Our Story

1987

In a school holiday, young Johann Bothma starts working as a runner boy for the well-respected Erich Frey Jewellers in the Pretoria CBD. Here he is introduced to the manufacturing of creative handcrafted jewellery. After completing his National service, he starts his three year apprenticeship at Erich Frey under mentorship of Maurice Pitol .



1991

Johann decides to go it alone, operating as sole proprietor under his own name, manufacturing handcrafted creative jewellery from a small apartment in Pretoria North.



1992 – 1993

They move to a bigger premises to make space for their expanding business. In 1993 Johannes Mogashoa starts working for Johann, the first of many apprentices and employees to work for and learn from Johann.



1995

Altin Jewellers CC was officially born on 16 January 1995. Altin means ‘gold’ in Turkish.



1997

Anneke Bothma, today equal owner of Altin Jewellers, takes over full-time responsibility for accounting, administration and personnel.



2001

Altin Jewellers opens their Design Studio in  Waterkloof Ridge.



2005

On 5 November 2005 Liezl Botha starts working as a jewellery manufacturer at Altin. Currently still with Altin, Liezl is our longest employed team member.



Shop G133

2012 – 2020

Altin Jewellers opens in shop G133, Parkview Shopping Centre, on 24 November 2012. The workshop is also located here. For the first time Altin Jewellers now operates from a retail premises.



2021 forward

Atin Jewellers closed its Parkview Shopping Centre shop and moved to its New Design Studio in Waterkloof.

The new studio situated in the relaxing environment gives the client a new experience to be part of the interactive design process.



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