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Idiot's guide to buying at Leon Mege

Idiot's guide to buying at Leon Mege

Don’t have time to read the fine print? Too busy? Afflicted with ADHD? Not smart? No worries! How to order from us - an easy 90 seconds read.
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...

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Guide to Tradition of Wearing a Ring

Guide to Tradition of Wearing a Ring

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 is correct or incorrect; it is a matter of personal preference.
Wearing your engagement and wedding bands separately is culturally...

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Diamond Engagement Ring

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 an...

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Platinum vs. White Gold

Platinum vs. White Gold


 
White impostor
Platinum price
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...

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Cleaning

Cleaning

"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 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 diamond...

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The Art of Micro Pavé

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 that the stones used...

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Historical Periods in Jewelry

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 husband and children...

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Jewelry Etiquette

Jewelry Etiquette

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 extra...

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Jewelry Care

Jewelry 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 opals are...

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Wedding Bands Guide

Wedding Bands Guide

Plain Wedding Band Choices Men’s Bands Don’t Set Your Marriage to Expire Why Platinum? Plain Bands - Types of Finish Comparison of Wedding Ring Profiles or Shapes Comfort-Fit Milgrain Edge Explained Hand Engraving a Message Hand Engraving a Pattern Personalizing Flexible Bands Spacers Stackable Wedding Bands Curved Wedding Bands Wedding Band Jackets Cartier Rolling (Trinity) Bands Mokume Gane Wedding Bands Puzzle Ring 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 concerned with only two...

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Measuring Ring Size

Measuring Ring Size


 
Ring size cannot be measured just by eyeballing a finger.
It is the job of a professional to measure the finger accurately.
How do we measure a finger size? Incorrect sizing is a common problem, which is why measurement is so important to ensure a precise fit.
When we take your measurements, only you can feel how tight the ring fits.
How snugly it fits is a matter of personal preference; some like a loose fit and others like it to fit as tight as possible.
We recommend a tighter fit that will keep your ring more secure and eliminate the...

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Ring Size Conversion by Country

Ring Size Conversion by Country


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...

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Why us?

Why us?

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
Albert Einstein
Who is Leon Mege?
Hand-forged difference
Affordable Prices
GIA diamonds only
CAD/CAM-free
Unmatched Craftsmanship
Your personal designer and consultant
Worldwide service
Lifetime warranty
Resizing and alterations
Free Cleaning
Professional Jewelry Services
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.

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