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Opal Minded

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Address: 55a George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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+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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I've Never Been to Australia, but Absolutely the Best Customer Service Ever!

First, I’ve never been to Australia so this will be a little different review. I was looking to get my wife an opal ring for Christmas. As I “Googled” opal rings I came across... read more

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

First, I’ve never been to Australia so this will be a little different review. I was looking to get my wife an opal ring for Christmas. As I “Googled” opal rings I came across some very good reviews on TripAdvisor for Opal Minded. And so my experience started with a simple general “Contact Us” email regarding a ring shown on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A few months ago the beautiful opal stone in my engagement ring came loose in its silver claw setting, which was originally purchased from Opal Minded a year ago. I brought the ring to the store and spoke with a rep about potential ways to re-secure the stone (all no charge). After several weeks I went to pick up the... More 

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opalminded, Sales and Creative Director at Opal Minded, responded to this review

Dear Kirsten, Thank you for your lovely comment, this is what we love about our work at Opal Minded, bringing happiness. As I promised you I wanted you to enjoy and love your special opal ring every day. The particular opal in your ring comes from a special lot in our mines in Judah, very unique and I am glad... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing staff that was able to help us find a gift in our price point and a loose stone. Very knowledgeable and non-pressuring. Very pleased.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After researching online for weeks, the day had arrived to start shopping for an engagement ring. I liked what I'd read about Opal Minded, particularly the links with mines/miners, so we started here. From the moment we walked in we were looked after by the magnificent Valeria! She listened to what I liked and disliked and took us on a... More 

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opalminded, Sales and Creative Director at Opal Minded, responded to this review

Dear Julie and Charles, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of this special moment in your life. Congratulations on your engagement! Sincerely yours, Valeria Torrisi Sales and Creative Director More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When abroad, you always want to get something special for your soulmate and, guess wat ?! This is THE right place for that !! I had travelled to Sydney on a business visit and came to know that this abode houses some of the amazing opals !! I met MR LINGJUN SUN who was very kind and helpful in assisting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Opals are something to take home from a trip to Australia. They are beautiful and will make a lifetime memory and keepsake. The staff at Opal Minded will help you with your purchase on any budget and help you find just the right opal for you. You might be worried about making a large purchase so far from home....what if... More 

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Renata B, General Manager at Opal Minded, responded to this review

Dear Terralee, I am so glad that Amy likes her new ring, as it is practically impossible to replicate any one piece in our store. It is reassuring to know that there existed more than one opal that could make her happy. Comments like yours are the reason I am in this business, so thank you for your generosity in... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Going in with a relatively low budget and no idea what I was looking for, I was still made to feel very welcome by Chelcie, she made the decision process very easy and was a great help. Would highly recommend.

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Wendover, Uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

We found Opal Minded thru the DK Guide. Miranda and Nailya could not have been more helpful. Be aware that prices are not displayed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

I met Valeria when I entered the store. She is a designer. Given my price range she quickly showed me several of her designs. The settings were unique and beautiful. And of course the stones themselves were lovely. The experience was great and I ended up with a beautiful ring that I could afford. It is great to be treated... More 

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Rochester, Kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Today we visited Opal Minded, I had read reviews and the shop was located right next to our hotel. We had not bothered looking anywhere else. We were served by the Sales and Creative Director a very beautiful Italian lady called Valeria. She was extremely helpful, she gave us advice and ideas and was obviously very knowledgeable. We purchased 2... More 

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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.
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