Michael Corneau provides his vast knowledge and experience and every concept begins at the drawing table with sketches inspired by his unique vision. Michael’s wood and cast iron antique drawing table has been a source of inspiration for over 20 years. Since his days in interior and architectural design, he brings the same principles of architecture to his jewelry designs.
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.
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.