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 »

Pantone Treats Us to a First: Two Colors of the Year for 2016!

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Pantone always has surprises up their sleeves when it comes to color.  Each year the “Color Authority” invigorates our world by unveiling their one select color choice.  But for 2016 they’ve really surprised us by announcing two colors.  Welcome to the world Rose Quartz and Serenity!  Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute states “Joined… Read more »

OMI PRIVÉ PHENOMENAL EVENT AT AARON FABER

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The concept of phenomenal jewelry goes beyond the incredible allure possessed by such high jewelry as the Wallis Simpson Bracelet or the Heart of the Ocean necklace.  Phenomenal jewelry, and more specifically, phenomenal gemstones, are those rare stones nature has seen fit to bless with the extraordinary gift to create unusual optical effects: moonstones, opals,… Read more »

Martha Stewart Weddings “The COLOR Issue” featuring Omi Privé

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Martha Stewart Weddings magazine is renowned for creative and unique ideas for an amazing wedding day. Their Spring issue dubbed, “The Color Issue,” doesn’t disappoint when it comes to bright and colorful suggestions. On newsstands now, check out their jewelry feature, “Dramatic Duos,” starting on page 262. “Diamonds shine bright on their own, but they take on a… Read more »

Discover the Omi Privé Passion at Centurion

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We are honored to present our newest designs at the 2016 CENTURION Jewelry Show in Scottsdale, Arizona this January 31st – February 2, 2016. Please join us in salon 404 and discover how “It All Starts with a Gemstone” at Omi Privé. RSVP to [email protected] or call us at 877.OMI.GEMS for your personal appointment time. For existing… Read more »

Treat Yourself to Delicious Shades of Pink

Posted by & filed under Doré Collection, Duet Collection, Kunzite, Omi Privé, Pink Sapphire, Pink Tourmaline, Sevilla Collection, Spinel.

Halloween has arrived and amongst all of the fall colors, we like to sweeten things up with a little pink! From pink tourmaline to spinel to pink sapphire and even kunzite, there are a variety of colored gemstones that can brighten up any fall day. View a few of our favorites this season. Happy Halloween!… Read more »

Spectacular Sapphires for September

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We are always excited to welcome the fall season at Omi Privé, as it celebrates sapphire, the birthstone of September. Sapphire is named from the Greek “Sappheiros,” which is roughly translated as “blue stone.” Sapphire comes in a wide range of blues, varying from very light to deep blue that can appear nearly black. A slightly subdued hue of sapphire known… Read more »