Walking into the world of master craftsman Michael B. Hear first hand from the guru of micro-pave, on what inspires him to deliver such beautiful bridal jewelry to the world. This short film explores his passion for designing beautiful jewelry and what standards in building one of the most eclectic and fantastic bridal collections.

Profile

Michael Bogosian, aka Michael B., was born in 1950 in Istanbul, Turkey, the former capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires and home to a jewelry-making tradition spanning over two millennia. At age 10, Michael began designing and handcrafting exquisite jewelry under the supervision of one of the premier jewelry manufacturing houses in Istanbul. At 16, he arrived in the United States and at 21 founded Matthews, Los Angeles premiere jewelry boutique catering to some of the top names in the entertainment industry. In 1983, Michael was commissioned to create a magnificent jeweled egg symbolic of the Romanov eggs made by the House of Fabergé in czarist Russia. Placed on display at San Sylmar Museum, the egg remains a testament to his creative genius and passion for supreme craftsmanship.

In the 1990s, Michael B. emerged as the worlds preeminent platinum and diamond bridal designer. In 1997, he received the Town & Country Couture Conference Platinum Award; in 1998, he earned the Platinum Passion Design Competition; and in 2003, he was crowned Couture Conference Designer of the Year. In 2008, he was named Best in Platinum by JQ International and received a JCK Best Bridal Design Award for the Petite 3 Sided Princess with Diamond Prongs and Tips.”

Inspiration

A womans love of jewelry is magical—I am always amazed at how young they start getting attached to jewelry. Music has lots of influence and makes me energetic. Art centers my mind and influences my designs. My work is my passion.

Designer Trends

Michael B. was first to implement Micro Pavé, an intricately painstaking yet elegant method of setting ultra-miniature diamonds to lend a more delicate ambiance to the center stone than had ever been achieved. When he introduced the Trois Collection, Michael B. set another trend by incorporating a matching band on each side of the center engagement ring to create perfect symmetry and balance. The look became so popular that all engagement rings from the Michael B. bridal line can now be fitted with a wedding band on each side. Michael B. was first to focus not just on the outside of the ring but on the inside as well. He eliminated unsightly holes inside the ring, resulting in a look that is smooth, solid and unmistakably Michael B.

Craftsmanship

Unmatched in substance, platinum is the metal of choice for Michael B.s stunning bridal creations. For strength and durability, platinum is second to none in securing the center diamond. As the purest of precious white metals, platinum eternally retains its rich, understated elegance while maintaining hypoallergenic properties for healthier skin to last a lifetime. Bonding the ultimate metal with the ultimate gemstone, Michael B.s diamonds are mined in Russia and cut to perfection to ensure exceptional calibration. Only the finest micro pavé setters in the world have the privilege of creating Michael B.s custom bridal masterpieces. From the moment a bride selects her center diamond, the customization process begins with the selection of an award-winning Michael B. creation to complement and enhance the diamonds intrinsic beauty. Each diamond is carefully examined by a certified Michael B. platinum smith who hand forms curves, edges and prongs to exacting specifications. And because each Michael B. ring is customized, the brides finger size can be replicated to the nearest one-eighth of a size for absolute perfection. As it was Michael B.s passion to create it, let it be your passion to wear it.

Mantra

Timeless Design. Impeccable Craftsmanship. These are the hallmarks of every Michael B. original creation. As it was Michael B.s passion to create it, let it be your passion to wear it.

This video was provided by SetHerApart.