A jeweler by trade. An artist in spirit. I create custom made fine jewelry from a critical eye and an artistic mind; believing that every piece of jewelry I create has a soul and deserves to be treated as such by its wearer.
Posted in Jewelry on July 17, 2013
With so many options to choose from, it can sometimes feel like it’s impossible to find the perfect wedding band. If you don’t know the wedding band basics, comparison shopping can be a nightmare. But why take on so much stress?
With just a little bit of background information, comparing which features will work best for your custom wedding band will be a breeze. In a new article posted on LEONMEGE.COM, you’ll find everything you need to know about wedding bands. From metal choices, finishes, engravings, to different wedding band styles, you’ll be completely covered.
Your wedding band is meant to represent your eternal love, all the more reason to be confident in your style choices! Be sure to find everything you need to know about wedding bands here.
If you are looking for a loose diamond in the City of London, Leon Megé is the smart choice. It’s true that venerable UK jewellery houses could provide you with outstanding service well known to Brits, but finding an amazing stone such as our True Antique™ Cushion cut diamonds or True Antique™ French cut diamonds exclusively available only from Leon Megé by popping over to LEONMEGE.COM.
UK citizens will not be able to find a better cut or a better price in any diamond except Leon Megé ideal cut diamonds – the cut above and beyond any other round diamond found on the market. Our cutters are superb at what they do – producing the best of the best at reasonable prices on the highest quality diamonds that London-based jewellers just can’t match. We are purveyors of the diamonds best suited for refined British taste – and our Diamond Concierge Service is unparalleled in its unique and worry free approach to diamond buying. UK citizens need to know that Leon Megé Ideal cut diamonds are a cut above and beyond any other round diamond found on the British, US or International market. From Kate Middleton’s sapphire engagement ring style, to a traditional solitaire, to a classic three stone engagement ring, Leon Mege has the experience and craftsmanship you want. London is teeming with historic landmarks and architectural marvels (think Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, etc.) proving the point that the impeccable style the British were always known to possess is an inspiration for a humble jeweler offering his services to a noble British clientele.
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While you are walking down Portobello Road or strolling through the Italian Gardens at Kensington Palace, Leon Mege top craftsmen will be busy at their benches building your fabulous one of a kind engagement ring with the diamond or gemstone of your choice at the price that simply cannot be matched by any retail or online jeweler. We make our bench made jewellery in our New York workshop completely by hand without any computer gizmos that take the soul away from the Art of Jewelry. When we are done and the engagement ring is ready to be shipped to you, we will even create your own customized high definition video so you could enjoy it even before it could be slipped on your finger. Sipping on some Earl Grey tea with a cheddar scone while enjoying the brilliant light reflecting from the Antique cushion facets of your Leon Megé diamond is unforgettable! Get yours today!
Planning on proposing in front of Buckingham Palace, in true British fashion? We guarantee she will say yes! Make Kate Middleton’s engagement ring pale in comparison to an engagement ring that is uniquely yours, just as you envisioned, worthy of its own bullet proof case in the British Museum. For engagement rings, wedding bands, and any other kind of diamond jewelry, trust Leon Megé to make an engagement ring worthy of Princess …….YOUR NAME HERE………. !!!!
This past week Leon was given the great honor of First Place in the American Jewelry Design Council‘s New Talent Design Contest. The award was especially important to Leon because it honored his entire body of work as a custom fine jewelry designer. It was a one time only chance, and Leon took home the top prize.
The New Talent Competition is a major event in the world of fine jewelry. Many important figures in the industry come to the show to see the year’s new talent. Editors from all different types of magazines come to discover who is the next designer they will feature in their publications. It’s a great opportunity to be a part of. At the show, Leon was interviewed by television reporters, magazine editors, and journalists–everyone wanted to meet the New Talent winner.
At the ceremony was renowned designer Jose Hess. Hess is one of the first great American designers to make a name for himself in the world of fine jewelry. He has won many awards throughout the span of his illustrious career. Hess was the first American president of the CIBJO, an international trade association that works on creating standards for the jewelry industry throughout the world. Hess is a decorated designer and is the winner of numerous design competitions. He has won the prestigious DeBeer’s Diamonds International award multiple times and his work has been featured throughout W, In Style, and Vogue. To say that it is an honor to have had him present for the awards is an understatement.
