Our story so far


“Purity, beauty and value are the inseparable qualities of fine diamonds. As a gem, the diamond is incomparable, as a gift, the diamond occupies a sphere which is distinctly its own, as its world wide preference down the ages amply testifies”

George William Catanach created the Catanach’s brand in Melbourne 140 years ago, with the premise that quality and beauty must go hand in hand when crafting a piece of fine jewellery. His legacy has continued for over five generations, with Amanda and David Catanach the current custodians of this iconic Melbourne jewellery house.

Catanach’s is located in one of Melbourne’s prime antique precincts. High Street Armadale has long been associated with high end retail, a perfect Melbourne location for a jewellery store such as Catanach’s. Boasting the best range of coloured stones in the country and renowned for searching the world for the very best stones for its customers.

Catanach’s also have a wide collection of lustrous Australian pearls, born in the clean turquoise waters of Broome, Western Australia. Catanach’s have strong links with this outback town, and offer a huge choice of cultured and keshi pearls.

Catanach’s Jewellers are the proud makers of the Caulfield Cup, and have a long association with the Melbourne Racing Club, both as a sponsor and trophy maker. They also support many charity race days, both metropolitan and country.

Our Mission

Catanach’s philosophy is to create your dream, leaving no stone unturned to acquire or create the perfect piece, handmade by our jewellers to be uniquely yours.

Catanach’s has a spectacular selection of fine diamonds, offering the beauty and gentle brilliance of old cut diamonds and the wide and varied choice of modern and fancy cut stones, coloured diamonds and a wonderful range of gemstones.

Our Team

Our staff and directors are highly qualified within our industry, and are involved in industry bodies to assure the highest standards, correct information and advice are offered at all times. Our qualifications and affiliations are as follows:

  • Qualified Gemmologists
  • Qualified Jewellery Designer
  • Diamond Technologist
  • Registered Valuers Member of Jewellers Association of Australia
  • Member of Australia Antique
  • Dealers Association
  • Member of Diamond Guild Australia
  • Member of the Gemmological Association
  • Member of the National Council of Jewellery Valuers
  • Licensed Second Hand Dealer

Community Involvement

Catanach’s proudly supports the following organisations:

  • MRC Foundation
  • Epworth Foundation
  • Treasure Chest Charity
  • Taralye
  • Yalari
  • Second Bite
  • Mercy Health Foundation
  • Marshall White Foundation
  • Mansfield Hospital Auxiliary
  • National Jockeys Trust
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