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Opal Minded

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Address: 55a George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 200, 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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Very beautiful collection and very nice sales lady

I came into this shop very randomly when I walked in rock in Sydney. I'm interested in earrings in general, and Miranda helped me. She was very patient introducing the products... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Zhang J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I came into this shop very randomly when I walked in rock in Sydney. I'm interested in earrings in general, and Miranda helped me. She was very patient introducing the products, and showed me more than 10 pairs of earrings that fits my preference. Eventually I picked one pair with blue colour and simple design. It's a tax free shop... More 

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Thank Zhang J
Santa Monica, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Opal Minded is one of those quality shops that you must visit! They have a large variety of opals from a wide range of mines including their own. Whatever you are looking for, Black, Boulder, Crystal, they have. While they look very high end, they have stones for every pocketbook, and the sales people are very helpful and accomodating.

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Thank dodgerfanandpisco
Upland, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Based on previous reviews found on Trip Advisor, picked Opal Minded to do our shopping for an opal prior to cruising out of Sydney. Fiona took the time to ensure my wife knew all about the different types of opals and where they came from. After looking at their wide selection, finally settled on a pair of earrings that had... More 

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1 Thank ppaleg
Foster City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted an Australian Opal ring as a remembrance of my visit to beautiful Sydney, Australia. I didnt want to spend a fortune and the clerks went through all the types of opals and prices of each. They treated us like family, Especially Valeria and Kayleigh (who I ended up buying the ring from). Kayleigh was extraordinarily kind and helpful.... More 

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Thank Sonia G
opalminded, Sales Executive at Opal Minded, responded to this review

Dear Sonia, It's so lovely to hear from you, I'm glad you are enjoying your lovely opal ring as much as I did helping you find it. Warm regards, Kayleigh More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Miranda was very helpful. Having picked out a beautiful rock with a nice pipe of opal running through it Miranda let us know that it was worth 66,000 dollars!!! We then looked at some pieces more in our price range and found a beautiful piece with her help and guidance. We're very happy with our opal and with the experience... More 

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Thank Hapless-and-Hungry
opalminded, Sales Executive at Opal Minded, responded to this review

Dear Darren, Thank you for your kind words. I hope you have had a pleasant journey back to London. It was absolutely delightful having you and your partner in our boutique. The specimen you took home was absolutely amazing, and I was glad we found the one you enjoyed. Please visit us again next time you visit family in Australia. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking to buy an opal and not get ripped off. We looked on trip advisor and found some amazing stories. So we decided to try Opal Minded out. Our sales rep was Miranda and what a delight she was. No pressure. Very knowledgeable. And I felt I could trust all the people in the store. I bought a... More 

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Thank plmcenroe
opalminded, Sales Executive at Opal Minded, responded to this review

Dear Phyllis, Thank you so much for your comment. It was absolutely my pleasure helping you find the right pendant. The doublet opal pendant with ribbon colour palate looked fantastic on you. I believe you must be receiving many comments when you wear it. I am glad I could help. More 

Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful shopping experience with Chelcie. She was patient, thorough and very helpful. I had a hard time making a decision and she did a great job helping me narrow my selection down to a few within my price point and objective. We stopped in earlier in the day but the store was busy. I was greeted but... More 

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Thank ljtandft08
opalminded, Senior Sales Executive at Opal Minded, responded to this review

I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with me and enjoyed the store equally. I am happy you like your new Australian opal and am curious if you found somewhere wonderful to dine also! (Always a tough decision.) I do hope you visit our store again in future. Many thanks and kindest regards, Chelcie Cookson. More 

Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great selection, very knowledgeable sales people, not pushy at all. Was shown many examples of what I was looking for. She stayed pretty much in my price range unless I asked to see something a little more expensive.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a keen "opal-lover" I have visited several places looking for THE stone that would call out for me. Celsie's knowledge was impressive, she gave me valuable advice reading between the lines as to what I was looking for, I went back several times before deciding which stone to choose and never felt any kind of pressure. The service was... More 

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opalminded, Senior Sales Executive at Opal Minded, responded to this review

Dear Noorlyne, It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and finding that ‘perfect’ opal for you. I am so pleased you enjoyed your experience with me and the store here at Opal Minded. I am so excited to see what you design and create with your exquisite black opal and cannot wait to see some pictures. I look forward to... More 

Regina, Sask
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Shopped at Opal Minded for a reasonably priced gift. They had a wonderful selection of opal jewellery in all price ranges, but did not try to upswell, and were very friendly and helpful. All around a great experience, and I am just sorry I did not buy more!

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The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighbourhood 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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