Opal Minded, Sydney

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Featuring a collection of opals mined from the Jundah Mines, Opal Minded is an iridescent feast for the eyes. The collections on display include individually designed opal jeweler that showcases the most remarkable of the stones set in white gold, sliver, and other precious metals. An unset collection of the stones features a kaleidoscope of color that give examples of the range found in the mines. All pieces on display are available for purchase, or you can request a custom-made design with the stone of your choice. Make your Sydney itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • If you’re in the mood to buy opals, I highly recommend Opal Minded on George Street in the Rocks neighbourhood. It’s the only opal store in Sydney that mines its own opals. And they have such a huge s...  more »
  • If you are looking for an opal, this is the only place to go...maybe in the world. The education and assistance I received from Miranda was great. When I knew I would be traveling to Sydney (from the ...  more »
  • I first went in to Opal minded searching for a small gift that stood out from the labyrinth of tourist traps for my sister. Opal minded has so many valuable opals of all colours and shapes. Way better...  more »
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  • One of the great joys of visiting Sydney is the availability of many varieties and cuts of Australian opal on display. One can find them anywhere- even in souvenir shops. But there is a major difference in the quality of the Opals and one should know them before impulsively plonking a great deal of money into one. The highest quality Opals are usually the natural types and they can be classified as Black, White or Boulder. Next is the man-made Opals which are usually Doublets or Triplets. These Opals are natural Opals that have been cut but supplemented with a front or back backing to enhance the colours. Knowing all that and having visited multiple shops in Sydney, we went to Opal Minded and had a wonderful time there. Miranda, who was attending to us, took time to show us the different varieties of Opal on offer. She was patient and was very attentive in ensuring that we get to see and try on some of the most beautiful Opal beautiful jewelry that they have to offer. In the end, we settled for a beautiful Boulder Opal. The purchasing process was also very educational as the shop allows for the immediate deduction of GST from the retail price. Miranda gave us very clear instructions on how to process the paperwork at the airport and we didn't have any issues with it. It was a truly enjoyable afternoon there and we are very happy with our purchase.
  • Great place, vast variety of opals to choose, but more important knowledgeable and helpful staff. Thanks Ember for giving me a hand in choosing a perfect gift for my mother! She guided me through types of opals and jewelry they have, price range, helped to assess how gem looks in different light and against different skin tones.
  • They helped us make the best choice with opals. Very nice to work with.
  • I give Opal Minded my absolute best recommendation! I have gotten exceptional service from Opal Minded on several occasions: When I bought my necklace, they were patient and service-minded when I tried a wide variety before finding the right one, and they were even very welcoming of my almost 3-year old son who was exploring everything within his reach. And when I recently lost my necklace along with the certificate during a break-in, they found the original invoice (by manually going through their archives), a picture of my necklace, and wrote up a new certificate for me so I can pass it on to the police and my insurance company.
  • "Staff were very patient enough to spend time towards the customers...." Designs are very good. Staff are friendly with patience.

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