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Women's Wear Daily

Women's Wear Daily

Women's Wear Daily 2010  

Leon Mege Paraiba ring and Moonstone flower ring were featured in Women's Wear Daily Magazine in July 2010

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Women's Wear Daily 2010

Women's Wear Daily 2010

Women's Wear Daily 2010  

In 2010 Leon Megé' Poppy Flower Ring was featured in Women's Wear Daily Magazine

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W Magazine June 2010

W Magazine June 2010


W Magazine June 2010 Shades of Glory By Dana Wood
W Magazine Features the Award Winning Paraiba right hand ring,
or as Leon Megé describes the ring in the article as "sugar cube dipped in Windex.

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JCK

JCK

JCK March 2013  

Leon Mege's Masterful Gramophone Ring By Jennifer Heebner

Leon Megé is no stranger to works of art. During his formative career years he worked as a bench jeweler for Henry Dunay, sometimes carving blocks of ebony into finished pieces—a technique he’s recently revisited. Last week he unveiled his new Maestro ring, crafted in the likeness of turn-of-the-century phonographs, to JCK exclusively.

The darkened silver shank is a fantastic fluted homage to the turn-of-the-century phonograph horn for funneling sound, and the ring interior in 18k yellow gold features a whimsical musical note gallery whose silent melody plays for the...

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Engagement 101

Engagement 101


Engagement 101 Magazine Fall 2013
Featured ring - "Nina" engagement ring with princess cut diamond and micro pave diamonds in the halo and shank. r5852
 

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Martha Stuart Weddings

Martha Stuart Weddings


Martha Stuart Weddings Fall 2013 Leon Megé Jewelry in Martha Stuart Weddings Fall 2013

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Virginia Bride

Virginia Bride

Virginia Bride Winter/Spring 2013  

 
Virginia Bride Magazine showcasing selected pieces by Leon Megé
"Hot Picks" section featured the following rings:
r5490 - 13.67 carat Natural Purple Sapphire with Antique Cushion Diamond Halo r5793 - Art Deco Style Krupp-cut Aquamarine in Diamond Halo r5852 - Nina™ Engagement Ring with Princess Cut Diamond in a custom halo r5603 - "Elizabeth" Octagonal Platinum Wedding Band with Three-sided Pave and Ajour r4725 - True Antique™ Cushion Diamond in a Rose Gold Halo Set with Pink Diamonds  
 

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Wedding Rings Book

Wedding Rings Book

The Wedding Ring Book 2013  

Two Leon Mege engagement rings were featured on the cover of the 2013 Wedding Ring Book if interested in learning more about the rings seen on the cover please click on the links below:
r4725
r5943

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From Russia with Love

From Russia with Love

From Russia With Love  

Leon Megé, a designer and diamond expert specializing in engagement and bridal jewelry, has come a long way from the 25-year-old Russian refugee who arrived in New York in 1988 with $150 in his pocket.
Recognized for his unique handcrafted, bench made designs, Megé has built a thriving business in the heart of Manhattan’s historic Diamond District. But it was no easy journey. “Being a jeweler was a necessity for me,” says Megé, who had enrolled in trade school in St. Petersburg in order to stall his obligatory service in the Russian military. “I fell into this because...

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Best Of New York

Best Of New York

New York Magazine March 2010  

Leon Mege is featured in New York Magazines Best of New York 2010

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InStore Magazine

InStore Magazine

InStore Magazine December 2008  

Pendant Nuptials by Mitzi Zieve
Designers believe in happily ever after as they create a new category of baubles that you can wear long after the wedding night. While there are fabulous long drop earrings and intricate wide cuff bracelets, for me, the trend is toward highly personalized pendants. The bolder statement pieces are wonderful to wear for special occasions but gemstone or diamond pendants are keepsakes the bride can always wear close to her heart. And she can wear them with almost everything in her wardrobe. Some are conversation pieces such as Leon Megé: The Art of...

