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!
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
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.
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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