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Opalios

8 Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
0886725690
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Coober Pedy
Type: Shops
Owner description: Opalios has been mining in the Coober Pedy opal fields since 1973 and is still mining today. It is a family business that cuts all its own opal and... more » Owner description: Opalios has been mining in the Coober Pedy opal fields since 1973 and is still mining today. It is a family business that cuts all its own opal and creates its own jewellery on site.We have an experienced opal miner, expert opal cutter, and jeweller on site, and all our opal is cut to the finest standard. All opals and jewellery come with a written certificate, guaranteeing quality, value, and craftsmanship.Come and see Andrew, Stella and George for the best value opals. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We visited Opalios late in the evening on our final day of our trip. George and Stella were both extremely welcoming, kind and insightful! We talked for a long time about their families history in Coober Pedy, how the jewellery was designed and made, and about the fossilised opals they have on display. I really really enjoyed the shop, and... More

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Victoria, Canada
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87 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Very cool. Family owned and operated mine and shop. There still out there looking! Awesome greek lady runs the place, really friendly and really talkative!

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

My husband and I recently went to Coober Pedy and my husband liked the look of this opal shop so in we went. I ended up buying 3 opal pendants while I was there. There was such a nice family atmosphere there and after hearing their story I was so glad that this is the shop I decided to buy... More

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

It was recommended by several locals that this is where I could find opal and feel confident about what I was getting and the price and also support local family. I was in Coober Pedy 4 days and visited their "Oplios" shop everyday. I was never pressured into buying anything but was instead greeted with warmth and friendliness. I enjoyed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Went to a few other shops in Coober Pedy in search for an opal ring. Arrived at Opalios and was instantly welcomed by a really friendly guy. He was super helpful and pulled out all the rings for me to look through. I am super indecisive, but he helped me narrow down the search while providing a little lesson on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

I popped in today as recommended by the man in the bottle shop and was greeted with a warm smile. I did buy a pendant but was overwhelmed by the kind gesture of gifts, I left with bundles of souvenirs and was told when questioned that it is give and take here.

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Werribee, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We were advised to visit this family owned store by our tour guide...we were welcomed with open arms. Stella and George had all the time in the world to tell their families story. And a very proud family they are. They explained the different types of opal, and hey had plenty. The price range was to cater to everyone, and... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

If you ever think of going on a trip to the RED CENTRE, COOBER PEDY is a must visit.In my opinion,this place is amazing, with all the underground vacilities, homes ,churches,bars etc.The home we visited was wonderful, the guided tour of the Umoona Opal Mine was fantastic.The guide on our tour was English and a great informative woman she was.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

George is lovely. Our 5yo girl had, I'm sure over 30 questions for George and he answered every one. Our 2 boys aged 11 and 9 loved the shop and were made to feel very welcome with free gifts and again, all questions answered. I tried on many pieces of beautiful jewellery and we also viewed pictures of their family... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The lady here was fantastic with our children, she gave them both a piece of opal and a rock they could share with the kids from school. No pressure to buy anything and was great to see the work in progress.

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