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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We have had the honor of meeting some very special people over the years. 

We are humbled by their kind words.

"Michael created a fine custom necklace for my wife for a special birthday. Using a basic specification that I provided, he crafted a unique work and did so within a time frame that I requested. Many thanks. "

Richard P

July 12, 2018


"Stopped in totally by chance - we were visiting Charleston for the first time and happened to park right near the shop. Passing by, I couldn't help but notice two adorable boxers playing inside, so of course we stopped in. The dogs were awesome, the owners very friendly, and the jewelry and artwork are top notch. This was a wonderful first impression of Charleston, and I'm sure we'll be back many times!"

Heather K

July 3, 2018


"Michael and Meredith are such great people. I have had several pieces made and every time I am overjoyed at the outcome. He takes time to get to know you and what you are looking for. The attention to detail and excellent customer service that these two great people exude is why I go nowhere else."

Jason R

May 23, 2018


"Easily the best jewellers I've ever known. They are so knowledgeable and helpful and Mike does PHENOMENAL work!!!"

Justin G

May 21, 2018


"What a wonderful place Michael and Meredith Corneau have developed in one of the great cities of America, Charleston SC! I was with them visiting their great establishment in January and was wowed by the fact that we do not have to buy diamonds anymore! Michael referred me to a great book on the subject "Secrets of the Gem Trade" and after I expressed interest in a wonderful piece of his beautifully designed earrings (they were already sold), he went out and found another, better! pair for me, called me and shipped them to me! WOW...if you are even near the place please go in...whether or not you buy anything, it is always enjoyable to see someone so engrossed in his talents putting his God-given knowledge to work that you will be enthralled yourself!"

Stephen L

May 20, 2018


"Stopped into this “Gem” while in town visiting a friend. Michael and Meredith were both extremely welcoming and I appreciate the time they spent to make sure I got exactly what I was looking for. This will be my go to place for all my jewelry needs from now on."

Patrick H

May 5, 2018


"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!"

Nichole N

January 30,2018


"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."

Dan F

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."

Olivia D

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!"

Susan L

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."

Anthony K

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."

Dorothea J

May 4th, 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!"

Cheryl C

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."

Liz G

July 9. 2016