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Prism 2012

Prism 2012

PRISM Volume 3 2012  

Leon Mege is featured in the AGTA Spectrum Awards Special

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MJSA

MJSA

MJSA Journal January 2013 Leon Megé describes the best tips for setting delicate gems in the January 2013 MJSA Journal
 


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Town and Country

Town and Country

Town Country September 2010  

Leon Mege "Poppy" Flower Ring in the pages of Town Country

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Four Seasons magazine 2017

Four Seasons magazine 2017

Four Season 2017  

Le Frisson De La Chasse - French on romance. For the French, the chase is more exciting than the quarry. Occasionally, we feel compelled to just give in.
This Holiday season we offer wide range of one-of-a-kind pieces to satisfy your partner’s tireless je ne sais quoi by presenting her with a rare Brazilian Paraiba dazzled with mysterious icy fire.
The Windex-blue natural Paraiba contrasts with vivid yellow diamonds covering all surfaces except the edge which is set with F-color white diamonds.
3.36 carat of "Random Pave" feature a variety of diamond sizes. Slight variations in color and tone are...

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Swarowski GemVision 2014

Swarowski GemVision 2014

GEMVISIONS 2014  

Leon Megé's  "Poppy" Flower Ring is featured in Swarovski's Gemvisions.

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New York Weddings

New York Weddings

New York Weddings  

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Martha Stewart Weddings Spring 2014

Martha Stewart Weddings Spring 2014

Martha Stewart Weddings Spring 2014  
The Marina Band and the Elizabeth Band are both featured in this issues Modern Marvels store.
To Learn More about the Elizabeth Band click HERE
To learn more about he Marina Band Click HERE
 


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Week Of Design June 2014

Week Of Design June 2014

Ring: The Maestro By Leon Mege  

Leon Megé, the architect of the highlighted project Ring:The Maestro by Leon Megé spells out, This one of a kind ring was inspired by the gramophone, the origin of recorded music. The "Maestro" ring is a definite statement piece. And because it's a statement piece, Leon Megé has designed the ring so that the wearer can decide just what statement they choose to make.
The ring features black ebony wood disks designed to look like records to be played on the gramophone. Music is a curation process, picked and individualized by the listener to their customized...

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The Hollywood Reporter 2014

The Hollywood Reporter 2014

Hollywood  
White gold "Blue Fin" ring featuring 12.75 ct.
Paraiba Tourmaline cabochon accented with diamonds
has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter: Cannes 2014 issue
 


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May 2014 Brides

May 2014 Brides

Brides.com May 2014  

Leon Megé is a featured vendor in a brides.com "Real Wedding" story.
He was honored enough to make this beautiful brides engagement ring!
Click here to read the full article

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MJSA JOURNAL AUGUST 2014

MJSA JOURNAL AUGUST 2014

MJSA COVER AUGUST 2014  

"Out of the Blue" By Shawna Kulpa
Sometimes when a designer sets out to create a piece of jewelry, he has a plan laid out in his mind, knowing each and every step he’ll take in its creation. And sometimes, he doesn’t. Sometimes he has a gorgeous stone that needs to be showcased and he just dives right in without a game plan. That was the case with Leon Megé of Leon Megé Inc. in New York City.
From the moment he acquired it, the color of the 14.65-carat moonstone capti- vated Megé. “It is a true blue moonstone,” he...

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Martha Stewart Weddings Fall 2014

Martha Stewart Weddings Fall 2014

Martha Stewart Weddings Fall 2014 Engagement ring R4725 is featured in the "Learn the Basics" story.
Click HERE to learn more about the ring seen in this article.
 

 

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Martha Stewart Weddings Fall 2015

Martha Stewart Weddings Fall 2015

Martha Stewart Weddings Fall 2015  

Engagement ring r6295 is featured in the "From Hear to Eternity" story.
Click HERE to learn more about the ring seen in this article.

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Never Say Cool - World Design Rankings

Never Say Cool - World Design Rankings

Never Say Cool - World Design Rankings  

The World Design Rankings A’Design Award was created to serve as an avenue to showcase the best and most creative designs from all over the world. The rankings can serve as relevant information to anyone looking into good designs, from businessmen, economists, and even journalists specializing in the design industry. The rankings come in a wide range of variations, showing how some countries and individual designers excel in certain categories over others.
As of December 29, 2015, the United States of America ranked first out of 83 countries in the World Design Rankings for the year...

