Charles S. Rivchun founded his jewelry business in downtown Cleveland in 1917, opening his first wholesale store in the Old Arcade Building on Euclid Avenue. Four years later, he moved the store to the Hickok Building on the corner of Ninth Street and Euclid Avenue. In 1943, Rivchun Jewelers moved to the Citizen's Building (today’s City Club Building) located at 850 Euclid Avenue where Charles encouraged a number of fellow jewelers to relocate and thus, was instrumental in establishing Cleveland’s Historical Jewelry Center.
Charles’ three sons, Sandy, Fred and Armand joined the business after World War II, along with Sandy’s wife, Lynne, and Fred’s wife, Muriel. Over the next five decades, the two families developed a reputation in both the community and the industry as experts in diamonds, precious gemstones and metals, watches and estate jewelry. Likewise, Rivchun’s embraced the most current trends and methods of the industry as was apparent by their introduction of lab certified diamonds to the Cleveland area.
In the spring of 2001, the Rivchun families were gracious enough to continue the jewelry store’s legacy by selling the business to their long time employees. Today, Chas. S. Rivchun & Sons, Jewelers is owned and operated as a wholesale/retail establishment by partners Joe Soukenik Sr., Sharon Porrello, and Joe Soukenik Jr. Rivchun’s staff of ten full-time employees share more than 240 years of jewelry experience and maintain the company’s formula for success: Service, Quality and Value!
Chas. S. Rivchun & Sons, Jewelers
THE CITY CLUB BUILDING
850 Euclid Ave., Suite 506
Cleveland, OH 44114
Charles S. Rivchun & Sons Jewelers offers you traditional downtown shopping blended with current trends and amenities creating an experience “Beyond Expectations!” We appreciate your time, business and visits with us, downtown. Many family traditions are created and continue during a visit to our store. Rivchun’s is honored to play such an important role and through our commitment to service, quality, and value, we are confident that each trip will be as memorable and fulfilling as those described by your parents and grandparents!