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Vote for Color with Omi Privé in the 2014 JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards!

Omi Privé is honored to be a part of the 7th annual Jewelers’ Choice Awards presented by JCK. For 2014, we have painstakingly chosen four of our most inspiring designs and invite you to vote on JCK’s website. Voting is open to all retail jewelers from November 2nd through December 31st, 2013. With every vote retailers place, you’ll be entered to win a free hotel stay during JCK Las Vegas! Look for Omi Privé in the following categories:

Best Ring Design
over $10,000
An impressive 11.24 ct. vivid pink cushion-cut sapphire is the focus of this show-stopping platinum ring. Enhanced on both sides with 18k rose gold and 0.20 cts. t.w. of round pink sapphires, this piece presents a total of 2.71 cts. of brilliant round diamonds in its body and frame. Vote now!

Best Bridal Design
over $10,000

A stunning 3.50 ct. radiant-cut sapphire is framed perfectly by a double border of round sapphires and brilliant diamonds. Handcrafted in platinum, the hidden beauty of this piece lies underneath, where two inner baskets cross to form its base. Hand-set French pavé tastefully flaunts the ring’s 0.82 ct. t.w. of round diamonds and 0.31 ct. t.w. of sapphires.

Gold Jewelry
over $2,500

An 8.54 ct. fancy-cut tsavorite garnet is set amid flames of 0.97 ct. t.w. fancy yellow round diamonds. This fiery pendant was handcrafted in 18k yellow gold, and features side filigree details. Keep the flame alive and vote today! 

Platinum Jewelry
over $10,000

Sixteen diamond-encrusted prongs hoist this one-of-a-kind 17.00 ct. oval no heat sapphire. This platinum ring was handcrafted specifically for the Sri Lankan stone, and incorporates 1.45 cts. t.w. of sparkling round diamonds. Vote in the Platinum category today!

We’d also like to thank all those who voted last year and named Omi Privé’s tsavorite and diamond ring the “Best of the Best” in Platinum Jewelry over $10,000 as well as the W Magazine Readers’ Choice winner!

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Vote Omi Privé Platinum at JCK’s Prestige Promenade!

Platinum Guild International annually hosts the Platinum Innovation Awards, enticing JCK show exhibitors to enter their most innovative platinum bridal and fashion designs. Omi Privé is honored to take part in the fourth annual Platinum Innovation Awards in 2013. We have submitted three of our latest platinum designs, and all voting will take place on Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1st during JCK Las Vegas! View the intricate workmanship of Omi Privé, and vote for your favorite platinum pieces at Prestige Promenade, Salon 37. We look forward to seeing you!

Below are Omi Privé’s three incomparable platinum design entries for 2013:


“Platinum Red Carpet Jewelry” – This unheated 17.70 carat Ceylon sapphire is magnificently held by 16 diamond pavé-set platinum prongs that merge perfectly into the triple split shank.

“Platinum and Colored Gemstone Jewelry” – The pure white metal color of this stunning platinum setting flawlessly allows the 2.69 natural color-change alexandrite center to reveal its striking hues!

“Platinum Engagement Ring” – This Omi Privé ring ingeniously features round brilliant diamonds intricately set along the inner borders of the center prongs, impeccably highlighting the 8.61 carat round violet-blue sapphire center!

Follow these simple steps to vote in the Platinum Innovation Awards! All votes must be submitted from JCK. Visit us in Prestige Promenade, Salon 37 to acquire the necessary codes:

STEP 1: Visit Omi Privé at JCK’s Prestige Promenade, Salon 37.

STEP 2: Locate the PT code (i.e. PT01) next to the blue logo of your favorite designs featured above.

STEP 3: Using your mobile device, send a text with the PT code (i.e. PT01) to number 30364.

STEP 4: Find your other two Omi Privé favorite designs, and repeat steps 1 and 2!

Look for these plaques in our cases at Prestige Promenade to retrieve voting codes!
Platinum Guild International is a worldwide marketing organization dedicated to creating, expanding and strengthening consumer and trade markets for platinum jewelry. Through various programs offered, such as the Platinum Innovation Awards, they nurture and promote the consumer desire for platinum jewelry.