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Martha Stewart Weddings Spring 2016

Martha Stewart Weddings Spring 2016

Never Say Cool - World Design Rankings Statement ring r5793 is featured in the "Fresh + Green" story.
Click HERE to learn more about the ring seen in this article.
 


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CJDG - FALL 2016 - Contemporary Jewelry Design Group

CJDG - FALL 2016 - Contemporary Jewelry Design...

Never Say Cool - World Design Rankings Bohemian sangria-colored garnet statement ring was mentioned in Contemporary Jewelry Design Group's Fall / Holiday Look Book.
Click HERE to learn more about the ring seen in this article.
 


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JNA magazine - Asia's leading magazine for the Jewellery and gem industry

JNA magazine - Asia's leading magazine for the...

Leon Mege on cover of JNA magazine December 2016!  

 
Designer finds niche in handmade jewellery scene
 
By Marie Feliciano
Known tor his "bench made" jewellery pieces, New York-based Leon Mege loves creating wearable treasures with his own hands — from forming various shapes out of metal sheets and wires to setting polished gemstones into his special mountings.
In an interview with JNA, the award-winning designer talks about his love for bespoke platinum jewellery; his fascination with "Pigeon blood“ rubies.
Kashmir sapphires and Windex-coloured Brazilian Paraiba tourmalines: and his business plans tor 2017.
 
JNA: What made you decide to start your own jewellery brand?
Leon Megé: An overabundance...

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AGTA PRISM vol 3-2017

AGTA PRISM vol 3-2017


AGTA Prism Magazine vol 3-2017  
"Bellflower" ring featuring a 3.28 carat cabochon sapphire accented with diamonds and sapphires 
Available for purchase HERE
Platinum "La Petite" bracelet with nine ring charms featuring Rubies, Aquamarines, Garnets, Amethysts, Sapphires, Tourmalines, and Spinels.
Available for purchase HERE
 


 
Images courtesy of AGTA, Brian Moghadam Photography

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AGTA PRISM 2018

AGTA PRISM 2018

AGTA Prism Magazine vol 1-2018  

Platinum "La Petite" bracelet with nine ring charms featuring Rubies, Aquamarines, Garnets, Amethysts, Sapphires, Tourmalines, and Spinels.
Available for purchase HERE

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JCK november/december 2017

JCK november/december 2017

JCK NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017  

Distinctive custom made statement ring featuring a Paraiba tourmaline cabochon.

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City & Shore Magazine

City & Shore Magazine

City & Shore Magazine  

Finest custom made jewelry and designs.
Official jeweler of “I will, but let me see the ring first...”
 
Diamond Cluster Ring r7715
Kashmir Sapphire Ring r6319 
"The Star Of Exodus" Sapphire Ring r7662
Brazilian Paraiba with yellow diamonds r7504

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ALBERTA FERRETTI – COLLEZIONE FW 2019/20-italian

ALBERTA FERRETTI – COLLEZIONE FW 2019/20-italian

LEON MEGE, PROPRIETARIO DELLA PIU’ FAMOSA CASA DI ALTA GIOIELLERIA DI MANHATTAN RIVELA I SEGRETI SUI DIAMANTI   
Leon Mege: “Anche nella società relativamente democratica di oggi, il simbolo dello status è sempre un diamante”
 
Un gioielliere russo, immigrato negli Stati Uniti durante il periodo comunista, Leon Mege è ora il proprietario di una delle più famose case di alta gioielleria a Manhattan. I nomi dei suoi clienti non possono essere rivelati, ma i loro ordini, come un ciondolo con il diamante da 89 carati, creato da Mege, parlano da soli.
 
D-Art ha incontrato il gioielliere per parlare del “sogno americano” e dell’affascinante mondo...

