The Mark Schneider Design Blog

HEADPIECES ARE HOT THIS SEASON!
This season, we’ve been spotting headpieces everywhere from bohemian street style to the glamorous runway shows of Dolce and Gabbana and Chanel. Inspired by this trend, we decided to sketch out our own version incorporating golden baroque South Sea pearls,...
NEW EARRING SKETCH
What do you think of this sketch for diamond, tanzanite, and peridot earrings? What gemstones would you use to design custom earrings?
NEW DESIGN SKETCH & WAX
Take a look at this new sketch and wax! So cool to see something on paper turn into a 3D model!
UNIQUE SAPPHIRE FLOWER PENDANT
Mark created this custom flower pendant for a customer featuring a diamond center adorned with multi-colored sapphires that graduate from dark to light. Unique and beautiful! What do you think?
SIAMESE CAT PENDANT
Mark has created a beautifully unique siamese cat pendant for a lucky customer at Wesche Jewelers. Check out the whole process below - from sketch and wax to finished product. Let us know what you think!
SNEAK PEEK AT THE NEW BRIDESMAIDS COLLECTION!
This summer, Mark Schneider will debut a collection that is the first of its kind — a premier selection of color gemstone treasures produced in silver. This line possesses immediate appeal for the next generation of Mark Schneider Design clients....
MARK'S VISITS WESCHE FOR FASHION WEEK!
Mark recently visited Wesche Jewelers in Florida for a design show and to take part in Fashion Week, hosted by the Melbourne Regional Chamber. Check out the following link to read more about Wesche Jewelers and Fashion Week!
LIONS SHARE OPULENCE SKETCHES!
The Lions Share Opulence suite delves into fantasy and myth with the use of winged lions. These are created in rose gold, spessartite garnet, onyx, rutilated quartz, and fire opal. The glowing organic forms of fire opals complement the figurative...
SUMPTUOUS PLUMES AND BLOOMS
The Sumptuous Plumes and Blooms suite explores the motif of the female figure as a mistress of nature among peacock feathers and orchid petals. These are illustrated with white gold, diamond, tanzanite, and most significantly opal and peridot. The ethereal...
DEEP SEA TREASURES - COLORED STONE INSPIRATION
Mark Schneider’s extensive collection of loose colored gemstones offers endless inspiration for one-of-a-kind custom designs. His assortment includes gems cut in original ways and which possess phenomenal optical properties. As a creative exercise, we browsed through these gems and designed...
GET GOOD GRADES WITH MARK SCHNEIDER DESIGN
We were recently lucky enough to be visited by a middle school student who was given the task of shadowing a business and creating a report based on her findings. Not only did she spend a day shadowing every different...
ABALONE PEARL TOUCAN SKETCH
Mark Schneider’s process often begins with a gemstone that speaks to him and acts as a catalyst inciting the development of his design. The stone can serve as the cynosure of the piece, dramatized by Mark’s unparalleled sense of composition...
REPTILIAN LUXURY - COLORED STONE INSPIRATION
REPTILIAN LUXURY - COLORED STONE INSPIRATION The Reptilian Luxury suite draws upon the rich and sinister imagery of nightmare—the predation of a crocodile, a woman entangled in serpents, and a dragon brandishing venomous fangs. Made with patinated silver, pearls, sapphires,...
FASHION & JEWELRY TREND: HONEYCOMB MOTIFS
This Spring, the fashion magazines are swarming with honeycomb hexagonal motifs and looks inspired by the life of bees. We observed this buzz-worthy trend everywhere from prints to beehive hairstyles on the runways of designer brands like Tory Burch, Gucci,...
BRIDES FEATURES TWO MS ENGAGEMENT RINGS!
  Brides.com has featured both Beloved and Escape in their Round Cut Engagement Rings section this week. Check out the following links for more details: Beloved Escape
MARK'S PEARL RINGS ON DISPLAY AT FORBES SPACE EXHIBIT
The Forbes Gallery in New York City is currently hosting an exhibition titled "Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age" and has chosen Mark's Dynasty Pearl Ring and the Black Pearl Ring to display. If you're in New...
UPCOMING TRUNK SHOW AT WESCHE JEWELERS
Mark is heading to Wesche Jewelers in Florida for a trunk show next Thursday, May 2nd, during SpaceCoast’s Fashion Week. Check out this article by Florida Today about his upcoming visit, and make sure you stop by to see him when he’s...
CONTEMPO PEARL RING - FROM SKETCH TO FINISHED PIECE
Mark designed this Contempo Pearl Ring for the Cultured Pearl Association of America's Pearl Design Competition. As you can see from the differences between the original sketch and the final piece, it is amazing how much can change from conception....
NEW AMETHYST PENDANT
Mark Schneider often derives his inspiration from the innovative buildings of his favorite architects who extend the boundaries of their field in the same way that he strives to blaze the trail in jewelry design. This brand new pendant showcases...
CAMEO SKETCHES
Back from the past, we've noticed a trend that at first mention conjures reminiscences of items long forgotten, tucked away in your grandmother’s jewelry box, but the cameos getting face-time on runways and pages of magazines like Vogue, Elle, and...
NEW PENDANT SKETCHES
In preparation for the JCK Luxury show, Mark Schneider is designing a brand new fashion collection of colored gemstone jewelry. Here’s a sneak peak at a few statement pendants in the works: A subtle diamond pave bail showcases the fantasy-cut...