Friday, January 22, 2016

How to wear the right pair of earrings

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 9:45:00 AM in Michael M (24)

Wearing a cheap pair of earrings properly will always outdo wearing the most expensive pair the wrong way. The shape of your face has a lot to do with what type of earrings to wear. Studs work best for people with oval and long faces. Hoop earrings give oval-faced or heart-shaped women “more” jawline, while oval hoops give round and square faces a smaller appearance. Meanwhile, danglers like a Michael M. white and sliced diamond earrings are perfect for round or square-shaped faces. They lengthen the face giving it a more symmetrical look. Danglers also work with formal dresses and ethnic-themed clothes. Lastly, if your face is a combination of various shapes—not too round but not too heart-shaped, either—droplet earrings are a safe bet. They can neutralize a wide or long face. 
Michael M is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Breaking Traditions, Making Something New

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:00:00 AM in Michael M (24)

Some traditions are meant to be broken. If we don't break any, how do we make new ones? How do we combine the old with the old and the new with old and any other combination that elevates our arts and culture? Well, this is exactly what Michael M thinks. And this is what contemporary jewelry enthusiasts and even general culture is. Today, we see mixtures and medleys of complimentary designs and cultural artifacts today. The strong statement pieces are not mixed with classic Old-World elegance. And Michael M's take on this contemporary design is a personal favorite of mine and, of course, many others. One favorite of mine is the Pave Diamond Fashion band set in 18k gold. This goes with the Pave Diamond Circle Pendant that is also in 18k gold. This modern designs have a classic appeal to me and I can where them for everyday luxury or in formal events. 
Check the Fine Jewelry Collection out over at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Make romance more romantic

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 1:24:38 AM in Michael M (24)

Giving her a Michael M. diamond engagement ring will surely impress her, but why stop there when you can reinforce the moment with these lifestyle-of-the-rich-and-famous tips. One, invite her to a restaurant and order a fancy dessert at the end with the ring safely tucked in. If it's possible, order a custom dessert, for instance, with her initials on a cake. Two, rent a luxury car for the day (or hour if you're truly tight) and use it to take her to a date. Limousines for rent are so outmoded; go for that Ferrari for rent that you came across in the internet. Three, take her to a hill or somewhere that overlooks the city's skylights. It's the perfect landscape for a romantic moment that she'll cherish forever.
Michael M. is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Make it memorable

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:25:20 PM in Michael M (24)

If you're planning to give her a Michael M. engagement ring any time soon, why not make it even more memorable with these romantic ideas? Do it in a karaoke bar and surprise her by singing her song (never mind if you can't sing). Visit the restaurant that you first took her out and order the same food as in your first date. Book a surprise vacation in a romantic city, say, Paris or Rome. Prepare a candlelight dinner at home and hold a big greeting card when she comes home. Have a singing or dancing group perform your announcement in a public place like office lobby or a restaurant. Whatever idea you come up with, make sure to capture the moment on video. Years from now, the two of you will have a good laugh about it.
Michael M is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Engagement from a lawyer’s point of view

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 1:42:09 AM in Michael M (24)

We find it romantic and lovely to see an engagement scene in popular media, such as, novels, movies, and theater. The man, holding a diamond ring (a Michael M. no less!), professing his perpetual love to a woman swept off her feet, the scene evokes love and passion. But lost in this beautiful scene is the fact that the practice of engagement ring traces its roots to a contract of assurance for the woman, whereas the man would fulfill his sworn statement to perform the acts of marriage to her at a specific date and place. So much for romance. Matthew O’Brien, a writer for the Atlantic, said that we used to have laws about breach of the promise of marriage. Engagement rings were a guarantee that the woman could sue the man if he retracts from this promise. So, next time you see an engagement scene, it isn’t that romantic, really.
Michael M. is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Highlight of Your Moment

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 9:00:00 AM in Michael M (24)

