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Opal Minded

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The Rocks
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Address: 55a George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 200, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 9247 9885

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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Amazing opal collection

I have been looking for the ONE opal like a year now between different cities in AU. When I visited Sydney, I checked many opal shops and this one has the best collection, Very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ilham b
Auckland, New Zealand
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We nearly missed this on our way back to the apartment. The display starts off with Dinosaurs so the kids will like that while the adults view the Opals. Nicely presented fossils with descriptions of how opals are created and their colouring etc. Plenty of cabinets to browse along with made up Jewellry and prices to suit. Some lovely pieces.

Thank Huttchick
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been looking for the ONE opal like a year now between different cities in AU. When I visited Sydney, I checked many opal shops and this one has the best collection, Very unique pieces. Amanda was great as well, she gave you all her time and do her best to accommodate what you want, I really enjoyed my... More 

1 Thank ilham b
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff were helpful when I wanted to look at specific sized stones, and color. They had lots of stones to choose from in a range of price points. Store is clean, well-lit, and in a nice neighborhood. Gem cutter was able to give me exactly what I wanted, and did it fast. A few days to cut and reset,... More 

Thank Dillo C
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 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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Santa Monica, California
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

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.

Thank dodgerfanandpisco
Upland, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 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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Foster City, California
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

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 

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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Reviewed 10 March 2017 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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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
2 reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

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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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
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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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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 

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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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