The Mark Schneider Design Blog

MARK VISITS ALL THAT GLITTERS EXHIBIT
Mark recently traveled to see the All That Glitters exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum, where two of his award winning rings are on display. Check out the photos and let us know what you think!
MARK NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 10 AMERICAN JEWELRY DESIGNERS!
Jewelrista.com named Mark one of the Top 10 American Jewelry Designers! We are thrilled and so honored for the recognition. Here is the blurb: 8. Mark Schneider Mark Schneider is known for his simple and clean designs. He started a...
LUXURY ENGAGEMENT RING FEATURED ON BRIDES.COM!
Our Luxury Engagement ring has been featured on Brides.com in their "Over the Top Engagement Rings" feature.  Check out the link below and let us know what you think! http://www.brides.com/wedding-engagement/engagement-rings/2011/11/outrageous-engagement-rings#slide=3
CHAIR RING - WEEK 2
As a follow-up from last week's sketch, here are some images of the wax for the Chair Ring. The wax went through several stages, with many subtle changes made. Wax 1: You will notice that the chair has no feet....
CHAIR RING - WEEK 1
Mark was recently presented with the challenge of creating a custom ring for a customer. Here are her words about what she was looking for and why she felt that Mark was the perfect person to make it happen. "I...
CHAIR RING - WEEK 3
If you've been following our blog for the past few weeks, you have seen the progress on an amazing piece that we've been calling the Chair Ring. This week, we have some more images for you. First, the raw casting. And, what...
SNEAK PEEK AT MARK'S 2012 NEW BRIDAL COLLECTION!
Here is a sneak peek at Mark's 2012 New Bridal Collection
MARK WINS TWO MJSA VISION AWARDS
Mark has two more awards to add to his list for 2012! He recently won two MJSA Vision Awards in the following categories: CUSTOM DESIGN DISTINCTION 1st Place—Mark Schneider of Mark Schneider Designs in Long Beach, California, for Black and White Ring in...
MARK RECEIVES MJSA VISION AWARDS & SELECTS DIAMONDS!
Mark was recently in New York City to accept his two MJSA American Vision Awards. The addition of these two awards put him at 7 awards already won in 2012. He is very honored to already have had such a...
MARK VISITS WITH GIA STUDENTS
Mark recently spent quality time with some GIA students, discussing design and showing them the ins-and-outs of jewelry production.  He received a very nice note from one of the students, which we would like to share with you: Dear Mr....
REGINA KING MODELS MARK'S SPECTRUM AWARD WINNING EARRINGS!
Regina King, film and television actress famous for her roles in Southland, Ray, Miss Congeniality 2, and Jerry Maguire, recently posed for a photoshoot wearing selected AGTA Spectrum Award Winning jewelry. Among the chosen pieces chosen were Mark's Platinum Tahitian Pearl earrings with black...
CUSTOM ETERNITY SKETCH
Check out this custom sketch of our Eternity engagement ring accented with graduating sapphires. What do you think?
MARK'S NEW BRIDAL COLLECTION FEATURED BY ENGAGEMENT 101!
Engagement 101 Magazine has featured Mark's 2012 bridal collection under their New Engagement Rings section! Here's what they have to say about Mark: "Mark Schneider wins creative awards constantly. He is a trendsetter in fashion and bridal ring design. This season, it’s...
MARK PLACES 2ND IN JCK JEWELERS' CHOICE AWARDS!
Mark is a finalist in the 2012 JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards Contest! He placed 2nd in the Pearl Jewelry/Over $10,000 category for his Platinum Majestic Pearl Ring featuring an acorn shaped 11mm black faceted pearl and 0.70CTW white diamonds. Congratulations to Mark!
MODIFIED ENCHANTMENT DESIGN
We'd like to share this sketch of a custom ring revising the design of Enchantment to feature a semi-bezel set pear shaped center diamond. These technical aspects have been altered, but the design preserves the fluid lines and sculptural form...
NEW ROSE GOLD BRIDAL COLLECTION!
We'd like to debut our new rose gold bridal collection! Aren't they unique?
CUSTOM FAWN SKETCH
Take a look at this custom Fawn sketch. Let us know what you think! How would you customize a Mark Schneider Ring?
GEM STONE ROUNDTABLE
Mark recentlly hosted a Gem Stone Roundtable featuring Gem expert Judith Whitehead. There were unusual gemstones, composite gemstones, and gemstone suites. A fun evening was had by one and all. Check out the pictures from the event!
MARK WINS FOUR SPECTRUM AWARDS FOR 2013!
Winners have been announced for AGTA's 2013 Spectrum Awards and Mark has won four in the following categories: Business/Day Wear - Entry Platinum Innovation - Platinum earrings featuring 8 freshwater pearls accented with 0.30ctw of diamonds. Men's Wear - 3rd Place...
MARK SCHNEIDER IS ON JANE THE VIRGIN
Mark Schneider Fine Jewelry had the pleasure of being featured (fictionally) in the popular television series “Jane the Virgin,” which airs on The CW Network on Wednesdays at 9PM. After being approached to film a short scene in our store,...