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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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Best buying experience thanks to Nelly!

My family and I were vacationing in Sydney and decided to go look at some opals. My father-in-law wanted to buy my mother-in-law and my wife some jewelry. I was a little skeptical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family and I were vacationing in Sydney and decided to go look at some opals. My father-in-law wanted to buy my mother-in-law and my wife some jewelry. I was a little skeptical of an opal shop located in the Rocks, but we ended up having one of the best shopping experiences ever! Nelly helped us, and it was obvious... More 

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Albany, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Now, I cannot say that I did a lot of price comparison before coming to this store; I was coming because of the other good reviews I had read, and the store location was very convenient. Anyway, my father wanted me to buy an opal for a gift for my mother while I was in Sydney, and I made plans... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If there are any magic - you will find for sure in this shop. opals incorporate flows and colors beyond imagination and any logical perception of the gem stone. beautiful ladies are to assist with your choice and comprehensive when you drift above theses majestic stone losing perception of time while observing very nice experience and the best shop in... More 

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Recanati, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely shop with exquisite opal jewellery and prices seem fair. Staff were helpful and professional. Was happy to make a duty free purchase there. Michael Bonney.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very enjoyable experience. Valeria was very friendly and extremely attentive service. They are mindful of the customers needs and take the time to show them an assortment of beautiful wares. I would highly recommend them

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We casually visited the store to see opal and did not expected to purchase. However, we bought two opals because the opals in the store were so beautiful and Staff Chelcie was very kind. We are so happy to visit this store.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 August 8, 2016

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 August 8, 2016

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 August 7, 2016 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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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.