The Mark Schneider Fine Jewelry Blog

BEST ENGAGEMENT RING SETTINGS: HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOU
In the jewelry lexicon, certain terms—such as gemstone or band—are more recognizable and well known by the general public. However, other terms such as setting are often not well understood by novice shoppers. In order to determine which setting is...
BEST EARRING STYLE FOR SPECIFIC OCCASIONS
Earrings come in a variety of styles. Although you may not know the name of each type, chances are that you’ve seen every design available. The four main categories of earrings include: studs, drops, hoops, and huggies. Stud earrings include...
BEST COLORS FOR SPRING ACCESSORIES
Spring is about renewal and growth. The air is suddenly warmer and breezes are no longer arctic gusts of wind to be avoided at all costs. Instead, the sun’s rays are spreading warmth and flowers are beginning to bloom. Nights...
BEACH JEWELRY TIPS | A GUIDE TO BEACH JEWELRY: TIPS AND TRENDS
Beach Day Jewelry Guide Summer is here, and whether the beach is down the street or a plane ride away, lazy days in the sand are quintessential to the season. Swimsuits, sunglasses, and totes are selected with care, but what...
AUGUST - THE ESSENCE OF PERIDOT
History of the Peridot The lovely “late summer grassy” greens of this lively olivine family gemstone, coupled with its reasonable cost have long captured the attention of gemstone lovers. In antiquity top quality Peridots were sometimes mistaken for Emeralds. Cleopatra...
APRIL - LOVE OF THE DIAMOND
History of Diamonds The hardest substance on earth, diamond is also the most treasured gem. Once only afforded by kings and aristocracy, diamond is the most sought after gem for all occasions and the gem of choice for engagement rings....
AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS: THE NIGHT’S JEWELRY
Occurring annually, the American Music Awards honor the year’s greatest musical artists. But surprisingly, music isn’t always center stage. This year’s attendees showcased fabulous fashion choices. The red carpet was filled with stunning dresses and futuristic heels. But even beyond...
ADVENTURES IN AUSTENLAND: REGENCY-INSPIRED JEWELRY
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young woman in want of entertainment has stumbled onto the works of Jane Austen. Jane Austen’s characters have been a staple of popular culture since their creation back in the 1800’s. The...
ACCESSORIZING FOR THE OFFICE
Forty hours a week are spent in the office. For some people, the “office” is actually a classroom, hospital, or numerous other work environments. But regardless of the location, full-time employees spend a lot of time on the job. Because...
ACCESSORIZE YOUR WAY TO THE PERFECT SUMMER LOOK
Summertime comes with many exciting things: sunshine filled days, warm starry nights and delicious ice cream cones. But most importantly, the summer months bring a change in wardrobe. After months of hiding in heavy winter jackets and cowering under umbrellas...
ACCESSORIES FOR JOB INTERVIEW: 4 CAN’T MISS FASHION TIPS
Job interviews aren’t for the faint of heart. Whether your palms get sweaty right before a crucial handshake or you get tongue tied during the second question, there’s a lot that could go wrong. But the good news is that...
4 ENGAGEMENT RINGS THAT WILL NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE
The most challenging part about choosing an engagement ring is that it’s going to last forever. Your engagement ring is a symbol of your love and commitment for each other, and it’s a piece of jewelry that you will wear for the...
6 WAYS TO WEAR JEWELRY IN WINTER
With the start of each season, comes a new wardrobe. Summer dresses are stored away in favor of winter scarves and flip flops are shoved in closets as boots are brought out. As wardrobes slowly begin to change, there is...
5 WAYS TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING FOR A UNIQUE LOOK
The hardest part about picking an engagement ring is finding the perfect style. Often, you will find a style of ring that you love, only to realize that there are one or two things you would like to change. Perhaps you would like to...
5 HOLIDAY PROPOSALS THAT ARE GUARANTEED TO SWEEP HER OFF HER FEET
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. proposal time! According to a study done by WeddingWire, 33 percent of engagements happen between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. If you and your partner are planning to make it official this...
3 Unique Proposal Stories That Will Make You Smile
Proposing to the love of your life can feel stressful. You feel like you have to plan the perfect proposal and find the perfect ring, but it doesn't have to be that way. It might feel like there is a...
3 TRENDY JEWELRY PIECES WORTH THE SPLURGE
This year, New York Fashion Week was alight with shimmering gems. From over the top dresses to stunning footwear, the runways were filled with glamorous new trends. However, the models’ jewelry stole the show. Colorful bracelets and remarkable necklaces were...
3 TIPS FOR BUYING A CUSTOM ENGAGEMENT RING
When it comes to buying custom engagement rings, there’s a lot of misinformation. Despite what you may have heard, custom engagement rings won’t necessarily break the bank. In fact, it’s often more cost effective to work with a custom design instead...
3 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ACCESSORIZING WITH JEWELRY
Accessorizes can make or break an outfit. Whether you’re pairing the perfect scarf with a little black dress or finding the ideal earrings to pair with your business suit, it’s critical to find accessories that actually work for you. Instead...
3 THINGS EVERY MAN SHOULD KNOW BEFORE BUYING AN ENGAGEMENT RING
You finally met the woman of your dreams and you’re ready to ask her to spend the rest of her life with you. But first you need a ring. Before you can figure out how you want to pop the...
3 CLASSIC JEWELRY PIECES EVERY WOMAN SHOULD OWN
When it comes to jewelry, the possibilities are endless. Jewelry gurus often tout seasonal trends as the ultimate source for jewelry inspiration, but what about the classics? Here are three timeless jewelry pieces every woman should own. Season after season...