Expressions by Mikhail
Mikhail Alexander Epelman, a Russian immigrant, was born and raised in St. Petersburg surrounded by the astounding beauty of the city’s 18th and 19th-century architecture. Due to the change in political climate, he defected and made his way to America in 1979. Upon arrival, Mikhail continued his studies but also became more involved in sculpting. He bought loose gemstones and began creating forms out of wax. Instantly, a newfound love took hold, and in 1982, ‘Expressions by Mikhail’ was born. In 1986, he opened his first gallery in metropolitan Detroit.
Mikhail’s line of intricately designed wedding rings is especially popular. These stunning creations are handmade with brilliant hand-selected conflict free diamonds. Like Mikhail’s rings, every couple is a unique combination of individuality that comes together in perfect unison. Expressions by Mikhail are reflective of a couple’s distinct nature. As an award winning designer, Mikhail’s dynamic jewelry is found only in the finest jewelry stores throughout the United States and abroad.
Proudly made in the USA
At a time when it seemed as if all manufacturing was moving overseas, we kept everything right here in Michigan. We believe “Made in the United States of America” still means something. We think the best approach is to do everything we can to continue manufacturing HL jewelry here in America. This assures us that our products are manufactured under fair labor conditions in a safe and healthy working environment where the rights and dignity of workers are respected.
KIR is still privately owned by its’ two founders, operating with an all woman team. Design, development, stone sourcing, raw material planning and quality control are overseen by the KIR executive office in scenic Boulder, Colorado.
KIRs dedication is to the best in design, integrity and customer service applying this to all aspects of the company; from the way the jewelry looks and feels to the conduct of business relationships.
Quality Gold serves more than 30,000 retailers across the United States, its territories, and Canada. We offer more than 260,000 jewelry and gift products.
We own five operations — three in North America, one in Bangkok, Thailand, and one in Barcelona, Spain. Through these, we provide a complete range of products and services for jewelry professionals including design technology and comprehensive CAD/CAM Services that meet each jeweler’s need for customization. Stuller’s core product categories include: bridal jewelry, mountings, jewelry, diamonds, gemstones, findings, metals, tools, supplies, and digital solutions.
TR Jewelry Concepts excels in supplying retailers across the USA with key jewelry categories such as quality classic diamond pieces, sterling silver fashion designs, unique Black Hills Gold, alternative metals for men, Elk Ivory and Gold Dipped roses.