Dunklings was a prominent jewellery retailer and manufacturer in Melbourne, Australia, that operated from the mid-19th century until the 1990s. The company was founded in 1874 by brothers Julius, Gustav, and Adolph Dunkling, who had immigrated to Australia from Germany.
Initially, the company focused on importing and selling jewellery and luxury goods, but in the early 20th century, they began to expand into manufacturing their own jewellery. By the 1930s, Dunklings had become one of the largest jewellery manufacturers in Australia, with a reputation for high-quality craftsmanship and innovative designs.
During World War II, Dunklings turned its manufacturing capabilities towards producing military insignia and medals, as well as jewellery for the war effort. After the war, the company resumed its jewellery manufacturing operations and continued to expand its retail operations throughout Melbourne.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Dunklings became known for its modernist designs and use of unusual more...
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