Michael M. has been offering a range of fine jewelry collections for years now. Founded in 2008, the company has build up a reputation for engagement and wedding jewelry, notably the white diamond and sapphire collections, that feature sophisticated modern undertones. If Michael M.'s collection seems a perfection that goes beyond seven years in the industry, that's because the founder has been perfecting his craft for over twenty-five years now long before he started the company. This extensive experience is reflected in the signature regal European shank and Dreaming in Color line. Its finest diamonds are set in platinum, 18k white gold or yellow gold for that ultimate luxury feel. When you give or wear a Michael M. you are wearing the highlight of the event, whether you are getting engaged or married.
Michael M. is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Jewelry to buy for her

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:00:15 AM in Michael M (24)

When choosing luxury jewelry as a gift for her make sure it complements not only her style, but her personality. For character, signature brands often evoke traits not present in generic jewelry. That's because signature brands like Michael M. exhibit their founder's creative drive, and in effect, his or her temperament. This makes it easy to choose a pair of earring or necklace, for instance, for your lady because the style embodies character. The trick is, which character should you pick? That depends on how much you know her. Is she more traditional than modern or vice-versa? Does she like blue or red hues? Is she's into outdoor activities? If yes, you should ensure the jewelry is sturdy enough if she's wearing it during an activity.
Michael M. is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Modern engagement

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:15:35 AM in Michael M (24)

Engagement diamond rings need not be the same old story; rather, they can be infused with modern style, while their classic lines are retained as with Michael M. rings. The diamond signature has a wide array of engagement ring styles, each one with unique quality. The Bicolore Collection, for instance, intertwines gold and platinum as a symbol of the strong partnership in marriage. The metal is set with colored diamond center stones. Trinity Collection, on the other hand, showcases micropave, U-settings and channel-set shanks. Two smaller stones hug a major diamond at the center, creating a masterpiece of detailed work. Likewise, the Princesse Collection exemplifies the best princess-cut diamond ring. Michael M. sets the princess like an inverted pyramid and flanks it with cascading side stones for an impressive finish.
Michael M. is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Wearing the right hair in cocktail parties

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:00:00 AM in Michael M (24)

You’ve worked hard to impress your guests with your black dress and matching it with Micheal M. Diamond Collection. How about your hair? It should also match your overall elegant look. Here are some trends that are making it in fashion magazines. Try the accessorized loop. Gather your hair at nape level and clip it with a diamond brooch. You can also try a low ballerina bun style similar to Gwyneth Paltrow’s hair. This style also highlights your earrings. For a little tease, a side-swept chignon worn by Jennifer Garner gives you a playful air while still keeping an elegant side courtesy of the exposed other ear and earrings. Sienna Miller’s classic ballerina bun is also ideal for cocktail parties; it highlights your forehead and face, so make sure to keep that smile always handy.
Michael M. is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Lead Before the Announcement

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 9:00:00 AM in Michael M (24)

Don’t stop at the luxurious Michael M. diamond ring when considering a memorable engagement announcement. Match its rich style and affluent material with an equally luxurious sumptuous dessert. Yes, before you unravel your lifelong intention for her, impress her with an elegant dinner date featuring the world’s most expensive desserts, the epitome of your disposable asset. Treat her with the Golden Phoenix Cupcake. It uses exotic vanilla from Uganda and edible gold and served on a Villari 24k gold cake stand. At $1,000 apiece it’s very affordable for someone who can buy a Michael M., right? Or if you find it too much, how about some jelly beans worth $500 a jar? It includes 24k gold leaf confectionery ingredients to make it a true luxurious prelude before you announce the big event.
Michael M. is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Wedding gift ideas

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 8:00:00 AM in Michael M (24)

