Established 1966

Giulians Fine Jewellery

Creating fine jewels and dealing with clients for three generations has given Giulians the expertise to intuitively interpret their client’s desires when it comes to the creation of unique designer pieces.

Handcrafted and Timeless

See Giulians diverse range of classic and contemporary pieces

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Handcrafted and Timeless

See Giulians diverse range of classic and contemporary pieces

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Passion right from the very start

Founded in 1966 by Ivan Vortouni and his wife Vivienne, the then young jeweller was brimming with a passion for quality and unique stones. Ivan rapidly built the business to be renowned for its world class collection of opals and unique custom-made jewels that were true statement pieces.

  • Personalised Jewellery Design
  • Unique hand-made jewellery
  • Jewellery repair
  • Jewellery remodeling

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Creative Director of Giulians

Gary Coffey is an accomplished master jeweller

Gary is an accomplished master jeweller, having created many technically complex pieces in a virtuosic fashion. He has designed and crafted pieces under commission for an impressive list of private clients including Rod Stewart, Sir Cliff Richard, Luciano Pavarotti, Hillary Clinton and Michael Jackson, for whom he made the engagement for his bride to be

“I feel that there is so much more to be done with our wonderful, natural resources,” said Gary. It is certain that with his enthusiasm, sensitivity and creative ability, Gary Coffey will play an important part in this exploration.

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Meet the Family

Over 150 years of collective experience allows Giulians to be an integral part of Australia’s Jewellery History

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Meet the Staff


  • Ivan and Vivienne Vortouni

    We enjoy seeing the next generation of family evolving the business into what it has become today.

  • Trina Coffey

    I love how opals can have such an amazing play of unique and beautiful, natural colour.

  • Dana Vortouni

    I love interacting with my clients and being able to provide a unique experience.

  • Joel Coffey

    I enjoy hand crafting fine jewellery using some of Australia’s finest gems.

  • Alice Coffey

    I love introducing our clients to the amazing diversity of Australian opal.

  • Coco Li

    I enjoy the traditional aspect of this family business and the quality of the craftsmanship.

  • Janelle Wilson

    I love meeting fascinating people from across the globe and seeing them appreciate the beauty of Australian gems.

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Reviews from Giulians Clients

  • "I've only been to Australia once. We were filming an episode of Modern Family in Sydney and staying in the four seasons hotel. On one of my days off I wandered in to a lovely opal store in the hotel run by Gary Coffey and his wife. I didn't know anything about opals so they gave me a crash course. I never felt any pressure to buy and was impressed by their friendly manner. I bought some for my wife and two daughters. A nice experience. ”

    Ed O'Neill
  • "At the end of March I was lucky enough to be on holiday in Sydney and 'popped' in to browse your pearls and opals. I was originally met by Gary and was totally blown away by his knowledge and charisma and after settling on a pearl (which was slightly larger than I was originally looking for!) it was set it for me and after a couple of hours I was the proud owner of a South Sea pearl. I'm now back in sunny but chilly England and happy to report that I think my pearl looks as beautiful on a pale English décolleté swathed in a woolly jumper as it did on a sun-kissed warm one! ”

    Sarah, UK
  • "I like this Company. After winning Best Musical for Spamalot on Broadway in 2005, and perhaps fueled by too much champagne celebrating, I dropped the ring on a hotel tile floor and it broke. I was impressed that Giulians were happy to replace the Opal and the ring is as good as new. I wear it to this day but never when I'm drinking champagne. ”

    Eric Idle
  • "I've been meaning to send you a note to say thank you for producing such a beautiful ring. It was produced exactly like how I described it and the craftsmanship is gorgeous. ”

    Julie, Sydney
  • "Thank you very much for all your help with designing my dream engagement ring! It's perfect...As was the entire experience of buying from you! We have told all our friends and family about the great experience we had with you and highly recommend you ”

  • "Giulians is synonymous with sophisticated style and mesmerizing quality gems. For years, I have enjoyed custom designing pieces of jewelery with Giulians' Gary Coffey. His years of expertise and his eye for selecting and pairing stones for one's own personal collection has always kept me coming back for more ”

    Louie, New York City
  • "I'm an American who had the great pleasure of living in Sydney as an expat from 1997-2001. Giulians was recommended to me by the locals at the time and Gary provided me with terrific pieces at terrific prices. Here I am in 2019, long back in the USA and every September I email Gary to work on what wonderful piece of jewelry I'm giving my wife this year for Christmas. She has quite the jewelry box and it gets better every year. Gary is the real gem in all this! ”

    Peter, USA
  • "During our visit to Australia this summer , we discovered Guilians Fine Jewelry and worked together with them to design an Opal Ring for me. Getting to pick out my very own stone and working closely with Joel to design the setting for the ring was an incredible experience. My husband and I would definitely recommend this wonderful shop for your Jewelry Needs and Desires!!!!! ”

    Barbara, USA
  • "I just wanted to say thank you for everything that Gary and everyone at Giulians did for us. The process was made stress free and I really put my trust into him and was not disappointed with the final results! ”

    Audrey, Sydney
  • "Thank you for all that you have done for us in making this gift a reality. We both appreciate your efforts. ”

    Mike, USA
  • "I could not recommend Giulians and their team any more highly. Their professionalism, customer service and care in their final product is exceptional and I could not be more happy and excited about what 'we' as a team produced. ”

    Trys, Sydney
  • "My wife absolutely loved both bracelets and the pendant necklace - her birthday was a huge hit all because of your amazing assistance. ”

    Al, Florida