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 whole new sparkle and personality when coupled with colored gems” explain the Martha Stewart Weddings experts. We agree with their choice of our classic 3-stone emerald ring flanked with trilliant cut diamonds set in platinum and 18K yellow gold.

 

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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 attendees, you may also login and request an appointment through the CENTURION Appointment Maker.

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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!

RC1730-TPOV-2A glorious and finely saturated oval pink tourmaline is kissed by sweet pear shape rubies on either side of this 18K rose gold and diamond ring.

ER1000-TPCUSweet cushion drops of light pink tourmaline accented by cornflower blue sapphires delight in these earrings designed in collaboration with Rémy Rotenier.

RC1012-SPOVA unique pink spinel exudes shades of pink with purple undertones in this classic 18K rose gold design from our Doré collection.

PC1115C-PSRDA sweet statement in platinum and 18K rose gold, a round pink sapphire surrounded by pink sapphires and diamonds sits at the center of this handset pendant.

RC1451-KUOVThe velvety purplish-pink oval kunzite is the star in this Sevilla collection 18K rose gold ring.

 

Spectacular Sapphires for September

Posted by & filed under Fancy Sapphire, Omi Privé, Padparadscha Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire.

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 as cornflower blue, displays a lighter and more open blue, which is preferred by many. A highly valued shade of sapphire is “Royal Blue,” which is a very deep, rich blue. The very finest sapphires are a velvet, slightly violetish medium to medium dark blue, often called Kashmir blue, after its original location in India.

A wondrous fact about sapphire, besides its durability (it is a 9 on the Mohs Hardness Scale), is that it is found in a multitude of colors. Generally referred to as “fancy sapphires,” these include pink, purple, violet, yellow, orange, green and their intermediate hues. Some sapphires do exhibit a color-change, most often transitioning from blue in daylight or fluorescent light to purple in incandescent light. Padparadscha sapphires are amongst the rarest, exhibiting a unique combination of pink and orange, reminiscent of a warm sunset.

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This award-winning platinum ring features a 20.03 blue sapphire certified as “Royal Blue”.
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A cornflower blue sapphire sits at the center of this double halo ring from our Duet collection.

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A cushion shape fancy purple sapphire is the star in this 18K rose gold and diamond ring.

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An intense round fancy sapphire grabs attention in this unique 18K yellow gold ring.

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A new twist on a classic, this sapphire and diamond ring features black rhodium accents, intensifying the overall look.

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Last but not least, a stunning oval padparadscha sapphire displaying the rare pink and orange combination, which defines a padparadscha.

Omi Privé Loves the Big Apple

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We’re excited for the upcoming Jewelry Week in New York City! Omi Privé will be at the LUXURY Privé show by JCK from July 26th-28th. The luxurious show offers a more intimate setting than most, which gives more time for viewing our colorful designs one-on-one.

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President and designer, Niveet Nagpal, at the 2014 LUXURY Privé show with the “Omi Privé” fashion show model in some of our most prized emerald designs.

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Last year, Manos got caught in the action at the 70’s themed American Hustle party with JCK’s Victoria Gomelsky and publisher, Mark Smelzer.

We look forward to enjoying time at the 2015 show and attending some of the other fabulous events including the American Gem Society Circle of Distinction Dinner and the Women’s Jewelry Association Awards for Excellence Gala. Please join us in Salon 101 for a private viewing of these newly debuted designs:

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A glorious color-change 3-stone alexandrite suite designed in collaboration with Rémy Rotenier, debuting at the LUXURY Privé show.

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Ten carats of cuprian elbaite tourmaline glow at the center of this stunning platinum design.

July’s Birthstone is Ruby!

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Summer heats up during July and what better way to show off your passion than with rubies! Here are some of our favorite ruby designs:

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Our newest pear shape pendant features a deeply saturated 1.90 carat ruby center stone surrounded by ruby and diamond accents.

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From our Duet collection, a 1.99 carat round ruby set in 18K yellow gold with ruby and diamond accents.

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A magnificent pair of oval rubies AGL certified are hand crafted into this classic earring design.

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One of our most popular ruby designs from our Doré collection features five perfectly matched ruby rounds surrounded by diamonds.

OMI PRIVÉ AWARDED GRAND PRIZE OF 2015 JCK JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

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Omi Privé Black Opal Ring Receives Top Recognition, Wins W Magazine Readers’ Choice Award

(Los Angeles, CA—March 4, 2015)

Fine gemstone jewelry designer, Omi Privé, is awarded the Grand Prize in the eighth annual JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards. Retail jewelers from around the world voted the 4.33 carat Lightning Ridge black opal ring by Omi Privé as the “Best Ring Design over $10,000,” and the Grand Prize winner. Each year awards are given in multiple categories; the piece that earns the most votes is honored with the Grand Prize.

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The focus of the award winning ring is the extraordinary play of color in the center black opal. The opal is accentuated with 0.46 carats of trillion green tsavorite garnets and 0.24 carats of round blue sapphires. The shank of the ring sparkles with 0.42 carats of brilliant round diamonds. The ring was crafted by hand in 18K yellow gold in Los Angeles, California.