A Michael M. White Diamond Collection item will always be a winning wedding gift idea for any couple. Exquisite and opulent, these items will impress even the most sophisticated recipient. But there are other impressive and less expensive ways to gift a wedding couple. A breakfast bed tray will be appreciated especially that new couples still enjoy the intimacy of eating in bed together on a cozy morning. You can also try a luxury signature porcelain coffee set. Couples often keep this thing in a display cabinet as their wedding heirloom, making your gift extra special. And why not give an exquisite Christmas décor even if it’s not in season? Your gift will become a part of the young couple’s holiday decoration tradition every December. Finally, consider giving beach items as most couples head off to a long beach vacation for their honeymoon.
Michael M. is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Classic and contemporary

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:00:55 AM in Michael M (24)

Some of the best diamond bridal rings today belong to Michael M. Its collections run the gamut of traditional and modern styles from antique to classic and modern to three stone. The Europa radiates royal opulence with the single center stone riddled with tiny diamonds around it and across the band. The Amore has a stylistic band to reflect “M” without being intrusive to the overall design. The Bicolore is elegant in its dual color scheme of sparkling white and yellow diamonds. Likewise, the Monaco showcases the princess cut with brilliant gemstones. The lines are sharp to reflect boldness and confidence. Trinity features pave-set and U-set diamonds that exude the elegance of antiquity (one is reminded of the Vatican). Michael M. has more collections for the most discerning taste, be it contemporary or classic. 
Michael M. is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Michael M. Fashion

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:29:22 PM in Michael M (24)

Looking for a fresh twist to your jewelry? Michael M.’s Pave Diamond Funnel Fashion Band is the stand-out piece you want. The 2.4 carat diamond ring set in platinum, white, yellow or rose gold is part of the realization of Michael Meksian’s ultimate desire. That is, to present his own brand of high-end bridal and fashion collections. The contemporary Funnel Fashion Band does not carry Michael M.’s paramount European shank feature, and has a unique 2-layer design instead. Like other creations of the brand, the ring is handcrafted by expert artisans in the company’s workshop in Los Angeles. Like most Michael M. pieces, the band’s shank is covered mostly with fine diamond stones. Guaranteed with lifetime warranty, the piece is perfect as a rare collection piece or a family heirloom for the next generation. 
Check out Michael M. at Shreve & Co. on Post street in San Francisco.

Friday, September 20, 2013

The Signature of a Master

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:09:11 PM in Michael M (24)

The Michael M. logo is a signature of a true artist who has the innate sense for elegance and style. Prior to the birth of the brand in 2008, Michael Meksian had already built a solid 25-year career as a designer in the gold manufacturing industry. His burning desire was to create high-end bridal and fashion collections using the finest diamonds and choicest platinum and gold; precious tokens of invaluable and enduring sentiments such as passion and elegance. Persistent in his pursuit for beauty, Michael M. is now one of the leading diamond jewelry makers in the industry, with more than 200 authorized retailers in the country. Intricate and enduring, each jewelry piece is 100% handcrafted in Michael M.’s Los Angeles workshop, under the keen eyes and skillful hands of seasoned jewelers and artisans. 
Find the brand’s elegant rings and jewelry pieces at authorized dealer Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

More Diamonds, More Amore

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:58:05 PM in Michael M (24)

More diamonds, more sparkle, more love. That is the package that comes with Michael M.’s Amore diamond bridal ring collection. Handcrafted by seasoned craftsmen in the company’s workshop in Los Angeles under the direction of the brand’s founder himself, Michael Meksian, each piece is fashioned from a choice of platinum or 18k gold and encrusted with diamond stones and center stones. The distinctive feature of Michael M. rings are the regal European shanks and lavish use of diamonds on metal settings. The Amore collection is fully decked not only with sparkling stones, but also fully arrayed with elaborate and elegant designs and completely immersed in meaningful symbolism of love and passion. 
Find the Michael M. Amore and other bridal collections at Shreve & Co. Jewelers on Post Street in San Francisco – an authorized retailer for Michael M.

