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About Us

Our Mission at Russian Brilliants® is two-fold;

First, our Mission is to Select, Design and Craft the highest quality Fine Jewelry set with Diamonds, Synthetic and Simulated stones for an intimate group of clientele who consider us their Personal Jeweler For Life.
Second, our Mission is to debunk and correct the misinformation in the industry and educate buyers with knowledge of Diamonds, Synthetics, Simulants and Settings so they can make informed buying decisions.

We are the only authorized distributor of Russian Brilliants® Simulated Diamond.
Russian Brilliants® was formed in 2000 to market state-of-the-art simulated diamonds and synthetic colored stones set in expertly crafted gold and platinum fine jewelry. The advanced optical technology and precision hand cutting displayed in Russian Brilliants® simulated diamonds is the cornerstone of our plans for the future.

Our purpose is to present you with the best diamond simulant along with pressure free education and guidance to assist you in buying the exact gemstone or setting of your choice. Our jewelry designers have taken our beautiful Russian Brilliants® simulated gemstones and have placed them into distinctive jewelry designs. Discover the brilliance and fire of Russian Brilliants® in popular price ranges and unique custom creations. Our jewelry is proudly made in America.

Owner Matt Meis (www.mattmeis.com) comes to Russian Brilliants® with over 30 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 met 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 reasons or because of the high price. Purchasing Russian Brilliants® was a very natural next step in his fine jewelry career.

Matt Meis has been featured in several magazines including Jewelers Circular Keystone, Instore Magazine, Pro Jeweller ,  Exquisite Weddings and Luxveria Luxurious Living. Meis has been interviewed on San Diego's NBC 7/39 television (www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCJkK8BvMs8 ) and featured in a Microsoft Small Business Success Story. Meis has also been featured on the United States Small Business Administration website. (www.mattmeis.com/Small_Business_Administration_San_Diego_CA.htm).