Cornell Maidstone

Cornell at Maidstone

The History behind Cornell and Maidstone

Cornell made Kent’s County town of Maidstone its home, we opened our first shop in this bustling town over two centuries ago. Maidstone had developed from a market town with its many crafts and industries in to an important Retail and Tourist centre that you see today. Along with the growth and modernisation of this significant town are subtle reminder of its remarkable past.

The imposing Archbishops Palace that stands along the meandering river Medway was given to the Archbishop of Canterbury and was used as a place of respite for travelling Archbishops on their journey from London to Canterbury. The magnificent building that stands today was built in the fourteenth century and is now the Kent Register Office for civil marriages and public records. The blend of old and new gives you a sense of time honoured tradition and values that Maidstone still offers its modern day visitors as they explore the towns captivating shopping streets.

When Cornell opened its doors to the public in 1796. We provided the latest trends in jewellery and giftware. Over the next two centuries we carried on this tradition by stocking new exciting collections. Giving Cornell the perfect blend of established traditional brands whilst introducing innovating styles of jewellery. Situated in the bustling heart of Maidstone in the desirable area of Gabriel’s Hill We pride ourselves in making Cornell a desirable and welcoming place to shop, where our staffs relaxed professional attitude and expert knowledge will help you make the right choice for you.

Having a workshop on the premises gives us the freedom to provide our customers with a unique service. Our in-house Jeweller has over 30 years experience to draw upon when crafting a personal and distinctive fine piece of jewellery for that special occasion to suit each customers needs.

The restoration and repair work on Platinum Gold and Silver Jewellery is expertly carried out giving every customers cherished piece of jewellery the care and precision it deserves. We provide a renovation and repair service for Silver Holloware as well as hand engravings on items purchased from us.