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Pantone has announced their 2020 color of the year as Classic Blue described as “instilling calm, confidence, and connection”.

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According to the official Pantone site, “Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”

The same could be said for many hues rare gemstones that represent this tranquil blue range including blue spinel, blue sapphire, cobalt, blue sheen moonstone, and opal. Read on for ideas on how you can style your outfits and celebrate the color of the year!

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Platinum ring featuring a 9.34carat emerald cut sapphire accented by 0.80 carat total weight of round sapphires, 0.87 carat total weight of trapezoid diamonds, 0.95 carat total weight of carre cut diamonds, 2.00 carat total weight of diamond baguettes.

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Platinum ring accented with black rhodium featuring a 11.17 carat oval moonstone accented by 5.40 carat total weight of oval buff-top sapphires, 0.40 carat total weight of round sapphires and 0.18 carat total weight of round diamonds.

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Platinum pendant accented by black rhodium featuring a 19.65 carat pear-shape blue-sheen moonstone accented by a 1.04 carat cushion sapphire, 0.48 carat total weight of round sapphires and 0.26 carat total weight of rose-cut diamonds.

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Platinum pendant featuring a 13.34 carat pear shape sapphire accented by 1.57 carat total weight of round sapphires and 0.55 carat total weight of round diamonds.

E1251-EO2020-SAEC
Platinum earrings featuring 9.07 carat total weight emerald cut sapphires accented by 0.57 carat total weight of round sapphires, 2.58 carat total weight of diamond baguettes, 0.59 carat total weight of octagon cut diamonds and 0.65 carat total weight of round diamonds.

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18K white gold cufflinks featuring 1.47 carat total weight of cushion sapphires accented by 2.97 carat total weight of round sapphires.

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Platinum 3-stone ring featuring a 2.25 carat round sapphire accented by 1.08 carat total weight of round sapphires and 0.70 carat total weight of round diamonds.

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Platinum ring featuring a 5.08 carat emerald cut sapphire accented by 1.48 carat total weight of diamond baguettes and 0.13 carat total weight of round diamonds.

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Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and provides an anchoring foundation in a long-adored gemstone shade as we look toward 2020. View all of our sapphire pieces on omiprive.com.

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What better way to express your appreciation for someone (or for yourself!) than with a gorgeous gemstone and diamond pendant! Visit us at one of our retail partners’ locations near you to try on our collection in-person.

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Platinum pendant featuring a 1.56 carat pear shape sapphire accented by 0.27 carat total weight of round sapphires, a 0.13 carat tapered diamond baguette and 0.74 carat total weight of round diamonds.

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Platinum pendant featuring a 1.80 carat trillion cut alexandrite accented by 0.32 carat total weight of round alexandrites, 0.40 carat total weight of round rose-cut diamonds and 0.04 carat total weight of round diamonds.

P1413-PC1150-MSPS
Platinum pendant accented by black rhodium featuring a 19.65 carat pear-shape blue-sheen moonstone accented by a 1.04 carat cushion sapphire, 0.48 carat total weight of round sapphires and 0.26 carat total weight of rose-cut diamonds.

P1415-PC1615-SAPS
Platinum pendant featuring a 3.48 carat pear-shape sapphire accented by 0.45 carat total weight of round sapphires, 0.42 carat total weight of round rose-cut diamonds and 0.04 carat total weight of round diamonds.

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18K rose gold pendant accented with black rhodium featuring a 15.30 carat pear-shape rainbow moonstone accented by 0.88 carat oval cat’s eye alexandrite, 0.47 carat total weight of round alexandrite and 0.15 carat total weight of round diamonds.

View more of our available pendants at omiprive.com.

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At Omi Privé we start with the gemstones. We believe these jewels are nature’s finest works of art and we treat them accordingly. Our decades of experience in curating the world’s most rare loose gemstones have honed our eye for masterpieces. As award winning jewelry designers, we seek out the most exquisite gemstones, employing expert craftsmanship and creating designs to accentuate their natural beauty. We invite you to turn the pages of our 2020 Collection Look Book.

