About Chilton's Antiques
Chilton's Antiques was first established in 1986 with one woman's vision to create a store like no other. Her vision was to have the best selection of antique jewellery & to be the leading specialist in the field. Today we have continued this vision by sourcing some of the best antique & vintage jewellery from around the world.
At Chilton's we sell a range of both new, antique & vintage estate pieces. All our pieces are chosen for their style, craftsmanship & their quality. We delight in bringing rare & unusual pieces from around the world to our clients. At Chilton's we see ourselves as curators of the past.
With our custom bespoke making & remodelling of jewellery we also use most current technology when it comes to our design process, we use a 3D CAD design program to design your special pieces & make them come to life on paper, with fitted wedding bands as one of our specialities. We also wholesale diamonds & gemstones.
We pride ourselves on exceeding our customer's expectations when it comes to service for which we have won many awards for & we adhere to a strict code of ethical practices as per FGAA, NCJV & AAADA guidelines so our customers can buy with confidence. We have excellent feed back & reviews.
The principal of Chilton's Liz Stevens is a member of the AAADA (Australian Antique & Art Dealers Association), and is a member of CINOA (Confederation International des Negociants en Oeuvres d'art) which is a world wide esteemed non profit international antique dealers federation. Only a small number of Australian antique dealers have this prestigious title.
At Chilton's we are also members of the NCJV (National Council Jewellery Valuers). Fellow of the gemmological Association of Australia - FGAA
Chilton's also prides itself on their wonderful staff. They have all been highly trained & are extremely knowledgeable in their areas of expertise. Chilton's Antiques is also a Multi award winning business with a proud title of being named best antique shop in Sydney by "The alternative media group" & "New Idea" top 5 best antique shops to visit in Sydney.
Liz Stevens- Principal of Chilton's Antiques
Liz has worked in the industry and at Chilton's since 1993, & has acquired a wealth of knowledge in this specialised industry. She is considered an expert in her field and has often been called upon to lecture for various organisations such as the Historic House Trust (HHT) & the NCJV (National Council of Jewellery Valuers), performed customs valuations & has appeared on many TV such as "Australian Pickers"& radio shows on antiques & collectables. You also may have heard Liz on the Sydney radio station 2UE & it's affiliated stations. Liz started her radio career back in 2006 & has worked with many well known talk back hosts on a variety of programs. Liz had her own radio show at 2UE every Saturday morning for 7 years before retiring to start a family.
Liz is a qualified diamond grader & diamond technician, Gemmologist & a registered valuer with NCJV. She is an active member of the AAADA & CINOA. Liz is also a Fellow of Gemmology where she regularly attends seminars on current treatments of stones. Liz is a specialist jewellery designer making weddings bands, engagement rings & bespoke custom jewellery pieces. Liz is also a life time member of the Australiana society - collecting pieces of Australian history & heritage.
With Liz being a certified Diamond grader, she has put her skills to excellent use & buys diamonds & gemstones directly from miners/mines cutting out all the middle men wholesalers.
Liz has built a trusted reputation within the local community & was honoured in 2011 with the title of Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary. The Paul Harris Fellow award which is awarded to her for exemplary work in community service & raising money for the local community. As well as being a multi award winner with the local business awards for the Sutherland Shire.