About Us

About Us

 Kalmar Antiques have made a name as one of the finest antique jewellery dealers in Sydney, and is a 2nd generation family business that started in 1986 in the Hyde Park Antique Centre until 1989. After then, we moved into the Imperial Arcade where we traded for nearly 19 years, and have now moved into the beautiful Queen Victoria Building in the heart of Sydney.

 We deal in fine antique and modern jewellery, watches, clocks and objet D'art. There is a registered jewellery and diamond valuer on site as well as employing master jewellers and watchmakers for all of your repair needs. 

 "Kalmar Antiques, where you can hold a piece of history in your hand"

We have a dedicated and knowledgeable staff, including:

Marlene Kalmar, Proprietor

Marlene emigrated to Australia from England in 1948, and started Kalmar Antiques with her late husband Charles in 1986. Marlene has a very keen eye for fine antiques, and has built up over the years, a very large and loving clientele, many of whom have become her friends. Marlene is always ready to help you, as she enjoys dealing and meeting new people, and helping in any way possible.

Damien Kalmar FGAA Dip Dt.

Damien has graduated as a Gemmologist, diamond grader, and has a Diploma in Diamond Technology and Diamond Grading.

Damien has been teaching gemmology at the Gemmological Association of Australia for over 10 years, and is also often asked by various antique publications his opinion on value of antique pieces, as well as to write articles on various topics.

 He has a true passion for antique jewellery and after his wife and children it is his other "true love".

 He is a registered jewellery valuer with the National Council of Jewellery Valuers (NCJV) and can assist in valuing your items of jewellery.

Daniel Kalmar

Daniel Kalmar graduated as an award winning watchmaker and repairer in 2000.

His energetic personality will make you fall in love with his passion of pocket watches and clocks, and he is always available to offer his advise and expertise in anything watch related, as well as jewellery. He is a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. (NAWCC)

About Us

Eric Wolf FGAA

 We welcome Eric to our team. Eric began his career as a jeweller in Sydney, later attaining a Diploma in Gemmology and diamond grading. He is also a registered jewellery valuer with the National Council of Jewellery Valuers (NCJV). Eric brings knowledge and experience, plus new energy to our shop.

 Eric is very easy to deal with and well known in the industry. He doesn't mind a chat, and is willing to always offer expert opinions. We look forward to working with Eric for many years to come!

Carmella Ambarchi FGAA

 Carmella is a vibrant bubbly lady, whose infectious laugh and personality, never ceases to make people smile.

 Carmella has been in the jewellery trade for over 30 years, and is a member and teacher at the Gemmological Association of Australia, where she has been teaching gemmology for over 20 years. 

 Carmella has a passion for jewellery, and often will point out a piece of jewellery for a customer's particular style.

Nicola Bannerman BVA (Hons) FGAA Dip DT.

 Nicola is an award winning jeweller who has been in the jewellery industry since she was 16 making and designing her own jewellery.With a flair and style all of her own, her pieces are contemporary and unique and are a reflection of her own style and elegance.

 She has attained a Diploma in Gemmology and has been teaching gemmology for over 10 years.

 With a passion and appreciation for antique jewellery, Nicola is always ready to help you select that perfect piece for that perfect person.

 Lisa Berghofer FGAA

 Lisa came from Shanghai in 1990 and has been working in the jewellery trade since 1992 and has graduated as both a gemmologist and diamond grader and has a thorough knowledge of both jewellery and watches and has a real vivacious personality who truly enjoys meeting new clients.

 She takes a keen and genuine interest in all of her clients needs and will easily be able to assist you in choosing that special piece.



 It is both with great sadness and joy that after 11 years with us, Kinga has found true love and decided to move back to her home country Poland.

 Sadness that she has left, joy that she found love.

 We truly wish her all the very best and know that she will be missed by us all here, and her many loyal clientele that she has built up over the years.

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