Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry Gallery

Custom Designed Fine Jewelry & Art

Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry Gallery specializes in custom designed, hand-crafted, and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Our downtown gallery and in-house workshop features rare and exotic colored gemstones and offers Charleston the expertise and craftsmanship of owner, designer, and master goldsmith Michael Corneau, presently featured at Peabody Museum in Yale University's permanent collection. You'll be amazed at how Michael takes a custom design sketch and brings to life a piece you never imagined could exist.

 
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Custom jewelry can tell a story, convey emotion, or even mark a significant moment in your life. We’ll walk you through our custom design process, which starts with your story and the deep sentiments you want the design to exude and ends with a gorgeous one-of-a-kind piece.

 
 
 

A look inside Corneau Goldsmithing

 
 

CUSTOM DESIGN IS TRULY OUR PASSION

While each piece of jewelry and rare gemstone that illuminates our gallery holds a special place in our hearts, the honor of being chosen to design a custom piece for one of our wonderful clients is unmatched. The stories our clients share, the laughs and tears that embellish them, and the looks of awe when presented with a custom piece that embodies memories… That’s what makes custom design our greatest passion.

"Breathtaking.....That is one of the many words I use to describe my new ring that was meant to be! Michael is such an incredible and gifted artist and craftsman, it's truly an honor to wear a creation of his. The creation of the ring to the delivery was quick and flawless and his better half, Meredith, is just as caring and sweet as he. Definitely will refer and return!"   Nicole

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Whether it's a family heirloom to be redesigned or a commissioned original piece, every design begins with the client.  Michael believes that it is paramount to get to know and understand the client's likes and dislikes so he can get better understand their personality. Often, the client may not know what they want themselves until they are introduced and enlightened with new ideas, techniques, and possibilities.  Education is very important to bring the full realm of potential design avenues to the surface.

Once a direction has been established, Michael begins sketching on his drawing table to produce several potential design options, always hand-drawn and in pencil.

“I prefer this original method of design, feeling that the true art of design has been lost with computer aided design. I want to create jewelry by channeling the person’s passion and emotion a computer cannot provide." Michael Corneau,Owner and lead designer

 

 

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Michael’s drawings are produced to scale with notations as to finishes, gemstones, and other relevant information. It is our priority at Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry Gallery not to just ensure complete client satisfaction, but to also exceed their expectations both in design and execution.   The greatest pleasure comes from presenting the finished piece and seeing the client smile from ear to ear.

 

 

So, whether we’re restoring a beloved family heirloom or designing a unique engagement ring, it’s true that our secret ingredient is always love. An original piece from Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry Gallery is so much more than a sparkly accessory. It’s a symbol of life’s greatest moments, a legacy of love, and tomorrow’s family heirloom.

When you’re ready to own a gorgeous piece of custom jewelry no one else in the world has, contact us or stop in to see us! We will guide you through the process, and your unique design will be in our designer’s capable hands, never to leave our store for any reason.

We can’t wait to see the look on your face when you we present you with a dazzling custom creation you’ll cherish for years to come.