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18 May, 2021

Jewellers say goodbye after 19 years

AFTER 19 years of bringing joy to the residents of Atherton and the wider tablelands, Tim and Leanne Narbrough have decided to hang up their jewels and call it a day.

By Rhys Thomas

Tim and Leanne Narbrough have decided to step out of the jewellery business and tick some things off their bucket list closing Atherton Showcase Jewellers after 19 years

AFTER 19 years of bringing joy to the residents of Atherton and the wider tablelands, Tim and Leanne Narbrough have decided to hang up their jewels and call it a day. 

Atherton Showcase Jewellers in Atherton Square has been owned and operated by Tim and Leanne since they bought the business in 2002.

Before this Tim made a name for himself working as a manager in the next-door Woolworths for 25 years, after pressure mounted to relocate Tim decided to strike out on his own and buy Bradford Jewellers and make it his own. 

Since then, Tim and Leanne have never looked back as they found great joy in their work and seeing customers become friends over the many years of business. 

“It was very rewarding, it’s been a delight dealing with young couple’s engagements, marriages and all those sorts of things,” Tim said. 

“The jewellery business is a very event driven industry like anniversaries, birthdays, valentine’s day and Mother’s Day. 

“We certainly tried to provide something for everybody.”

Atherton Showcase Jewellers not only brought excellent service, but they also brought Pandora to Atherton in 2008, one of their claims to fame. 

With their lease ending Tim and Leanne saw it as a time to consider their future, and while they were still young enough they decided to tick some things off their bucket list.

“We’ve committed wholly to the business and now it’s time to break free and live a little on our terms,” Tim said.

Family visits, travelling and holidays are just some of the plans that the Narbrough’s have planned for their retirement with their first trip planned for July. 

Tim and Leanne have worked tirelessly in the Atherton Square for the better part of their whole lives, enjoying the journey every step of the way. 

“For all our loyal customers over 19 years, we thank you.” 

Another locally owned jewellery business was able to step in and take over the space, bringing their second store the town and keeping the industry firmly in local hands.  

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