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Omi Privé Tsavorite Ring Named “Best Platinum” Design in the 2013 JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards

Omi Privé Also Named Grand Prize Winner of
First W Magazine Readers’ Choice Award

(Los Angeles, CA—April 2013) Omi Privé’s tsavorite and diamond platinum ring design has been named the “Best Platinum over $10,000” in the Sixth Annual JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards. Hailed as the industry’s highest honor, the Jewelers’ Choice Awards, presented by JCK Magazine, honor excellence in jewelry design and craftsmanship in a variety of categories. Voting is held online through JCK’s web site, where all retail jewelers cast votes for their favorites over a three-month duration. Omi Privé’s pink sapphire and diamond 3-stone rose gold ring was also recognized as a finalist in the category of “Best Bridal $5,001-$10,000.”

The winning tsavorite ring is handcrafted in platinum, and was designed specifically for the center 7.10 carat cushion-cut tsavorite garnet. It is accented with 0.85 carats of brilliant round diamonds. Niveet Nagpal, head designer and President of Omi Privé, describes the gemstone as the inspiration for the piece, “This tsavorite emanates a multitude of hues like few garnets we have seen.  It is rare in size, color and brilliance. We sought to create a ring design as unique as its mint-green color, but that would not overshadow the rarity and beauty of the stone itself.”

This year also marks the start of a unique consumer award that was organized to honor Jewelers’ Choice finalists. After voting concluded for the Jewelers’ Choice Awards, JCK submitted the top 10 “jewelers’ favorites” to W Magazine for further participation in the W Magazine Readers’ Choice Award. W Magazine readers voted, and selected Omi Privé’s platinum tsavorite ring as the winner.

“It is an honor that the 7.10 carat tsavorite ring has been acclaimed amongst our industry’s top jewelers. We were especially humbled when it was also chosen by the readers of W Magazine. We are thrilled that this rare gemstone can now be showcased as an Omi Privé winner!” remarks Nagpal.

The Omi Privé fine jewelry collection can be viewed online at or in person at JCK’s Prestige Promenade Salon 37! Please call us at 877.OMI.GEMS to schedule your personal appointment time.

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JCK Magazine – March 2013

Omi Prive’s tsavorite and platinum ring design won both the JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards in the Platinum category as well as the W Magazine Readers Choice award!

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Why Spectrum is so Spectacular!

by Niveet Nagpal, G.G.
Vice President, Omi Gems

AGTA Tucson is right around the corner, and it is a great opportunity for you to view the colorful 2013 AGTA Spectrum award-winning designs and loose gems in person! I encourage all designers who love color to enter in 2014.

The AGTA GemFair Tucson is a convenient place to acquire gemstones and suppliers for your 2014 Spectrum Awards design entries. Suppliers from all over the country are at your disposal during the show, providing an ideal opportunity to form relationships and partnerships.

Each year the Spectrum Awards challenges designers to get creative with colored gemstones and cultured pearls. Since its launch in 1984, the Spectrum Awards have set trends, increased visibility for designers, and inspired great innovation in the use of color and materials.

This year marked the largest number of entries (nearly 500) to date for the competition, which is always an amazing opportunity for recognition within the industry, as well as amongst consumers. The Spectrum Awards are always packed with media looking to cover the latest in fashion and color trends. AGTA also partners with celebrities, such as actress Morena Baccarin. Recently named “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World” by Esquire magazine,  she will promote the world of color and the Spectrum Awards.

Here I am with AGTA’s Douglas Hucker, Adam Graham and the most beautiful of the bunch, Morena Baccarin.


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Omi Privé and Color Rule in the 2012 Bridal Jewelry Awards

Engagement 101’s second annual Bridal Jewelry Awards began with hundreds of submissions from distinguished jewelry designers from around the world, including Omi Privé. After a rigorous nomination process that whittled the submissions to just 48, the selections were then divided into eight categories of popular ring trends, including “Best Woman’s Wedding Band”.

Omi Privé was delighted to be selected and presented among five other prestigious designers in the category. Through the month of November, thousands of men and women visited to cast their vote for their favorite “ring of the year”. We are highly honored to have our Sapphire and Diamond eternity wedding band voted the “Women’s Wedding Band” of the year for 2012! Thank you everyone for your votes!

This gorgeous sapphire and diamond platinum eternity wedding band has a total of 3.51 carats of diamond cut sapphires and 0.58 carats of French Pavé set brilliant diamonds.

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Design in Color with Omi Gems!