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ALBERTA FERRETTI – COLLEZIONE FW 2019/20-english

ALBERTA FERRETTI – COLLEZIONE FW 2019/20-english

LEON MEGE, PROPRIETARIO DELLA PIU’ FAMOSA CASA DI ALTA GIOIELLERIA DI MANHATTAN RIVELA I SEGRETI SUI DIAMANTI   
Leon Mege: “Even in today’s relatively democratic society, the ultimate status symbol is a diamond”
 
A Russian born jeweler, immigrated to the USA during the communist period, Leon Mege is now running one of the most noted high-end jewelry houses in Manhattan. The names of his clients remain private, but their impressive orders, like a 89-carat diamond pendant, created by Mege, speak for themselves.
 
D-Art has met the jeweler to talk about the “American dream”and about the fascinating world for high jewelry.
 
 
 
Born in Russia, immigrated to...

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Leon Mege at Voice of America broadcast

Leon Mege at Voice of America broadcast

Leon Mege at Voice of America broadcast

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The perfect couple - platinum and diamonds

The perfect couple - platinum and diamonds

The perfect couple - platinum and diamonds
English / Russian
The Jewelry House of Leon Megé located in New York has long been firmly established in the jewelry market as a source of magnificent jewelry, in which platinum and diamonds often sparkle being married together and attracting everyone’s eyes, but are only available to some, as the company operates in the segment of high-end goods. The owner of this company is jeweler Leon Megé born in St. Petersburg, who together with his employees, made it a rule to create each product only manually and in one copy, such as, for example, the...

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Идеальная пара - платина и бриллианты

Идеальная пара - платина и бриллианты


Идеальная пара - платина и бриллианты
English / Russian
Ювелирный дом Leon Mege, находящийся в Нью-Йорке, давно и прочно утвердился на ювелирном рынке в качестве источника великолепных украшений, в которых платина и бриллианты часто блистают вместе, привлекая всеобщие взоры, но будучи доступны лишь некоторым, поскольку компания работает в сегменте дорогой продукции.
Владелец этой компании – ювелир Леон Меже, уроженец Петербурга, взявший вместе со своими сотрудниками за правило создавать каждое изделие только вручную и в единственном экземпляре, как, например, бриллианты «Бруклинские близнецы», о которых он упоминает в этом интервью, рассказывая о своем деле и своей команде – целеустремленных и увлеченных своим делом...

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完美搭配——铂金和钻石

完美搭配——铂金和钻石

完美搭配——铂金和钻石
 
恩·米格珠宝店(Leon Mege)位于纽约,长期以来一直在珠宝市场上牢牢地占据着一席之地。该店陈列着很多华丽的珠宝,铂金和钻石搭配在一起熠熠生辉,吸引着所有人的目光。不过因为这家店所在的领域是昂贵产品部门,因此只有小部分人才能买得起这家珠宝店里的产品。这家店的老板是一位来自圣彼得堡的珠宝商。他和自己的团队制定了必须手工制作珠宝的原则,且每套珠宝都是独一无二的,例如他在本次采访中提到的“布鲁克林双星钻石”。此外,他在采访中还介绍了自己的事业和团队,提到团队成员都是些有坚定目标且对事业充满热情的专业人士,他们希望把每件珠宝都变成艺术品。
请您给我们的读者讲讲自己是如何成为珠宝商的。
我在等到了8年的出境签证后,于1987年离开苏联。自从提交这个签证申请之后,我实际上就变成了“国家的敌人”,被禁止进入大学学习。为了推迟服兵役,我去了一所职业学院(虽然这并没有起作用)。
我只有两个选择,一个是珠宝匠,一个是木匠。而我成了珠宝匠。
由于我个人很有创新意识,所以成为珠宝匠确实是个不错的事业,况且我也取得了成功。
你们制作的首饰上都使用了哪些颜色的宝石?
我们使用了各种颜色的宝石。我最喜欢天蓝色的碧玺。我非常偏爱巴西出产的碧玺,尤其是因为这种宝石除了令人惊艳的外观和颜色外,还有巨大的投资潜力。
我很喜欢明亮而饱满的颜色。
 
