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Opal Minded

55a George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 200, Australia (City Centre)
61 2 9247 9885
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Ranked #1 of 78 Shopping in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We happened upon this lovely shop at the end of a Walking Tour of Sydney (I'm Free Tours - highly recommended!). We were looking for a couple of simple Opal pendants for god-daughters Christmas presents and there were so many gorgeous designs to choose from. Valeria was incredibly helpful and knowledgable and we left with 3 pendants and a pair... More

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Mountain View, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is for Valeria Torrisi at Opal Minded. I was in Sydney for work and had 1/2 day off to look around and shop.I walked into their store and she had helped me pick out opals for my wife after seeing their picture. She made a few selections for me and I was able to pick something in 20 minutes.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My dad loves semi-precious and precious stones and has been very interested in Australian opals since his first visit to Australia many years ago. So during his visit this time, my partner wanted to get something special for him and thought what better gift to present him than a good opal stone. Being a first time Opal buyer, I did... More

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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I don't really care for opals and had no intention of buying one BUT I did and I am in love with it. I stopped by Opal Minded since reading all the reviews and their opals are defiantly one of a kind. Yes, they have the standard looking opals but i wanted something different than what everyone else wears. I... More

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Tokyo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My mother visited Opal Minded while she was visiting me from Japan. She makes her own jewelry as a hobby, and she purchased a small but very interesting stone. Upon her return home, she designed a pendant with a gold back, and a small platinum piece to envision her image of the Sydney Harbour, with the opal piece she purchased... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Hi, I shopped here for my wife's birthday and the Opal Minded products and staff were splendid. Although we had been in Australia for 5 years, we did not ever look to buy opals till we went to Opal Minded. The staff are extremely patient and were very friendly to walk us through the whole concept of what an opal... More

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Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Staying in Sydney I visited Opal minded shop and was deeply impressed by both selection of jewellery they offer and friendly and professional staff. Special thanks to Lingjun Sun - he did good job helping me to select three gifts. Osvaldas

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly staff. I had a piece of jewelery repaired for free. After 5 yrs from when i brought it. . kind Regards Andrew Ryan.

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Recently I visited the store while I was in Sydney and was impressed with everything I came across. Beautiful opals from their own mine in Australia. Valeria was exceptional with a beautiful smile. She was knowledgeable, patient, friendly and her hospitality was beyond my expectation. I bought two sets of jewellery and one of them happen to be Valeria's own... More

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Changshu, China
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Opal-minded is a great opal shop. The opal is so colorful! I appreciate it very much!Their staff Lingjun Sun is very nice! His explanation was so clear and he showed great patience to me.

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