Gifts galore at McKellars Jewellers
The Lanark Website is proud to be working in partnership with Discover Lanark to promote the diverse range of businesses in Lanark. In the new 'Business Showcase' we will be featuring new and interesting businesses on a regular basis. If you are interested in featuring your business, please contact Discover Lanark on firstname.lastname@example.org.
McKellars Jewellers has been trading in Lanarkshire for over 100 years and based in Lanark for over 30 years, offering a wide range of goods and professional services. On keeping the business in Lanark, current owner Ken Scott said "Lanark has a history of being an important market town & trading centre. It is important this is not allowed to just fade and disappear. One way to keep the history alive and continue to add to it is through a strong community spirit, one that fosters and supports a strong trading environment. Without a strong community spirit the town will die. It is the community and the sacrifices that a handful of people make that keeps this community spirit alive. I believe in the people of Lanark and I believe that we all need to make sacrifices for the greater good. Even in these ever changing times, I still believe Lanark has a great future ahead of it."
McKellars Jewellers certainly has a great future ahead of it, recently winning 'Best Specialised Retailer in Scotland' at Scotlands Business Awards.
In addition to all the usual pieces of Jewellery you would expect, starting at under £5.00, McKellars also stocks a wide range of giftware. There is something suitable for most occasions: Engagements; Weddings; Graduations; Births and Baptisms. As well as providing the usual repair services like battery replacements for any make of watch, ring alterations and chain repairs, McKellars also provide an in-house valuation service, ear piercing, pearl re-stringing, clock repairs, engraving services and a re-modelling & design service for jewellery.
The best selling lines are Willow Tree ornaments, which due to their ‘Sentiments’ for every occasion make it possible to find something suitable for nearly any occasion. The Peter Rabbit children’s ware collection continues to be ever popular as are Quaich’s and Sghian Dubh’s. In the watch ranges Bering watches and Pocket watches are very popular at the moment. Within jewellery, it is the extensive range of inexpensive Silver & Rose gold plated sparkle items which are most popular.
McKellars is unique in Lanark due to the wide range of goods on offer, everything from £3.95 to £2,995. The business deals with over 60 suppliers, so can very often source exactly what a customer is looking for, even if it is not stocked. Very few jewellers continue to offer the extensive range of services as McKellars does, such as a free ring cutting service. Ken Scott, commented "We frequently get calls of help from customer who have a ring stuck on a swollen finger. We will even travel to the local care homes on request to assist. The big chains in town do not offer this type of service, they are not interested, but we like to do what we can to help the local community."
Ken continued "There are a number of services that we provide that you just cannot ‘Buy on-line’ if the local community does not support us, then business’s like our will shut down. No one new is opening up and providing these services. It is very simple case of ‘ use them or loose them’. We provide free gift wrapping with ribbons for ALL giftware & jewellery sold and a good quality leather box with any piece of Jewellery. This saves you time, money and stress. In addition we provide advice and many jewellery related questions that you just cannot access on line. We are happy to do this free of charge and let the town benefit from our extensive experience in all things Jewellery related. Here at McKellar’s we do not profess to be experts in any one field, but we do have very extensive and wide ranging knowledge. Regrettably we do of course occasionally get it wrong and make mistakes, like everyone; but where this happens we always do our very best to ensure the customer does not loose out and leaves with renewed trust in as a business. In addition, we are very approachable and I hope helpful. We can and do go to great lengths to meet the needs of our customers."
"We use an extensive range of suppliers and try to have at least 2 or 3 different suppliers for each individual range. This gives us more depth in trying to source special request items. We try where possible to use Scottish and UK manufactures, the smaller the company the better. Unfortunately, it is just not possible to source many lines in the UK now, especially the Jewellery lines. We are always keen to talk to local manufacturers about stocking their goods."
"Our staff have many years of experience with top quality world renowned qualifications. Come in, hopefully we can solve your problem and let you leave with a smile on your face."
Name of business: McKellars Jewellers
Address: 47 High Street, Lanark, Ml11 7LU
Opening hours: Mon – Sat, 9:00am – 5:15pm
Facebook page: McKellars Jewellers
Contact telephone: 01555 661312
Contact email: email@example.com