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In 1984, Michael and Aida Bogosian's world would take an exciting, life-changing turn. Michael had opened a small jewelry store named Matthew's Jewelry Store after his first son in 1972, located in Studio City, California. Looking to get into trade shows and possibly branch out into the fashion world, Michael and Aida created and marketed jeweled sterling silver belt buckles. While the buckles were exhibited at New York accessory shows, Michael and Aida were eager for these new creations to be featured at jewelry shows. But the jewelry show people turned them down. They told Michael and Aida to come back with jewelry. So they did. By the next jewelry show, in 1993, Michael had designed the first Michael B collection: an 18 karat Etruscan line, featuring precious gems. Michael and Aida set up jewelry shows and did all the marketing and press for the new line. As fresh, successful designers, Michael and Aida attended a Platinum Guild event, where it was suggested to Michael that he design a platinum bridal jewelry line. In 1994, the Michael B platinum bridal jewelry line was launched. Michael and Aida represented the line throughout the United States, helping to make the line [...]
Michael B. is one of the most celebrated bridal & fashion jewelry designers of our era. Starting at the young age of 13 in a small artisan workshop on the streets of Istanbul his reputation for innovation and hard work won him respect among his masters in a few short years. With dreams of a better life, he journeyed to America as so many of our ancestors did. Today, he is credited with pioneering the art micro pave and forever changing an entire bridal jewelry industry. It's hard to avoid the fantastic contribution he has made to every beautiful bride's life. Michael B. continues to break the mold and embrace inspiration from life and love. Read more about Michael B.'s story and see what inspired him to make creating beautiful jewelry his life's passion.