Monday, July 08, 2013

Michael M. and the Power of Two

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:31:07 AM in Michael M (24)

It takes two to tango. It takes two to fall in love and live happily-despite-challenges ever after, as well. Michael M. Celebrates the power of two with its Bicolore bridal rings collection. The engagement rings and diamond bands display vibrant center stones of princess cut, brilliant round or cushion cut colored diamonds that are masterfully set on gold and platinum mountings. Intertwined together, the warm radiance of yellow or rose gold and the gleaming elegance of platinum create a romantic background for the elegant rows of brilliant diamonds. The Bicolore rings’ handcrafted double split pave shank and crown ring with side bezels show off the brand’s expertise in designing uniquely modern and sophisticated diamond jewelry. It is an expertise that Michael Meksian has acquired through two things - long years of perfecting the craft of gold manufacturing and working with over 200 retail stores across the United States.
In Palo Alto, find the Bicolore collection when you visit Shreve & Co. – an authorized dealer for Michael M.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Dreams You Can Touch

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:04:21 AM in Michael M (24)

There are times when one can lay back and dream, and other times when one has to work hard to realize those dreams. Michael Meksian, the man behind the famous jewelry label Michael M, is fortunate enough to do both at the same time. Michael M’s first collection, the Dreaming in Color, is a set of masterpieces by the seasoned designer and craftsman. The extensive diamond jewelry collection features styles, shapes and colors that bear the marks of a dreamer’s creativity. The vintage cuts and rare diamond slices of the gems are matched in elegance by the stones’ plethora of unusual diamond hues such as rustic, charcoal, rich purple, deep red and gold. All the pieces are one of a kind, each one expertly hand-fashioned in Michael M’s Los Angeles studio. To the diamond connoisseurs who have the eyes for the extra-ordinary, Dreaming in Color is indeed a fitting title for this collection.
Check out this precious rarity at Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco – authorized dealer for Michael M.  

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Jewel of Your Dreams

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 1:32:16 PM in Michael M (24)


Michael Meksian, jeweler extraordinaire, takes you on a fantastic journey with his Dreaming in Color jewelry Collection. It is a dazzling array inspired primarily by floral and animal motifs, paying a brilliant homage to Mother Nature’s intrinsic beauty. Each exquisite jewel in the twenty-eight-piece collection is splendidly handcrafted at the jeweler's Los Angeles workshop. Michael M’s fine craftsmanship brings to the fore the lustrous beauty of the rough, naturally colored diamonds that come in brilliant hues of cognac, charcoal, rich purple, deep red, gold and wine. Expertly handset in the finest quality platinum and 18K gold, the diamond’s vibrant colors give the sparkling life to each design making Dreaming in Color a truly stunning collection. The sparkling wings of a butterfly or the delicate petals of the flower are made even more dazzling when outlined by an array of brilliant white diamonds that would set any woman’s heart aflutter with desire.
Come to Shreve & Co. at Post Street in San Francisco and discover the jewel of your dreams with Michael M’s Dreaming in Color Jewelry Collection.

Friday, March 08, 2013

Sapphire Stand-out look

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 3:52:33 AM in Michael M (24)


Add a splash of life to your outfit with Michael M.'s Sapphire jewelry collection. Designer Michael Meksian founded the Michael M. brand in 2008, which stemmed from his desire to bring women high-end bridal and fashion jewelry with sophisticated and modern designs. Just like his colored diamonds in the Dreaming in Color collection, his sapphire pieces are lovely and beguiling in their playful display of colors - shades of yellow and brown, orange, green, deep blue and vibrant pink. Each stone is carefully set by hand on premium platinum and precious metals by skilled Michael M. artisans in their Los Angeles workshop. All it takes to spruce up that day look is one or two of these rings, bracelets, necklaces or earrings in their intricate settings. To find the Michael M. sapphire collection, check out Shreve & Co. Jewelers in Post Street, San Francisco – Authorized dealer for Michael M.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Dreaming in Color

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:19:47 AM in Michael M (24)


