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CUPRIAN TOURMALINE RING TAKES TOP PRIZE IN CLASSICAL DIVISIONClassical_1stPlaceThe annual American Gem Trade Association Spectrum Awards competition was held in New York City this past week with over 400 entries from jewelry designers and gemstone lapidaries. Omi Privé was awarded five prizes in multiple categories by the esteemed panel of industry judges, which was comprised of both jewelry retailers and designers.

The first place prize for the Classical division was bestowed upon Omi Privé’s 10.23 carat cuprian elbaite tourmaline, Paraíba tourmaline and diamond platinum ring. Bridal Manufacturing Honors were awarded to a suite of three perfectly matched padparadscha sapphires, 7.17 total carats set with diamonds in a 3-stone 18K rose gold ring. Also, in the Bridal Wear category, a 6.12 carat cabochon alexandrite ring designed by Niveet Nagpal, and submitted by Somewhere in the Rainbow Collection was awarded third place. In the Business/Day Wear category a 9.39 carat black opal and Paraíba tourmaline pendant was awarded second place and blue sapphire and diamond cufflinks were bestowed with Men’s Wear Platinum Honors.

“There is no finer recognition in the world of colored gemstones than to receive a Spectrum Award,” stated president and head designer Niveet Nagpal. “This competition is the pinnacle of our industry, to receive five awards is an incredible honor. Accolades such as this validate our passion for gemstones and the designs that they inspire. Thank you to the judges for recognizing my ultimate vision for each individual gemstone and the care we take with our hand craftsmanship.”

 

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Bridal Wear Manufacturing Honors
Padparadscha Sapphire and Diamond 3-Stone Ring

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Classical 1st Place
Cuprian Elbaite Tourmaline and Diamond Ring

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Bridal Wear Third Place
Alexandrite Cabochon and Diamond Platinum Ring

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Business/Day Wear Second Place
Opal, Paraíba Tourmaline and Diamond Pendant

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Men’s Wear Platinum Honors
Sapphire and Diamond Platinum Cufflinks

The American Gem Trade Association will honor all Spectrum Award Winners at the annual Spectrum Awards Gala at the 2019 AGTA Tucson Gem show.  Further details of the award-winning pieces may be found online at OmiPrivé.com.