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About Us

Allison & Brair

Our Story

Darrah Cooper Jewelers was opened in 1940 by Roland and Gertrude Cooper in the old

Lake Placid Club property, and later moved to its current Main Street location just before Lake Placid hosted the 1980 Olympics. The Cooper family ran the store up until 1988, then sold the store to Tim and Deb Lennon. The current owners Briar Corelli and

Allison Doty took the torch in 2020 to continue the Darrah Cooper tradition of showcasing a unique selection of jewelry and providing excellent customer service including repair and appraisal services.

Briar had worked for the Lennon’s as the store manager for 19 years before stepping up

to the big boss role. Ali joined the team as a 15-year-old high school kid with zero

jewelry knowledge. That quickly changed as she became enthralled with all things

sparkly. Ali went on to graduate from the Gemological Institute of America receiving her

Graduate Gemologist degree, and FIT in New York City for Jewelry Design.

The real star of the show is certainly Miss Fawn, who can be found casually lounging

around the store, begging for some of Briar’s lunch, or overseeing Ali’s repairs in the


Blinding Diamonds
Repairs & Services


Services & Repairs

  • Watch Batteries

  • Watch Links/Sizing

  • Jewelry Repairs - Sizing, Shortening, Soldering etc.

  • Gem & Clasp Replacement

  • Rhodium Plating

  • Prong Retipping

  • Earring Conversions

  • Pearl & Bead Restringing

  • Appraisals - Insurance, Estate

Sevices & Repairs

Pictured Above: 

Allison Doty & Briar Corelli


What People Are Saying About Us

Felt very at ease and not pressured at all during store visit. In making a customized purchase, I was

kept abreast of the progress of it's preparation, which was extremely helpful for me. In summary, I

can only say this was an extremly wonderful experience, from the staff and owner, the purchase

process, to the finished product.

Was unhurried. Asked questions to find what I really wanted. Felt no pressure to purchase anything

or something that wasn't what I really wanted. Highly recommend shopping here.

Very sociable and knowledgeable about every single item. Comfortable yet elegant atmosphere.

Very good buying experience. Getting exactly what you wanted. 

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