In the 1950’s, Fred Neuman was travelling around Australia as a Jewellery wholesaler. Whilst on these trips, he would always purchase a beautiful piece of Jewellery as a gift for his wife, Maria.
This charming act of love led to Fred and Maria opening their first Jewellery store together. “Carina Jewellers” opened in 1961 in Kings Cross, with the 12 items of jewellery that Fred had bought for Maria as their very first collection.
Today, Mondial remains a family business, with a designer boutique in the iconic ‘Strand Arcade’ and a flagship store in the historical “Queen Victoria Building”.
Mondial Pink Diamond Atelier boasts a collection of the largest selection of Argyle Pink Diamonds in the country.
Each family member brings a wealth of knowledge in jewellery design and rare and exotic gems. Fred’s son, Michael Neuman co-manages the QVB store and is a gemmologist, as well as a registered valuer and committee member of the NSW Branch of the Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA).
Fred’s cousin Jacob has worked alongside him for the past 35 years. Initially from Vienna, he brings a European finesse and aesthetic to the direction of the QVB store.
Fred’s daughter, Nadia is a multi-award winning designer, head designer for Mondial and manages ‘Mondial by Nadia Neuman’, which launched in late 2009, in The Strand Arcade.
“Eternal by Mondial” is the newest venture, inspired by our belief that the wedding and commitment rings worn to formally bond a couple should be as unique and special as the bond they share. We offer personalised, custom designed rings of exceptional quality, made from precious materials.
Collectively, the family boasts almost 100 years experience, meaning that customers receive the best expert advice when it comes to designing and making jewellery.
Eternal by Mondial proudly supports Marriage Equality, and is committed to creating a society whereby all couples have the opportunity to legally enjoy the sanctity of Marriage.