Love certainly begins with affection, and in the case of true love, when it is nurtured for a lifetime with affection, it ripens to a beautiful work of art. The Affection engagement ring is designed with an embrace of diamonds, that hold and protect the form of the ring to the top, crossing over as a show of strength and devotion. At the apex of this ring is the princess cut center stone. The diamonds almost seem to climb up the side of the ring, and wind under the center stone in support. Truly at the heart of affection is a deep love and the urge to protect something so rare and precious.
Mark is one of the few living designers to have a piece of jewelry on permanent display in the Smithsonian Institution Gem and Mineral Hall.