Pursuing His Passion For Colored Gemstones, Michael Then Went To Work With Richard W. Wise, Renowned Goldsmith And Gemologist Richard Wise Is The Author Of "The French Blue", "Secrets Of The Gem Trade", And "The Connoisseur's Guide To Precious Gemstones". Michael Spent Six Years Learning The Fine Art Of Evaluating Color Under Richard’s Tutelage Before Deciding To Bring His Expertise And Passion To Charleston, SC.
Michael Is A Published Designer Included In Gemstone Jewels By Lark Press. He Has Conceived And Fabricated Several Pieces Of Heirloom And Museum Quality For Private Collectors. As of October 2016, Michael Corneau, founder and designer at Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry Gallery (92 Hasell Street), has four pieces of jewelry art featured in the Cora N. Miller Collection at the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University.
He was the head designer under Richard W. Wise at the time and he designed pieces for Mrs. Miller. His pieces include the art nouveau peacock pendant, Balas ruby ring, Golconda diamond ring and the Pumpkin ring (or spessartite garnet).