“We are honored to win the Grand Prize award; it is very meaningful to me, as jewelry retailers are the ones that voted on our piece!” says Niveet Nagpal, President and Designer of Omi Privé. “My passion lies in color, and I am especially pleased with the way the colors come together in this ring. I am excited and honored that it has been recognized amongst so many beautiful entries.”

The Grand Prize opal ring was also awarded the 2015 W Magazine Readers’ Choice Award. The unique consumer award is based on the votes of W readers selecting their favorite from the top five Jewelers’ Choice designs. Omi Privé also earned merits with its black opal and tsavorite garnet ring. This piece was announced as a finalist in the category of “Platinum Jewelry over $10,000.”

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Omi Privé designs have been honored in the JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards each year since the brand’s launch in 2012. The award winning opal ring is featured on the March 2015 cover of JCK Magazine. Further details of the ring may be viewed online at OmiPrivé.com or viewed in person May 28th through June 1st at The Couture show, Wynn Las Vegas, Salon 143.

 

“From Your Valentine” – The Most Captivating Omi Privé Gifts for February 14th

Posted by & filed under Custom Collection, Fancy Sapphire, Omi Privé, One-of-a-Kind Collection, Pink Sapphire, Ruby, Spinel.

by Nicolette Kovacevich, G.G.
Manager of Fine Jewelry, Omi Privé

With the start of the new year, requests and purchases are already being made for Valentine’s Day. I decided to do a bit of research for this significant holiday.

Valentine’s Day can be traced to an ancient Roman festival called Lupercalia, which was celebrated annually in mid-February. The festival was to avert evil spirits and purify the city, releasing health and fertility. Later, in the third century AD, Emperor Claudius II banned marriage in an effort to strengthen the Roman military. He believed that single males made better soldiers. A defiant Roman priest named Father Valentine performed marriage ceremonies in secret. The emperor caught on, and sentenced him to death. It is stated that while imprisoned, Father Valentine fell in love with his jailer’s daughter. On the morning of his execution, February 14th, he passed the young girl a note, and signed it “from your Valentine.” Thus, a tradition was born.

Today, 1 billion cards are sent each Valentine’s Day. 220 million roses are produced for this day alone in the U.S. Every year, an estimated 6 million couples are likely to get engaged on February 14th. One of the most interesting facts is that $4 billion is spent on jewelry to be given on Valentine’s Day every year.

Currently, there are many captivating Omi Privé pieces to be gifted this holiday. It was difficult to compile this list of favorites!

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A Tasteful Hue – Marsala named Pantone’s 2015 Color of the year

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The color specialists at Pantone have announced the color of 2015, a rich reddish brown that is earthy and sophisticated. “Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth,” states Leatrice Eisman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies a satisfying richness while its red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness.

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Marsala is a very versatile shade. The color is flattering against many skin tones. It is a great go-to color that provides a notable pop of sophistication. Regarding colored gems, Marsala is represented in a variety of stones, including pink tourmaline, ruby, spinel and imperial topaz. However, it is not always necessary to represent the color of the year directly through individual stones. Color blocking to the Marsala hue is a great way to utilize jewelry you already own or aspire to own. The combinations are nearly unlimited when combining pinks, pale blues and greens. Color combinations may include turquoise and teal, as well as blues in the more vibrant range, which act as a compliment to Marsala. This can also be achieved with stronger vibrant raspberry pink stones, aquamarine, cornflower blue sapphire, green tourmaline, and Paraiba tourmaline (or any stone providing similar colors).

Niveet Nagpal, President and head designer of Omi Privé creates timeless designs utilizing a variety of colors. “I don’t like to be boxed in by one “Color of the Year” for creating my designs. I prefer to craft pieces with bold and vibrant greens, blues and pinks set in warmer metals including yellow and rose gold. Not only do they stand on their own, but they compliment the 2015 Color of the Year as well.”

 

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A minty green tourmaline set in 18K yellow gold is a great compliment to a patterned design featuring Marsala.
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The cool blue of a radiant cut Aquamarine offsets the warmness of Marsala in any outfit.

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Make a bold statement by pairing Marsala with a striking blue as seen in this Paraiba tourmaline ring set in 18K yellow gold.

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This pink tourmaline has a hue like Marsala and would look stunning paired with a Lucite Green dress (another spring 2015 Pantone color).
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Be vibrant and incorporate hints of Marsala in your jewelry and clothing! This purple spinel ring is flanked by two “Marsala” hue spinels, which pair well with the warmth of rose gold.

Omi Privé Platinum is a Fan Favorite!

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Omi Privé’s spessartite garnet and diamond platinum pendant was selected by Platinum Guild International (PGI) Facebook fans as a “Fan Favorite” for 2014. Fans voted via a special Facebook photo gallery, where the 20 images with the most “likes” were selected to be featured on Martha Stewart Weddings.com. Fans were enamored with the cheerful orange of Omi Privé’s 6.22 carat pear shaped spessertite garnet and brilliant diamond pendant. Omi Privé artisans prefer working with platinum for its natural white color as well as its durability and strength, providing for a lifetime of wear.

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We invite you to view all of our available platinum designs on omiprive.com.