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, its truly an honor to wear a creation of his. The creating 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!
Michael is a very talented artist and his passion radiates through his work. I was looking for a custom pendant for my girlfriend, I told him what I wanted and gave him my budget, he nailed it from the design, professionalism, to the final piece while staying in the budget I gave him to work with. My girl absolutely loves it, receives compliments daily and the smile he put on her face is priceless...I look forward to working with him in the future.
December 21, 2017
Beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry and rare gemstones, outstanding people. Meredith & Michael are SO passionate about what they do, and Bella (their SWEET rescue boxer) is the cherry on top.
November 22, 2017
I love Michael Corneau's work. It's so original, colorful, sparkly and unique. I have several pieces now and treasure them--get comments on my tourmaline ring everywhere I go. What a great experience shopping and wonderful talent right here in Charleston, SC. Also love it when Bella the Boxer is in the store!
August 30th, 2017
My wife and I and our two daughters have always have been a very tight knit, loving family. The girls grew up in the western suburbs of Boston and both girls went to college in Boston. When my wife and I retired we decided to move to Charleston, SC to escape the New England winters, along with our oldest daughter. Anni, who still lives in Boston, was saddened by the move and separation--so were we. To lessen the sadness of the separation and express my love for Annie I sat down with Michael to design a custom handmade necklace with an inscription on the back "AK loves AK "—we share initials. Michael crafted a beautiful necklace of yellow and white gold and her birthstone, the garnet. I love the fact that the necklace is handmade, one of a kind and that I had input on the design. I also love that the necklace is as much art as it is jewelry. I know Annie will treasure this necklace and think of me whenever she wears it and it will remind her how much her dad loves her, even after I am gone. This necklace will become a family heirloom that will be passed down for many generations to come, along with this story.
June 10, 2017
Michael designed a beautiful necklace for my daughter's graduation present using tanzanite gems i brought back from Tanzania. His design incorporated my ideas and other elements, such as a square diamond, that made the finished piece really stunning! Michael is a fantastic goldsmith and creative custom designer. Both Meredith and Michael made for a wonderful customer experience.
May 4th, 2017
My father and I wanted to get my mom a meaningful and beautiful gift. She's a beautiful, charming, sensational woman that deserves something beyond the normal pearls and diamonds that are usually gifted. We turned to Michael and Meredith to help us with this task, and I could never expect for them to produce like they did. The piece they suggested was so unique, elegant, and fierce that I couldn't imagine a better gift for my mom. Honestly, this year is going to be hard to top last year's gift! Michael! Meredith! We need your help again! Seriously, the most helpful, personable jewelers I've ever dealt with! Thank you so much!
March 15, 2017
John and I were visiting Charleston for the first time to celebrate our 35th anniversary. We fell in love with Charleston, and meeting Mike and Meredith at Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry Gallery was one of the big reasons. Not only did we find a beautiful ring for an anniversary present that I will always treasure, but we felt like we came to really understand and appreciate the warmth and charm of Charleston. All of my rings had been stolen sadly a few years ago, and it was a delight to replace my anniversary rings with this unique spinel ring made by Michael. You can really tell that he was an architect by the way the ring is designed. It is so comfortable to wear!
September 12. 2016
Corneau Goldsmithing is such a great addition to Charleston. The store features a wonderful array of modern jewelry. I've bought several pieces that I so enjoy. Mike also has helped me out with a couple of repairs, which I appreciate. He and Meredith are also a delight to work with. And they throw great parties for jewelers featured in the gallery.
July 9. 2016