Shannon’s Jewellers’ stock going under the hammer due to closure

Wilsons Auctions to manage the sale of renowned Lisburn jewellers’ stock and shop contents

JJ Shannon Ltd, trading as Shannon’s Jewellers, a third-generation family business operating in Northern Ireland since 1962, is offering both traders and customers the opportunity to invest in its stock due to the planned closure of its premises in the heart of Lisburn.

Wilsons Auctions will manage a series of auctions, that will see thousands of brand-new pieces of jewellery and watches across 1,400 Lots, going under the virtual hammer over the coming weeks, starting with the first online auction running from 11am on Thursday 1st April and timing out from 11am on Friday 2nd April.

Offering a mix of bulk and single items, the auction will appeal to both jewellery traders, wishing to invest in fresh stock ahead of the easing of restrictions, as well as individual buyers looking to invest in brand new designer watches.

Items will include 9ct and 18ct diamond, emerald, sapphire, ruby pieces including cluster, eternity and single stone rings, wedding rings and bands, platinum diamond rings as well as earrings, chains, pendants and bracelets. Gent’s cufflinks, ladies and gents Raymond Weil, Tag Heuer and Gucci watches and much more will also be included.

Wilsons Auctions Contracts Director, Craig Walker said, “We are pleased to have been instructed by Shannon’s Jewellers to manage the disposal of its stock and contents by auction. As a fellow long-standing family business in Northern Ireland, it is important to offer our expert services and a hassle-free experience to support the team as they navigate through this business decision.

“The series of auctions will offer a unique draw to jewellery traders in that all of the items are brand new stock and we would encourage potential bidders to register early to avoid any disappointment,” he added.

Speaking ahead of the auction, Mervyn Shannon said, “I would like to thank Wilsons Auctions for managing the sale of our stock as well as the contents of the shop. This wasn’t an easy decision, having been located in Lisburn City Centre for almost 60 years.

“We always pride ourselves on giving our customers the best quality service however, unfortunately the pandemic has highlighted the need for us to close Shannon’s Jewellers in Lisburn. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers and loyal staff who have been so supportive to us and the business over the years,” he added.

The contents of the shop will also be auctioned during a separate auction and will feature a range of items from the iconic shop in Lisburn’s Market Square North including jewellery cabinets and its iconic chandelier. 

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