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Meet The Team

Marlene Kalmar - Proprietor
Marlene immigrated 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 taught gemmology at the Gemmological Association of Australia (GAA) 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 often gives lectures on antique jewellery and watches for the National Council of Jewellery Valuers (NCJV) of which he is a member.

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)
Beverly Wilson
Beverley has been dealing in antiques for over 10 years, and has built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
With a passion for Georgian jewellery all the way to Art Deco, she will be more than able to help you find that special piece.
Eric Wolf - FGAA
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 is able to discuss all aspects of jewellery, from repairs to making that special custom designed piece, and is always willing to always offer expert opinions.
With a great knowledge of jewellery and watches, he will be able to assist you with any inquiries.
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.
Maryanne Qiu
Maryanne has been involved in so many aspects of jewellery since living in China to moving to Australia. For nearly 20 years she worked at the Sydney Antique Centre until it closed and was quick to be snapped up by Kalmar Antiques.
We welcome her passion and enthusiasm for all aspects and eras of antique jewellery for many years to come.
Teaghan Hall BFA
Teaghan graduated from Griffith University in Queensland with a Bachelor of Fine Arts enhancing her love and passion for jewellery, with an emphasis on antique jewellery. With a genuine passion for mourning jewellery especially from the Georgian era, Teaghan comes with a background of wealth and knowledge from her retail experience in diamonds and with her love of antique jewellery, we welcome Teaghan to the team.
Lorenzo Del Rosso – Horologist
A native from Florence, Lorenzo joins our team with a wealth of knowledge and passion for both modern watches as well as antique pocket watches. After finishing his watchmaking degree at the esteemed watchmaking school ITI-IPIA Leonardo da Vinci, he started his career with LVMH and then moved to Rolex. While working for Kalmar Antiques, he has been honoured to work on repeater and chronograph watches, as well as some truly magnificent 18th century pocket watches. Not limited to just servicing timepieces, he is highly skilled and trained in the correct techniques and equipment to polish a watchcase. With Lorenzo at the helm of our brand-new state-of-the-art workshop, we welcome you to bring in your timepieces for a complete and thorough overhaul.
Luke – Watchmaker
Luke is a second-year apprentice watchmaker who is currently completing a Certificate III in Watch and Clock Service and Repair at TAFE NSW. Luke brings a dedication for the art of watchmaking and along with his formal qualifications, is being apprenticed in the trade by our Horologist, Lorenzo Del Rosso. Luke’s passion for the craft spans all areas, from the servicing of movements to the complete restoration of watches and pocket watches and the specialised field of case polishing.

Contact us

Shop 23, Level 2, Queen Victoria Building, George Street, Sydney 
NSW, Australia.

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