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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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Found the black opal I wanted

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Darlington, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I bought a pendant and earring set. All I can say is that the rave reviews are correct, lovely friendly and helpful staff, a wide choice of jewellry at prices to suit all pockets and beautiful opals in lovely settings. I asked for a black opal set. I soon realised that this was out of my price range but the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was looking for a one year anniversary gift for my wife and stumbled into a couple of opal shops around the rocks. I spent a good 15 minutes in one particular shop and felt like a ghost. Not one single employee asked if I needed help. After feeling uneasy about the atmosphere I left and pulled up my trusty... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Zeroed in on only this place after reading a lot of impressive reviews. This was my experience. There were three saleswomen at the store when I went in and all of them were busy. Around 2 mins, a lady from the office inside offered me a glass of water and told me to wait for few more minutes as one... More 

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Newport Beach California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I wanted to buy some quality opals for my daughter without breaking the bank or spending hours and hours going from store to store so I read TA reviews and decided to go to Opal Minded and see if Cathy was as good as everyone said she was. I soon found out she was better than I expected. She helped... More 

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