While at the show, Leon had the pleasure of meeting other great designers who competed in the in the New Talent Design Contest. It was a testament to the competition to be surrounded by such great talent.
As the first place winner, Leon was given a booth in the New Designers Gallery at the JA Show to showcase the best of his custom made fine jewelry.
The beautiful award Leon received is a special piece designed by Michael Good, a prestigious sculptor who is known for his use of the Anticlastic Raising technique.
Here’s an interview Leon did on his experience at the show:
It was a great event and a great honor to take part in. Congratulations to all those involved for such a successful show.
Posted in Jewelry on February 20, 2012
You just got engaged. Your neighbors are drooling; your best friend is suffering from a major depression and your coworkers are plotting against you. This is because you have the most beautiful ring that makes them all green with envy. Are you ready to take care of your new shiny pebble? Did you take a jewelry safety course or attend a jewelry care seminar? It’s not taught at your home-EC class either. Hopefully we can shine the light on the subject.
The undeniable elegance and grace of modern micro pavé jewelry are certain to draw the eye of anyone who happens to see it. However, these delicate pieces do require extra care and love on the part of their owner. At times, though the passion for your jewelry might burn with desire, a certain level of neglect might ruin the relationship.
It’s the last few minutes of the Super Bowl. Eli is just about to throw the game winning ball. Or perhaps Welker is just about to drop a ball. Your fiancé is screaming and jumping much like the rest of the stadium. Finally, the ball is thrown and the whole stadium explodes. You are excited. You are frantically applauding. And your new engagement ring is crying with pain. Why? Unknown to you it’s being bombarded with hundreds of hits by a right hand ring you got from an old sweetheart in high school (you probably lied and told your fiancé that it’s a gift from your sister). When your hands meet during the applause your ex’s ring extols its revenge on your engagement ring. The back of your ring get’s smashed at a rate of 4 hits per second. It could be 14 hit per second if you are Kent French – the world’s fastest clapper (See the video here) It’s like hundreds and hundreds of small hammers beating the back of your ring. Chances are the ex’s ring is a hefty flea market type, so your exquisite micro pavé ring is no match in terms of resiliency. It takes just one Metallica concert (or six Kenny G performances) to clap your engagement ring away. Be smart about it – the rule of thumb is: no two rings should meet with exception of a bunch of stack-able bands.
Here is a conversation at a jewelry counter repeated in this form or another more than once or twice.
- I expect to wear my ring every day. I am an active person and do a lot of physical activities. I travel, I garden, and I exercise. Regardless, I do not want to take it off my finger for any reason. This is the way I am. Besides, if I don’t have the ring somebody just might assume that I am still single!
- No problem at all, you can wear it non-stop, it’s really well made. It’s a quality item, not the cheap knockoff you would buy on 47th Street….
The salesperson just told her a lie. In order to close the sale, the salesperson will say whatever the customer wants to hear. Heck, if he is getting a commission he will also agree that the black color looks pretty much white. In fact black might be even slightly whiter in tone – it all depends on the lighting. A reputable salesperson will not hesitate telling the inconvenient truth: micro pavé jewelry although not fragile, still has to be worn with more care than plain-vanilla non-pavé jewelry.
In your life (ideally) you get only one engagement ring. Choosing its style is difficult because you have to assess your lifestyle many years into the future to make sure that it’s appropriate for just about every situation you might find yourself – casual or formal.
Imagine having to wear only one dress until the rest of your life. Which one would you choose: an evening gown or jeans? That is essentially a choice you make when you choose your engagement ring. An evening dress is the equivalent of a micro pavé ring. It combines feminine elegance with delicate construction. A pair of khakis might stand for a plain solitaire. Do you prefer to show up at work wearing a sheer designer dress or have a romantic dinner at a fancy restaurant sporting sturdy overalls?
The answer seems to be simple, but it’s not. Unfortunately there is no “in-between” option; it’s either one or the other. To find a balance between the beauties of a delicate micro pavé ring versus durability of a shopping mall clunker we have to walk a fine line. In our work at Leon Mege we tend to be drawn to the side of beauty at the expense of strength. Delicate but beautiful micro pavé does require some amount of sacrifice. However, in the age of Botox and Brazilian bikini wax, keeping your ring’s surroundings under constant surveillance is not asking for much.
