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Meet Michael and Isabella Shnayder of Euro Design Jewelry in Natick

Today we’d like to introduce you to Michael and Isabella Shnayder.

Michael was born and raised in Moscow, growing up in an artistic environment. His father was a famous costume designer for Moscow’s theaters.

At the tender age of 12, Michael created his first piece of jewelry by learning from his older brother, who is also a jeweler. At 20, he was trained by a Russian master jeweler and apprentice to the legendary Fabergé, which instilled in Michael the craft of creating unique pieces.

He began his career in Moscow in the 1970’s. In 1988, he immigrated to the United States with $100 in his pocket, 400 kilos of jewelry tools and one dream – to continue to develop his own techniques and styles to create unique, inspiring jewelry.

In 1991, Michael met his wife, Isabella. Isabella was a computer engineer in Russia, and started her career in this country as a front desk clerk at Buckminster Hotel.

In 1993, the pair realized their dream and opened Euro Design Jewelry. Recognizing that a growing number of customers had been looking for unique pieces of jewelry or custom-designed jewelry, Euro Design Jewelry soon began to introduce limited edition collections from Michael and well-known European designers.

Representing the highest level of quality in materials and artistry, Michael now exclusively designs for his own store.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road to success wasn’t easy.

“At first, when we both immigrated from Russia, we didn’t speak English, and didn’t have good jobs,” Michael explained. “All we had was a dream and the desire to succeed.” Michael advanced from one store to another, looking for a job or at least some advice, like what to do and how to start, but without recommendations in the jewelry industry, it wasn’t easy.

“The first few years after we opened Euro Design Jewelry, it was a struggle to convince people to give us a chance. The competition was stiff – with jewelry stores in the area that were already established and had much more inventory. Our inventory was comprised of jewelry I created with very little money,” Michael said.

We began to prosper because the designs and quality of work Michael showed were impressive.

Please tell us about Euro Design Jewelry.
“The best way to describe what we do, what we specialize in, and what makes us proud, is to share with you one of many reviews from our customers: Dina Gardner,” Michael said.

Gardner says, “FANTASTIC! I went to Michael and Isabella to redesign my engagement ring five years ago and I absolutely love my new ring! I went to them recently to design a cocktail ring and yesterday I picked up the MOST STUNNING ring I’ve ever seen! They helped me find a 9.5-carat Tanzanite stone and Michael designed an art deco, beyond-gorgeous ring for me. I am in love! I trust them both explicitly and have found them to be wonderful to work with. This is THE place to buy fine jewelry, whether you design it with Michael or buy a unique piece from their exquisite selection. I highly, highly, highly recommend Euro Design Jewelry to anyone interested in great service and quality pieces of fine jewelry!”

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Michael’s favorite memory from childhood was when he was visiting his dad in Moscow theaters and met so many famous actors wearing costumes made by his dad. Isabella’s favorite memory was the first time she visited Peterhof Palace in Saint Petersburg.

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