The Mark Schneider Fine Jewelry Blog

2019 WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: GIFTS FOR YOUR COUPLE STYLE
Wedding season 2019 is here! As the next few months unfold, untold numbers of lush, spring blooms and warm temperatures will be guiding the season’s newest loves down the aisle. Carrying with them hopes and promises that only bridal celebrations...
2016 WEDDING TRENDS AND HOW TO INCORPORATE THEM
In many ways, a lot has changed in the past year. Gone are the days of traditional wedding décor and stuffy receptions. Instead, brides and grooms have set out to create a day they adore. But more importantly, they are...
2016 ENGAGEMENT RING TRENDS: UNIQUE PAIRINGS
August and October, two of the most popular months to get engaged, are rapidly approaching. In other words, engagement ring shopping is in full swing. As brides and grooms across the nation begin to look for engagement rings, there’s something...
WEDDING TREND: COLORED DRESSES AND COLORED GEMS
This year, wedding trends are taking a turn for the colorful. From light pinks to Cinderella inspired blues, it seems as if color is everywhere this bridal season. Countless brides are choosing colored dresses instead of traditional white gowns and...
WHEN YOUR WARDROBE DOESN’T WORK: ACCESSORIZE
Staring at an overflowing closet and finding nothing to wear is an incredibly irritating experience. You’ve spent years cultivating a perfect collection of clothing, and somehow, it is still lacking. Next time it feels like your wardrobe needs a boost,...
TRENDING TO THE CHAPEL: THE LATEST WEDDING FASHION TRENDS
Fashion, style, and jewelry trends are ever changing. Part of the fun of following trends is watching them evolve, seeing which trends are just a flavor of the week and which ones become timeless styles. We enjoy embracing these new...
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CHOOSING BRIDESMAID JEWELRY
Choosing your bridesmaids’ dresses was a herculean task. After all, every girl has a different preference, body type and favorite color. You finally narrowed it down to two dresses and then picked the winner. Your bridesmaid dresses are complete. Unfortunately,...
THE PERFECT COMBINATION: HOW TO PAIR YOUR LIPSTICK WITH YOUR EARRINGS
Creating an outfit is an involved process. There are many elements to consider: weather, mood and accessories, to name a few. Although the “big picture” is important when choosing an ensemble, it’s often the details that define the best looks....
THE MINDY PROJECT: A JEWELRY LOVER’S DREAM
If you haven’t started watching The Mindy Project yet, you should –and not just because of the hilarious storylines. The jewelry in this show is fun, sexy, and appeals to the inner fashionista in all of us. Mindy Kaling’s caricature of the...
THE DYNAMIC DUO: MATCHING RINGS AND MANICURES
When it comes to gorgeous rings, nails are the supporting act, but that doesn’t make them any less crucial. In fact, if there’s one lesson that the glamorous world of Hollywood has imparted, it’s that a talented supporting actor enables...
THE BEAUTY OF FLORAL ENGAGEMENT RING DESIGNS
Engagement rings are a tricky business. From the cut to the color, and the clarity to the carat, there are countless decisions to be made. But perhaps the biggest decision of all is ring style. For engagement ring designs there...
RELIVING AND REPLICATING HOLLYWOOD’S GLAMOUR ERA
1930s and 40s Hollywood is often thought of as the Golden Age of film stars and glamour. (It’s hard to argue with this opinion when you consider stars like Rita Hayworth, Betty Garble, Clark Gable, and Cary Grant.) It was...
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...
Is it ok to propose using an heirloom engagement ring?
When it comes time to select the ideal engagement ring it is easy to be torn between using an heirloom piece passed down from a family member or opting for a new engagement ring. Of course there is sometimes an...
NEO-GRECIAN AND NEO-EGYPTIAN STYLES: BRING ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT
Anyone who has studied history has wondered at some point what it would have been like to live among the subjects they were studying. Who has not imagined themselves as Helen of Troy or Cleopatra—or if you were a TV...
MANICURES: HOW TO COMPLEMENT GEMSTONES WITH NAIL COLOR
Accessorizing provides endless excitement. Whether you are securing the perfect handbag or creating a flawless necklace and earring combination, accessorizing is a necessary art. From geometric designs to 3D decals and bold colors to muted mattes, it’s safe to say...
MAKE IT YOUR OWN: USING PERSONAL TOUCHES TO CREATE A PERSONALIZED ENGAGEMENT RING
There are certain personal touches that can be added to a new engagement ring. These include engravings or metal embellishments. For instance, Mark Schneider Design offers the Secret Heart option. The design is a gold heart encircling a diamond with...
JEWELRY TREND ALERT: LARGE METALLIC
This season, there’s a new trend: metallic. Not only are metallic colors gorgeous, but they also add a healthy glow to every skin tone. Metallic is often associated with futuristic garb and oversized headwear, but the truth is that metallic...
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 gemstones have forged...
CLOSET CLEANUP: HOW TO UPDATE YOUR JEWELRY COLLECTION
Life is often about letting go. Whether you’re letting go of the dream you had of being an ice-cream truck driver when you were five, or you’re letting go of your childhood blanket that is now a rag, sometimes letting...
3 CREATIVE WAYS TO ASK YOUR BRIDESMAIDS
The days of only men popping the question are over. Recently, brides-to-be have started asking a question of their own: “Will you be my bridesmaid?” Instead of merely asking the question verbally or with a small written note, women are...