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How to Splurge on Jewelry—Wisely

For many people, “splurging” may feel like a dirty word. After all, there is something inherently indulgent about splurges. But time and time again, wise splurges or treats have been proven to increase overall happiness and satisfaction. Of...

Magnificent Gems: Three of the Most Famous Gemstones In History

Gems are varied in their formation, their appearance, and their histories; however, the one commonality that all precious gemstones share is the ability to inspire desirability and awe in humankind. Over the course of human history certain...

Pearls: The Meanings, the Process, and the Types

Did you know that pearls are the beautiful byproduct of a defense mechanism developed by mollusks in response to irritants that have managed to make their way into their shell. This defense mechanism results in radiant orbs that have been...

Best Engagement Ring Settings: How To Choose The Right One For You

In the jewelry lexicon, certain terms—such as gemstone or band—are more recognizable and well known by the general public. However, other terms such as setting are often not well understood by novice shoppers. In order to determine which setting...

Choosing Your Perfect Diamond: The Four C’s and More

Many websites give information on the 4 C’s, but there is much more to choosing your perfect diamond than the almost outdated Carat Weight, Clarity, Color and Cut grading and pricing systems. Yes, it is important to have a working knowledge of...

Does Diamond Size Matter?

Getting engaged is one of the most exciting events a couple will ever go through. The adrenaline that rushes through our bodies is truly unmatched.  However, once the hype settles and we begin shopping for that special engagement...

How To Care For Wedding Ring | Cleaning and Maintaining Your Wedding Ring

How to Care for Wedding Rings

You finally have your dream ring. The proposal was perfect and the wedding ceremony was divine. You’re back from the honeymoon and are beginning to settle in to life with your real life honey...

Precious Metals in Jewelry

 

At Mark Schneider Design, our jewelers are trained to work in a variety of metals to create extraordinary, one of a kind, heirloom quality designer jewelry  for you.  We adhere to all Federal Trade Commission rules governing the...

The Best Colors for Summer Jewelry

Summer is here and it’s time to dress for it. Whether your summer days are spent huddled by the air conditioning, lying by the pool or playing with your children, it’s time to celebrate the warmest months of the year. The days of spring showers...

The History of Topaz Gemstones

Primarily known for its vast variety of colors, Topaz is a beloved, but often-misunderstood stone. In fact, the name “topaz” comes from the Greek name “Topazios.” Topazios is a small island in the Red Sea and although numerous gemstones were...

What Are Conflict Free Diamonds?

 

Mark Schneider Design strictly follows the rules of the Kimberley Process when producing our diamond engagement rings. But what does that mean for you, the consumer? So much has been written about conflict free and conflict diamonds,...