In order not to be sorry later one must be reasonable in his/her expectations and take three necessary steps:
- Choose your jeweler like you were to choose your plastic surgeon. Even experienced jewelers might lack understanding and expertise in this narrow field. A talent plus experience in setting micro pavé will be your best bet against future disappointment.
- Choose your setting wisely. Caring for your ring is a task similar to caring for a plant – it has to be constant, you can’t stop watering it for a month and expect it to survive. Or get a jewelry equivalent of a cactus – a plain solitaire. It will withstand harsh treatment better than a ring with pavé. You still should remove it when going bowling, kick-boxing or mechanical bull riding. See pictures.
- Listen to your jeweler’s advice. You are entitled to a clear and detailed risk assessment by your jeweler. Downplaying the potential risk in order to get the job is not an acceptable strategy.
Choose jewelry which aligns with your lifestyle and comfort zone. Its longevity depends on your care and constant awareness. It’s not an appliance.
It’s impossible to avoid contact between your ring and hard objects in a course of a day, but this is not what is required. By being alert and conscious one can wear a micro pavé ring for 20-30 years and it will look like new. However, if the advice is not heeded, evidence of damage might become noticeable within few weeks.
Very few people admit of being clumsy or rough with their jewelry. They might not even be aware of it. The damage to jewelry goes beyond the usual dents and scuffs. The ring might get bent, warp, have loose or lost stones or even break apart. The usual cause – mistreatment, abuse, rough handling, applying excessive force, and/or friction (more on friction here: Engagement Ring Hand: Right or Left).
The moment you forget the ring is on your finger is the moment that will be the beginning of its demise. By being naturally cautious of your movements and actions you will avoid a lot of headaches in the future.
The Little Not So White Lie
- Yes!!! – was your answer. You cried in happiness and disbelief. You knew, of course, that he is going to propose (really – is there any woman who doesn’t?). He knew, of course, that his male baldness pattern calls for at least two carats. You got a huge rock in a beautiful custom designed mounting. He put a lot of thought and effort into designing the perfect ring just for you! The prongs are griping the diamond with their tiny claws as if they are trying to spirit it away and its kaleidoscopic skin is clad in brilliant scales – just like you had envisioned in your dreams!
Your new ring is in front of you cradled in a genuine English leather ring box, embossed with a Leon Mege logo. The whole room is lit by its glare and your cat is confused feeling he is being attacked by an army of little bright circles. The diamond casts a rainbow on a fresh bouquet of flowers as well as the Leon Mege Certificate of Authenticity. Some call it Heaven, some call it Nirvana. The proper medical term is Post Engagement Ecstasy Syndrome. The typical treatment includes filing a joint tax return.
Suddenly the door bell rings.
- It’s him, it’s him!!! Your heart is racing. Your (slightly balding, yet beloved) newly minted fiancé has finally arrived to spend a romantic evening saturated with exaggerated assurances and enough loving clichés to make people married for few years sick to their stomach.
You are trying to beat the cat to the door to greet him and, “Oh No!!!!”, something hard is under your foot and your body, admittedly small, yet still five more pounds to lose (damn ice cream!), has already shifted its mass, crushing the object under its weight. You see in horror that due to all the commotion your beautiful ring was accidentally knocked down on the floor and stepped on… Your heart sinks, you are ready to faint…
It takes guts admitting to giving a French kiss to the cute bartender in Amsterdam. Admitting that you just destroyed the very symbol of his love takes even more guts. You can accept responsibility for what just happened or use the seemingly innocent way out:
“Honey, you know, I just noticed that one tiny stone is missing from my new ring… Please call the jeweler, maybe he can fix it quickly.” You forgot to mention that the ring looks more like a pancake at a Lion’s club breakfast. Who cares – once the ring is sent back to jeweler you have the perfect alibi, “I didn’t do anything…” or “I don’t know what happened…” Sometimes the best defense is the attack: “It was like this when I got it!”
We know you are not that person. But if you ever meet her please ask her to call Leon. I am still waiting for that call.
Wear & Tear or Wear Till Tear?
With the exception of jewelry containing spring loaded, mechanical parts such as locks, clasps etc. jewelry is usually one solid piece of metal. It could be a composite if there is any pavé. There are soldering and welding joints, of course but in most cases a ring is infinitely simpler in construction than, for example, a smart phone. If there are any hidden defects they will manifest within a week of two. The defects are usually cracks or stones getting loose. It is the manufacturer’s responsibility to reset stones and use a laser welder to fix cracks. Once the ring is worn more than a month it’s safe to assume that any new problem is related to unkind wear. As upsetting as it sounds the only person who could be blamed for the damage is the owner.
