Perfectly aligned with New York Fashion Week, Pantone has released their Spring 2014 Color Report, revealing soft pastels paired with vivid brights for a colorful equilibrium. Inspired by a mixture of blooming flowers, travels abroad, and strong, confident women, designers are using color to refresh, revive and defy conventional wisdom.
“This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “…the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations.”
Omi Privé is excited to introduce some of 2014’s colors in our latest designs. Let us know which color is your favorite! You can even take the 2014 Color Survey here and see which color has the lead!
Cayenne, a high-pitched reddish orange, adds a dash of spicy heat to neutrals. Our 18K rose gold and pink tourmaline ring exudes “Cayenne”!
Radiant Orchid is a perfect companion to pastels and pairs well mixed with other bold colors. Pink sapphire comes in a variety of hues, including “Radiant Orchid” as seen in this one-of-a-kind pink sapphire platinum and 18K rose gold ring.
Placid Blue, induces a sense of calmness and tranquility as seen in our double-halo sapphire and platinum engagement ring. With its clean and clear-blue, cornflower blue sapphire will make its wearer feel the breeze and brilliant shine of calm seas.
Dazzling Blue, a scintillating, polar opposite to Placid Blue, this strong color as seen in our violet-blue round sapphire and diamond ring pairs well across the pallet.
Freesia, an intense yellow, brings powerful energy to the spectrum. Yellow sapphires are the perfect gemstone to elude this sunny hue.
Violet Tulip, a romantic, vintage purple, evokes wistful nostalgia. What does our radiant-cut fancy sapphire ring bring out in you?
Hemlock, a summery, ornamental green, provides a touch that’s different from the Emerald green of last year. Green tourmaline paired with yellow gold is the perfect hue to carry summer through every season!
Celosia Orange, an optimistic, spontaneous hue can inspire you every day with our imperial topaz, ruby and diamond ring set in 18K rose gold.
New to Omi Privé and completely on trend is a one-of-a-kind pink sapphire & diamond bracelet. This piece features 79 fancy-cut pink and purple sapphires weighing a total of 81.94 carats! Over 1,100 round diamonds with a total weight of 12.52 carats brilliantly frame and accent these stones. One will also find 2.45 carats of round pink and purple sapphires “sprinkled” within the bracelet’s design.
These rose cut fancy sapphires are unheated; thus, their color is of natural origin. Each stone was cut to enhance its individual color and beauty, adding to their uniqueness and value. The rose cut received its name for its resemblance of an opening rose bud. Cutting in this style reduces weight loss of the gem, while reflecting the stone’s natural hue. Characteristics of the rose cut are typically flat on the bottom, rising to a low pyramid at the top, with small, triangular facets.
Countless hours were spent studying these fancy cut sapphires and contemplating the bracelet’s design before any production could begin. First, the rose cut sapphires were laid out, with their hues and shapes alternating.
Then, the team of jewelers expertly began to craft the bracelet. Every piece is created individually by hand for each particular rose cut. The frames are connected separately, with most on hinges to increase movement, allowing for maximum comfort and sparkle from the bracelet.
The base of each sapphire’s frame is polished internally and on all surfaces before the pieces are connected. This maximizes the clean light reflection from all angles. The pavé-set diamond frames are created in 18K white gold. The prongs holding the stones, as well as the entire base of the bracelet, are crafted in 18K rose gold, ideally accenting the sapphires’ hues and allowing their true colors to shine through.
The most important aspect of this bracelet lies within its assembly. Certain stones are set without frames for balance and contrast. Varying sapphires are angled to give the bracelet depth and movement. “From each stone to each stone, one will notice that the angle is changing,” states Niveet Nagpal, Omi Privé’s President and head designer. “We studied the structure of the bracelet to perfectly harmonize its design, with tremendous focus on how it will move, how it will flow, and most importantly, how it will feel for the wearer.”
Lastly, the bracelet features a double safety lock, with the box clasp made by hand. Nagpal concludes, “This bracelet was definitely more labor intensive than anticipated. However, it is truly a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. It was a great experience and positively a great honor to create this exquisite bracelet to be a wearable work of art for today’s most feminine customer.”