 

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The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has hit for 2019! We’re happy to be traveling all across the country for trunk shows and holiday events with select retail stores. Visit us at one of the following locations to view our collection in person:

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December 5th – December 7th
Diamond Cellar | Dublin, OH
Thursday & Friday 10am-9:00pm, Saturday 10am-7pm
RSVP

December 6th
O.C. Tanner | Salt Lake City, UT
Friday 10am-5:30pm
RSVP

December 7th & 8th
Deja & Co. | Saratoga, CA
Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
RSVP

December 10th
Hal Davis Jewelers | Boise, ID
Tuesday 10am-5:30pm
RSVP

December 10th – 12th
Steve Quick Jewelers | Chicago, IL
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 11am-7pm
RSVP

December 12th
Thomas Markle Jewelers | The Woodlands, TX
Thursday 12pm-8pm
RSVP

December 19th & 20th
Shreve | San Francisco, CA
Thursday & Friday 10am-6pm
RSVP

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Holiday season is quickly approaching and at Omi Privé we believe in celebrating with color! Check out some of the newest pieces in the collection and the inspiration behind them. We’ve included style numbers so you can include them on your holiday wish list and view the piece in person at an Omi Privé retailer near you.

 


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At the center of this statement ring is a lovely lavender spinel, its color does not appear fixed as is mirrors the multicolor round spinels set in its halo.

Style R2334-RC1650-SPOV

 

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The gemstones in this ring design celebrate the color blue! Its halo and side stones are comprised of Paraíba-type tourmalines, while the center displays a rich steely blue spinel.

Style R2336-RC1055-SPCU

 

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At Omi we love designing with rose gold, and these extremely vibrant examples of pink spinels and purple garnets together just shine while surrounded by a halo of diamonds.

Style E1275-EC1750-RGCU

 

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Sapphires dazzle at the center of both of these pendants; with an inner halo of rose-cut diamonds for a statement making look.

Styles P1415-PC1615-SAPS & P1434-PC1300-SACU

 

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This incredibly fine example of a rainbow moonstone is complimented by a scalloped halo of alexandrites that almost mimic the billowing, rolling nature of the moonstone’s adularescence.

Style P1432-PC1150-MSPS

 

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This pendant features a unique and elongated pear-shape tourmaline which is striking in its size and shape. Complimented by subtle detailing throughout, including an alexandrite set “spine” running the length of the back of the stone for a complete look.

Style P1435-PC1250-TOPS

 

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A marvelous blue zircon sits at the center of this ring, its doubling clearly evident in this image and its pavilion well protected in this bezel style ring. Blue zircons are notably brittle, but their sparkle is scintillating.

Style R2320-RC1755-BZOV

 

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In both blue and pink, these sapphire three-stone rings are a classic design reimagined with a monochromatic burst of color.

Styles R2326-RC1350-SAEC & R2327-RC1350-PSEC

 

 

 

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At Omi Privé we covet black opal from the Lightning Ridge area of New South Wales, Australia. As gemologists we are taught never to identify gemstones by sight alone, but when it comes to natural opals, there’s nothing that quite compares and there are no two opals that are exactly alike. There are certain patterns that appear more often than others in the play-of-color seen in opals.

Opal is a non-crystalline form of the mineral silica. It is formed when tiny spheres of silica solidify and stack on top of one another. The uniformity of size of these spheres helps determine how the opal diffracts light and what color appears. Generally, when the spheres are more uniform in size and arrangement, the opal will produce more intense and defined play of color. We love to design with a variety of patterns and colors; here we will take a closer look at some of these pattern names as seen in Omi Privé pieces:

Pinfire: Seen in these opal rings – pinfire patterned opals can be described as having small bright spots of different colors that punctuate the stone and are visible in all directions.

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Sheen: & Moss: Sheen and moss patterns can be observed in this opal pendant. Sheen is considered as an overly similar, matching color pattern with diffuse, undefined flashes. It would also classify as a moss pattern which is just as it sounds; the play of color resembles scrawling moss.

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Flash: The flash pattern in opals can appear in different ways. A broad flash pattern will cover a substantial part of the face of the opal, usually as a single color. Rolling flash patterns will roll across the face of the stone as it’s moved. Below are two examples of flash pattern opals.

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Flagstone Harlequin: Harlequin patterns are often the most rare and valuable of all opal patterns, and are defined by a pattern of repeating squares of color. There are varieties of this pattern, and one is the flagstone harlequin, which contains patches of color that are more irregular in shape and fit together in a mosaic style similar to flagstone paving.

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Clover Harlequin: Similar to the above flagstone harlequin pattern, clover harlequin opals will display units of color that form in a clover leaf-like design.

