Local Lisburn-based independent retailer, Midas Jewellers, is celebrating 40 years in business. Following decades of procuring the finest diamond and precious stone set jewellery to ensure that people’s milestone events are truly memorable, Midas Jewellers is celebrating its own ruby anniversary.
Beginning his career in the industry as a part-time employee of this family-run business, Jim Conlon, alongside his wife Lynne, went on to take over the business and fast-track its success as a leading retailer for fine jewellery – a passion the husband and wife team share.
After a period of leave in 1990 to travel America, Jim returned to the business in 1991 as a full-time Sales Assistant, progressing to Manager and eventually Partner. From here Jim would then buy-out his fellow business partners to become the sole proprietor of this long-standing jewellery institution.
Excelling as a retailer for four decades is no small feat given the troubling times and challenges faced by independents. This lasting success is something Jim and Lynne Conlon share immense pride in; attributing much of it to the business’s openness with customers and the committed efforts of its long serving employees.
“As a jeweller, the most important thing is to take care of your customer and offer complete honesty. At Midas Jewellers, we pride ourselves on sourcing some of the finest diamonds and gemstones, working with only the world’s best and most exclusive diamond dealers who share our commitment to ethically sourced, quality gemstones and precious metals. The purchase of any piece of jewellery can be a significant investment, therefore we must reassure our customer that they are purchasing the best quality piece for their budget.
“Our customers travel from across Northern Ireland and we have many local families who have stayed loyal to us for three generations now. It’s a privilege to follow and be part of a family’s story, seeing Midas jewellery being passed down lovingly from generation to generation.
“It is thrilling to reach such a significant milestone and I believe this is down to our ability to understand our customers. Our mission is to maintain the standards that have seen Midas Jewellers get to where it is today and continue to be a part of our customers’ very special memories by providing them with a varied collection of the finest jewellery available.”
Midas Jewellers continue with their ethos of providing quality products in all the other brands they stock such as Thomas Sabo, Links of London, Trollbeads, Raymond Weil and Citizen, to name a few, making them the ideal place to find a gift for someone special.