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by Nicolette Kovacevich, G.G.
Manager of Fine Jewelry, Omi Privé
“On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… five golden rings!”
Well, it may not always be anticipated to give five gold rings, but it is widely known that jewelry is one of the best gifts to give – and receive – for the holidays. For some, purchasing jewelry may seem a bit daunting. There is a certainty that many need before committing to an item so costly, and as personal, as jewelry. It can especially seem stressful when choosing a gift for a significant other, aiming to get a piece he/she will love and enjoy without any reservation, while making the best investment possible!
It is also widely known and understood that the holiday season often brings a level of financial stress to surface in general. For many, holiday shopping, while thrilling and fun, definitely puts an unwanted dent in the checkbook. Consumers are marketed to by most brands that feature their products in “gift guides,” insisting that they offer gift items to fit any budget.
It is no secret that jewelry is costly. Therefore, I am taking a different approach this holiday season. The great emphasis on the monetary costs of gift-giving rather takes away from the true intent of it – to give the recipient something meaningful that shows thought and care. Instead of focusing intensely on monetary costs, shift the focus of the holiday purchase to the personality of the recipient, and what style she most often caters to.
I have compiled some favorite Omi Privé pieces into a handy chart to assist purchasers with their selections, dividing jewelry tastes into four style categories.
For the individualist – seek pieces that feature more rare and unique stones set in distinctive designs. Alexandrite, a natural color-changing stone, is always a conversation starter! Green tsavorite, orange spessartite, and red spinel pop and stand out on any skin tone.
For the show-stopper, seek out one-of-a-kind designs that are not as commonly seen or available in the market. Obviously, many feel that the larger the item, the better, in this case. Most will agree that a knock-out piece does not always necessarily have to be enormous in size to catch the eye. Distinctive designs can often attract equivalent attention.
Please feel free to peruse these pieces, and use my easy-to-read guide of how to give (and receive) Omi Privé color this season!
The Omi Gems office is buzzing with excitement over Pantone’s announcement of the 2013 color of the year: Emerald! We are delighted that this lively and lush hue has been chosen to represent the new year, and will influence the entire world of jewelry and fashion designers, home interiors, makeup and more!
Emerald is, of course, most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones. The general perception of Emerald is of sophistication and luxury. There’s no wonder that Dorothy and her pals from the Wizard of Oz were in such awe as they viewed the “Emerald City” over the horizon. It is the color of rebirth, renewal and prosperity- no other color conveys growth more than green.
“Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world.”
The popularity of green has been steadily rising throughout the past few seasons and especially on the red carpet. Appropriate for any occasion, Emerald’s classic elegance makes for striking and irresistible women’s formal and everyday wear. Emerald also permits great complimentary hue accents, such as peaches, pinks, mauves, ruby reds and deep purples. And gemstones and colored stone jewelry definitely aren’t limited to solely Emeralds! Many stones have beautiful hues of green, such as tsavorite garnet, green sapphire, green tourmaline, peridot and, our favorite, alexandrite. We’re excited to see where this luxurious jewel-like Pantone hue takes us in 2013!
Pantone describes Emerald as verdant, prosperous, balanced, energizing, vivid, luminous, renewing, inspiring, sophisticated, radiant, regenerative, healing, classically elegant, lively, positive, unifying, clarity inducing, magnificent, harmonious, lush, powerful, multifaceted, jewel-toned, balanced and universally appealing. Give us a call when you’re in need of green at 877.OMI.GEMS!
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 YourEngagement101.com 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!
Twas November and December, when all through your store,
the customers were searching for color galore.
The stockings were hung by the jeweler’s bench with care,
in hopes that Omi Gems would soon be there!
When outside the store there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bench to see what was the matter.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
gave the luster of gemstones to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes did appear,
but a sleigh full of rubies and sapphires headed towards the cashier.
With a little old driver, not wanting to show me,
I knew in a moment that it must be Omi!
He spoke not a word, but went straight to the right,
and filled all the stockings; with emeralds and rubies and Alexandrite!
Now that the stockings burst of color and hue,
he sprang to his sleigh and away he flew.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Holidays to all, and to all a colorful-night!”