(LOS ANGELES) - Omi Privé, a Los Angeles based colored gemstone jewelry designer, has been awarded the first ever Platinum Craftsmanship Award in the fifth annual Platinum Innovation Awards. Each year, Platinum Guild International (PGI) hosts the prestigious Innovation Awards for outstanding platinum design in a variety of categories.
During the 2014 Innovation Awards Editor’s Day in New York City, PGI recognized Omi Privé’s superior work in platinum and specially created the Platinum Craftsmanship Award. Competition organizers were extremely impressed by the attention to detail and high quality of craftsmanship seen in every Omi Privé piece.
Omi Privé submitted four platinum designs to the competition, including a 20.02 carat oval sapphire and diamond ring, a three-stone sapphire and diamond ring, pear shape sapphire and diamond earrings, and a pair of earrings featuring an exquisite 13.60 carats total weight pair of Colombian emeralds. The newly announced Craftsmanship Award is based on overall quality of workmanship, rather than the design of one particular piece.
The PGI team hit the JCK show floor with their “Prize Patrol” to award this year’s winners. “We were excited and honored to accept the first Platinum Craftsmanship Award. We take great pride in creating platinum designs that showcase exquisite colored stones,” explains Niveet Nagpal, Designer and President of Omi Privé. “We appreciate and enjoy working with platinum’s density and strength. This makes each design ideal for long-term wear – perfect for Omi Privé collectors to pass their fine jewelry investments on to future generations.”
For more information, and to view the complete collection, visit omiprive.com.