Opals have been popular for a few years now, but I’m noticing an increasing interest recently in gems that display the darker side of iridescence: cool moonstones, mysterious labradorite, even dreamy abalone.
These two pairs of earrings by Omi Prive take that gorgeous, seductive oil-slick mood and translate it into the highest quality gemstones. The results are magical.
Here’s our first pair of dark and dreamy iridescent Omi Prive earrings! These stunners are a masterpiece of subtle contrast: shades of cool blue shimmer set with bright white diamonds and both black and rosy metals.
There’s a whole lot going here when you look at the specifics – we’ve got 7.76 carats of pear shape rainbow moonstones accented by 2.46 carat total weight of round rainbow moonstones, 0.55 carat total weight round purple spinels, 1.12 carat total weight of round alexandrites and 0.22 carat total weight of round brilliant diamonds. Phew.
And how’s this for a luxe touch: rare alexandrite, which is used as an accent stone here, is frequently more valuable than diamonds.
This second pair of Omi Prive earrings is smaller, simpler, and more subdued that the first pair we looked at, but no less bewitching.
These sultry moonstone stunners feature 9.67 carat total weight blue sheen oval moonstones accented by 0.82 carat total weight of round sapphires, 0.49 carat total weight of pear shape diamonds and 0.10 carat total weight of round brilliant diamonds. One again, please note the expert choices of metal color: black prongs around the moonstone and sapphires, but white prongs around the diamonds.
I cannot overstate my love for these earrings. They’re simple but so so so powerful, their that tone-on-tone color contrast and voluptuous shapes. They remind me of soap bubbles and moonlit nights.
This is cheating because I told you this post was about earrings, but what was I supposed to do, NOT show you this ring?
It fits the same cool witchy dark unicorn magic vibe and I’ll take any excuse to look at it again. It’s a 12.69 carat emerald cut bi-colored sapphire and that setting sparkles with not only accent diamonds, but also alexandrite. Absurdly gorgeous.
Images c/o Omi Prive.