Leon Mege Difference

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” –  Albert Einstein

We have over 40 years of experience in making the finest jewelry you will ever find and the knowledge and experience to guide you through the decision process.

We use bench tools to cut, bend, forge, and file the metal stock to create individual parts; each painstakingly formed using only hand tools. Diamonds and gemstones are set under a microscope for precision and safety. Any technology taking the artistry out of the jewelry-making process is banned from our workshop.

Each piece we make is a product of successful collaboration and interaction with a client. There is no competition capable of the same level of craftsmanship and artistry as Leon Mege, with very few exceptions.

From ethical mining to diamond cutting to hand forging, each Leon Mege piece is as important and special as the person wearing it. Our commitment to excellence and dedication to our clients guarantees they won’t be undersold.

Our work is different

Our jewelry is different. Our jewelry is hand-forged, meaning many separate parts are polished to perfection before being assembled into a single finished piece. The crisp transitions between elements can be achieved only when a skilled jeweler puts all parts together. Precision-forged pieces may reveal slight asymmetry, microscopic tool marks, and occasional contrasting joints because they are made by humans. These nuances are intentional and add to the character and finish of the piece.

On the other hand, CAD jewelry has easily detected rough unfinished spots and forced geometry due to casting technology limitations. CAD production compromises the sharpness of the details and joints, introduces irregularities, and blurs the connection points to save time and reduce costs.

Leon Mege exclusive Mon Cheri ring illustration

Better diamonds and gemstones

Leon Mege is a professional gemologist who earned a GIA graduate gemologist’s diploma in 1991. The secret to finding the perfect diamond is analyzing the properties and extracting small bits of information that escaped others. Our proprietary methodology allows us to sift through hundreds of diamonds to find the one that stands out by its properties and value.

Precision forging

Hand-forging is the highest form of bespoke craftsmanship used by the finest workshops in the world. The jewelry is made without casting by shaping the raw metal using only hand tools. Each setting is designed around a particular stone to ensure maximum precision and perfect fit. At Leon Mege, we are responsible for the entire manufacturing process. We are a custom workshop where your ring is made-to-order, not plucked from a shelf of molded copies.

We are bespoke jewelers

More than anything, we are known for our bespoke creations.  We are working closely to help clients realize a concept they dreamed up.  No projects are too big or small, from charming push gifts to important multi-million jewels for collectors.  Ultimately, you will have a finely crafted ring with a fine gemstone to treasure for generations.

2021 AGTA Spectrum Award

 

Mothra bracelet – second place – Evening Wear category

Leon Mege Mothra black jade bracelet with moonstone-set butterfly and flower

2017 AGTA Spectrum Bridal Wear | Platinum Innovation

 

“Bellflower” ring featuring a 3.28-carat cabochon sapphire accented with diamonds and sapphire. Bespoke micro-pave, custom design in platinum. 

Leon Megé Bellflower™ right-hand ring featuring a blue sapphire cab in micro pave flower setting r7201

2017 AGTA Spectrum Business Day Wear

 

“La Petite” bracelet with nine miniature charms featuring Rubies, Aquamarines, Garnets, Amethysts, Sapphires, Tourmalines, and Spinels.

Platinum “La Petite” bracelet with 9 miniature ring charms set with natural gemstones by Leon Mege b7482

2015 AGTA Spectrum Top Honor | Best of the Show

The AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Best of the show is considered the jewelry industry Oscar. It is the most respected and prestigious creative award for the design industry, a benchmark for jewelry designers striving to gain recognition for their work. Winners set the standards of excellence for our entire industry.

Best of the Show Award in the 2015 Spectrum competition.

Captivating 4.71-carat Windex-blue Paraiba cabochon ring.
This remarkable Brazilian Paraiba is incredibly rare and cannot be sourced because all the mines have been exhausted.

Leon Megé Brazilian Paraiba cab with French-cut diamonds in an award-winning right-hand ring r6193

2014 MJSA Vision

 

An extraordinary right-hand ring with a magnificent 14.65-carat moonstone

As told by MSJA, “The Professional Design Excellence Category celebrates work that exemplifies the best of contemporary jewelry design. The winners show a thorough grounding in the tradition of fine design and an eagerness for experimentation and innovation. By meeting the highest standards of craftsmanship and creativity, these designs truly deserve their award-winning status.”

Leon Megé extraordinary right-hand ring with an important moonstone cabochon and diamonds r4827

2014 AGTA Spectrum

Leon Mege Spectrum 2014

Custom-made right-hand ring, featuring magnificent blue moonstone set in an elaborate micro pave mounting. Three rows of rounded micro pave halo and three rows of pave on the shank. The stone is cradled in platinum and rose gold patterned cup encrusted with custom-cut sapphire cabochons.

