Lisburn-based independent retailer, Midas Jewellers, is celebrating 40 years in business.
Following decades of procuring diamond and precious stone set jewellery to commemorate people’s milestone events, Midas Jewellers is celebrating its own ruby anniversary.
Beginning his career in the industry as a part-time employee at the family-run business, Jim Conlon, went on to take over the business alongside his wife Lynne.
After a period of leave in 1990 to travel America, Conlon returned to the business in 1991 as a full-time sales assistant, progressing to manager and eventually partner. From here he 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,” said Conlon.
He continued: “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 its ethos of providing quality products in all the other brands it stocks such as Thomas Sabo, Links of London, Trollbeads, Raymond Weil and Citizen, to name a few.