What could be more special than knowing that you are the only person in the world with the piece of jewelry you’re wearing? At Corneau Goldsmithing, we believe your one-of-a-kind love deserves a one-of-a-kind custom piece of jewelry. Michael Corneau is inspired by passion, love stories, or life milestonse to inspire the design of a custom piece. He takes time to listen to his clients - learning the moments that make their lives… their own. It’s that additional step in the design process that yields a piece of custom fine jewelry that will become tomorrow’s family heirloom. Whether looking to design something from scratch or restyle an heirloom of own, we will make the process an unforgettable experience.
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.
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 his or her personality. Often, the client may not know where to begin with the design 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. Michael’s drawings are produced to scale with notations as to finishes, gemstones, and other relevant information.
“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."
Owner and Lead Designer
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.