Idiot's guide to buying at Leon Mege

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Complete idiots guide to ordering from Leon Mege

How to order from us - an easy 90 seconds read. Leon Mege makes awesome jewelry, the best in the world. Leon Mege designs have won many awards. He has more than three decades of experience designing and making jewelry, Leon Mege is famous for made-to-order bespoke bridal jewelry.

Bespoke means that every ring is unique, created for an individual stone to fit. It’s a different kind of jewelry, designed by an artist - not a computer, and hand made by a skilled craftsmen - as opposed to jewelry made by pouring a liquid metal into a form. We start with metal wire and use only hand tools. Each piece is uniquely numbered. How do you know our jewelry is the real deal? To be sure, go ahead and google “Leon Mege” and decide for yourself.

Every custom job has two stages:

  • finding the right stone for the job
  • designing and making the ring

Stage One - Buy a Diamond (or other stone)


All diamonds and gemstones are purchased directly from us. Own stone is acceptable only in case we are unable to match the competitor’s price or it’s an heirloom that's been in your family for many years. Not only you pay less for the stone when you buy from us, you also pay less for the labor and we ship it to you for free. And most importantly, we will make sure it will be the right stone for the style of the ring you want. Any diamond you find elsewhere - whether online or in a jewelry store could be purchased through us directly and we guarantee the lowest price.

Buy GIA certified stones only - all other certificates are to be avoided like a poison! There are two ways to shop diamonds: enlist a professional help (us) or do it yourself by combing various search engines. The best option is to let us do the heavy lifting. After combing through listings we select best stones based on your specs and will send you a detailed list. You can narrow down the selection and we will proceed to getting the stones. If your budget is limited, please tell us how much you want to spend and we will find the best stone for your budget.

If DIY is your thing just send us the listing or the GIA number (certificate number) and we will locate the stone and match the price. Retailers and online vendors do not own the stones. They might claim the ownership, but in reality they source their stones (just like us) on the open market via diamond exchange called RapNet. The "virtual" stones you see through various search engines are simply multiple listings of the same stones, offered by different brokers (vendors) online.

We have access to more stones than you can find through any search engine. Regardless of where you look (BlueNile is the most user-friendly) your selection comes from the same pool of stones.  We have a vast experience in diamond purchasing and selection, we will assist you better than anyone else. We cut our own and unique True Antique cushion diamonds, please browse our current inventory

We also carry some of the most spectacular colored stones. To check the featured gemstones please click here.

Stage Two - Design and Execution


  • Select a Design
  • Get her involved!
  • Planning a surprise proposal? Big mistake..
  • Be prepared to be surprised by her reaction. (See what could happen by watching 1987’s “Diamond Sam” episode of “Cheers.” Forewarned is forearmed.)
  • We can make any ring, any piece of jewelry, any type of jewelry.
  • Send us a picture of what you want and we will make it for you. Do not look at trashy, mass-produced brands.
  • High-end jewelry similar to ours is sold by Harry Winston®, Graff®, Van Cleef®, Cartier®, Tiffany®, etc. Any design you select can be interpreted and improved by Leon Mege.

We do not copy, we make better versions.

Your ring will look exactly the same or better, yet it will be uniquely yours. You can make any changes because all our work is completely handmade, it's easy for us to do. Browse our showcase. See something you like? If the price is shown, go ahead and buy it by clicking the “purchase” button. If there is no price, someone beat you to it. No problem, we will custom make it for you.

Browse our Portfolio to get inspired and see what other's bought.

Get a Quote


Any price quote is based on the information we have at the moment, the more you tell us, the more precise your quote will be. We will expect to hear back from you within a day or two. To get a quote click the "Quote custom work" button next to the image. You can always use general quote form for any request. To help us narrow down the stone selection please tell us your budget.

Platinum is the best choice for an diamond engagement ring, yellow or rose gold is a fine choice for those who crave some color. If you want white gold, you don’t need Leon Mege jewelry, White gold is a taboo for use in a bespoke jewelry. We work by appointment only; we will not schedule someone to “just to take a look.” If you need a browsing experience, go to a retail store.

We can meet after you’ve received our price quote. Check your junk folder; a frequent cause for miscommunication is spam filters. Once you receive the quote, call us at (212) 768-3868 to go over the quote, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your thoughts. We will answer all of your questions and provide additional information.  

If you want to take your time searching for a stone or want to compare multiple stones, be prepared to pay a retainer. A shelf life of a diamond is just few days, after that it might become unavailable, if you can’t pay for the stone we found for you, it will be sold to someone else.

Place the Order


Once you are ready to take a plunge, ask for a Purchase Order. A PO is a simple form with all terms carefully spelled out to let you know what you are paying for, as well as detailed payment instructions. Keep your credit cards in your wallet; it will cost more to pay with a credit card. A wire transfer or a bank check is the usual form of payment. Make sure to get the correct finger size - it’s important.

  • Be patient. Most custom work takes more than three weeks.
  • Worry-free - we are fully insured.
  • Be ready to pay the balance in full before we ship the ring.
  • There is no sales tax outside of New York. You get free domestic shipping when we supply the center stone.
  • The ring comes in a signature leather box with all the necessary paperwork, including stone certificate and appraisal
  • We guarantee she will say “yes.” If not, we will send you a mail-order-bride catalogue free of charge.

It’s that simple!!!

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