Friday, February 28, 2014
What could be more exquisite than a shimmering mosaic of diamonds? The crystals are carefully pieced together to display perfect elegance. This is called stone-setting — the art of securely attaching gemstones into jewelry. A perfect example is the "Fine Jewelry" collection under renowned brand Michael M. Pave-set diamond jewelry are composed of crushed diamonds that when put together become a more sophisticated fashion piece. But while pretty to look at, paves are only as good as their durability. The common problem with bead-set-jewelry is that the gems — if not properly attached — may start to fall out in time. That is why it would be wise to only purchase from well-established and tested brands like Michael M. After all, diamonds are worth investing, so make sure to get the signature with a great return.
Michael M is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.
Friday, January 17, 2014
There is more to fruit than meets the eye. One man draws his inspiration from a citron.
The man had his whole life ahead of him. He wanted to travel. See the world, soak in all the different cultures and treasure the experience. It was in the Middle East where he discovered the perfect Citron. A ritual was to be performed before each harvest season, in which the fruit of the citron, or the "goodly trees" was received. Religious leaders were dispatched to scour the region for the perfect citron. It was at the harvest festival that the man met a most attractive young lady. The man fell in love with the woman and promised to return for her one day. It was several years before the man made it back. The two embraced one another, but the woman pulled back to ask the man what exactly took him so long. "I couldn't return without the perfect citron," said the man as he presented her with a Michael M Citrine diamond ring.
Michael M. is available at Shreve & Co. at Post Street, San Francisco.
Friday, November 01, 2013
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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