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Matt Meis
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Matt Meis, owner of Wandering Jeweler Inc and Russian Brilliants, has over 35 years of experience in every aspect of the jewelry industry. Matt began his career in the jewelry business as a craftsman in 1975. By 1986 he was the in-house goldsmith at an exclusive La Jolla, California fine jewelry store. Matt made the transition from the workbench to retail jewelry store management and in 1993 left retail for a position with a wholesale diamond import company.

Four years later he began his solo career as Matt Meis Goldsmith; a convenient, high quality and competitively priced option for customers looking for an alternative to the traditional retail jewelry store buying experience. Specializing in custom designed wedding, anniversary and special occasion fine jewelry, Matt meets with his clients in the convenience of their home or office. One of his clients nicknamed him The Wandering Jeweler, and the name has stuck.

Over the years Matt has had several clients that wanted high quality custom designed fine jewelry, but did not want a mined diamond, either for ethical or ecological reasons or because of the high price. Russian Brilliants, which offers gold and platinum fine jewelry set with the finest quality hand cut diamond simulants, was a very natural next step in his fine jewelry career.

Matt Meis has been featured in several magazines including Jewelers Circular Keystone, Pro Jeweller, Exquisite Weddings and Luxveria Luxurious Living. Meis has been interviewed on San Diego's NBC 7/39 television and featured in a Microsoft Small Business Success Story. Meis has also been featured on the United States Small Business Administration website.

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Metal Misconceptions: What Is My Ring Made Out of?

(1) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 4:55 PM

It is easy to get confused and intimidated by all the terminology that gets thrown around when you're standing at the fine jewelry counter. Maybe you're shopping for your engagement ring or wedding band, or maybe you're just working on your dream list. Whatever the reason may be you need...

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Don't Let Cloudy Jewelry Ruin Your Holiday Sparkle

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2012 | 5:52 PM

The holidays are here, and that means a lot of parties and spending time with friends and family. You've taken your best outfits to the cleaner and made an appointment with your hairdresser. You're going to look fabulous and feel wonderful. Now, ask yourself: Did you forget any details? What...

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When Bigger Is Better: How To Guess Her Ring Size

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 12:10 PM

So you've decided to pop the big question and you want to surprise her with the perfect engagement ring that she'll love forever. But wait... you don't know her finger size! What do you do? Of course it's best if you've visited a few jewelry stores together to look at...

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The Perfect Ring

(2) Comments | Posted June 20, 2012 | 12:28 PM

Ladies, it's okay to admit it. You want your boyfriend to get down on one knee and propose to you without having to drag him into a jewelry store kicking and screaming, telling him to pick out a ring.

You want him to surprise you and...

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