The Mark Schneider Design Blog

THE HIDDEN SECRETS OF PERSONALIZED WEDDING RINGS
If you’re shopping for an engagement ring, you may want to consider personalizing it to really “make it your own.” You can personalize a wedding band or engagement ring by having it engraved. But for a more creative touch you...
THE GLAMOUR OF DOWNTON ABBEY JEWELRY
The British historical drama, Downton Abbey, captivated viewers from the other side of the pond almost immediately. The fourth season finale premiered in February and the fifth season won’t be available to U.S. viewers until winter 2015. With almost a year between...
THE FOUR SOMETHINGS: INCORPORATING TRADITION WITHOUT BEING FLASHY
Traditions are important for establishing community. Practices are passed down from one generation to the next, which forges a bond between the past and the present, and promises the possibility for the future. However, traditions do not always reflect the...
THE ETHEREAL COLLECTION: UNIQUE ENGAGEMENT RINGS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE
When it comes to choosing an engagement ring, the options can feel endless, and unfortunately, that isn’t always a good thing. With so many styles, colors, and cuts from which to choose, the process of choosing a ring can feel...
THE ENDURING ELEGANCE OF VINTAGE WEDDING STYLES AND DESIGNER JEWELRY
If you’re the type of gal who watches old Aubrey Hepburn movies and wistfully thinks to yourself, “I was born in the wrong time period,” then you are in luck because vintage styles are coming back in style. There are...
THE DOS AND DON’TS OF BUYING JEWELRY FOR A FRIEND
Shopping for friends can be extremely difficult. It is hard to find a gift that the receiver is actually going to use or something that they are actually going to want. It becomes even more difficult to buy a gift...
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 ANIMAL MENAGERIE: WHICH ANIMAL-THEMED JEWELRY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
The animal-themed trend hit the fashion scene mid-spring of 2013, but it is still thriving and evolving into the fall. There is a wide range of options for fashionistas to choose from, varying from the delicate to the ornate. Animals...
SUMMER TRENDS: BOLD COLORS
Summer is a season for bold moves. If you’re looking for proof, then look no further than the natural world. During the summer months, the sun shines brighter than ever before and the days are endless. Flowers look especially gorgeous...
SUMMER TRAVELS: JEWELRY AND KIDS
Summer is the perfect time for travel. As the nights become longer and the days are peppered with tropical breezes, it’s the ideal time to pack up and escape from the daily grind. Whether it’s just for a weekend or...
SUMMER JEWELRY TRENDS 2015
Summer is the season of the sun. The days are long, luxurious, and warm. Heavy clothes are abandoned in favor of light dresses, tiny swimsuits and thin poolside cover-ups. Although it may seem like jewelry has no place in the...
SUMMER JEWELRY TIPS AND TRENDS
Summer trends abound when it comes to designer jewelry. There are certain seasonal go-to styles to keep in mind when the sun shines and temperatures rise. Along with the vibrant tones of colored gemstone jewelry, there are custom jewelry styles...
SUMMER JEWELRY 2014 | A GUIDE TO SUMMER JEWELRY: TIPS AND TRENDS
Jewelry Trends for Summer 2014 With each new season there are new trends. This summer, the trends follow the weather’s lead. The sun is shining, the beaches are full and the days feel lazy and long, and the jewelry is...
SUMMER EARRINGS: THE LATEST TRENDS
This year, summer is all about fun. From days by the pool to extended travel, there seems to be an endless supply of enjoyable summertime activities ahead. Luckily, the warm weather theme of play is visible in accessories as well....
SUMMER CHIC: CASUAL SUMMER ACCESSORIES
Summer is the time for casual living, and your accessories should follow suit. The days are long, the sun is shining, and shorts have once again become a wardrobe staple. But what about jewelry? When it comes to wearing simple...
SUMMER ACCENTS: THE PERFECT SEASON FOR COLORED GEMSTONE JEWELRY
The sun is high, the weather is fine, and summer is here. Along with the warm weather comes summer fashion trends like shorts, sundresses, and bright colors. Often these bright colors are reserved for breezy outfits, but colored gemstones are...
SULTRY SOUTHERN STYLES: TRUE BLOOD INSPIRED JEWELRY TRENDS
Vampires, shifters, and fairies, oh my! True Blood is packed with more supernatural creatures than anyone could dream of, each bringing their own taste in designer jewelry to the viewing audience. The easiest (and safest!) way to emulate these fantastic...
SPRING WEDDINGS: THE BEST JEWELRY IDEAS
Spring is for weddings. Flowers are in bloom and love seems to be in the air. The weather is no longer cold, but is not too cool either.  As the air becomes warmer and the sun stays out longer, weddings...
SEPTEMBER - THE ROYAL SAPPHIRE
HISTORY OF THE SAPPHIRE The soft tones of Fall are upon us, and nothing compares to the soft brilliance of a magnificent royal blue Kashmir colored sapphire. The soft, rich, velvety blue is the ultimate in sapphire colors. Sapphires were...
ROSES AND DIAMONDS: THE BEAUTY OF FLORAL ENGAGEMENT RINGS
 The red rose is a symbol of love, beauty, and respect. The white rose represents happiness, love, and bridal purity. The beauty reflected in this symbolism makes the rose a perfect engagement ring motif. Mark Schneider has designed many settings...
PUSH IT REAL GOOD: PUSH GIFT IDEAS FOR NEW MOMS
Push gifts are pretty self explanatory. Once you are aware that push gifts (or push presents) are given to mothers after childbirth, the “push” part makes perfect sense. However, the term, “Baby Bauble” is not only way more clever, it...