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OPAL MINDED is the one and only opal jewellery store in Syd­ney that op­er­ates its own mines, and the only one in the world with an ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion of award-win­ning opals from Jun­dah-opalville in Queens­land. Es­tab­lished in 1989, this lux­ury bou­tique grew out of the fa­mil­ial opal-min­ing tra­di­tion with roots in the opal fields of Coober Pedy in the 1960s.

Nowa­days, Opal Minded’s founder and di­rec­tor, John Bernard per­son­ally chap­er­ons his opals from the mo­ment they see the day­light for the first time in mil­lions of years to the mo­ment you fall in love with them in Syd­ney. John’s wife, Re­nata, to­gether with Opal Minded’s tal­ented mul­ti­lin­gual team, de­liv­ers be­spoke jewellery de­signs, which turn heads world­wide.

Opal Minded has the priv­i­lege and free­dom to present an opal of­fer­ing like no other, de­fined by the own­ers’ re­lent­less de­sire to ig­nite the pas­sion for the beauty of the Aus­tralian pre­cious gem­stone in every cus­tomer who en­ters Opal Minded bou­tique.

Opal Minded is con­ve­niently lo­cated in the his­tor­i­cal The Rocks precinct. Open seven days a week, Opal Minded de­lights in of­fer­ing such spe­cial ser­vices as by-ap­point­ment or pri­vate shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ences, at your re­quest or con­ve­nience. Trusted by Tripad­vi­sor trav­ellers. OPAL MINDED 55a Ge­orge Street, The Rocks. Open daily 9am–6.30pm. Tel: (02) 9247 9885. opal­

GI­U­LIANS—UNIQUELY Aus­tralian. Ex­cep­tional jew­els of the high­est qual­ity de­signed and hand­crafted ex­clu­sively for you in Gi­u­lians’ on-premises stu­dio, fea­tur­ing Aus­tralian opals—south Sea pearls—pink and white di­a­monds. Gi­u­lians, es­tab­lished since 1966, has an en­vi­able in­ter­na­tional rep­u­ta­tion with a busi­ness built on strong cus­tomer re­la­tion­ships and ser­vice ethics. For over 45 years this fam­ily busi­ness has de­voted sev­eral gen­er­a­tions to un­der­stand­ing their clients’ needs. This long and per­sonal jour­ney has po­si­tioned the Gi­u­lians name at the fore­front of the jewellery in­dus­try. Gary Cof­fey, Gi­u­lians’ Cre­ative Di­rec­tor, em­braces each client en­counter as if it were his most im­por­tant to date. His de­signs are ex­pres­sions of unique style and crafts­man­ship. Gi­u­lians of­fers qual­ity pieces of orig­i­nal de­sign and re­mark­able beauty that have de­vel­oped their rep­u­ta­tion. Housed in one of the finest show­rooms in Syd­ney, Gi­u­lians of­fers a Euro­pean style sa­lon with the in­ti­macy, tra­di­tion and gra­cious man­ner of a by­gone era. In a re­laxed and un­hur­ried at­mos­phere mul­ti­lin­gual fam­ily mem­bers and staff warmly wel­come vis­i­tors with spe­cial­ist train­ing. Con­ve­niently lo­cated on the fringes of the his­toric ‘Rocks’ dis­trict, Gi­u­lians is within walk­ing distance of Syd­ney’s five-star ho­tels. GI­U­LIANS Open Mon–fri 10am–6pm, Sat–sun 10am–5pm. Four Sea­sons Ho­tel, Level 3, 199 Ge­orge Street, Syd­ney. Phone: (02) 9247 5630. gi­u­ ANA­NIA JEWELLERS—A highly rec­om­mended visit. “The Trusted Name in Aus­tralian Opals”, this unique third­gen­er­a­tion fam­ily jewellery man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany has been a lead­ing sup­plier for the in­dus­try since 1965. You are very wel­come to visit their el­e­gant up­stairs show­room and work­shop, con­ve­niently lo­cated away from the tourist ar­eas only, 200 me­tres from the Queen Vic­to­ria Build­ing.

Spe­cial­is­ing in Aus­tralia’s finest solid opal jewellery set with black, boul­der and white opals, as well as loose stones and also South Sea pearls and Aus­tralian di­a­monds. Choose from the most comprehensive range, from an el­e­gant gift to an item which will give you great joy and re­mind you of your visit down un­der for many years to come.

The highly cour­te­ous, ex­pe­ri­enced staff will ex­plain the dif­fer­ences between the va­ri­eties of opal and can as­sist you with your se­lec­tion. Every item of jewellery is made on the premises and guar­an­teed.

A great find! Do not buy else­where un­til you see this se­lec­tion and com­pare these great-value fac­tory di­rect prices. ANA­NIA JEWELLERS Level 1, up­stairs show­room, 235 Clarence Street, (near the Queen Vic­to­ria Build­ing) Syd­ney. Open Mon–fri 9am–5pm, Sat 10am–4pm. Tel: (02) 9299 4251. ana­

VOLLÉ JEWELLERY—FOR beau­ti­ful Aus­tralian Opals, Pearls and Pink di­a­monds, go where lo­cals love to buy. Vollé Jewellery spe­cialise in the most beau­ti­ful and uniquely crafted jewellery for men and women. Their ex­pe­ri­enced pearl, opal and pink di­a­mond spe­cial­ists of­fer an un­par­al­leled jewellery ex­pe­ri­ence, out­stand­ing qual­ity, and in­cred­i­ble value for money to Aus­tralians and In­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors.

At Vollé, their award-win­ning de­sign­ers, highly trained multi lin­gual sales staff and a truly unique in­ter­ac­tive video ex­pe­ri­ence will guide you through the won­ders of Aus­tralia’s great­est trea­sures. Visit Vollé to learn, without any pres­sure, from their team lead by Gem­mol­o­gists and Di­a­mond graders about the unique qual­i­ties of Aus­tralian Gem­stones in a pleas­ant and re­laxed at­mos­phere. They have loose gems and jewellery to suit every bud­get, from sim­ple, yet stun­ning gifts, to ma­jor in­vest­ment pieces of in­cred­i­ble beauty and value.

Vollé pro­vides the finest range of jewellery and gem­stones, they have a strong mar­ket pres­ence and su­perb in­ter­na­tional rep­u­ta­tion. A visit to Vollé is sim­ply a must for the most dis­cern­ing of clien­tele. Every gem pur­chased comes with a cer­tifi­cate of au­then­tic­ity and an in­ter­na­tional guar­an­tee. VOLLÉ JEWELLERY 149 York Street, cor­ner 80 Druitt Street (op­po­site QVB and Town Hall), Syd­ney. Open Mon–sat 9.30am–7pm, Sun 10.30am–6.30pm Tel: (02) 9269 0898. volle­jew­

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