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Quality, not tourist trinkets

My wife loves opals, but in several trips to Australia and Kuranda in particular, we have not found... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Very Informative and Beautiful Opals

This shop was a breathe of fresh air when it comes to buying opals. The owner helped us understand... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
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Are you interested in real natural Australian Opal? Come in and learn all about Australia’s national gemstone from the miners themselves. They take rough opal, directly from the mines and turn them into exquisite opal jewellery, some set in silver...more
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5 Coondoo St, Kuranda, Queensland 4881, Australia
+61 434 992 741
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

My wife loves opals, but in several trips to Australia and Kuranda in particular, we have not found many places where we felt comfortable in shopping for good-quality pieces. Thus, we were very pleased to find Opal Time. The selection is vast, covering all price...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2018

This shop was a breathe of fresh air when it comes to buying opals. The owner helped us understand what we were buying and how to judge an opal quality. We bought a ring, pendant and earrings that are very beautiful while complimenting each other....More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

It was so refreshing to shop at this store, the quality of their opals was excellent and all were natural solids and not triplets or doublets as viewed elsewhere. We found Ben to be very knowledgeable and helpful. It had been a very disappointing trip...More

Thank libroy2004
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Not my first visit. Keep coming back! Hari you are very handsome and so are the opals lol. Thanks for the draw entry and my friend loves her ear rings.... I'll be back!

Thank deborahwalker99
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Hari and Ben, the owners of Opal Time, seem to know everything there is to know about opals, and they are talented jewelers to boot. Some of the stones on display were mined by the owners themselves. It is a truly fascinating place to visit,...More

Thank Duncan A
Opal T, Owner at Opal Time, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Hi Duncan, Thanks so much for the great review of your experience at Opal Time in Kuranda. As a thankyou, if you are interested in purchasing any more opals on our website, we can offer you a 10% discount code. If you send me your...More

Reviewed 30 January 2018

Large selection in all price ranges, colors, qualities, designs. Very knowledgeable owner helped us. Unlike some other reviews we did not feel pushed at all. In fact we freely left and then decided to come back, with no pressure at any time. Ended up spending...More

Thank Gene518
Ben B, Owner at Opal Time, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thankyou so much for your positive review, they mean so much to us as a business. I am so pleased you enjoyed our opal shop and hopefully ended up with some beautiful opals of your own. Anyone who reviews us will go into the draw...More

Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

I was in the shop during our visit to Kuranda, and the shopkeeper took time to explain to me all about opals—-how and where they are mined, the different types, etc. Unfortunately, it was close to closing time and I did not have time to...More

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Harri gave a very clear explanation of the formation of opals and the different types. He also explained that his store sells only genuine 'solid' stones not the slivers called doublets and triplets, that fall apart if they get wet. He had a wonderful selection...More

Thank LeeF62
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We were in Kuranda during our 14 day trip to Oz and had heard good reports about Opal Time. We were not disappointed. I purchased a certificated Australian opal pendant for my wife for our anniversary. The owner was quite helpful and patient in assisting...More

Thank _laseulediva
Reviewed 18 May 2017

lovely to see all the items made from opals and lovely store. We did not enjoy the pushy staff trying to sell us jewellery...if you gave us time to look and stop bothering us we may have stayed longer and purchased something. Please give customers...More

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