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Leon Mege makes awesome jewelry, the best in the world.
Leon Mege designs have won many awards. He has more than three decades of experience designing and making jewelry,
Leon Mege is famous for made-to-order bespoke bridal jewelry. Bespoke means that every ring is unique, created for an individual stone to fit.
It’s a different kind of jewelry, designed by an artist - not a computer, and hand made by a skilled craftsmen - as opposed to...
Right Hand or Left Hand?
Right vs. Left: A Cultural Perception Finger meanings Love vs. Eternal Togetherness Yet Another Conspiracy History: Fact & Myth Solutions? Our advice
Right vs. Left: A Cultural Perception An engagement ring used to serve as a token of financial commitment and a placeholder for virginity. Today, the world embraces it as a symbol of love, passion, and closeness between two consenting adults. A wedding ring signifies eternal love, eternal commitment, and (hopefully) eternal happiness.
Across the globe, it is generally recognized that an individual (or couple) can choose to wear wedding and engagement rings on whichever hand they please. Right or left hand - neither...
Diamond Engagement Ring
"...In chemistry, the diamond, being pure carbon, is one of the most common elements. Yet it fashioned by nature into a magnificent crystal with the most dramatic history of all gems..." -- C.W. de Kiewiet.
Why choose a diamond engagement ring at all? Diamond substitutes and simulants can be a smart choice for a newly formed family saving up for education or housing. Not to mention the money pit of childbirth and baby stuff.
Alternatives will allow breathing room for your overstretched budget without the need to rebel against society's conventions in a moment of a financial bottleneck.
Any gemstone used in...
The precision of platinum work
Platinum vs Gold Hardness Chart
Most fascinating facts about platinum
Platinum vs. White Gold Platinum is indeed a noble metal; it is king of metals and the metal of kings.
Platinum is superior to gold in almost every aspect. Its purity symbolizes marriage.
Platinum's neutral color is perfect for setting colorless diamonds.
Nearly twice as dense as gold, a platinum ring has a pleasant heft and solid feel on the finger.
Platinum is so rare that all the platinum ever found can fit into...
"Elegance is not dependent on money.
Of the four things I have mentioned above, the most important of all is care.
Care in choosing your clothes. Care in wearing them. Care in keeping them." Christian Dior
Cleanliness is Next to Godliness
Keeping diamond jewelry sterile is next to impossible, even if you own a jewelry workshop complete with an ultrasonic and steamer. What should be done instead is a consistent cleaning maintenance at regular intervals.
Diamonds have a curious property called lipophilia (attraction to oil) that causes oil to be instantly spread over an entire diamond surface. Once touched by a human finger, a...
The Art of Micro Pavé
Micro pavé The term "micro pavé” refers to a technique of setting small diamonds or colored stones (melee) in multiple rows over the entire surface of a jewelry piece with a precision that is only possible using high magnification.
Some variations of the term are: microscopic pavé, mini-pavé, micro-set. Micro pavé is a type of regular (macro) pavé but not every type of pavé would qualify as "micro." The French word PAVÉ (pronounced Pah-vay) refers to the intricately placed pieces of cobblestone that comprise many European roadways.
Pavé vs. Micro Pavé The main difference between micro pavé and pavé is...
Historical Periods in Jewelry
Georgian (1714-1837) The Georgian period is named after the four successive English kings George I, George II, George III and George IV. It spans most of the 18th and part of the 19th century.
Purely handmade jewelry which predates the Industrial Revolution is called Georgian jewelry. It is very rare. Only a handful of pieces survived. Memento Mori (meaning "remember you will die") jewelery was popular at this time. This jewelry often featured coffins and skulls.
Victorian (1836 - 1901) The Victorian period follows the reign of Queen Victoria in Great Britain from 1836 to 1901. Queen Victoria's love for her...
You just got engaged Your neighbors are drooling, your best friend is suffering from major depression, and your coworkers are plotting against you. This is because you have the most beautiful ring that makes them all green with envy. Are you ready to take care of your new shiny pebble? Did you take a jewelry safety course or attend a jewelry care seminar? Hopefully we can shine a light on the subject.
The undeniable elegance and grace of modern micro pavé jewelry is certain to draw the eye of anyone who happens to see it. However, these delicate pieces do require...
Take proper care
To ensure that your jewelry stays beautiful for a long,
long time by following these simple rules: – Store all your jewelry separately to avoid any possibility of abrasion and damage, ideally each piece in its own compartment or a pouch.
– Have your jewelry professionally cleaned on a regular basis to maintain its radiance and sparkle.
– Do not wear jewelry while exercising, swimming, gardening, mechanical bull riding, or any activity that will expose it to repeated knocking or scratching.
– Any gemstone, including a diamond, can chip if you hit it hard, and at a certain angle.
– Emeralds and...
Leon Megé Classic Wedding Band
Plain Wedding Band Choices
Don’t Set Your Marriage to Expire
Plain Bands - Types of Finish
Comparison of Wedding Ring Profiles or Shapes
Milgrain Edge Explained
Hand Engraving a Message
Hand Engraving a Pattern
Stackable Wedding Bands
Curved Wedding Bands
Wedding Band Jackets
Cartier Rolling (Trinity) Bands
Mokume Gane Wedding Bands
Titanium, Ceramic, Tungsten Steel and other Novelties
Pre-owned (Used) Wedding Band
Wedding Ring Habits of Powerful Men
When it comes to a basic plain band, our specialty is classic wedding bands - the most traditional yet upscale profile of a wedding band in existence. Unlike factory-made wedding bands designed to fit certain price points, we are...
How we measure finger size Incorrect sizing is a common problem, which is why measurement is so important when placing the initial work order. We can measure your finger size, but you are the only one who can feel the tightness of the fit while sliding the ring onto your finger. It cannot be measured or judged just by looking at it.
Even an experienced jeweler or salesperson can be mistaken by observing how tight or how loose a ring fits. What we will do is suggest a range of sizes that seem to fit, but ultimately let you make the...
Standard ring sizes
Ring sizes of the world. There are dozens of systems for ring sizes used all over the world.
Each country claims a stake in its own measuring scale.
The most logical is the French and German ring size system.
The German ring size is the numeric value of the inside diameter.
The system is popular in the East European countries and Russia.
The French decided to use the circumference instead of the diameter just to stick it to the Krauts.
Much like the idea of driving a car on the opposite side of the road, the British letter-based ring sizes make no...
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
Who is Leon Mege?
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Who is Leon Mege? Leon Mege is a legend of bespoke American jewelry design.
The Diamond District darling, ever since his arrival in New York, Leon Mege developed an elegant, inventive, and exquisitely understated aesthetic in fine jewelry.