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Rockhounds

141 George Street The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9241 5101
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Rockhounds - the best place to buy opal jewelry in Sydney

I visited multiple tourist trap opal shops before I remembered where I had seen a shop window with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pugrider
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Derwood, Maryland
BEST Opal Shop in Sydney!

My first purchase from Rockhounds was in 2015, as the store was recommended to me by a native. The... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2017
Dennis M
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Virginia
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“Rockhounds - the best place to buy opal jewelry in Sydney”
Apr 29, 2017
“BEST Opal Shop in Sydney!”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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141 George Street The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited multiple tourist trap opal shops before I remembered where I had seen a shop window with beautiful opal jewelry - Rockhounds, 141 George Street in The Rocks area not far from the Circular Quay train station. Trust me, you will not find higher...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2017

My first purchase from Rockhounds was in 2015, as the store was recommended to me by a native. The opals there are of the highest quality and are noticeably more reasonable than any other jewelry store in Sydney. Not only do they feature a wider...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Good variety if prices, sizes and colors. Most are quite pricey though and I didn't see a lot of unique or 1 of a kind designs.

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Reviewed March 15, 2016

Clearly, the owner (or shop assistant) was unwilling to help answering questions or making a sale when my mum and I showed up, as my mum wanted to buy a box she spotted in the display from the side walk. My 65 year old mother...More

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Reviewed February 28, 2016

We met with Paul who was very helpful. True gentlemen, humble, and very knowledgeable. Paul even helped me understand why one was better than the other based on the specific reason I was buying. Would definitely go back there again and buy an Opal for...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2015

We visited several opal stores in Sydney and other cities. Rockhounds stood out. The staff were helpful, not arrogant or pushy. We met Paul, the owner who obviously loves opals and knows them well -- he pointed out a couple that were indeed the best...More

1  Thank Ronald P
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Reviewed March 14, 2015

I've developed a small but well-loved collection of opals over the years, including stones mounted in jewelry from Victorian times, so I'm reasonably knowledgable about the differ types, mining locations, etc. This was my first trip to Australia, and -- while I knew I would...More

5  Thank ivygirl2244
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Reviewed March 10, 2015

The opal is the national gemstone of Australia, so you can't help but notice all of the opal shops during your visit to Sydney -- lots of options for gifts and souvenirs. I did some comparison shopping, and found that Rockhounds offered the best price,...More

3  Thank kevinmont2014
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Reviewed January 15, 2015

I looked at most of the Opal stores in the Sydney CBD and found the the best experience to be Rockhounds. The staff was helpful and without being pushy. They had a really good selection and great prices. There were stores within walking distance charging...More

2  Thank Tom S
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Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Spent a few day in Sydney and walk around to most of the opal shops. I found rockhounds to have the best product and prices.

5  Thank Mariner H
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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and
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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
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