Cornwell Jewelers storefront with purple cadillac

Going Out of Business Huge Savings Right Now

After 187 years on Court Street in Athens and as America’s second oldest family owned jewelry store, Cornwell Jewelers is closing. This was a difficult decision and made with much thought. All of you, our wonderful customers and friends, have made the ride worth taking. Thank you for your friendship and all of the memories . From the legacy that began with John, then DC, Charlie, Walter, Les and ends with Kris, it is with pride and love that we take our final ride into the sunset . From all of our staff, including the former longest tenured members of our Cornwell Jewelers’ family, Imogene Brewster, Eric Coon and Mary Mingus Pedigo, we thank you for giving us the opportunity to be a part of your lives. While our closing is emotional, this is your opportunity to collect your last pieces of Cornwell Jewelers jewelry at significant discounts during our largest sale in history. We hope to see you as we say goodbye.


We take immense pride in being the second oldest jewelry store in America. It is an honor to carry on what our family started over 175 years ago. Our commitment to customer service and our unwavering standard of quality jewelry has allowed Cornwell Jewelers to stand the test of time.

Historic photo of our original storefront
Our goldsmith working on jewelry


Our on-site service center gives us complete control of our jewelry. From resizing rings and watches to the most intricate details of customized pieces, you can trust that our highly trained technicians will complete your order with meticulous detail.


There’s nothing quite as exciting as finding the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. We love engagements and look forward to helping you pick the perfect ring for your lifetime partner.


Jewelry Repair

Let us take a look at your items and we can provide time and cost estimated to have your jewelry looking new again. Learn more...

Financing & Layaway

Cornwell Jewelers offers interest free financing options for customers. We also offer 90 day layaway with a deposit. Learn more…


Appraisals help protect your treasured jewelry in case of loss or theft. Our appraiser is a Certified Gemologist by the Gemological Institute of America.  Learn more…