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It is not required, but we strongly encourage getting a stone directly from us. We guarantee to match the lowest price offered by the competition. We have access to every stone in the world without a middleman. So there is no downside. If you own an heirloom stone, it's a different story.

Sure you can, but why would you? We guarantee to charge less for the same exact stone. We would not accept a commission unless you gave us a fair chance to supply the stone.

If we fail to match the deal, we will set your stone.

When you buy a stone from us, you will be getting a hand-forged ring and a world-class diamond in a seamless transaction. There are other benefits, such as free shipping, prioritized completion date, full insurance coverage, including inadvertent damage to the stone during production.

A 20% reduction of the setting cost is factored in the quoted price, so expect to pay more when you bring your own stone.

Leon Megé emphasizes quality rather than speed of production or a price point. We adhere to the highest standards for craftsmanship. Decades of expertise ensures that every aspect of a ring is the absolute finest.

We hand-forge our jewelry, and it looks different, much better. It enhances the look of your stone, instead of hiding it under clumps of metal.

We offer all types of modern and antique diamond cuts: Round, Asscher, Emerald, Cushion (modern and antique), Radiant, Oval, Pear, Marquise, Heart shape, etc. We also have an exclusive selection of unique cuts such as the True Antique cushion cut and True French cut diamonds. We supply sets of side stones and diamond layouts and side stones.

We sell both: wild (natural) diamonds and farmed (lab-grown). We buy lab-grown diamonds directly from the factory where they are created without any middleman. As always, we will match the lowest deal you can get from any competitor.

Every diamond engagement ring and every loose diamond we sell is accompanied by the original diamond report from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). We can also assist in submitting your heirloom stone to GIA for certification.

No worries, you will get more experienced with every consecutive engagement. ☺ Start by taking a look at our Idiot's Guide, which is a brief, no-nonsense primer on the process. Call us at (212) 768-3868 and speak with Leon directly. You can also text or email. Our contact information can be found here.

  • Consider a smaller center stone.
  • Consider a center stone of significantly lower color/clarity.
  • Consider a lab-grown diamond.
  • Consider a “flat” stone. Because it has a lower crown and pavilion, a flat stone can be equal in size to a “conventional” stone up to twice as heavy.
  • Consider a ring with less pave or fewer accent stones.

We meet with clients by appointment only, you can't just walk in. The pandemic just gave everyone another good reason to keep a distance. However, if necessary, we will set up an appointment to provide you with full, one-on-one attention.

Leon Megé is a respected brand of bespoke, one of a kind jewelry. Leon Megé's design aesthetics are a perfect mix of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary style. Couture pieces signed by Maestro Mege are retailed through our website or by appointment at our Times Square studio. Custom work can be ordered directly from us.

Leon Mege limited edition Flamingo line of jewelry is available from some of the finest retailers worldwide. Please contact us for a store near you.

If you are a retailer and interested in carrying our line, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We also manufacture private label pieces for high-end retailers all over the world.

Custom made wedding bands are available only for those who in the past purchased engagement ring from us. We carry a fair amount of stock wedding bands, although the selection is continually changing. Stock pieces are available to anyone. The purchase can be made on our website or by requesting a ordering.

Upgrading or purchasing back your diamond is always an option. Our relationship with our clients means a lot to us, so accommodating your changing taste and lifestyle is our mission.

High-end custom fabrication in white gold requires more labor, which increases its cost. Using white gold for most (with some exceptions) types of jewelry is more expensive than using platinum. Those who tell you otherwise are simply not skilled in working with platinum.

It can, but we strongly recommend wearing your engagement ring and wedding band on separate hands. Please read the article "Right or Left?"

It is very important to have the correct ring size before commissioning a custom work. Visit us to have your finger properly measured, or read our "Sizing Manual".

We offer a "Lifetime warranty". For terms and conditions, please consult our Warranty & "Repairs policy".

We will contact you a few days before completion to give enough time to pay the balance and prepare for the delivery. We will confirm with you before shipping.

We encourage showing your brand new Leon Mege jewelry on social media: "Instagram","Facebook", "YouTube" or any other popular platforms of your choice. Please make sure to add #leonmege and @leonmege hashtags and a minimum of 5 stars.

Yes, we guarantee full confidentiality.

A mounting such as an engagement ring is designed to hold the stone with minimum distraction. Ideally, it should be invisible. So adding decorative elements just for the sake of making it "different" is not recommended.

You are risking turning the ring into a Christmas tree decoration and regretting it for the rest of your marriage. Our advice is to keep the design clean and steer away from tweaking the classics.

On the other hand, adding a "secret stone" or a hand-engraved inscription is perfectly fine.

Maintenance of your ring is easy if the cleaning is done regularly, perhaps once every two weeks. We recommend a warm solution of dishwashing liquid with a drop of household ammonia applied with a soft toothbrush.

You are welcome to make an appointment with us as many times as you like for a complimentary cleaning and checkup. We recommend bringing your jewelry for a checkup at least twice a year.

A copy of a complimentary in-house appraisal will be sent to you once the work is completed. You will need the appraisal to get the insurance. We provide appraisals for ready-made pieces or custom pieces where we supplied all stones and materials.

Leon Megé is a nom de plume of the master jeweler, award-winning artist, platinumsmith, and philanthropist, Maestro Mege. It is pronounced "Mey-zhée”.

You cannot return a custom made ring. But there is good news - no woman ever had enough will power to turn down Leon Mege ring no matter how much the suitor repulses her. We are so confident that your proposal will not be rejected. We promise to provide a replacement mail order bride from Kazakhstan. Not only she will adore you for what you are, but also appreciate refined taste in jewelry and the green card. Please consult our return and exchange policy.

A copy of a complimentary in-house appraisal will be sent to you once the work is completed. You will need the appraisal to get the insurance. We provide appraisals for ready-made pieces or custom pieces where we supplied all stones and materials.

Will Elon Musk assemble your Tesla, Bill Gates reformat your hard drive, or Donald Trump fence your backyard? If they will, Maestro Mege will sit at the bench and craft your ring with his own hands. Otherwise, you can rely on extremely skilled jewelers he employs and supervises.

We work as a team, and Mr. Megé is personally involved in every aspect of production. He is the heart and brain behind the magic of the Leon Megé brand. He is personally responsible for each piece of jewelry produced, just as if he were to make it himself.

We are closed on weekends and holidays. Fine jewelry should not be a compulsive purchase. It's not a pack of gum in front of a register at a deli. You should not be buying jewelry if you can't wait until Monday. We need some downtime so we can make the most beautiful jewelry in the world during the week.

We refuse to loan jewelry, no matter how much publicity we can get. A real celebrity can afford to buy a piece of jewelry, and we need to sell jewelry to make a living. After all, we are not running a library.

Each piece we make is tailored to fit a specific stone. You can order a custom ring designed to fit your stone like a glove. Custom work is our specialty. We do not carry prefabricated settings.

Not at all. Unlike Harry who sported a look of an angry gargoyle, Leon Mege is quite handsome.

It is impossible to keep a picture of every angle of every piece we made. We can share the additional images with you only if we have them. You have to be an existing customer who made a purchase or put us on a retainer to be eligible.

It depends on your project. To explore various options, start the diamond selection process or receive an in-depth consultation retainer is required.

We can skip the retainer if the quote is sufficient for making your decision. In that case, let us know, and we will send you a Purchase Order to sign.

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