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Opal Minded

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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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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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Visited here to buy an opal ring. We were looked after by Olga who was lovely. She spent lots of time with us helping us stay within budget and when we had chosen she arranged for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Stafford, United Kingdom

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Opal Minded on recommendation of Tripadvisor. I am glad I did. Before reaching Opal Minded, I stopped in another opal store in the Rocks area that just didn't seem as inviting or professional. We were assisted by Fiona who was attentive even though my budget was limited. I was open with my price range and what I... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here to buy an opal ring. We were looked after by Olga who was lovely. She spent lots of time with us helping us stay within budget and when we had chosen she arranged for the ring to be sized the same day. Amazing service and when we return to Sydney we will definitely go back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

I visited Opal Minded with my 9yr old daughter the first weekend of December. I had a modest budget, but wanted a solid black opal or boulder opal, but had no idea if I could afford either. After eyeing some stunning opal rings, I was approached by the lovely Valeria. What impressed me was that she also engaged my daughter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

I did not have much time to spend in Sydney hence I zoomed in to my birthstone that happens to be Australia's famous gem stone. It was very easy to locate this store and the moment I walked in a lady called Nailya entertained me. She knew her products well and was able to advise me according to my budget... More 

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Turramurra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The store deserves top ranking in trip advisor, I would like to give 6 stars if the rating could have such one. Patient, friendly and customer-oriented services I observed yesterday. Well done, Opal-Minded, as a sydneysider, I highly recommend to all opal fans. Cheers, Patrick

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking to purchase an opal while in Sydney, Opal Minded is the place to do it. My wife and I have visited the shop on three separate visits, and have never been disappointed. Every time Valeria has helped us with such care and attention, despite our limited budget. She and the full team want to help you get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We left Opal Minded with exactly what we were looking for and delighted by the amazing service. Nailya was tremendously patient and friendly and treated us as if we were the only customers in the store and as if we were buying the most expensive items they had. Their range is extensive, their staff very knowledgeable and friendly and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I was in Sydney to find opal earrings. I was in many different Opal stores but there was always something that I was missing: Professional Service. At Opal Minded I got advised by a young man called Sun. Due to my negative experiences I was sceptical that I would find it here. But let me tell you one thing: Sun... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I went looking for earrings for my girlfriend and came across this store. Staffmember Sun helped me pick out a wonderful set (which my girlfriend loves). The service was very friendly, helpful, and insightful. I had the feeling he knew what he was talking about and this helped me pick out the right earrings!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Don't waste your time going anywhere else!! wonderful friendly staff are highly experienced and have excellent quality Opals, the staff gave us time and made us and our kids feel very welcome in the shop. thankyou -you again , we are sure to come back before Christmas!! X

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Staying in The Rocks

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighborhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.