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Chaff: Opals with chaff patterns will often display other patterns as well, but the chaff pattern is observed when randomly oriented patches of color are broken by fine lines or brushstrokes crosshatching in different directions.

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Ribbon: Seen below in this exquisite opal, this pattern is observed as “ribbons” of color that will run across the opal, generally parallel from one another.

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This is just a small sampling of some of the recognizable patterns seen in opal. No two opals are alike, which is why developing a catalogue of patterns to help gemstone dealers and jewelers more accurately describe the stone is important. It’s common for opals to display one or more of these patterns throughout the stone, but generally, those with larger, more saturated and distinct patterns throughout will be more valuable. At Omi Privé we love celebrating this magnificent gemstone with vibrant and unusual color combinations and accents that emphasize the phenomenal nature of the opal.

Shop our opal designs at your local retailer!

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At Omi Privé, the beauty is definitely in the details. When designing our pieces, first and foremost, it is about the gemstone. Niveet, President and Lead Designer, believes that the mounting each Omi Gem is placed into should reflect the time and attention to detail that nature took to produce such gorgeous gemstones. Omi Privé’s pieces are meticulously handcrafted in southern California where the company first began selling loose gemstones nearly forty years ago. Using a combination of classic techniques and modern technology, we achieve a level of craftsmanship that is not easily duplicated.

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For example – in this close up of one of our popular styles, the sapphire is supported by a double wire basket. To set the stones, each setting is hand-drilled on individual wires and then hand assembled to form the basket. This subtle detailing is oftentimes known only to the wearer, but that is ok by us!  Our desire is that every owner of an Omi Privé piece recognizes the care we put into all aspects of our designs.

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As another example – Notice the stones set between the split in the ring’s shank. On first glance, you might not even know it is there. But the construction of each piece, through pulled wire technique allows for all metal surfaces to be polished, and just as importantly, this technique ensures that the metal is denser and less porous than if cast. All these elements make certain that your jewelry will stand the test of time!

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Taking a closer look at our French pavé, again you will notice Omi’s superior craftsmanship. Treating each piece of jewelry like its own mini-sculpture, each pavé prong is carved by hand. This ensures their strength and allows our master jewelers more control, which is why very little metal can often be seen when our French pavé halos are complete.

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For our Vault-worthy rings, we also like to add the tiny detail of a small round alexandrite set inside the bottom of shank. Alexandrite is Niveet’s favorite stone to design with, it is a signature that speaks to rarity and value, and also a gift to the wearer.

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The weather is starting to cool off (for some of us!) and school is in full swing, which means Fall is upon us and we are celebrating September birthdays with sapphire. Imagine your autumn outings with these brilliant sapphires as the centerpiece. Which will you fall in love with?

This bold royal blue sapphire weighing over 11 carats is the focal point of this detailed ring design. Its triple claw-like prongs provide protection and importance, but they are still delicate due to their exquisite craftsmanship. The shank has a distinct harlequin-like pattern, with expertly matched tapering sapphires running its length; diamonds are set between the stones and the overall design is simultaneously classic and modern. Style number: R2293-RO1260-SAOV

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The striking combination of a oval purple sapphire and Paraíba-type tourmalines is unique and combines two rare and valuable gemstones. The purple sapphire is accompanied by a gemstone report stating it is unheated, which is quite rare in sapphires and makes its color and clarity even more treasured. Style Number: R2308-RC1055-PSOV

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The clarity and size of the center moonstone in this design is what first captivates and adds discernible value to this design. The moonstone’s blue sheen is complimented by an outer halo of round blue sapphires and sapphire trapezoids accented with black rhodium. Style Number: R2295-RC1485-MSOV

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Slightly mismatched padparadscha sapphires are the focal point of these earrings, highlighting the delicate mix of pink and orange required to be given this designation. Mixed metals, with rose gold next to the center stone, are used in a double halo to highlight the pink hue of the padparadscha. Style Number: E1267-EO1021-PDOV

P1413-PC1150-MSPS

The statement making, nearly 20 carat moonstone at the center of this pendant is complimented with sapphires set with black rhodium to draw attention to the remarkable blue sheen of the center. The halo of sapphires scallops around the edge of the moonstone to mimic the rolling nature of the stone’s adularescence. Style Number: P1413-PC1150-MSPS

