The Mark Schneider Design Blog

‘TIS THE SEASON: ICY WINTER JEWELRY
Winter is the season to sparkle. From twinkling Christmas lights to glistening snowdrops falling from the sky, wintertime seems to demand brilliant gemstones accessories. The days are suddenly shorter and the nights begin in the afternoon when the sun sets...
YELLOW GOLD IS GONE: THE TREND OF PLATINUM AND WHITE GOLD ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Like any part of the fashion world, jewelry styles go through trends and phases. But the trend of platinum and white gold wedding bands has proven to be more than a trend: it has staying power. From celebrities opting for...
WINTER JEWELRY TRENDS: COZY GEMS
As the weather changes and becomes colder, wardrobes do as well. From darker hues to warmer materials, a change in seasons is visually apparent. Luckily, shorter days and cozier nights are cause for slight modifications to jewelry accessories as well....
WHY DIAMONDS MATTER
When the time comes to shop for an engagement ring, you’re beyond excited. You’ve been waiting for this moment your entire life and can’t wait to marry your best friend. After sifting through countless websites, imagining different rings on your finger,...
WHITE HOT: UNIQUE SUMMER JEWELRY TRENDS
This summer is all about the unexpected. Whether you’re looking to stand out, stay on trend or take your wardrobe to the next level, jewelry is the way to do it. Jewelry is a game changer because it is simple,...
WHEN TO WEAR CUFFLINKS | THE THREE THINGS EVERY MAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WEARING CUFFLINKS
The Art of Cufflinks When it comes to men’s jewelry, it can be hard to stand out. Because watches are typical attire, they rarely convey individuality. And although impressive, rings are often difficult to master. Cufflinks, however, are genius because they...
WHEN IS THE “RIGHT” TIME TO GIVE JEWELRY?
Jewelry is often thought of as a means of expressing love—specifically romantic love—and commitment to one special person. Traditionally, jewelry is a romantic token given at the start of relationship and then again on anniversaries. However, limiting jewelry to just...
WHAT’S THE RIGHT AGE FOR CHILDREN TO START WEARING JEWELRY
When selecting designer jewelry for a loved one, we may stop to ask ourselves whether or not they will like what we’ve chosen for them, but how often do we stop to ask ourselves if they are old enough to...
WHAT YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING STYLE SAYS ABOUT YOU
Engagements are exciting, and what’s even more exciting is that the excitement never ends. From sharing engagement ring bling on social media to wearing your gorgeous rock every single day for the rest of your life, your engagement ring will...
WHAT YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING SAYS ABOUT YOU
Accessories are indicators of how we wish to represent ourselves to others. What we choose to wear and how we choose to wear it conveys a lot about who we are, what we care about, and how we want to...
WHAT JEWELRY TO WEAR ON THE FIRST DATE
With first dates come a plethora of emotions. There are nerves, fear, excitement and joy. Navigating the feelings associated with dating can take a lot of time and energy. In fact, sometimes nervousness for a date can last for days!...
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, that much misinformation...
WEDDING RING TRADITIONS AND NEW TRENDS
For most people, wedding rings signify a lifetime of commitment and love. The circular shape of the ring represents the notion that marriage is a sacred bond and the love between partners will never end. Like a circle, the marriage...
VINTAGE ENGAGEMENT RING DESIGNS
Engagement rings are all about personal style. Cut, color and clarity are immensely important, but without a clear vision of ring style, it’s impossible for ring shopping to even begin. For style, there are four main contenders: contemporary, floral, traditional,...
VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT IDEAS FOR HER
Valentine’s day is a day of romance. After all, the 14th of February was first associated with romantic love during the Middle Ages. The Middle Ages was a time of courtly love in which men wrote poetry, jousted for a...
TWENTIES NOUVEAU: HOW THE GREAT GATSBY IS INSPIRING A REBIRTH OF THE GLAMOUROUS “ROARING TWENTIES”
Art Nouveau—literally “New Art” in French— was a popular and iconic art movement that was prominent in Europe during the late nineteenth century. Art Nouveau encouraged the creation of art that was new, beautiful, and easily incorporated into ordinary life....
TREND ALERT: NATURE INSPIRED JEWELRY
This season, jewelry and nature are joining forces to create incredible pieces of wearable art. It’s no secret that spring is about blooming flowers, fresh growth, and renewed sunlight. Follow nature’s lead this season by opting for jewelry pieces that...
TRAVELING WITH JEWELRY: WHAT TO BRING
In the modern world, travel is for everyone. Between airline miles, fuel-saving cars and a wealth of information on the Internet, travelling has become a pastime for many. As travel becomes more and more commonplace, it becomes more frequent as...
TRAVELING WITH JEWELRY | 3 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TRAVELING WITH JEWELRY
Jewelry Travel Tips: 3 Things You Should Know Traveling is never simple. Even the most experienced travelers occasionally experience travel anxiety, particularly when traveling with their jewelry. Between airport security, checked baggage and long flights, traveling can be challenging. But...
TRADITIONAL ENGAGEMENT RING STYLES
When it comes time to choose an engagement ring, style is paramount. Because the ring will be worn everyday with every outfit, it’s crucial that the ring’s style matches the bride’s inner self. When it comes to engagement ring style,...
TOP JEWELRY TRENDS FOR 2015
The New Year isn’t simply a time for resolutions; it’s also a time in which fashion trends are reinvented and accessories are reimagined. This year, the trends are decidedly simple: bold and feminine. From gorgeous wedged sandals to long dresses,...