Leon Megé La Petite Collection Necklace/Pendant/Charm by Leon Megé

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Leon Megé La Petite Collection

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Necklace/Pendant/Charm

INSPIRATION:
A customer who was working for an international charitable organization couldn't wear her ring daily due to perils of travel to remote locations. She wanted to keep the memory of her fiancé close to her at all times.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
La Petite is an unprecedented collection of pendants/charms designed to look like miniature engagement rings. They are 10 mm in diameter and made with the same quality and precision as actual sized rings, using platinum, diamonds and natural gemstones. Some of La Petites feature micro pave and all are presented in unique combinations of gem colors and cuts. They are intended to be collectible and come with a Certificate of Authenticity as well as an edition number.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The rings can be worn as a necklace, pendant or charm. They can be worn individually or collectively on any chain of choice, around the neck or on a bracelet. They are exact miniature copies of full size rings we make for our customers.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
From the concept to actual completion the project took 2 years. The project was completed in New York City and finished in December, 2010. It was announced on our web site and we had a great response. many original pieces were immediately sold.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Platinum, yellow and pink gold, colored and white diamonds, colored gemstones. Completely handmade (without using CAD/CAM) with featuring micro pave settings and diamonds of varying shapes, colors, and sizes. Created with traditional jeweler's tools and set under a microscope.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Each charm is 10 mm in diameter. Center stone sizes vary between 0.25 carats and 0.80 carats. The width of the shank of each ring is less than 1 mm. The inner diameter is calculated to be too small for a baby's finger, so people are not tempted to use them as actual rings. We don't want a baby to swallow one.

TAGS:
pendant, charm, necklace, engagement ring, tiny rings, diamonds, platinum

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Our research indicated that nobody ever created such a collection. Small scale charms were produced in the past but not with such precision and consistency and craftsmanship. Nobody ever marketed similar product. Nobody ever produced them in platinum, using finest diamonds and gemstones. The research was done using online tools and searches.

CHALLENGE:
Handmade engagement rings featuring micro pave settings are a difficult task in itself. When the rings are so small it makes the task of precision and quality to ensure integrity of the design ever more difficult. Each ring consists of 10-20 individual parts that must be made and assembled using microscopes. Setting the stone in such a small mounting require a steady hand, extreme caution and attention to detail. Another challenge is molding the consumer's opinion of the true value of a miniature ring.

ADDED DATE:
2011-05-23 06:41:17

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Leon Megé, 2011.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Leon Mege, Inc.

PROFILE:
Leon Megé, Inc. a fine jewelry designer, producer, retailer, and Diamond Concierge®, is a vertically integrated company with one consistent vision throughout the creation process. With a focus on creating engagement rings, each piece of jewelry is custom designed and handcrafted from raw materials, the finest diamonds, and precious stones. We can re-create or modify any design you've seen in our Portfolio; suggest our version of a design you've seen elsewhere; or create a completely unique piece just for you. You can choose to make a piece with your own diamond and precious stones of any size, quality, or price range. All work is done on premises by highly skilled and carefully selected craftsmen under direct supervision of Leon Megé, who personally designs each piece. In addition to engagement rings, we carry wedding bands, right hand rings, earrings and selected couture pieces. We are open for business every workday from 8 am to 4.30 pm EST by appointment only. No walk-ins are accepted even if you carry a wad of cash in your hand. Please call first. We will work with you in person, by phone, or via video chat. From the diamond polisher’s wheel to the jeweler’s bench pin, and directly onto the customer’s finger, Leon Megé fashions luxurious products that are tailored to reflect your heart’s desires. -Master of traditional European technique of jewelry making by hand, combined with very limited use of cutting edge modern technology. -Will accept orders from any client regardless of physical location. We will deliver to anywhere in the world. -Always use 95% Ruthenium Platinum as well as 18K-22K Gold, Silver, and/or Palladium. -Will work with any gemstone natural or synthetic. -Do not utilize CAD (Computer Generated Design). This is the true definition of "handmade". -Fully licensed and insured. -Finished pieces are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity bearing the Leon Megé watermarked logo.handmade What started as a one man with a bench show in 1997 with visionary designer, Leon Megé, the company has grown exponentially. Today, Leon Megé Inc. is situated in a sprawling penthouse suite in the heart of New York City’s Diamond District. The company has an international customer base in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Russia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, and Japan. Leon Megé Inc. services clients retaining the intimacy of a private business, with Leon Megé personally working with each and every client directly and personally supervising production of every piece. Workshop to remember Twenty feet high vaulted ceiling hand plastered with a floral pattern by an unknown English mason, dark oak paneling dating from 1912, enormous Gothic fireplace to keep warmth on a chilly November evening, cathedral style windows basking the shop with a warm light, Tuscan style deck to take a break from the grinding routine work - all of it serves as an inspirational backdrop for the reclusive artist, Leon Megé.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Leon Megé La Petite Collection Necklace/Pendant/Charm by Leon Megé is a Nominee in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Leon Megé La Petite Collection Necklace/Pendant/Charm by Leon Megé is Winner in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category, 2011 - 2012.



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