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.

Our History

  • 1978

    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 by purchasing his very own store, here in the heart of the wonderful Ribble Valley, Clitheroe.

  • 1997

    Interestingly, there has been a jewellery store in the exact same place as Nettletons Jewellers for 148 years. When Eric Nettleton bought the shop, he took it upon himself to carry on this Jewellery tradition. Mr Nettleton began by revamping, what a Jewellery and Tobacconist shop called ‘Catlows Jewellers and Tobacconist’. Nettletons Jewellers underwent a major, cosmetic revamp in 1997 to become the shop that we know and love today.

    Mr Nettletons values, and his passion for all things jewellery was embed within the family. With his encouragement, his son Matthew Nettleton, joined the trade straight after from school in 1978.

  • 2003

    Fast forward to 2003 and it was the turn for a new generation to join the family business, Mr Nettleton’s grandson and Matthew Nettleton’s nephew, Joe Cuningham. Matthew Nettleton is an avid professional jeweller and took over the running of Nettletons Jewellers from his father in 1997. continuing on the family tradition, Matthew is passionate about his business and truly values each and every customer. Over the years, Matthew has acquired numerous qualifications enabling him to become the professional goldsmith he is today.

  • Present

    The Goldsmith talent doesn’t stop there as Joe Cuningham has also attained various skills at the workbench. This means that Nettletons Jewellers has not one, but two goldsmiths on site to tend to your needs. In all, Nettletons Jewellers has an astounding 125 years of combined jewellery knowledge and experience shared throughout the family. We’re sure you can imagine the different amount of Jewellery trends that will have been witnessed over so many years!

"Our decades of expertise also allows us to offer a range of jewellery, watch and clock repair services, each one distinguished by our unrivalled care and precision"

A little bit about Clitheroe

Having been based in Clitheroe, Lancashire for over 40 years, we are honoured to call it home and feel that we know a thing or two about the local area. Clitheroe is a beautiful, historic 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.

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