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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 67 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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Changshu, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

While looking around The Rocks recently I stopped in here, just to look at all the gems. Even though I wasn't buying anything the staff were really friendly and not at all pushy like some salespeople are. They have beautiful jewellery made from opals from their own mine - so a really good genuine Australian souvenir that you can actually... More

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County Laois, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Annoyingly the wedding ring I had been wearing a number of days snapped (not a good omen eh?) and so we were looking for something else but not a traditional diamond one as that's not my style. We happened upon the shop on our way to the bridge climb and stopped in to see what was on offer. Our sales... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Dear Cathy, I really appreciate your kindness in exchanging a new set of opal earring for me. I was so disappointed when I dropped one of the earring (I bought earlier) and later found it but in bad shape. When it was beyond repair I was heart broken. Thank you for this unbelievable experience! May

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

What is there to say? Very helpful, very nice. Not sure if I got a good deal, but I left feeling good anyways.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Opal Minded made shopping for an Opal a good experience. As Australia is known for Opals I just had to have one. I shopped in several places and as is usually the case I had sales people trying to convince me to buy theirs instead of jut letting me identify one that I thought was special. After having read a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Took the advice of other reviewers on Trip Advisor, and made the nearly 1.5 mile hike from my hotel down to Opal Minded in hopes of finding a nice piece of jewelry to take home from my trip to Australia. Wasn't sure what to expect when I first walked in, as it was a very fancy place! However, the friendly... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

If you're looking for opals in Sydney, go to Opal Minded!! I just happened to find it and think it has the best designs and staff in Sydney. I went in twice and was helped by Valeria and another lady, both of whom were so cheerful and really cared about my taste and budget. They worked hard at educating me... More

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Calgary, Canada
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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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