It’s a customer relationship nightmare to explain to a customer that her jewelry wearing habits is what is causing the damage. Some people feel embarrassed, some get belligerent. Surprisingly the great majority of people while still upset are reasonable and fair in understanding the situation. The usual course of action is to repair or completely re-make the ring followed by a stern warning to change your wearing habits. Alternatively you might opt to change the setting completely, usually a solitaire or a three stone ring.
You should not feel bad about it. In the course of life there are many events beyond your control. Your jeweler is like a family doctor – you go see him no matter how embarrassing or mundane your problem is. Your trusted jeweler will always reward your customer loyalty by performing a repair at little or no cost or assisting in filing the insurance claim.
Posted in Jewelry on November 7, 2011
I recently received an email from an astute and highly moral man seeking to recreate a ring design he’s seen. I was so inspired by the email that I’ve decided to share it with you all as well as to post my response:
May I ask you a question based on the blog post you wrote on “Fraud or Inspiration? — Ethical Practices in Jewelry Design”?
Could you help me on a specific example? I am thinking about getting custom work done by a jeweler in my area. However, the custom design I would like to have done is based on an original design done by another jeweler. I have done my own sketch and have changed the design slightly to better fit what I believe my girlfriend would like. Do you think it would be ethical for this local jeweler to do my custom work? Can I let them have a picture of the original design so that they can see what I’m basing mine off of? The picture would be able to help them in ways that my low-level drawing cannot.”
I don’t believe you should have any reasons to be concerned about infringing on another artists’ work. However, you should still be careful not to overstep the boundary between inspiration and art plagiarism.
Historically artists were copying works of old masters in order to learn from them. It was always completely acceptable as long as these pieces were not offered for sale or misrepresented as being originals. Anyone can create a different version of any design as long as:
- it is a singular end product
- it is an entirely manual process of recreation with the minimum use of technology
- the original design is given proper credit and necessary acknowledgements
- no registered copyrights or patents are infringed
Your first course of action should be to contact the manufacturer of the original piece and ask for a custom version. It is important to give them this opportunity. If the original manufacturer will not be able or willing to create a custom version, the next logical step is to go to an independent jeweler. It is important for the jeweler to be a reputable and creative person. You want to ensure that he/she has a history of artistic expression and created their own original designs in the past. A bench repairman who specializes in exact replicas is not acceptable.
It’s ok to provide the jeweler with an image of the ring. However, it must be explicitly stated that no molds of the finished piece will be taken.
After the piece is completed, you might want to send the original manufacturer an image of the finished piece and express gratitude for the design used for inspiration.
In summary, it’s ethical to create a single piece of jewelry entirely by hand (without the use of CAD/CAM or taking a physical mold of the sample piece), which is based on the image of a particular design. When it is done through a meticulous manual process of recreation, re-designing, and re-inventing, the end result is no less ethical then the movie The Birdcage being based on La Cage Aux Folles or The Man with One Red Shoe following in the footsteps of Le Grand Blond avec une Chassure Noire.
To the reader:
There are a few possible variations of the above scenario in which replication would NOT be considered art plagiarism:
1) The customer possesses the piece on his person as the rightful owner and wishes to replicate it. It must be reiterated that this is acceptable provided that the piece will be done by hand and no mold will be taken.
2) The customer is unaware that a comparable design exists. He/she makes a drawing of the piece. One fine day, walking through a shopping mall, the customer sees this piece created by another company. It is discovered that the jeweler matched this customer’s sketch to some other mold he/she had already owned.
3) If the customer has a pair of earrings and one is lost, it is alright to create an exact replica of the other one. This is due to the fact that it would be comparable to a simple repair. Two earrings are in actuality one item. One earring is an element of the other. Just as if an element of a ring or pendant is missing or broken it is alright to replace it, so is it the case with earrings if one is missing.
In case you were wondering, John notified us that he did contact the original designer and they gave him permission to recreate their design.
Posted in News on October 6, 2011
The death of Steve Jobs is a tragic loss to us all. I was very saddened to hear the news of the death of the innovator who stimulated the technological revolution and inspired us throughout all these years.
