Our Family History

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The Nettletons Story...

Nettletons Jewellers was founded in November, 1978 by Mr Eric Nettleton. Eric Nettleton is passionate jewellery professional whom started out in the jewellery trade just after the War had ended back in 1948. Mr Nettleton started life as a retail sales assistant, working for Owen and Robinsons in Leeds. Mr Nettleton then moved onto managing his own store for Owen and Robinsons in Oldham. 

Eric eventually took the plunge into the jewellery world in 1978 and purchased his very own store, here in the heart of the wonderful Ribble Valley, Clitheroe. There has been a jewellery store in the exact same place as Nettletons Jewellers for 148 years! Eric Nettleton took it upon himself to carry on this Jewellery tradition by revamping, what was back then a Jewellery and Tobacconist shop; Catlows Jewellers and Tobacconist. Nettletons Jewellers underwent a major revamp back in 1997 to become what we know and love today.

Mr Nettletons passion and success for all things jewellery was embed within the family values, seeing his son, Matthew Nettleton join the trade straight from school in 1978 and the most recent edition to Nettletons Jewellers, Mr Nettleton’s grandson Joe Cuningham, who came on board in 2003. Matthew Nettleton is an avid Jeweller who took over the running of Nettletons Jewellers in 1997, Matthew is passionate about his business and truly values each and every customer. Matthew has acquired numerous qualifications over the years enabling him to become the professional goldsmith he is today. The talent doesn’t stop there! Joe Cuningham has attained various skills at the bench, meaning Nettletons Jewellers has not one but two goldsmiths on site.

Nettletons Jewellers has an astounding 125 years of combined jewellery knowledge and experience shared throughout the family. I’m sure you can imagine the Jewellery trends that will have been witnessed over so many years!

A little bit about Clitheroe

Having been based in Clitheroe, Lancashire for over 40 years and are honoured to call it home and feel that we know a thing or two about the local area. Clitheroe is a beautiful, historic market town in the heart of Lancashire’s picturesque Ribble Valley. If you haven’t visited Clitheroe, it’s well worth a visit. Not only can you visit Nettletons, where you’ll be made very welcome, you can also walk around the grounds of the castle and visit several very well-known independent shops. The Medieval keep can be seen for miles and offers impressive views of the valley and Pendle Hill if you climb to the top.

As well as big names from both the watch and jewellery world, such as Hugo Boss, Raymond Weil and Seiko, you’ll also find that Nettletons have a long history of stocking and supporting independent jewellery designers.

By being committed stockists of independent brands, such as Lucy Quartermaine, Claudia Bradby Jewellery, Sheila Fleet Jewellery, Dalaco, Jools by jenny Brown and D For Diamond, Nettletons Jewellers are dedicated to offering customers variety and hard to find products at great prices.
Furthermore, regularly check out Nettletons brand page. This is where we post our pre-worn and second-hand items. This stock changes regularly, but if you time it right, you might be lucky enough to find a piece of jewellery or watch that will really make heads turn. In the past we have been known to have items representing brands such Rolex, Cartier, Bvlgari Omega, Tag Heuer, Panerai, Swarovski and IWC.