Monthly Archives: October 2013

Omi Gems Cheers for Pantone’s 2014 Spring Colors!

Pantone® recently 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.”

Now is the perfect time to work with your clients who love color and give us a call at 877.OMI.GEMS for all of your gemstone needs. 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. Pink tourmaline and many spinels exude “Cayenne” hues.

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 cushion cut pink sapphire.

Placid Blue, induces a sense of calmness and tranquility as seen in this radiant cut fancy sapphire. 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 can be found in sapphires and tanzanite and 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.

Hemlock, a summery, ornamental green, provides a touch that’s different from the Emerald green of last year. Mint green tourmaline is the perfect hue to carry summer through every season!

Celosia Orange, an optimistic, spontaneous hue can inspire you every day with imperial topaz or mandarin garnet.


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Featured Stone: 4.49 Carat Padparascha Sapphire Oval

Our featured stone for October is a stunning unheated orange-pink 4.49 carat oval padparadscha sapphire measuring 10.45 x 7.89 x 6.61 mm. GRS certified this stone is immediately available. Call us at 877.OMI.GEMS for additional information and details on our large collection of padparadscha’s in a variety of sizes.

Learn more about padparadscha sapphires here.

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Vote in the 2013 MJSA Online Design Challenge! Omi Gems Alexandrite Inspires Nine Designers

A bride-to-be’s Russian roots and a gorgeous Omi Gems alexandrite set the stage for the 2013 MJSA Online Design Challenge. This year the Design Challenge was centered around our 3.18 carat cushion alexandrite. MJSA supplied nine designers with a fictional scenario, presented here, about a client who would like them to design her engagement ring and wedding band around the unique gemstone.

Now it’s time to vote for your favorite design by visiting the MJSA website! The winner of the 2013 MJSA Journal Russian Doll Design Challenge will be announced in the December print edition of MJSA Journal. Voting is open through October 31st, 2013 and we have highlighted the inspirational stone and final nine designs below: 

3.18 carat Cushion Natural Alexandrite

Alexandra Hart

Malak Atut

Pierre-Yves Paquette

Zoltan David

Boris Goynatsky

Vijayshree Sovani

Brooke Kanani Kahlealani Sachs

Jennifer Dawes

Timothy Green

Vote for your favorite and stay tuned for next year’s Design Challenge featuring a new Omi Gem!

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