Paoli-Based Jewelry Business Celebrates 75 Years of Serving the Main Line

Michael Cook
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Michael Cook.

Walter J. Cook Jeweler, a legacy business based in Paoli, has been serving customers on the Main Line for 75 years, according to a report from County Lines Magazine.

The business is owned by Michael Cook, son of the founder, Walter. And while many other luxury businesses in the region have closed over the years, this local mainstay has continued to thrive. The family cites its longevity to community support.

“We’re grateful for our loyal clientele and friends on the Main Line and surrounding area who have voted us the Best Jewelry Store on the Main Line so many times,” said Cook.

The business dates back to 1946 when Cook’s father opened a watch repair kiosk at a department store in Bryn Mawr. The business began to grow, and by 1954, it had moved into a larger space in Paoli. The shop’s final move happened in 1999 when the showroom relocated to its current location in Chestnut Village Shoppes.

The store managed to weather both the 2008 recession and the pandemic by changing with the times and providing exemplary customer service.

“We may be 75 years in business, but that doesn’t make us old-fashioned,” said Cook.

Read more about Walter J. Cook Jeweler in County Lines Magazine.