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Address: 55a George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 200, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9247 9885
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Description: Opal Minded is the only opal store in Sydney that mines its own opals...
Opal Minded is the only opal store in Sydney that mines its own opals. Established in 1989, it is conveniently located in The Rocks, just steps away from the Sydney Opera House. Uncompromising multilingual assistance. Australian opals unset and in pret-a-porter classical and contemporary designs. Duty free prices.
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Purchase of opal jewelry.

Cathy was very helpful with picking out the right items for my purchase. She even brought me a glass of cold water on a very warm day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Larry L
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Milford, New Hampshire
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Milford, New Hampshire
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Cathy was very helpful with picking out the right items for my purchase. She even brought me a glass of cold water on a very warm day.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Prior to arriving in Sydney, I used Tripadvisor to look for a jewelry store that could help me in replacing a ring that had been stolen from me several years back. I did not want to spend a lot of money and I had a setting in my possession that I wanted to incorporate with the opal I chose. I... More 

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Boulogne-Billancourt, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

18 months after my visit, they remember me and my purchase, they provide all the help needed to restore it me being in France, in less than 2 months ! Thanks !

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I had been sent on a mission to find an opal for a geologist friend back in the USA. We communicated our requirements and budget and was helped to choose a lovely opal which fit our friend's brief. We then turned to gift shopping for family and for my own birthday and had a great time trying on opal necklaces... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It's hard - I was buying for me and my Mom so I needed to be able to take pictures and send them back home. I went in and out of the store 3 times in a 5 day period and the staff always welcomed me and was very patient. I finally bought a beautiful unset black opal - we... More 

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Brooklyn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My girlfriend & I spent about 3 hours in Opal Minded to find the right opals for our particular interests. The staff had a passion for their trade & took the time & patience to get to know us & what our eyes were drawn to in color and jewelry design, and keeping within our budget. They were also interested... More 

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Louisville, Colorado
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I was in the market for purchasing an opal while in Sydney, but had no real knowledge of them. I read some of the other reviews, and consulted our hotel as well, who also recommended this store. We spent quite alot of time with Valeria, and she couldn't have been more helpful or patient with me. She was lovely, and... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Beautiful shop staffed by skilled and professional staff. Very knowledgeable and no high pressure. Extensive inventory and displayed in high end manner. Prices to suit all budgets. Nailya Abdrashitova, Sales & Operations Manager, provided invaluable assistance so that i could make an informed decision on the purchase of a bracelet for my Australia resident daughter. Nailya's expertise and the quality... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Lingjun Sun was very thoughtful of our budget constraints yet helped us select opals of good color and quality. He was gracious and attentive, and also educated us on everything necessary to make a wise selection. They carry a wide selection. Be honest with what you want and what you can afford, and they will work with you. Lingjun prepared... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

I was here with my wife while visiting Sydney. The shop is small, but has a large selection. My wife loves opals. A sales lady was very patient and knowledgable as she spent at least one hour showing my wife opal necklaces. My wife settled on a beautiful dark blue opal. The sales lady even helped us fill out our... More 

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