Tuesdays are quickly becoming our favorite day of the week. Our hearts for small local businesses is big, and our meet-the-maker series is the perfect way to show them some love, and introduce them to you! Omi Gold Jewelry is based in NYC, with a focus on gold bands made from reclaimed material, they've redefined the jewelry industry, and we're so excited to have them on the blog today!
And, we'd be so thankful if you answered our Reader Survey, and entered our giveaway, here! The survey closes on Friday, so be sure to answer soon!
TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF!
I was born and raised in NYC. I live with my husband and my 7 year old son in Hell’s Kitchen. I worked in the traditional bridal jewelry manufacturing world for a long time and I saw a need for something a little different. Something clean and simple—more meaningful and less blingy. I’m also very interested in locally made and sustainable manufacturing which has been a real struggle for the jewelry industry at large but quite doable for a smaller company.
WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
We make wedding and commitment rings. We specialize in a minimalist aesthetic and we offer our rings in a much larger range of gold colors and Kts than what is available in the commercial jewelry market. We also do custom work which is a great way to make something really special.
WHAT MAKES YOUR BUSINESS UNIQUE?
We are unique in that we are really focused on gold bands and nothing else. We use reclaimed material for all of our rings and I don’t think that there is another business that offers as many options on each style as we do.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF WORKING WITH COUPLES?
It’s fun to see a couple's decision making process. Some people are very decisive while others like to weigh the options over many times. It’s nice to see a couple working together to select something very personal and meaningful. Not to get too heady but they are potentially going to wear this particular piece of jewelry every day for the rest of their lives.
ONE PIECE OF ADVICE FOR COUPLES?
Trust your own instincts and keep it simple. It may sound cliché but it’s true. Do what feel is right for you as a couple. Don’t try to please everyone else. Pair everything down to what is most important to you and you will be good to go!
CHILDHOOD CAREER ASPIRATION?
Doctor or Vintage clothing store owner.
COFFEE OR TEA?
I can stand on my hands—don’t press me I’ll do it