Rustic diamonds, Charcoal, Cognac, rich Purple, deep Red and Gold diamonds – did you know all these kinds of colored diamonds exist? Michael M did, and it made a wonderful collection of precious jewelry with it. The Dreaming in Color is the first collection fashioned by Michael M. Handcrafted by artists from Michael M’s Design studio in Los Angeles, the pieces of this collection use an array of colored and white diamonds in platinum or 18k white gold and are alive with flora and fauna design. With Dreaming in Color, the brand pays homage to the timeless and captivating beauty and femininity of Nature. Each one of a kind piece bears the mark of creativity and expertise only from Michael M. For Dreaming in Color and other Michael M collections, visit Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto – proud authorized dealer for Michael M.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Michael M. Sparkle

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Michael M (24)


The sparkle is something women look for in engagement rings and Michael M sure delivers. By using less metal and more rocks, Michael M produces pieces that are sure to turn heads and cause hearts to jump. This is called the Michael M. ratio – a higher diamond-to-metal ratio in every piece. “Our designs use less metal and more sparkle, further enhancing the brilliance of the center stone.” This is what Peter Meksian, son of Michael Meksian, said about their designs. This design watermark proved to be hit amongst the educated buyers. Since arriving from Europe, Michael Meksian has been dreaming big of making it as a designer and as a brand in the luxury jewelry industry. He started designing gold fashion pieces and custom work that parlayed into one of the largest gold manufacturing company: New Gold Mfg., Inc. But this didn’t give Michael Meksian much satisfaction. “I liked the competition in the designer marketplace, and knew that with our level of experience, we could bring something to the customer that was not yet available.” This marked his foray in the designer market. And since their entry in 2008, they have produced unique pieces that reflect sophistication and beam superior artistry – the Michael M. sparkle. For your Michael M. pieces, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Michael M. 

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Michael M. for the Sophisticated Woman

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Michael M (24)


Starting his career as a gold manufacturer a quarter of a century earlier before starting Michael M., founder and designer Michael Meksian always had a dream. And that dream was to cater to modern and sophisticated women who deserve the best. And the best is what Michael M. delivers to their clients. Embracing a ‘more is more’ philosophy, Michael M. showcases the brilliance of their diamonds over the shimmer of their metal by putting in more diamonds in their pieces. This approach enhances the center stone further garnering a wow from the sophisticated women about to wear them. “I liked the competition in the designer marketplace, and knew that with our level of experience, we could bring something to the customer that was not yet available.” Michael explained. This holds true and apparent in Michael M collections using European shanks worthy of royalty and setting more diamonds over metal in every setting. As every piece is made to be durable, it is covered by a Michael M. guarantee that every piece purchase will end up as a family heirloom for generations to enjoy. For sophisticatedly beautiful jewelry, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Michael M. 

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Perfect climax

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Michael M (24)


An engagement or wedding is a commitment for life that only a prized jewel can express the depths of your sincerity. Michael M has been honoring this time-honored commitment with its finely crafted diamond jewelries with sophisticated modern tones. Founded in 2008 by designer Michael Meksian, the jewelry brand creates vibrant bridal bands for men and women and fashionable lines such as the white diamond and Michael M sapphire collections. His twenty-five years of experience in gold manufacturing have honed his own high-end bridal and fashion style that has graces numerous glamorous magazines as his collections are prized by sophisticated buyers. Select from rings, pendants, earrings and pendants that reflect the Micheal M signature: the regal European shank and authentic Micheal M identification in each piece. Only the finest select diamonds set in either platinum, 18k white gold or 18k yellow gold earn the Micheal M brand. It also features the Dreaming in Color line, a collection of naturally colored diamonds handcrafted in animal and floral themes. Whether you are about to be engaged or married, or whatever the special occasion is, a Michael M that combines the finest diamonds and precious metals in one fluid masterpiece provides the climatic highlight.
Shreve is an authorized dealer for Michael M.
Image: Michael M Engagement Ring R175-2


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