On the way back, we have 2 days in Sydney. Any suggestions?
Opals are a huge favorite of mine. I would like to shop wholelsale
but I am small potatoes in terms of buying and don't know if I
would qualify. Connections would be appreciated.
I don't know any places in Sydney to buy reasonably priced opals (I
was just a visitor myself), but let me recommend that you visit the
Queen Victoria Building in the Central Business District. On the
second (or maybe third) floor of the QVB, there are a number of
shops selling spectacular opal jewelry and some unset stones. The
prices are mostly ridiculous but it was sure fun looking. Besides,
the QVB is a wonderful building and worth a visit in and of itself.
If you go, be sure to stop in the second floor (again, I think
that's the right one) ladies room. I've never seen anything like it.
Go there in the early afternoon. Believe it or not, that particular
ladies room closes at either 3 or 4. Have fun!