Admiring Omi Privé From Afar



There is a ring from gemstone jeweler extraordinaire Omi Privé that I haven’t stopped thinking about since it graced my finger last year. It’s a piece that I’d have to save up for quite a few years to afford, but aspirations are important to have, are they not?

Omi is always one of my first visits upon entering the aisles of LUXURY and one of the brands I’ll sorely miss seeing this year (due to my absence—not theirs!). And it’s not just the fabulous, glittering gemstones so beautifully helmed into unreal settings I’ll miss, either—it’s the people, too. The Omi team is one of the most wonderful in the biz!

Omi Prive men's alexandrite ring

Men’s band in 18k white gold and black rhodium with 1.07 ct. emerald-cut alexandrite, 0.08 ct. t.w. round alexandrite, and 0.6 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request

Omi Prive blue zircon ring

Ring in 18k white gold with 14.31 ct. oval blue zircon, 1.27 cts. t.w. trillion-cut tsavorite, 0.55 ct. t.w. round tsavorite, and 0.27 ct. t.w. diamonds, $24,000

Since I’ll be absent from the presence of gemstone genius this year, I’ll have to settle for a glimpse at these photos—that, and my fellow industry members’ Instagrams.

 

Omi Prive cabochon sapphire ring

Ring in platinum with 8.71 ct. sugarloaf sapphire, 0.28 ct. t.w. round sapphires, and 0.37 ct. t.w. epaulette diamonds, $26,000

Omi Prive opal and sapphire earrings

Earrings in platinum with 5.91 cts. t.w. opals, 0.45 ct. t.w. tsavorite, 0.56 ct. t.w. sapphires, and 0.1 ct. t.w. diamonds, $32,000

Omi Prive sapphire pendant

Pendant in platinum with 2.98 ct. cushion-cut sapphire, 0.11 ct. t.w. round sapphires, 0.11 ct. t.w. tapered diamond baguettes, and 0.72 ct. t.w. round diamonds, $19,200

Omi Prive spinel bypass ring

Bypass ring in platinum and 18k yellow gold with 3.56 cts. t.w. pear-shape spinel, 0.69 ct. t.w. round spinel, and 0.75 ct. t.w. diamonds, $33,000

Currently, I’m salivating over these sapphires, obsessing over the opals, and angling for the alexandrites. If I think about them long enough, can I summon the jewels to appear here at home?

 

Omi Prive padparadscha sapphire ring

Three-stone ring in 18k rose gold with 7.17 cts. t.w. oval padparadscha sapphires and 0.88 ct. t.w. diamonds, $48,000

Omi Prive tourmaline and alexandrite pendant

Pendant in 14k yellow gold with 1.43 ct. blue-green tourmaline, 0.28 ct. t.w. alexandrite, and 0.13 ct. t.w. diamonds, $6,800

Omi Prive pink spinel ring

Ring in 18k rose gold with 3.22 ct. cushion-cut pink spinel, 0.49 ct. t.w. round pink spinel, and 0.68 ct. t.w. diamonds, $26,000

So while you’re in Vegas, do me a favor and stop by for a visit with the Omi team. If you’re an editor or blogger, take lots of photos, and stack your fingers high with a rainbow of gemstones. If you’re a retailer, do the same—and maybe take a few home with you (your customers will love it).

Top: Ring in platinum with 8.57 ct. black opal, 0.65 ct. t.w. sapphires, 0.69 ct. t.w. red spinel, and 0.69 ct. t.w. diamonds, $76,000