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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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Was looking for a bracelet to match some other items that I already owned...Natalie was very friendly with no pressure service. It was refreshing to have a salesperson more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Karen M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was looking for a bracelet to match some other items that I already owned...Natalie was very friendly with no pressure service. It was refreshing to have a salesperson more interested in making sure I was happy with my purchase than making a huge money sale.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited a few opal shops in The Rocks and I'm so glad I finally found this one! When I walked in and saw how beautiful their pieces are, I immediately assumed I wouldn't be able to afford anything. Chelcie helped me right away and assured me we could find something in my price range that I would love. Sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did not want to leave Australia without an opal! On my last day in Sydney, went to Opal Minded after reading reviews on tripadvisor. Chelcie was very helpful and patient! Ended up buying two that were a perfect birthday present to myself!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got my first ring from a boyfriend here in 1990 . A lovely multicoloured rolling flash patterned opal flanked by two tiny diamo ds. Just looking at the lovely jewellery brought me back to my twentieth.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited Opal minded actually in November 2012 & forgot to write a review. I recently found their card & felt duty bound to write one. The sales representative (Cathy) at the time was amazing at her job- warm, friendly, polite, and genuinely wanted to help me. I would recommend Opal minded to anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

My girlfriend and I were searching for a gift for an collector of precious stones. We were served by "Nelly" who was friendly, knowledgeable and, as an avid collector of stones herself, very enthusiastic about what she was doing, which in turn, made it a fun shopping experience for us. I never knew opals could be so interesting and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Whilst in Australia my husband bought me two beautiful opal rings from opal minded. We were so well treated by Mallaury , who was so helpful and informative she helped us choose this very special gift. Our daughter was also with us who had already had a new opal inserted into a ring from opal minded. This is the very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We went around learning about opals from the different shops and also got an idea of pricing. This shop fleeces tourists mindlessly - we found the prices at the jewelry shop at nearby Four Seasons Hotel more reasonably priced and their explanation about quality of their opals doesn't hold water since we've seen a lot of variety. This time I... More 

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opalminded, General Manager at Opal Minded, responded to this review

Dear Katherine, Thank you for taking time to write a review of Opal Minded - every comment is precious to us. I am, however, saddened that you chose to form your perception of our pricing policies in just a few minutes, based on only two pendants. Both pendants you saw were bespoke pieces by our in-house designers. Both were one-of-a-kind,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

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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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.