Frequently Answered Questions
Leon Megé emphasizes quality rather than speed of production or a price point. We adhere to the highest standards of craftsmanship thanks to over four decades of expertise. Our design aesthetics perfectly mix traditional craftsmanship and contemporary style to ensure that our work is the absolute finest.. Our precision-forged jewelry has a refined, elegant look. It enhances the appearance of a stone.
Buying a center stone is not required, but we strongly discourage buying a stone elsewhere. We have access to every stone on the global market and will source it for you at the guaranteed lowest price. When you buy the stone from us, you get a hand-forged ring and a world-class diamond in a seamless transaction.
By buying the center stone directly from us, you get free shipping, a prioritized completion date, and full insurance coverage, including inadvertent damage to the stone during production. The price of the setting is automatically discounted when we supply the stone. We can work with your heirloom stone but expect to pay more.
We do not make pre-fabricate mountings. We do not sell unfinished jewelry. We are high-end jewelers making pieces to order. All our custom pieces are created individually to fit a specific stone. Once the complete ring is delivered, it is up to you what to do with it, including going to a local jeweler to replace the center stone.
We encourage you to continue working with a jeweler who sold you the stone; they probably need it more than we do. If the stone purchase is not finalized yet we ask you to give us a fair chance to supply the stone. We will save you a lot of money and you will end up with a better stone.
Every natural diamond we sell is accompanied by the original diamond report from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). We strongly suggest certifying your heirloom stone prior to setting and offer assistance in submitting it to a lab. Five things you didn't know about diamond certificates.
We do! Our lab-grown diamonds come directly from the lab diamond producers without any middleman. As always, we will match the lowest deal by any competitor.
No worries. You will get more comfortable with every consecutive engagement.😃
A quick primer on how we work: The Rules of Engagement
Please take a few minutes to read our brief, no-nonsense primer on how to:
Start by booking a phone consultation, and we will guide you through the process.
You can get a hand-forged custom-made ring for less than you think. To save on the costs, consider:
- a smaller stone
- lower color/clarity
- fancy shape instead of a round diamond
- a lab-grown diamond
- a "flat" stone weighing less than a "conventional" stone of the exact dimensions.
- skip the pave and accent stones
We meet with clients by appointment only, you can't just walk in. Also a retainer is required before booking an appointment. The pandemic just gave everyone a good reason to keep a distance. Most interactions can be done by phone or email. However, if necessary, we will set up a meeting to provide complete, face-to-face attention.
Leon Megé is a respected brand of bespoke, one-of-a-kind jewelry. Leon Mege signed jewelry is retailed at our website. It can be purchased in-person in our Times Square showroom.
Leon Mege limited edition jewelry is sold at the finest retailers worldwide. Please contact us for the nearest location.
We do sell finished jewelry to the trade. We also manufacture private label pieces for high-end retailers all over the world.
If you are a retailer and interested in carrying our line, please send us an email.
Custom-made wedding bands are available only for those who already purchased an engagement ring from us. We carry a limited stock of ready-made wedding bands available for purchase.
Upgrading or purchasing back your diamond is always an option. The relationship with our clients means a lot to us, so accommodating your changing taste and lifestyle is our mission.
Platinum is a perfect metal for hand-forging, which is the way we make our jewelry. Hand fabrication using white gold instead of platinum is more labor-intensive, so it will cost more in the end.
Jewelers who use casting prefer working with white gold because white gold is easier and cheaper to cast.
We strongly recommend minimizing wearing both rings together to avoid damage from friction. If necessary, we can customize the engagement ring or shadow the wedding band to fit both rings flush. What hand should you wear the band on?
It is crucial to have the correct ring size before commissioning a custom work. Visit us to have your finger correctly measured, or read our Sizing Manual.
We will reach out shortly before the completion to give you enough time to settle the balance and prepare for the delivery. We will confirm the delivery date with you before shipping.
It is impossible to photograph each piece we made from every angle. When the additional images are available, we will share them with our clients.
Yes, we guarantee complete confidentiality and we are willing to lie if asked.
An engagement ring should hold the stone with minimum distraction. Adding decorative elements just to make it "different" makes the ring more noticeable at the expense of the stone.
You are risking turning the ring into a Christmas tree decoration and regretting it for the rest of your first marriage.
Keep the design clean and steer away from messing with the classic look. Adding a "secret stone" or a hand-engraved inscription is perfectly fine.
Maintenance is easy if the cleaning is done regularly, perhaps once every two weeks. We recommend brushing the ring in a lukewarm solution of dishwashing liquid and a drop of household ammonia with a soft toothbrush.
You are welcome to stop by for a complimentary cleaning and checkup. We recommend bringing your jewelry for a checkup at least twice a year. An appointment is required.
After the work is complete, we can send you a copy of a complimentary in-house appraisal so you can get the piece insured.
Appraisals are available only for pieces with all stones supplied by us.
Detailed appraisal information here.
It is pronounced "Mey-zhée".
No one has ever turned down Leon Mege ring, no matter how repulsive the suitor was. We are confident that your proposal will not be rejected. But if it does happen, regroup and try again in a few months. And there is always an option of a Russian mail-order bride.
Custom-made jewelry cannot be returned. We will work with you on trading it for another once you find your true soulmate.
We do not carry prefabricated settings; each piece is designed for a specific stone. A custom-made ring will fit your stone like a glove.