Bob & Barba Wahl

Bob & Barba Wahl
Position:
Owners

At the pinnacle of RC Wahl Jewelers is Robert C Wahl. Robert began work at a very early age and made his first ring at the age of six. Following in his father’s, grandfather’s and great grandfather’s footsteps, he was destined for jewelry. He officially joined Wahl Jewelers of Des Plaines in 1965. In 1969 Robert and his wife Barba bought the Des Plaines location of Wahl Jewelers, changed the name to RC Wahl Jewelers, and began a new chapter in the History of Wahl Jewelers. Robert knows the entire breadth of the industry, from manufacturing to the intricacies of the business world. His expertise in all phases of jewelry has allowed RC Wahl Jewelers to flourish where many have not.

Barba D Wahl has been the driving force behind the look and feel of R C Wahl Jewelers. It has been her unerring sense of style and design that not only gave us the store we have when it was rebuilt in 1990, but the selection and breadth of offerings we have in the cases and vaults. Barba semi-retired in 2011, again in 2012 and finally retired in 2013, but she continues to influence the art, the jewelry and the entire gestalt of R C Wahl Jewelers. Chances are you’ll see her here during December as she can’t stay away from the fun and feel of a Holiday Season at the store.