I revered Steve as an artist. He didn’t simply create technology; he made technology an art form. He treated his works not simply as utilitarian objects, but as works of art that enrich our lives. Steve created his products with the same philosophy that I create my jewelry – produce something that isn’t merely a practical upgrade from the original, but something that also has the aesthetics and soul of the original.
We extend our profoundest condolences to everyone in Cupertino and Steve’s family and friends. I only hope that upon my death someone would say one millionth of all the fondest praises that people have expressed for the Father of Innovation, Mr. Steve Jobs.
Face it my friends, we’re in a recession. No need to panic; the US government is working on it. Ok, so maybe there is a reason to panic…
However, even in challenging times, there are ways to have a breathtaking engagement. Besides, you don’t really have any other options – there is no recession in love.
There are still ways to go about getting engaged in a classy fashion, even when your budget is shrinking like a wool sweater in the dryer.
1) Consider a fancy shaped stone instead of a round one.
2) Now that the price of platinum frequently dips below the price of gold, having a ring set in platinum makes even more sense.
3) Get rid of pavé. A plain look is practical, understated, and classic. You can later have another ring loaded with pave.
4) Consider a colored gemstone as the center stone instead of a diamond.
5) Purchase a smaller center stone and set it with a halo. Today’s halos don’t look like the ones in the disco era in which the halo blended with the center stone. Modern halos elegantly frame the view. A one carat stone with a micro pavé border will elicit the same reaction from her as a much larger stone.
6) Get an elaborate wedding band with more diamonds and a unique design which will be beautiful enough to be drool-worthy for all admirers.
7) Look into diamond simulants such as ASHA, cubic zirconium, or moissanite.
8) Explore our La Petite Collection. These are tiny “engagement rings” meant to be worn as a pendant or charm. They are created exactly as our regular engagement rings (featuring real diamonds, platinum and micro pave settings) except they are the fraction of the cost of an engagement ring.
Last night, for the first time since Dec. 2008, gold prices rose to platinum price levels. This is a clear indication that shortly platinum prices will rise once more.
The logical conclusion is simple: there has never been a better time to use platinum in your jewelry!!!
A few months ago we predicted that platinum prices will be rising within a year or two. The fact that gold became on par with platinum last night supports this forecast. ” “…history shows that when a market does go parabolic, or into an acceleration phase, it’s usually the final stage of a major bull market run” -Forbes
Using platinum is jewelry is a golden opportunity!!!
Current gold price 8/9/2011: Last – $1,733 Open: $1,748
Current platinum price 8/9/2011: Last -$1,741 Open: $1,732
Sources: “Comex Gold Goes Parabolic” -Forbes
*****UPDATE***** The Diamond District took our advice! A little over a month after we wrote this post, we saw an MSNBC article about plans to renovate the Diamond District. Links to the article and the official report by NYC authorities is at the end of the post.
Diamond District Today
New York City’s Diamond District is currently a hub for a $24 billion per year industry. It’s embarrassing to walk every morning and see this famous street that looks akin to a landlord dressed like a super.
A huge chunk of the country’s wealth is gathered here. Yet, no one would know this. Walking down 47th Street, one is encountered with massive trucks, hawkers, scattered flyers, and cracked pavements. The sidewalks are so slanted that one would have to wear hiking boots to stay upright. National upscale brand retailers do not dare to show their faces here.
Even though most stores and exchanges on 47th Street proclaim to be selling to the trade only they are in fact retailers. However shopping here has the allure of visiting a Motor Vehicle Bureau in Kazakhstan.
We have to change this.
The Glory Days
The “glory days” of 47th Street were in the 80’s. In those days celebrities, politicians, famous athletes, and socialites visited the Diamond District on a regular basis. On any given day one could see a dozen or so stretched limousines waiting for their owners. Along with Times Square and Wall Street, the Diamond District was considered to be among the most prestigious streets in New York City.
Unfortunately forces of economy and the flight of the manufacturing sector to Asia put a choke hold on many businesses on 47th Street. Many businesses were shut down. This has lead to less funds being available for street maintenance. The Diamond District fell into a permanent state of chaos and disrepair.
A simple plan was conceived by Leon Mege while observing a police officer guarding a dying mouse in the middle of the street. The plan will double the sales and rake in tax revenue that could be useful to maintain our congressmen’s fitness, so pictures they tweet will look good.
