Pantone Springs into 2015 with Soft Cool Hues and Subtle Warm Tones

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Pantone, the world-renowned authority of color, has announced their color predictions for Spring 2015. Although we don’t yet know the official color of 2015 (stay tuned in December for the announcement!), we are seeing prominent colors at Fashion Week including; aquamarine, lucite green and strawberry ice. Pantone executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, states “The color choices for 2015 follow a minimalistic, ‘en plain air’ theme, taking cue from nature rather than being reinvented or mechanically manipulated. Soft, cool hues blend with subtle warm tones to create a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.” Colored gemstones are the perfect natural representation or accent to spring’s hottest colors! We’re excited to present 9 of the most striking tones for the upcoming season with descriptive notes by Pantone.

 

Strawberry Ice

“Both tasty and tasteful, Strawberry Ice is a confection color that evokes a feeling of being “in the pink,” emitting a flattering and healthy glow.” Our Padparadscha sapphire and diamond ring is the perfect delight accented with 18K rose gold filigree. Pairs well with Tangerine and Toasted Almond.

 

Aquamarine

“Aquamarine, an airy, ethereal blue with a cool, dreamy feel mixes will with other blues and greens in this season’s color palette.” Feel the breeze of the ocean all day with our 6.80 carat emerald cut aquamarine and diamond ring. Pairs well with Marsala, Classic Blue and Lucite Green.

Classic Blue

“Classic blue is a strong and reliable anchor color and, with its waterborne qualities is perceived as thoughtful and introspective.” Classic Blue seems best represented by sapphire, as seen in these cushion sapphire and diamond double halo earrings. Classic Blue combines well with Lucite Green, Scuba Blue and Custard for bold looks.

Custard

“Custard serves as an all-encompassing yellow for the spring palette, which can be combined with Classic Blue for a maritime look.” Say “Ahoy” with our round yellow sapphire and diamond ring set in 18K yellow and white gold.

Lucite Green

“Fresh and clarifying, cool and refreezing, Lucite Green has a minty glow. Light in weight and also in tone, Lucite Green seems almost transparent.” We can’t help but point out this color and transparency is perfectly represented through Paraíba tourmaline! Two Paraíba cabochons totaling 25.31 carats are cradled by 18K yellow gold surrounded by diamonds and round Paraíba tourmalines. Pairs well with Classic Blue and Scuba Blue.

Marsala

“Sensual and bold, delicious Marsala is a daringly inviting tone that nurtures; exuding confidence and stability while feeding the body, mind and soul.” A robust shade, hints of Marsala can be seen in this imperial topaz, ruby and diamond ring set in 18K rose gold. Pairs well with Aquamarine.

Scuba Blue

“Scuba Blue offers a feeling of escape as it is reminiscent of a tropical ocean. This stirring and energizing shade takes us off to an exotic paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy.” Make your fantasy come true by keeping this vibrant blue close to your heart with our blue zircon and diamond pendant. Pairs well with Classic Blue and Lucite Green.

 

Tangerine

“Spontaneous and gregarious, Tangerine is a juicy orange shade that is energizing, yet not jarring to the eye. Versatile Tangerine is striking enough to stand on its own and adds vitality to a printed pattern.” This fancy orange sapphire and diamond ring set in 18K rose gold is a great stone/metal combo to represent this tangy color! Pairs well with Strawberry Ice and Toasted Almond.

Toasted Almond

“A sun-tanned neutral, Toasted Almond offers comforting warmth and is indicative of a spontaneous spring, summer feeling.” Because Toasted Almond pairs well with Tangerine and Strawberry Ice, a great combination of those two hues can be found in our 21.88 carat cushion morganite and diamond earrings. 

Omi Privé Receives First Ever Platinum Craftsmanship Award at JCK Las Vegas

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Omi Privé has been awarded the first ever “Platinum Craftsmanship Award” in the fifth annual Platinum Innovation Awards. Each year, Platinum Guild International hosts the prestigious Innovation Awards for outstanding platinum design in a variety of categories.

During the 2014 Innovation Awards Editor’s Day in New York City, Platinum Guild International recognized Omi Privé’s superior work in platinum and specially created the “Platinum Craftsmanship Award.” Competition organizers were extremely impressed by the attention to detail and high quality of craftsmanship seen in every Omi Privé piece.

Omi Privé submitted four handcrafted platinum designs to the competition, including a 20.02 carat oval sapphire and diamond ring, a three-stone sapphire and diamond ring, pear shape sapphire and diamond earrings, and a pair of earrings featuring an exquisite 13.60 carats total weight pair of Colombian emeralds. The newly announced Craftsmanship Award is based on overall quality of workmanship, rather than the design of one particular piece. “All of our designs are crafted here in Los Angeles with hand-drawn platinum wire,” explains Niveet Nagpal, Designer and President of Omi Privé. “This enables us to ensure the utmost quality of every piece we create.”

