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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 85 Shopping in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
Owner description: Opal Minded is the only opal store in Sydney that mines its own opals. Established in 1989, it is...
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
49 helpful votes 49 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Hey all! I've never done a review on here before, but I feel compelled to write about Opal Minded after the Opal Experience I had at the store designing an engagement ring for my girlfriend, and soon to be fiancé'! I don't have enough time in the world to write about the great time I had at the store, but... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I read the reviews this morning, and as I only had limited time in Sydney I cut to the chase and went directly to Opal Minded. As others have said previously, no hard sell, but happy to come to my assistance when I asked questions. The choice was amazing - I used to own a costume jewellery shop, but I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Cathy greeted us with a warm smile. When asked what we wanted, I said I knew nothing about opals. She proceeded to explain all about opals. Her service was first class even though we told her we didn't want to spend a lot. We got the same quality service as if we spent thousands of dollars. I will definitely recommend... More 

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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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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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