These sapphire earrings are detailed with two stations which use brilliant round sapphires with black rhodium accented prongs to create the illusion of a marquise, giving these earrings a elegant shape. Details abound on these earrings, from the subtle side halo of sapphires, to the rose cut diamonds in bezels behind the pear-shape sapphires, in order to create a full 360 degree look. Style Number: E1266-EC1850-SAPS

E1261-EC1900-SAPS

Classic sapphire drop earrings are modernized with a halo of rose-cut diamonds. Perfectly matched pear shape sapphires are complimented by matching round sapphires at the bottom of the lever wire – all displaying an ideal shade of medium-toned royal blue. Style Number: E1261-EC1900-SAPS

R2302-RC1610-SACU

Striking double claw prongs and a shared-prong halo of rose-cut diamonds modernize this classic sapphire and diamond ring. The natural center sapphire displays a blissful shade of cornflower blue and compliments a bride looking for an alternative sapphire bridal design. Style Number: R2302-RC1610-SACU

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The bold color combination of sapphire and Paraíba-type tourmalines is striking, and the addition of black rhodium accentuates the bold colors of the gemstones. A classic three stone design is given a modern reinvention with this stone pairing and black rhodium plating. Style Number: R2290-RC1055-SAOV

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Grandidierite is one of the rarest minerals on earth. It was first discovered in 1902 in southern Madagascar and named in honor of French explorer Alfred Grandidier (1836–1912) who studied the natural history of Madagascar. The original discovery of the stone was located in a small pegmatite outcrop in the cliffs of Andrahomana, which is on the southern coast of Madagascar. Since its initial discovery, specimens of grandidierite have been found in select locations around the world, including Malawi, Namibia and Sri Lanka. In 2014, about 35 miles northwest of the original deposit find, in the Amboasary district of southern Madagascar’s Anosy region gem quality rough was discovered. With very few exceptions, the only location where gem quality material has been discovered is Southern Madagascar. Most faceted stones have been under 1 carat in size with obvious inclusions; in very rare finds 3 to 5 carats or slightly larger have been produced. It is strongly trichroic, meaning it appears as different shades of color from different angles, but it is often cut so that when facing up it has a blue to bluish green color.

Something we value here at Omi Privé is process. We have close relationships with miners and generations of industry partnerships in the loose colored gemstone business. These partnerships allow us to acquire gemstones that others don’t have access to.⁠ ⁠We specialize in sourcing because we see each gemstone as true artistic works of nature. For this three-stone ring, we combined another favorite gemstone of ours; alexandrite. Alexandrite is one of the most unique and rare gemstones ever discovered. Naturally, it changes colors in different lighting, from hues of greens and blues in daylight to reds and purples in incandescent light. Alexandrite was discovered in April of 1834 in the Ural Mountains of Russia. It was named after Tsar Alexander II since it was discovered around the time of the future Tsar’s coming of age. Since red and green were the colors of Imperial Russia it quickly became the national stone of Russia, worn by royalty and nobility. We felt alexandrite was the perfect compliment to the center grandidierite of this ring. An exceptionally rare combination of gemstones, both grandidierite and alexandrite are two of the rarest gemstones in the world making this ring a true one-of-a-kind collector’s piece.

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Grandidierites over 1 carat are highly valuable and coveted, particularly one like the center stone of this ring displaying characteristic blue-green color with little to no eye visible inclusions.

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Grandidierite is strongly trichroic so its colors appear to shift when looking at it under different lighting or angles; this characteristic plays off the naturally color changing alexandrites set on the sides and outer halo of the ring.

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The lovely side details and black rhodium surrounding the alexandrite melee down the shank and around the crown make the ring gorgeous from all angles.

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The platinum ring accented with black rhodium features over a 2 carat oval grandidierite stone and two oval alexandrites on each side. The ring is further complimented by round alexandrites and diamonds.

 

Watch the color change phenomena of this ring!

 

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Refresh any wardrobe by adorning your ears with style and color! This season the runway is seeing earrings that are more colorful, bold and downright statement making. Celebrate your personal style with the gemstone that speaks to you. Which pair of earrings is your favorite?

 


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Alexandrite & Diamond Platinum Earrings

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Rainbow Moonstone, Purple Spinel, Fancy Sapphire, Alexandrite & Diamond Rose Gold Earrings

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Paraíba-Type Tourmaline, Purple Sapphire, Paraíba Tourmaline & Diamond Earrings

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Sapphire & Diamond Platinum Earrings

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Paraíba-type Tourmaline, Paraíba Tourmaline & Diamond Platinum Earrings