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.