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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 84 Shopping in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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