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Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals

Open Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Opal buying

They are a great place to buy an opal.. Just to see the largest opal in the world was fantastic... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jet31568551450
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Seattle, Washington
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Altman & Cherney has a stunning array of opals. The granddaughter’s hand made & designed pieces... read more

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Reviewed 17 December 2018
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What Makes It Special
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...More
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  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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18 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 2 9251 9477
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They are a great place to buy an opal.. Just to see the largest opal in the world was fantastic. They took out a map and showed where the various opals are mined and the ones that are the rarest' They are very knowledgeable and...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

Altman & Cherney has a stunning array of opals. The granddaughter’s hand made & designed pieces are beautiful. The Boulder opal pieces she designs are truly spectacular and out of this world.

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

I can offer no tips or guidelines. The clerk was very helpful. She made good suggestions to me so I know what to buy, You are welcome!

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

We have been searching for black opals and liked this store the minute we walked inside. High quality beautifully displaced and comparably priced. The store attendants were helpful and intuitive without being pushy. Second time in 10 years that's I bought opals here and I...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

It was a pleasure visiting and buying from the shop - great service - everybody was very helpful and showed me everything I wanted to see

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018

We were part of a group Tauck tour of 40, and a visit to this showrom was on the itinerary. We were shown a short, but informative video about opals, and then taken to the showroom where we were given more information about the different...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Fiona_Altmann, General Manager at Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, it’s great to hear you are getting so many compliments on your Boudler opal! They definitely have a way of drawing attention. Education really is key when we talk about opal, especially if you are in the market. It’s important...More

Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

The granddaughter on one of the original owners, Fiona, educated us on the opal industry. I picked out a pair of boulder opal earrings I liked and the saleswoman worked with me until we found a pendant and chain that complimented them.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LaBubba
Fiona_Altmann, General Manager at Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we’re happy to hear you are enjoying your new boulder earrings and pendant. As I’m sure you know, matching opals can be very difficult. It’s not very common to come across opals that completely compliment each other, as they are...More

Reviewed 17 November 2018

It was very interesting to learn about opals and fun to see the largest opal displayed in the store. Everyone was very friendly and no pressure to buy. I did buy an opal ring which was sized in a day and have had lots of...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Fiona_Altmann, General Manager at Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Wendy, Thank you for your review, we’re glad to hear you enjoy wearing your new opal ring! We pride ourselves on creating an educational experience for our customers, as it can be overwhelming when people see the diversity and wide range of Australian opal...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018

This is a high end shop with beautiful items. The staff are warm and friendly. They go out of their way to help you find something that 'speaks to you' and is within your budget. When in Sydney, this is one stop you dont need...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Fiona_Altmann, General Manager at Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review! Our customers needs are our first priority, buying an Australian opal is a very special experience, we love seeing our customers walk away with a stone that they absolutely love and will admire for years to come! Regards, Fiona...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018

Excellent service,friendly and no pressure.The film show was interesting and the fossils fascinating.I would recommend this company without hesitation.More

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Fiona_Altmann, General Manager at Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we really try to make sure that all of our customers walk away from our store with a better understanding of our national gemstone. We’re happy to here that you had a pleasant experience at Altmann and Cherny! Regards, Fiona...More

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