OUR TEAM

Experienced, passionate, committed, caring - these simple words define the Altmann + Cherny family and staff.

John Altmann

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Rudy Cherny

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FIONA ALTMANN – Managing director

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Peter Cherny – MD (semi-retired)

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Claire Altmann – MD (SEMI-RETIRED)

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Stephen Cherny – MD (SEMI-RETIRED)

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Matthew Morin, FGA, FCGmA

Matthew is fascinated by rocks and minerals. In his home town of Toronto, Canada, Matthew gained his accreditation as a qualified Gemologist and then embarked on his jewelry career specializing in the design and manufacture of fine jewelry.

Whilst on vacation, Matthew back-packed through the Australian outback, where he discovered Australia’s National Gemstone, the Opal, and was immediately attracted to this beautiful, alluring gemstone.

Matthew’s love of Australia saw him return and settle permanently in Sydney. Joining the team at Altmann + Cherny gave Matthew the opportunity to pursue his passion for Australian Opals. Matthew is now a senior sales consultant and is involved in all aspects of the Opal industry from buying Opals from the miners to designing unique pieces of jewelry that compliment all the wonderful colors of this gem. As a qualified Gemologist he also lectures for the Gemological Association of Australia where his specialty is Australian Opal

SUSAN SWAIN

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Michelle MacDonald

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Elina Zolotarev  

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