His design work in jewelry, Swiss-made time pieces and home decor is collected and sold internationally and seen on HGTV, Bravo and QVC channels.
Beaudry’s jewels have adorned celebrities like Beyonce, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Barbara Streisand, Katherine Heigl and “Gossip Girl’s” queen of bling Michelle Trachtenberg.
Michael is a second generation Certified Master Diamond Cutter from the American School of Diamond Cutting and a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America.
Michael’s true passion for designing and cutting came early on in his career when he saw that many stones were being put into settings that he felt diminished their sparkle. He believes that the stones should always come first, and then he designs around the stones in order to highlight and accentuate their natural beauty.
Michael personally sketches and designs the pieces in his various collections and is directly involved in the manufacturing process to ensure that every piece Beaudry creates is made to the highest quality standards. He is also a GIA League of Honor recipient.
While the name Beaudry is often associated with one-of-a-kind diamond pieces, he’s also made a name for himself in home design and renovation. “When we transform a property our goal is to show people how to live in it, by handcrafting or acquiring the right furniture and fixtures and spending a lot of time getting to know the bones of each home,” says Beaudry.
Beaudry designs and manufactures the world’s finest jewelry. Each piece is handcrafted in Beaudry’s state of the art workshop, utilizing old-world techniques and featuring timeless design elements. Only the finest diamonds in the world are selected and used in the collection. In fact, each diamond must undergo rigorous inspection and meet the Beaudry 24 Point Standard of Perfection©.
The 24 Point Standard of Perfection© was first developed by Raymond Beaudry, a Master Diamond Cutter and Michael Beaudry’s uncle. It was later perfected by Michael after years of experience as a Master Diamond Cutter. While the particulars of the 24 Point standard remain a closely guarded trade secret, attributes such as color accuracy and color face-up value are carefully regarded before the acquisition of any Beaudry diamond. Due to such stringent measures, only 5 diamonds out of every 1,000 will be included in the Beaudry collection. This includes even the smaller, melee stones featured around every center stone.
Every piece of Beaudry Couture jewelry is handcrafted, one at a time, and no two pieces are alike. Each setting is comprised of only the finest precious metals, platinum with occasional accents in yellow and rose gold. The finely cut gemstones and precious metals are enhanced by design techniques that have become emblematic of Beaudry jewelry. Delicate filigree and hand-engraving are omnipresent. No other jewelry manufacturer in the world prepares their work with the same exacting standards of design and craftsmanship. The result is a collection unmatched in quality, value and style.
Beaudry jewelry has been successfully marketed through a limited number of ultra high-end retail jewelry salons in the United States and through Neiman Marcus stores. The result has been the creation of an exclusive brand name and acknowledged presence in the jewelry industry creating interest and demand from the most discriminating, demanding jewelry collectors.
Michael Beaudry is also known for his use of exotic diamonds and signature modern-estate jewelry motif’s which he has engrained into his “OMG” diamond rings and jewelry designs. The daughter’s of these lucky ladies have now come of age and want a Beaudry wedding ring as well and thus Michael has spent years developing an affordable “OMG” bridal ring collection that has the Beaudry DNA and quality but is made at an affordable value for first time buyers. To further deliver on this promise Beaudry has worked with QVC and Helzberg Diamonds.
As a prolific artist, Michael has spent virtually his entire lifetime designing and creating from a very young age. In addition to jewelry, Michael has designed and built high end custom homes and furnishings. His home décor collection, Beaudry Maison is exemplified at the Beaudry flagship located at the Montage Beverly Hills and is coined as “jewelry for the home.”
In addition, Michael and Laura Beaudry have collaborated to create a fashion jewelry collection which features semi precious gemstones, black, Cognac and champagne and fine white diamonds set into 18k gold, silver and titanium. Combining Laura’s experience in luxury goods and clothing design and Michael’s extensive knowledge of manufacturing jewelry the “Corinth” collection has been a natural addition to the Beaudry Brand.