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 »

The Value of Award-Winning Design

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Omi Privé recently won two AGTA Spectrum Awards, a jewelry design competition that has been held annually for over 30 years.  What does winning a design competition mean for the designer, and the consumer who might be considering buying a winning piece?  There are many factors that go into the value of the award for… Read more »

Sapphires – September’s Magnificent Birthstone

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Sapphire is one of the most revered gemstones in the world.  It has held special meaning from the most ancient of times when it was worn as a symbol of power, wealth and as protection from harm and witchcraft.  It is even said that the Ten Comandments were given to Moses on tablets of sapphire…. Read more »

Humans and Birds and Color, Oh My!

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rough alexandrite from omi gems

I am really appreciative of the fact that we humans see in color. It’s easy to take for granted, because it’s like breathing. We open our eyes, we see color. Do you remember how The Wizard of Oz starts out, in black-and-white? No matter how many times I watch that movie, I still gasp when… Read more »

Color Play

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alexandrite with spinel

About a year ago, interesting colors of purple spinel started showing up in the market. Spinel comes in a beautiful range of reds, pinks, blues and purples, but until now I haven’t seen much of the intense purple you see in the photograph at the top. This deep, rich purple is very similar to the… Read more »