The National Opal Collection, Melbourne

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#23 of 43 in Museums in Melbourne
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  • When you visit the block arcade Melbourne's most famous tried we spotted the sign. Underground, so surprisingly overlooked by hotel to shops, rough Opal specimen was exhibited. There are many types, become a feast for the eyes.
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  • Melbourne tourism Museum finally dropped? Going down to the basement and the opal shop, exhibit booth is located at the front and at the back. You can see Opal in there, there kinds of rough specimens, processing plant, etc. Just see you can't buy because you don't have money, so it was fun.
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  • Great service. I was immediately greeted and the salesman took plenty of time to explain the difference in types of Opals, what values them and how they are formed. He helped me pick a good gem to tak...  more »
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  • Expensive and extensive range of opal. Classy setting. Rude and snobbish staff. Clearly not family friendly and hated children. Will not shop here again.
  • Rude staff, weren't interested in helping and very opinionated. Wouldn't spend my money here.
  • Rude staff, more interested in talking to each other than potential customers. I started a conversation with them and some other customers joined in, they obviously thought the others were more likely to buy something as I was completely disregarded and the other customers referred to as "future opal buyers" that presumably made me a "non opal buyer" despite the fact that I had gone out of my way to gather information from the rude staff. Pretentious staff and ugly jewelery.
  • Fun place to visit and find a quick gift. Prices are high. Not for serious opal buyers.
  • The gallery itself was under renovation when I visited which was very disappointing, however they had an amazing collection of jewellery. I did buy a pendant and I do love it however I don't think the chain was gold plated like the pendant and it was over priced over queen Victoria market. So advice: check for renovations and if buying check the chain quality

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