Meet our Staff


Our showroom and workshop has been located in the heart of Melbourne since 1875. Originally operating as manufacturers and wholesalers to the retail trade throughout Australia, the business now caters for the individual needs of those interested in purchasing high quality jewellery.

Clients are offered the opportunity to discuss their requirements with highly qualified designer jewellers, diamond technologists, gemmologists and registered valuers.

Peter Bird
Peter BirdFGAA, NCJV RV285
Peter Bird has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, is a qualified gemmologist, diamond grader and valuer.
Greg John
Greg JohnFGAA, Dip DT, NCJV RV231, FGSGA179
Greg John, began making jewellery as an apprentice over 40 years ago. His ability to design, sketch and manufacture superb jewellery is legendary.
Leon Corn
Leon CornFGAA, Dip DT, NCJV RV100
Leon Corn, son-in-law of third generation Noel Abrecht, has been a lecturer in diamond technology, past president of the Gemmological Association of Australia, a registered valuer and served on the committee of the Jewellers Association of Australia for decades.
Kylie Beachley
Kylie BeachleyNCJV RV348, FGAA, Dip DT
Kylie utilises her skills as a gemmologist, diamond technologist, diamond grader and valuer, with remarkable enthusiasm and a happy disposition in the showroom and office at Abrecht Bird.
Eleanor Hawke
Eleanor HawkeJeweller
Jeweller Eleanor Hawke has been a manufacturing jeweller since 2016, winner of multiple awards for her excellent craftsmanship, Eleanor’s natural talent will surely blossom here at Abrecht Bird.