CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – A renowned Charleston goldsmith and jewelry designer has died.
Michael Robert Corneau, 52, passed away peacefully this week, surrounded by his wife, Meredith and his family after suffering complications from flu and pneumonia.
A press release from King Street Marketing Group said he Corneau passed away while on a business trip in Tucson, Arizona on February 13th.
He and his wife Meredith own Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry Gallery on Hasell Street in downtown Charleston.
The release said Corneau became a master-trained goldsmith, gemologist and custom jewelry designer, developing a signature style that incorporated color and creativity.
His life-long dream came true in 2014 when he opened his business and began to design his own line of custom jewelry.
Michael and his wife worked together to grow the business and attract collectors from all over the world. Some of his creations are even displayed in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University.
A memorial will be held Sunday, March 3rd from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry Gallery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Charleston Animal Society in Michael’s name.