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Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals

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Staffs were very helpful and good educational information about different kind of Opal. I would... read more

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Reviewed 9 October 2018
kusumrudra
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One of the most fascinating shopping experiences I've ever enjoyed! Thank you to Susan & Fiona for... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
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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...More
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18 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Staffs were very helpful and good educational information about different kind of Opal. I would like visit the mine if possible. I'll be visiting your store in 2nd week of April 2019. Looking forward to see Ms. Fiona then

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

One of the most fascinating shopping experiences I've ever enjoyed! Thank you to Susan & Fiona for taking the time to share some of their knowledge about opals with us today. Thank you also for your patience. There was never any rushing me or pressure...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

I came to Altmann and Cherny looking for an opal ring, and was not disappointed. Every piece is unique, the quality is excellent, and the service is excellent! If you are looking for something special, I cannot recommend them highly enough.

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

Thank you Ed for your kind review, our staff strive to provide the best possible experience for our customers. We're happy to have been of assistance in the purchase of your new opal ring! Regards Fiona Altmann

Reviewed 10 September 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip. I had what classes of opals there are and why. Had a great experience with the purchase of my earrings.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ddgb3
Fiona_Altmann, General Manager at Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for your review, we're glad to hear you had an enjoyable experience. We hope you love your new opal earrings! Regards Fiona Altmann

Reviewed 10 September 2018

Extremely informative and helpful. They had beautiful stock and helped me choose the right item for my daughter.

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

Thank you for your kind review, we're glad to have helped you find the right opal for your daughter. We hope she loves it! Regards Fiona Altmann

Reviewed 10 September 2018

I knew I wanted to shop for an opal while I was in Sydney and had saved Altmann + Cherny on my list. Little did I know it was right next to my hotel. I walked in my first day in the city and Michelle...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Erin M
Fiona_Altmann, General Manager at Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you Erin for your kind response, we pride ourselves on providing an informative and enjoyable experience for our customers. We're delighted to hear you're happy with the purchase of your opal ring! Regards Fiona Altmann

Reviewed 24 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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Fiona_Altmann, General Manager at Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for your review, we highly value the feedback of our customers. We try to provide a unique and personalised experience for every individual who visits our store Regards Fiona Altmann

Reviewed 22 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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Fiona_Altmann, General Manager at Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you Robert for your review, we ensure that our range of quality Australian opals are accessible for all price points. Thank you for informing us about US customs procedures, we were not aware of specifics as every country is different and can change. We're...More

Reviewed 28 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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Date of experience: May 2017
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Fiona_Altmann, General Manager at Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals, responded to this reviewResponded 21 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

Reviewed 26 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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Date of experience: March 2017
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Fiona_Altmann, General Manager at Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals, responded to this reviewResponded 21 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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