Ace & Kate Ellis
Kennedy’s is definitely the jeweler of choice for our family. They do amazing custom work, have a great selection and stand behind all jewelry they sell. They made a beautiful custom wedding ring for my daughter. She was able to provide pictures and descriptions of what she liked in rings, hand select the diamond and have it set in rose gold (her favorite)! The ring is absolutely beautiful and one of a kind, since it was custom designed and made by Kennedys. Best of all, we know we are buying from a family owned business, a family that stands with integrity, and a family that truly cares in the community it serves. Thank you Kennedys!!! -Kate
Danny & Megan Riley
I purchased an engagement ring at Kennedy’s, and was very impressed by their superior customer service. I began my search for a ring at the large “chain” jewelers, and I did not like what they had to offer. They made me feel insignificant, like I was just another customer. When browsing their inventory (on-hand), most of the rings were sub par, and were not the quality I was looking for. When I asked to look at better quality, they were only willing to show me on a computer screen. I quickly began exploring other options, and a friend referred me to Kennedy’s. As soon as I walked into the store, I was met by Trisha with a warm welcome and a cup of coffee. Next thing I know, I am looking at diamonds of all quality levels and prices, so that I can decide what is right for me and learn more about diamonds in general. I gave her my budget, and the type of diamond/band that I was looking for. Trisha brought in over 5 diamonds of various sizes and quality levels. Once I found the perfect diamond, I set the purchase in motion. Trisha called me the next day to tell me there was another diamond of almost the exact same quality at a lower price. This is now the diamond my fiance’ has on her finger!
Throughout the purchase, I learned about the characteristics of the diamond itself. Further, Trisha explained all of my options for having it cleaned, insured, and how to maintain its quality. She even factored in my fiance’s occupation when deciding on the type of band/setting.
This significant of a purchase can be rather stressful, so this level of service made the process much more comforting. I felt like an expert on my own diamond when I walked out the door, and could not wait to hand it over to the woman I love. I now wish that I had more money so that I could go ring shopping more often!
Austin & Vanessa Steelman
I came in to Kennedy’s in 2014 looking for a wedding ring for my wife Vanessa. After going through the possibilities with a thoughtful and patient Kennedy’s employee, I decided to have her ring handcrafted by your jewelers. I was able to pick out the style she wanted, but still make the ring unique so she would be surprised.
I admit, there was some trepidation when I left the store before the ring was made. I put my trust in Kennedy’s to deliver.
And deliver you did. Your jewelers made a custom wedding ring for my wife that was, and still is, the talk of the town. Your employees are simply the best and your product is impeccable.
Even after two years and moving thousands of miles across the country, when anyone asks us where to go for jewelery in Kansas City, there is only one answer: Kennedy’s.
-Austin & Vanessa Steelman
Austin & Rachel
As told by Austin. Around January of this year, I sensed that God was telling me it was the right time to propose to my fiancée. February 12th I purchased a beautiful 14k white gold ring with 8 small diamonds on one of the twists and a round cut center diamond from Kennedy’s. My fiancé Rachel is very traditional so the ring suits her perfectly!
I had my Mom call Rachel and ask her to help her plan a surprise birthday party for my 22nd birthday. What Rachel didn’t know was that she, in fact, would be the one surprised. The “Surprise Birthday Party” was actually going to be a surprise engagement party for her, well, for us! I also invited our immediate and extended families to come in town and share in our big moment.
On the afternoon of the party, Rachel’s assignment was to distract me while the “birthday party” was being set up. When we arrived at my house I asked why all the cars were there and accused her of putting together a surprise party. We got out of the car and followed a trail of rose petals to the backyard where the real surprise was waiting. A tulle-covered gazebo complete with chandelier, twinkling lights and dozens of pictures of the two of us had been set up. Our favorite love song was playing as we walked the trail of rose petals. Two professional photographers were waiting to capture the big moment. She was speechless as I led her into the gazebo to tell her for the first time that I am absolutely in love with her. I told her to close her eyes and I picked up the ring that was waiting in the gazebo. She opened her eyes as I got down on one knee and asked her to be my wife.
She said yes! I put the ring on her finger, then admitted to her that this was not a birthday party, but an engagement party! At my signal (I scratched my head!) over 100 friends and family began coming out of my home and into the backyard clapping and cheering for us!
Jason and Lindsay Swartwood
Jason & LindsayOur wedding was awesome! December 30, 2006, a Christmas wedding. It was held at The Mansion House in Independence and the reception at The Blue Springs Country Club. The day started with a bridesmaids brunch at my parents house, then to the salon, then the house to get ready……..all in the rain!
When it was time for the ceremony to start, we ran from the main house to the carriage house, past the carolers who were outside dressed in clothes from A Christmas Carol and singing to my guests. The music I had chosen was very touching and made me start blubbering! Finally when the doors opened, I was balling and I looked down at Jason and he was too! Slowly, more and more sniffles came from the crowd. It was really sweet.
Jim Kennedy, a lifelong friend of my husband’s family and the preacher of our church married us, which meant a lot. At the reception, we ate from the buffet and danced a choreographed waltz to “Come Away With Me” by Nora Jones, and Trisha Kennedy caught the bouquet! After the reception, we took a limo to the hotel and got ready for the Chiefs game the next morning! The following Monday, we left for Key West.
What great memories!
Mark & Alissa
Mark and I met at work and when he finally got up the nerve to ask me out we hit it off immediately.
We really were just made for each other, we have so much in common, from everyday decisions to the most random goofy thought our opinions are almost always perfectly aligned.
When Mark proposed he got me a gigantic bouquet of flowers, tucked away into the flowers was a card, I opened it and the ring was inside and he wrote “Will you marry me?” I was so happy I started crying tears of joy, finally remembering that he’d just asked me a question I promptly replied “Yes!”