from international trade while promoting legitimate trade.

Additionally, we work with suppliers and diamond producers that adhere to the Kimberley Process. There are 43 participant countries, including the U.S. and the European Community. Under this process, diamond producing countries certify that diamonds have been mined and sold through legitimate channels. This program is designed to prevent conflict and elicit diamonds from entering the international diamond trade.