为什么贵公司如此关注铂金? 你认为铂金首饰市场正在蓬勃发展吗?
铂金是唯一适合高品质钻石珠宝制作的珍贵白色金属。
从珠宝商的角度来看,铂金的特性,例如其熔点和出色的可塑性,完全满足精细手工制作的要求。
唯一可以取代铂金的其他金属是钯金。 但是钯金很难使用,加热时会氧化。 钯金作为一种珍贵材料的形象相当不稳定。这种金属长期以来都价格低廉,直到汽车工业的需求快速增长,才导致其价格飞速增长起来。
一旦大多数汽车变成电动汽车(几十年),钯金将再次变得无用。
还有一个传统方面的因素:铂金用来镶嵌钻石已有一百多年的历史了,其外貌并没有褪色(这里故意用双关语)。
 
钻石似乎在您的产品系列中非常突出。它们在销售中是否也具有类似的地位?
出售钻石对收入来说不是那么重要,因为劳动力是主要的收入来源。
钻石只不过是镶嵌物,当人们的口味发生变化时,它们可以被其他宝石取代。
雷恩·梅格公司给自己的定位是垂直整合,负责公司内部的所有事务,包括钻石切割。这样做的优势是什么?为什么这比直接向生产商购买裸钻要便宜?
钻石切割不是我们业务的重要组成部分。 我们进行特殊类型的切割,并在公开市场上寻找适合主流切割(例如圆形切割等)的原石。
切割钻石使我们能够生产出根本不存在的石头,例如古典的枕形切割和法式切割出来的宝石。

你们切割的最小的和最大的钻石重量分别是多少?
最小的不到一克拉,没有上限;我们刚完成的“布鲁克林双星钻石”(“Brooklyn Twins”)每颗都超过40克拉,是由一颗完整的毛坯钻石切割而成的。
 
 
 
你们从哪里购买未切割的毛坯钻石?
加拿大和俄罗斯。
这项事业中最令您头疼的事情是什么?
有小孩的员工厌倦了打卡工作,希望能及时处理自己的个人事情和状况。
 
你们是否会在自己的首饰中使用实验室培育钻石?
还没有,我们正试图远离“科学怪人的石头”,但它们将不可避免地扩散并压制钻石市场的下半部分。
我认为这对高品质的天然钻石有好处。
 
您如何看待围绕天然钻石和实验室培育钻石的争议?
我认为这是宝石的自然发展,完全在人们的意料之内。这正是我们在19世纪后期遇到的情况,人们当时创造了第一批合成红宝石。 起初它们被视为宝石,但在相对较短的时间内,其价格已经下降到施华洛世奇水晶的水平。
您认为最新版的《美国联邦贸易委员会珠宝指南》能否结束这种对抗?
不,我不相信规则。 市场本身将解决由预期产生的所有问题。 我们都知道,有朝一日合成钻石将被大量生产。
您能不能介绍一下你们珠宝首饰的销售市场?哪一个市场能提供最大的销售额?
我们直接向公众销售,因此我们不选择市场。 有时候我们会把拍品放在拍卖会上销售,比如苏富比拍卖行(Sotheby's)或者克里斯蒂拍卖行(Christy's),但这些拍卖行往往会获取大量的利润,因为我们最好是等到客户直接找我们购买。
 
您是否有什么扩展计划或打算为您的客户提供新型珠宝?
扩展? 不,现在增长不是由于技能或排他性。 它直接取决于营销业务战略,我们在这方面并不强大。
新型珠宝? 我不确定它们实际上是否可行,因为珠宝中可以创建的所有类型都已被设计过了。 同样,“由设计师创造”的珠宝与之前设计的相同,略有差别,游击式的营销使人们相信设计的独特性和外观。 事实上,这些都是旧的东西,只是以一种新的形式呈现给那些不知内情的外行人。 总之,对大多数人来说是如此。




弗拉基米尔·马拉霍夫,Rough&Polished通讯社

Vladimir Malakhov,
Editor-in-Chief
Rough&Polished
http://www.rough-polished.com/ru/

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