The best solution would be to close the street to motor traffic. This will be impossible to achieve given regulatory restrictions and politics involved.
Instead, I propose to convert the street from a three lane to two lane traffic. It could be achieved by alternating days the delivery trucks could park on either side.
This will allow us to extend the sidewalks and renovate the pavement. An increase in foot traffic and comfortable browsing will make more people stop, look at the store windows, enter and buy jewelry.
A new diamond tower is being built on 47th Street, which will revitalize the Diamond District. Therefore, we already have some of the groundwork laid out for us. With this additional improvement, New York City could transform this section of Midtown into a retail powerhouse. Nationally recognized jewelry retailers will find it necessary to open outlets on the street. This in turn will make traditional 47th street vendors eager to stay. This street will become one of the greatest tourist attractions not only in New York City, but in the United States. Tourism equals money.
- Room for information kiosks.
- Plants to make the street lively – diamonds will look better reflecting green foliage rather than yellowish-grey collars of unemployed setters.
- A few benches for those exhausted from deciding between SI1 and SI2 diamonds.
- A few kiosks for water so people will stay on the street and continue shopping.
- Public restrooms.
- Improved security – check points for cars will make any potential getaway impossible.
- Drivers will try to avoid the street, pedestrians will feel safer to cross the street, so both sides are accessible in one stroll
- The area of a several blocks radius from 47th Street will be revitalized, not just one street
- Jumbo screens could be installed at both ends of the street to visually separate the Diamond District from the hectic dynamics of Midtown and bring revenues from advertisement to the district management.
- Only trucks for pick-up and deliveries will be allowed from 9 am to 6 pm. This will ease traffic.
- Sidewalks can be inlaid with a New York City version of the “Hollywood walk of fame” – diamond symbols adorned with names of famous jewelers.
- With increased revenue, buildings will be forced to renovate the dilapidated store fronts into attractive glass and granite edifices.
People will travel to New York just to see the New Diamond District. Retail sales will soar. Increased tax revenues will create a surplus, the likes of which the city has never seen before. So much money will be generated that the city will run out of options to spend them all. Special crews will be dispatched to dig potholes just so another crew will have something to fill. Fruit vendors will wear cashmere uniforms and hot dog sellers will have their carts gold plated. Cops will be patrolling the streets in the cruisers with headlights set with round brilliant diamonds.
A new conference center will have to be constructed in one of the newer skyscrapers just so jewelry competitions and other jewelry-related programming could be broadcast. Of course new 24-hour TV and YouTube news channel, Diamond News, will need to inform everyone of the breaking diamond news (no pun intended). The city will have to extend the monorail from JFK directly to the futuristic Diamond Center transportation hub to be built right underneath the street. This multimode terminal will no doubt be able to receive cabs, trains, helicopters and even small cruise boats. Eventual direct arrivals of bullet trains from Europe and Japan cannot be ruled out. In the distant future spaceships filled with cut and sorted diamonds will travel to galaxies far-far away spreading the word about 4c’s and bestowing benefits of annual checkups and free cleaning on savage aliens.
The only thing we need to make it all come true is to get rid of one lane on one street. Get me the mayor who would implement this change! I’ll even endure seeing his or her underwear in my Twitter feed.
Go to these links (Thankfully they listened!)
Posted in Uncategorized on May 17, 2011
Although this blog post doesn’t have much to do with jewelry, it is certainly one we believe you ladies will enjoy, as it deals with your next passion: men (of course jewelry comes first).
So, how do you determine if your man is predisposed in character to cheating?
Step 1: Evaluate if your guy is a nerd. If not, proceed to Step 2a.
Step 2: Take him to Staples with an item purchased in Office Max.
Step 2a: Take him to Home Depot with an item purchased in Lowes.
Step 4: Have him attempt to return that item to the wrong store.
Step 5: Pay attention carefully as the cashier scans his item and realizes it was purchased at a competing chain store. Watch his face intently. Does he look away? Does he look ashamed? Does he show signs of any remorse?
If not, if he stares the cashier straight in the eyes without flinching and smiles, sorry ladies, that man has an elevated potential to cheat.
*Feel free to improvise with any two competing chain stores. Most of them carry the same or similar stock so it’s difficult to tell which one it was purchased at.
*Disclaimer: Leon Megé is not responsible for any conclusions you might draw when conducting this experiment, any broken plates, or any other incurred damages.