A tale of Cortés’ emeralds and Kansas City volleyball

A lawsuit in Johnson County challenges jeweler Tom Tivol’s appraisal of emeralds supposedly rescued from a shipwreck and once the property of Spanish explorer Hernán Cortés.
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A lawsuit in Johnson County challenges jeweler Tom Tivol’s appraisal of emeralds supposedly rescued from a shipwreck and once the property of Spanish explorer Hernán Cortés.

What would a conquistador’s emeralds be worth? Lawsuit tells a million-dollar tale

July 26, 2018 08:34 AM