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Steven Rosdal, Co-founder of Hyde Park Jewelers, Dies at 77 April 15, 2024 (0 comments)


Denver, CO--Steven Rosdal, a pivotal figure in the jewelry retail industry known for establishing Hyde Park Jewelers, has died at 77. He passed away on April 6 due to complications from neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer, per a report in BusinessDen.

[Image via Feldman Mortuary]

Born in New York in 1946, Rosdal left a career on Wall Street to move to Denver, inspired by his love for skiing and the Colorado Rockies. His entry into the jewelry business began through an acquaintance in Denver who introduced him to Native American jewelry.

The report stated that recognizing a business opportunity, Rosdal purchased jewelry in New Mexico to resell in Denver. His collaboration with Michael Pollak, whom he met at the University of Denver, led to the founding of Hyde Park Jewelers in 1976. The business initially offered affordable jewelry and unusual store features but eventually expanded to include fine jewelry and designer items, significantly influencing the local market.

The report notes that Hyde Park Jewelers grew from a small store in a Denver shopping center to a major regional brand, with a flagship store in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center and expansions into Aspen and Las Vegas.

Rosdal was known for his commitment to customer service and personal connections. He sold his stake in Hyde Park to Pollak in 2007 but remained active in the industry, opening Steven Rosdal Jewelers in 2012.

Learn more in the obituary published by Feldman Mortuary and this report by BusinessDen.

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