Leon Megé extraordinary right-hand ring with an important moonstone cabochon and diamonds r4827

 

2014 AGTA Spectrum Objects of Art

Leon Megé’s 18K gold and sterling silver “Maestro” ring featuring interchangeable records made of ebony wood and gemstones won 2nd place in the Objects of Art Division in the 2014 Spectrum Awards.

This Category is unique and showcases jewelry as artwork that can stand on its own and doesn’t have to be worn to be appreciated. Leon Mege award winning Gramophone ring record player bee gees gold record

2014 AGTA Spectrum Evening Wear

 “Blue Fin” right-hand ring featuring electric-blue 12.75 ct. Paraiba tourmaline cab accented with diamonds and small paraibas won 1st Place in the Evening Wear division at the 2014 Spectrum Awards. This design is the epitome of Evening Wear and the Red carpet look.

 Leon Megé "Blue Fin" Award-winning Paraiba ring with diamonds and small Paraibas r5504

2013 AGTA Spectrum Evening Wear

Leon Megé’s purple sapphire right-hand ring accented with diamonds and ruby cabochon received an honorable mention in the Evening Wear division at the 2013 Spectrum Awards The jewelry in this category is nothing short of spectacular and could be worn on any red carpet around the world.

Leon Megé Spectrum Award winner statement ring with a purple sapphire and antique diamonds r5490

2013 A'Design Award

 

Leon Megé’s “Maestro” ring is a musical experience translated into jewelry. Handcrafted in sterling silver, 18k gold, and black and white diamonds, the ring features interchangeable records made of black ebony wood and sits upon a base of white Carrera marble with a silver platform in the shape of an old-fashioned gramophone.

ADesign 2013

Taking Leon Megé approximately one year to complete, the “Maestro” ring offers a set of jewelry compiled into one piece. The miniature records that accompany the ring are custom-made with gemstones to fit a client’s personal music taste.

2012 AGTA Spectrum Platinum Honor

The stunning Paraiba Tourmaline right-hand ring won Platinum Honors in the Business/Day Wear category at the 2012 AGTA Spectrum Awards.

Platinum Honors recognizes the outstanding use of platinum in colored gemstone jewelry in the five Spectrum Awards categories.

Leon Megé 2012 AGTA Spectrum Award Winner Paraiba Tourmaline ring with antique cushion diamonds r4696

2012 American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) New Talent

 

The New Talent Design Competition seeks to highlight the best new designers in fine jewelry. The American Jewelry Design Council is a non-profit educational corporation that recognizes and promotes original jewelry design as art. The award is given in recognition of the body of the designer’s work.

The AJDC emphasizes the artistic qualities of jewelry design. Quote: “Essential to every culture, art is the vehicle for expressing emotions and ideas personally and creatively.” The AJDC is a group of more than 30 designers whose mission is to promote the art of jewelry.

In coordination with JA, the annual contest helps present a single outstanding designer to national and international jewelry buyers. Michael Good designed the beautifully made award in Anticlastic raising technique.

 

The legendary American designer, the late Jose Hess, presented the Award. Hess was the first American president of the CIBJO, an international trade association that created standards for the jewelry industry throughout the world. He was a decorated designer and the winner of numerous design competitions.

2012 A'Design Platinum Award

 

The A’Design Jewelry, Eyewear, and Watch Competition highlight the excellent qualifications of best designs, design concepts, and design-oriented products on an international level. The competition honors the best designers in the world.

The A’Design Award is a badge of excellence in design and solidly proven design quality. The Award ceremony in Como, Italy is a major event for artists and designers worldwide. Winners are showcased on the Design Magazine website that is legendary for launching new names in the world of design.

The Platinum A’Design Award was awarded for the Leon Mege La Petite collection of miniature ring-like pendants. 

 

2010 Spectrum Classical Wear

Leon Megé’s platinum and silver ring featuring a 2.19 ct. Paraiba Tourmaline, accented with Tourmalines and Diamonds, won 2nd place in the Classical Division at the 2010 Spectrum Awards. The classical Category is defined by superior traditional and timeless designs with a fresh twist for modern-day beauty.Leon Mege Spectrum winning ring paraiba r1293

1987 St. Petersburg, Russia Jewelry Competition

 

First Place in Professional Jewelry Competition of St. Petersburg, Russia. The competition was held in cell block 16 of a government-run jewelry manufacturing complex “Russkiye Samotsvety” (Русские Самоцветы).

Русские Самоцветы где Леон Меже начинал карьеру ювелира

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