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Opal Minded

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Address: 55a George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, 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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Beautiful store! Great service!

I wanted to bring a gift for myself during my Australia trip and came across Opal Minded while Googling for opal shops. The store had great reviews so I decided to visit the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
lindaknightley1984
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wanted to bring a gift for myself during my Australia trip and came across Opal Minded while Googling for opal shops. The store had great reviews so I decided to visit the store. I was assisted by Lingjun, a very friendly salesman. I bought a small necklace after his professional recommendation. I really appreciated his patience and great service.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After researching Sydney opal stores in search of a necklace to mark both my birthday and a special trip to Australia, I was drawn to Opal Minded by positive reviews and the clarity of the information provided on the store's website. On visiting the store, the exceptional quality of the jewellery and professionalism of service was immediately clear. There really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the shop because I saw in Trip advisor, I entered looking for 1 opal and finally I got 2, they where really beatiful and Chelcie (I don't really know how is written as I lost the card) had been really nice to us. Nice place to buy opals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Sydney, I wanted to purchase an opal as a combo Anniversary/Birthday/"Atta Girl" gift. Chelcie was friendly and very helpful in guiding me to a boulder opal pendant that I love. Additionally, she helped with all the tax paperwork and explained the process for when we departed. Despite wandering in probably looking a bit road-worn at the end of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice shop with quite a few pieces. It's also in the heart of the Rocks area, and so as a result, close to circular quay and other sights. In general, the pieces are fairly ornate and asymmetrical, which isn't really my style, though I'm sure others would appreciate them. There weren't many simple pieces (no plain studs),... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to buy Opal rings, earrings or pendant, I strongly recommend you to go to Opal Minded, Sydney. Three years ago I bought opal rings from them and have yet to find any other shops having opal of their quality. This May 2016, my 2nd visit to Sydney, I visited Opal Minded again and just could not resist... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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 July 2, 2016 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 July 1, 2016 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 June 22, 2016 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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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.