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Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals

18 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9251 9477
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very interesting and educational

The granddaughter of the original owner gives a talk and short presentation on the history of opal... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
canada777-1207
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Well-designed high-end opal jewelry

On a visit to AUS you find opal jewelry for sale at establishments ranging from airport shops to... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Robert C
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Altmann + Cherny are proud to present Australia's National Gemstone, the Opal. We are an Australian owned family jewellery business and celebrated our 65th anniversary in 2013. Visitors receive a hands-on Opal Education right in the heart of Circular Quay. Come on in and view the 'Olympic Australis' The largest gem opal in the world. Our tradition is excellence in service, quality and value.
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18 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

The granddaughter of the original owner gives a talk and short presentation on the history of opal mining and about opals themselves. The selection is amazing, very high end and incredible quality. The service is excellent as is the atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

On a visit to AUS you find opal jewelry for sale at establishments ranging from airport shops to high-end jewelers. Altmann Cherny is definitely in the second category. They do have a nice selection of smaller pieces in the less than $500AUS range. But, most...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

As part of an Australian tour, interested people stopped at this family owned opal shop near our hotel. The granddaughter (and designer) of the original owner gave a talk on the family's connection to opals and then talked to us about what to look for...More

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Fiona_Altmann, General Manager at Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you for your kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed your shopping experience with us, we always aim to be helpful and professional. Kind Regards Fiona

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

The sales associate spent a lot of time looking in their inventory for just the right unmounted black opal.

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Fiona_Altmann, General Manager at Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you for your review. I'm so glad we were able to help you find the perfect opal. Kind regards Fiona

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

This store was wonderful. Knowledgeable and friendly staff and a huge inventory of opals beautifully displayed. My favorite souvenir from Australia!

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Fiona_Altmann, General Manager at Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you for your kind review Jane. Lovely to hear that your opal is your favorite souvenir from Australia! Kind regards Fiona

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

The staff very knowledgable with a wide variety of priced opals. They educated my husband and I on the different types of opals. The store is close to the cruise ship terminal and Marriott.

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Fiona_Altmann, General Manager at Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you for your review, we are glad that you found the visit informative and enjoyable. Kind regards Fiona

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

VERY knowledgeable staff. I felt as though I was getting a good product and that I could trust the people at the store.

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Fiona_Altmann, General Manager at Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you for your kind review, we take great pride in our service and product. I'm glad that my team were able to help you with your purchase. Kind regards Fiona

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

I enjoyed the store but there was not much of reasonable opals available. Butt the assistants were nice to us and helped show us what they had.. I was disappointed because everything was sooo expensive.

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

To begin, we saw an informative video, then a huge opal kept under lock and key, then a education on types of opals. The store had a wide array of beautiful and good quality opals. I enjoyed my visit and have loved wearing my beautiful,...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Our sales person was knowledgeable and patient. She spent time explaining and educating us about opals and did not pressure us. She even had the ringed sized and ready within 3 hours since we were leaving Sidney later that day.

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Fiona_Altmann, General Manager at Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you appreciate the service that we provided during your shopping experience with us, and hope you enjoy wearing your ring. Kind regards Fiona

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