Vault Peeping: Omi Privé’s Spectacular Spinels



No need to spinel it out—if your customers are sophisticated and jewelry savvy enough to appreciate its unique rarity and nuanced spectrum of colors, the gem speaks for itself. And in the hands of Omi Privé, the spinels don’t speak so much as call out to you with an insistence that makes it impossible to look away.

August is a great time to highlight spinel jewelry because it’s known to many in the jewelry trade as an alternative birthstone (because not everyone born in August loves peridot). Getting the word out to consumers is another story, but Omi Privé is certainly doing its part.

“We do get more requests for spinel in August, however it is still not known by most jewelry salespeople, as it is not featured on all birthstone lists yet,” says company president and head designer Niveet Nagpal. “This month we’ve sold two spinel pieces and a few loose stones. When we tell people that it’s been added as the August birthstone they get very excited. Overall, we’re doing more spinel business, and I would definitely attribute some of it to its being a new birthstone option.”

As the recipient of five of this year’s AGTA Spectrum accolades (including the first-place prize in the Classical division), Omi Privé is of course well-known for having extraordinary colored gems, from Paraiba tourmalines to a perfectly matched trio of padparadscha sapphires.

But today, we’re spotlighting 10 sublime examples of spinel magic. And if you’re an August baby? As they say in my neck of the woods, fuhgeddaboudit…

Omi Prive purple spinel earrings
Earrings with round purple spinels, alexandrite, and diamonds in 18k rose gold, $9,200
Omi Prive purple spinel pendant
Pendant with pear-shape purple spinel, alexandrite, and diamonds in 18k rose gold, $12,000
Omi Prive pink spinel pendant
Pendant with pear-shape pink spinel, pink spinel accents, and diamonds in 18k rose gold, $20,000
Omi Prive purple spinel ring with alexandrite and diamonds
Ring with cushion-cut purple spinel, alexandrite, and diamonds in 18k yellow gold, $12,400
Omi Prive purple spinel ring with blue green tourmaline
Ring with emerald-cut purple spinel, emerald-cut blue tourmaline, and round alexandrite in platinum, $18,200
Omi Prive oval red spinel ring
Ring with oval red spinel and round red spinel accents in 18k yellow gold $8,000
Omi Prive with oval pink spinel
Ring with oval pink spinel, round pink spinel accents, and diamonds in 18k rose gold, $24,000
Omi Prive blue green spinel ring
Ring with blue-green cushion-cut spinel, alexandrite, and diamonds in 18k yellow gold, $16,000
Omi Prive red spinel and diamond bypass ring
Bypass ring with two pear-shape red spinel surrounded by round red spinel and tapered diamond baguettes in 18k yellow gold and platinum, $33,000

 

Top: Pendant with trillion-cut purple spinel, pear-shape pink sapphire, round pink sapphire accents, and diamonds in platinum and 18k rose gold, $18,400

 

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