Tantalizing and Terrific Tourmaline!

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One of today’s most popular gemstones is the multi-hued tourmaline.   This fabulous gemstone comes in almost every color in the rainbow and is durable enough for everyday wear.   In fact, its name comes from “tormalli” – which means mixed gems in the Sinalhese language of Sri Lanka.  It has a rich history and many claims… Read more »

Sapphires – So Much More Than Just Blue

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  When you think of a sapphire, a blue gemstone probably comes to mind first.   This is not surprising as the blue sapphire is considered one of the three Classic Gemstones, along with emerald and ruby, and has been valued for centuries.  Yet, as hallowed a place that blue sapphires hold in the gemstone… Read more »

Spinel’s Awakening Continues

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A year ago, August babies rejoiced at the news that spinel had been added as an official birthstone for the month to help alleviate their suffering at having the single-hued peridot as their only choice.  Spinel brought to the table multiple colors and great life, along with a great deal of exposure for this underappreciated… Read more »

Pantone’s Spring Palette 2017

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Accessorizing with the Colors of the Season     The trend-setting institution that is Pantone shares with the world on an ongoing basis the most important fashion colors for Spring and Fall seasons.  What do you do with this information?  Do you immediately go out shopping, with palette in hand, to ensure you are on… Read more »

Color in Bridal is Back Where it Belongs

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There was a time in this great land, not too long ago, when a great behemoth of a company ruled the airwaves with a constant barrage of commercials stating that “A Diamond is Forever”. One would have been considered weird or rebellious to get engaged with anything other than a diamond. Well, things have changed… Read more »

Omi Privé Holiday Gift Guide

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A little holiday season inspiration for that special someone……..   What do you buy for that certain someone who has everything?  Well, we at Omi Privé specialize in the rare and extraordinary, so here are a few of our suggestions for this year:   Incredible Australian Lightning Ridge Opal Ring An amazing palette of color… Read more »

October Birthday? Birthstone Jackpot!

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Being born in October is not the easiest thing – you were either the youngest kid in your class or you missed the cutoff and you were one of the oldest.  Depending on where you live, the dreary Fall weather sets in and you can’t do outside birthday parties like all of your friends who… Read more »