We’re happy to announce that two prestigious jewelry associations, The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) and the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA), have joined forces to present three new awards within the AGTA Spectrum Awards competition for 2013. The Gem Diva Awards, sponsored by WJA will be presented in the Bridal Wear, Evening Wear and Business/Day Wear categories. All women who enter the Spectrum Awards competition will be eligible for this category.

If you’re a designer who’s thinking of entering the 2013 AGTA Spectrum awards, look no further for your fine colored stone source! Omi Gems has one of the largest inventories of loose gemstones in the country. In addition to classic stones like sapphire, ruby and emerald we also carry rare gemstones such as Brazilian alexandrite and Padpardascha sapphire, Paraiba tourmaline, spinel and spessartite.

Sapphires! Blues, Pinks, Pads, Yellows, Oranges, Purples and Greens!

Spinel in a variety of hues and tones.

We've got "lots" of the color of the year, "Tangerine Tango", with a great selection of spessartite garnet and orange sapphire.

Omi Gems has one of the largest inventories of Brazilian Alexandrite with strong color change!

We’ve got all shapes and sizes of fine colored gemstones, so just give us a call at 877.OMI.GEMS with your stone requests for your AGTA Spectrum Awards submission! We encourage everyone to get colorful and enter the awards by visiting Entries must be received by Friday, September 21st.

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The Jewelry Book – Summer 2012

Award Winning sapphire and diamond platinum eternity band.

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Omi Gems Debuts Omi Privé Collection in Prestige Promenade at JCK


(Los Angeles, CA)— JCK’s Prestige Promenade was bustling with buyers and media as Omi Gems debuted their new jewelry collection, Omi Privé, at JCK Las Vegas 2012. The excitement over the handcrafted designs caused quite a sensation, earning Omi Privé a Buyer’s Choice Platinum Innovation Award.

Close relationships with industry partners like Platinum Guild International (PGI) and JCK led to Omi Gems being invited to premiere its highly anticipated Omi Privé line, a collection of custom creations highlighting the natural beauty of colored gemstones, in the coveted Prestige Promenade at JCK Las Vegas.

Omi Privé is the first ever jewelry company invited to launch a brand at Prestige Promenade. The unveiling caused such a sensation among the voting retailers that Omi Privé took home the Third Annual Platinum Innovation Award for Buyer’s Choice in the Platinum Wedding Band category for its platinum diamond and sapphire eternity band.

Winner of Platinum Innovation Award

Niveet Nagpal of Omi Privé at the Platinum Innovation Awards Ceremony with the winning sapphire and diamond design for Buyer's Choice Platinum Wedding Band.

Team Omi at the Platinum Innovations Award Ceremony from left to right; Nicolette, Manos, Omi, Niveet, Preeti, Natalie and Sally.

The Omi Privé Salon 37 in JCK's Prestige Promenade.

Sapphire and diamond platinum eternity band handcrafted with 3.51 carats of diamond cut sapphires accented with 0.58 carats of brilliant diamond rounds. Click photo to vote on Facebook if you'd like to see this ring featured on!

“We were excited and honored to make our international debut at Prestige Promenade alongside some of the finest jewelry companies in the industry,” commented Niveet Nagpal, Vice President of Omi Privé. “Prestige Promenade was the perfect venue to introduce the award-winning Omi Privé collection in a relaxing atmosphere with the finest retailers from around the world.”

Reflecting not only Omi Gems’ dedication to innovative platinum designs but its passion for the colored stone industry, the award followed appearances in the JCK Fashion Show on Friday and Saturday and a feature in the first-day JCK Show Daily, which drove attendees to Omi Gems’ platinum destination in Prestige Promenade. In addition, via its partnership with the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA), Omi Gems donated a membership to AGTA in a silent auction to benefit Jewelers for Children.

In the first day of the JCK Fashion Show Omi Privé sapphire and diamond suite was featured on the runway.

Saturday's Fashion Show featured Omi Privé's 20.02 carat unheated pink sapphire ring and rose-cut sapphire and diamond necklace.

Omi Privé showcases extraordinary gemstones in settings that frame and highlight various rare and magnificent colored stones. As a trusted family-owned gemstone authority, Omi Gems continues to serve its clients with fine quality loose gemstones while offering retailers this fabulous new line of luxury jewelry in all the myriad colors that gemstones can offer.

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JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards – The Best of the Best 2012

Thank you to retailers for voting Omi Gems 30 carat sapphire and diamond ring "Best of the Best" in the 2012 JCK Jewelers' Choice Awards.

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