Blog

Celebrating A Lifetime of Color – Honoring Omi Nagpal, Founder of Omi Gems

We are honored to be celebrating our founder, Omi Nagpal, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California this past October 1st, 2022.  Omi along with Susan Jacques, President and CEO of the Gemological Institute of America and Tanya Parikh, owner of Janvier...

Alexandrite and Other Color-Change Gemstones – 18th Annual Sinkankas Symposium

Omi Privé is honored to be included in the 18th Annual Sinkankas Symposium co-sponsored by the Gemological Institute of America, the Geo-Literary Society and the Gemological Society of San Diego. Named for one of the most distinguished and influential figures in gemology and mineralogy, (John Sinkankas (2002), the Sinkankas Symposium...

A Captivating Success for Charity

As Omi continues to evolve, we remain committed to our industry and take an active role in issues like ethical production practices, industry charity initiatives and mining community aid. The Omi Privé team recently attended The American Gem Society’s annual Conclave in Oklahoma City, where we were able to see...

Why is Spinel so Special?

Spinel has long been one of the most under-appreciated gemstones on the market, yet it is coveted by collectors and gemologists for its range of hues and spectacular optical properties. Spinel was recently added as an official birthstone for August, raising its exposure to new heights. Recognized and prized for...

Pantone Color of The Year is “Very Peri” – Discover the Shade

“Blending the faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of red, this happiest and warmest of all the blue hues introduces an empowering mix of newness,” Pantone stated about the new purple shade for 2022; Very Peri. At Omi Privé we love pairing unique and various shades...

Omi Privé Honored with Multiple AGTA Spectrum Awards for 2021

The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) Spectrum Awards are very special to Omi Privé and our Head Designer, Niveet Nagpal. Ten years ago we won our first Spectrum Awards with our one-of-a-kind sapphire and diamond platinum bracelet and a glowing tsavorite garnet, yellow sapphire and diamond ring. This esteemed recognition...