Cornell's was started in 1923 at 197 Chatham Street, Rochester, N.Y. Harry Cornell, at the age of 16, started taking in clock repairs for local jewelers as a side job while still working another full time job. As an incentive for the jewelers to give Harry the work, he would pick up and deliver the clocks as part of the service he provided.
In May of 1984, the four partners retired and Harry Cornell's son, David, took over the business. In the Spring of 1997, after 74 years being located in downtown Rochester, Cornell's moved to a Suburban location at 3100 Monroe Avenue where it is currently located
Cornell's has grown to a fine jewelry store with full services being offered our customers such as custom design work, bridal needs, jewelry and watch repairs, gift wrapping, shipping, appraisal work, estate consulting, gift registry and personal shopping. Due to these many fine services and the volume of branded products, Cornell's is a couture store-an honor which is bestowed on only 125 stores in the country.
For three generations, Cornell’s Jewelers have been keeping romance alive! How do we do it? By selling diamonds, jewelry and watches that satisfy the professional eye as well as the eye of anyone who walks into our store. The Cornell family knows quality and value, and would never sell a diamond, jewelry or a watch that doesn’t meet our personal grade. In fact, less than 1-percent of the diamonds presented to us at Cornell’s actually make it into our store. Of course, even a perfect diamond is just a shiny rock without a great setting. That’s why we take such care to craft settings that compliment the individual character of each diamond, with an end result that is simply stunning. at Cornell’s Jewelers. We work hard so that you get so much more!
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Jessica Williams · Getting married on 10/10/2020
Personal Experience, Beautiful Jewelry
My fiancé hunted around trying to find the ring he wanted to propose to me with. He said when got to Cornell’s, instead of feeling like he was on a manufacturing line like he had elsewhere, he felt like he was with friends. He worked with Morgan and she helped him find me the perfect ring. I got to meet her and work with her when we went back for our wedding bands. Every time we go we are greeted and taken care of like family. On top of the incredible service we received beautiful jewelry, that’s just right for us, at a great price. I highly recommend going to Cornell’s for your jewelry needs. And ask for Morgan because she’s extremely knowledgeable about the products they offer, has a knack for understanding exactly what you want and giving you perfect options, makes a very important purchase feel as personal as it should, and most of all is kind and caring.Sent on 08/14/2020
Catherine · Married on 12/31/2019
Easiest decision we made was starting with Cornell's!
Working with Cornell's for my engagement ring and our wedding bands was the easiest vendor selection we had because of my husband's family's long history working with Morgan. Cornell's made every step of this process so much fun and so easy, and they were very helpful and consultative at every step. We trust them completely, and they have gained lifelong customers, even though we don't live in Rochester!Sent on 01/28/2020
Chelsie · Married on 09/28/2019
Honestly, I had barely any idea that my fiance was looking into rings, or where he was going... he went to Cornell's with little to no idea how to go about this, and he left a month or so later with the most beautiful, unique, and classic engagement ring! I was 100% surprised and completely amazed by the choice. The wonderful people at Cornell's gave me a classic and elegant pear shaped diamond ring!Sent on 01/29/2018
Cornell's Jewelers are the "go to" jewelers for wedding engagement rings and wedding bands!!! They offer superior selection and service.