Posted by & filed under Award Winning, Custom Collection, Emerald, News, Omi Privé, One-of-a-Kind Collection, Sapphire.

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.”

 

 

PIA Winner

Posted by & filed under Custom Collection, Omi Privé, Padparadscha Sapphire.

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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Posted by & filed under Custom Collection, Omi Privé, Opal, Sapphire, Tsavorite Garnet.

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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Posted by & filed under Custom Collection, Fancy Sapphire, Omi Privé, Sapphire.

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 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.

RO1011-PSCUFinalist, Best Ring Design over $10,000

 

View all of our award winning designs.

Posted by & filed under Alexandrite, Award Winning, Custom Collection, Emerald, Omi Privé, One-of-a-Kind Collection, Pink Sapphire, Ruby, Sapphire, Signature Collection, Topaz, Trends.

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

Succeeding the official launch of Omi Privé’s new web site, and attending the AGTA GemFair in Tucson, has deduced a central fact: this is the year for COLOR. From in-demand pinks to alluring double halo designs, below are the top 10 Privé pieces noticed, desired, and adored into 2014.

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