 

 

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Piece #3 In the Jewelry Week Countdown: Padparadscha sapphire and diamond ring

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nicheadshot1by Nicolette Kovacevich, G.G.
Manager of Fine Jewelry, Omi Privé

 

 

What it is: 8.18 carat No Heat padparadscha sapphire oval set in Platinum and 18K rose gold. Melee diamonds accent the ring’s triple shank, and satin finish enhances the rose gold head and prongs.

Why it’s cool: This ring is large, but not overstated. The pavé-set diamonds on the shank sparkle to showcase the center. We chose to complete the head and prongs of the ring with satin finish to distinguish the soft, delicate color of this padparadscha.

Why it’s “Privé”: Padparadscha is a special member of the corundum family, and features a graceful, pastel color, best defined as a blend between pink and orange. This padparadscha sapphire is certified as having “No Indication of Thermal Treatment,” discerning its high value and rarity, especially given its significant size.

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Padparadscha

 

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Piece #2 in The Jewelry Week Countdown: Opal, Sapphire, Tsavorite and Diamond Ring

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nicheadshot1by Nicolette Kovacevich, G.G.
Manager of Fine Jewelry, Omi Privé

 

 

I adore this ring so much, I was tempted NOT to write this post. I would love to keep it!  The second piece in our countdown introduces a new stone to the Privé collection: opal.

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What it is: 4.50 carat black opal set in 18K yellow gold. Accent stones comprise round diamonds, green tsavorite garnets, and pear-shape sapphires.

Why it’s cool: This black opal has extraordinary play of color. Its vivid blues and greens are striking. The ring sits low against the finger, making it easy to wear. High-polish yellow gold plays off the hue palette of the opal.

Why it’s “Privé”: This ring transitions from a classic style, featuring pavé-set diamond and garnet melee, while embracing an edgy, more stylish look. The piece was designed specifically for this opal, with the sapphire pair and tsavorites distinctively selected to accentuate the gem’s play of color.

 

Opal Ring Sketch

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Piece #1 in the Jewelry Week Countdown: Fancy Sapphire & Diamond Ring

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nicheadshot1by Nicolette Kovacevich, G.G.
Manager of Fine Jewelry, Omi Privé

 

Gearing up for Jewelry Week in Las Vegas is the most exciting time for me at Omi! While busily sketching and crafting new pieces, we cannot wait for their official introduction in just a few short weeks. Here is a “sneak peek” countdown for some of the newest Privé designs. This fancy-colored sapphire ring was just finished and released from the shop!

What it is: 5.77 carat emerald-cut fancy sapphire set in 18K yellow gold. The ring features a high-polish finish and pavé-set diamonds on its sides.

Why it’s cool: This fancy sapphire has a lighter tone in comparison to many of the darker, royal blue sapphires most often shown in the market.  Its pastel hue is on-trend, and is enhanced by the brightness of the yellow gold frame. Also, while it is common for an elongated stone to be set vertically on the finger, this stone is set in opposition. This creates a visually slimming look on wider fingers, as well.

Why it’s “Privé”: This ring unveils a different style. Without any diamonds viewable from the top, the sapphire is the sole focus of the piece. While its hue is light in tone, the color is distributed evenly throughout the stone. During the creative process, we designed the split shank and the sides of the ring to be open, allowing the sapphire’s color to be viewed from every angle.

Sketch

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Omi Privé Designs Three-Peat in the 2014 Jewelers’ Choice Awards

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Omi Privé has been recognized by jewelry industry for the third year in a row! 

Two of Omi Privé’s sapphire and diamond platinum rings have been awarded First Place in the seventh Annual JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards. Presented by JCK Magazine, the Jewelers’ Choice Awards are recognized as the industry’s highest honor for excellence in jewelry design and craftsmanship in a variety of categories. Retail jewelers throughout the world may cast votes through JCK’s web site for their favorites over a three-month duration. Omi Privé’s one-of-a-kind pink sapphire and diamond ring was also recognized as a finalist in the category of “Best Ring Design over $10,000.”

The first winning sapphire ring is handcrafted in platinum and won in the “Platinum Jewelry over $10,000” category. Sixteen diamond-encrusted prongs hoist its one-of-a-kind 17.00 carat no-heat Sri Lankan sapphire. Niveet Nagpal, head designer and President of Omi Privé, describes the unique oval gem as the inspiration for the piece, “The intensity of the blue in this stone is extremely rare for an unheated sapphire. I immediately realized it deserved a setting just as unique. I studied its individual properties and envisioned a design that would enliven and compliment the splendor of the stone.”

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First Place Winner, Platinum Jewelry over $10,000

The second sapphire ring won first place in the “Bridal Jewelry over $10,000” category. A stunning 3.50 carat radiant-cut sapphire is framed perfectly by a double border of round sapphires and brilliant diamond rounds. Handcrafted in platinum, the hidden beauty of this piece lies underneath, where two inner baskets of hand-set French pavé diamonds and blue sapphires cross to form its base.
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First Place Winner, Bridal Jewelry over $10,000

“We are honored to have won this year, and we thank all of the jewelry retailers who voted for Omi Privé. Our continued determination is to bring the stones to life through the jewelry in which they are presented,” concludes Nagpal.

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View all of our award winning designs.