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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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Great Customer Service, and Beautiful Selection of Opals

I had a really good experience here. I love opals, but I don't own any, despite having them as my birthstone (yay October!). I don't have any experience with opals, either, and so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I had a really good experience here. I love opals, but I don't own any, despite having them as my birthstone (yay October!). I don't have any experience with opals, either, and so had no idea what I was getting into when I walked in a picked out a real beauty of a stone... which was $6600. Oops! So, not... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I wanted to buy a nice pair of earrings while I was in Sydney and I had read about Opal Minded so I wanted to check it out. The store has a well-edited selection of stones, in various sizes and colors. I don't know much about opals and I got a great education and was given a chance to try... More 

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Deventer, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have visited Sydney for about a month and I wanted to bring a nice necklace for my girlfriend. The first store that I found was Opal Minded, so I decided to go there to find my girlfriend a necklace. I was friendly received by Lingjon and he helped me to get the necklace I wanted. He had a lot... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I knew the opal I wanted and Valeria was brilliant at finding it. I left with the perfect stone and with excellent advice on how to set it. I strongly recommend Opal Minded. Valeria and her sister were great. Others in my family have also had a wonderful experience at Opal Minded.

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Milford, New Hampshire
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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