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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 58 shopping in Sydney
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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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I walked in to this lovely establishment after cycling around Sydney CBD for most of the day. Looking rather ratty, I really wanted a unique souviner that signified Sydney and Queensland. Our cycle guide heard this was the place to come. Catherine greeted us in such a friendly graceful way, after some of my compatriots asked some interesting questions -... More

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Yulee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Thanks to Valeria. She took the time to teach me about opals and how they are mined and made. From the time you enter Australia there are opals in every store. You can't tell the authentic ones from the synthetic ones. I wanted a real one from Australia to take home so when I happened to go into Opal Minded... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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18 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I simply did not find this store living up to these reviews. The staff was nice enough and they had a large selection; however, the pricing was nothing to write home about--in fact I have found better prices in the states--which makes no sense to me. Lastly, I found the while the staff was nice, the salesperson I worked with... More

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opalminded, Owner at Opal Minded, responded to this review

Dear JWD915 Thank you for your valuable comment, which has saddened me and my Opal Minded team deeply. We do strive to exceed our customers’ expectations every single time, so to hear of your disappointment is indeed terribly disappointing to us, and to me personally. Perhaps if you were in the position to give our staff a chance to explain... More

Bergheim, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

My wife and me wanted to buy an Opal as a typical Australian souvenir representing the exciting tour of Australia. Our look around the shops showed Opal Minded as the best store in Sydney. Best informations of origin and background of Opal kinds and qualities, a very great range of gems, explanation of the connection of prices and qualities. Nailya... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

BEST Opal Choice!! Best unique service just for me. Thank you CATHY!! Helping me choose a perfect gift for my mum. I would like to write in Cantonesse but it doesn't work when I submit.

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Tyumen, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Opal Minded is a remarkable store to buy opals in Sydney! Even if you are not crazy about jewellery you can find pleasant souvenirs there at reasonable prices. It is the only opal store in Sydney where I felt comfortable and I made a purchase there. I bought a ring and pendant in a shape of KOALA))))) Thanks to unique... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I visited this place to buy present for my girlfriend. Cathy Suryasumirat, PR and Sales Manager showed many kinds of opals and answered to my every single question kindly. I strongly recommend anyone who have plans to buy opals in Sydney to visit opal minded and see Cathy.

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cAPE cOD, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We visited Opal Minded on our recent trip to Sydney. To tell you the truth I was a little afraid to go in because I thought everything would be out of my price range, however, this store covers all price ranges. Valeria Torrisi is wonderful to work with. She took the time to show me many different opals in a... More

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I would give more than a 5 for the whole experience of shopping at Opal Minded. Cathy was tremendous and I came away with the most fabulous opal. I will be seeing my jeweller at the weekend to start the creative experience of trying to enhance perfection.

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Zug, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

"Opal Minded" is a go-to place in Sydney. I did not know anything about opals before getting into this place but read a lot of good comments about this shop on internet. I was initially skeptical as the shop is located in The Rocks and I feared it would be very touristy. Not at all! The shop is nice and... More

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