The Mark Schneider Design Blog

JEWELRY FOR BUSINESS ATTIRE | ACCESSORIES THAT WORK IN THE WORKPLACE
Jewelry For Business Attire in the Corporate World When it comes to dressing for work, the perfect wardrobe may feel elusive. After all, you want each outfit to be a perfect mixture of professional and unique. However, with a little...
LITERARY LEGENDS: SHERLOCK HOLMES INSPIRED JEWELRY
Literary works of genius are timeless. Passed from generation to generation, a story can live for decades and even centuries. One such story is that of Sherlock Holmes. Originally imagined by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the...
THE TRADITION AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE WEDDING VEIL
Veils are long, elegant, and a classic element in bridal attire. Yet very few people know the significance or symbolic purpose of veils. Veils are traditionally worn to cover a portion of the face or hair, and are meant to...
THE HISTORY OF PERIDOT GEMSTONES
Known for its stunning green hues, peridot is one of the only gemstones to be found in a single color. Most stones can be found in a variety of different colors and can often range from light pink to blue,...
EVERLASTING ART FORM - THE BIRTH OF A MARK SCHNEIDER ENGAGEMENT RING
Take a look at how a work of art by award winning jewelry designer Mark Schneider is born. Watch as an engagement ring goes from idea, to paper, to handcrafted finished piece of beautiful design. Each curve, each line, is...
CONTEMPORARY ENGAGEMENT RING WEDDING INSPIRATION
When it comes to choosing a theme for your wedding, there are a lot of different things to consider: personal style, personality, time of year, and budget. Often, the different choices can overwhelm the bride and groom. Luckily, there’s a...
THE HISTORY OF DIAMOND GEMSTONES
With a rich and varied history, diamonds have been called many things throughout the centuries. Marilyn Monroe, acting the character of Lorelei in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, is credited with popularizing the now infamous statement: “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Similarly...
SCANDAL: THE JEWELRY
Created by Shonda Rhimes, Scandal is ABC’s primetime political drama. Created in 2012, the show focuses on Olivia Pope, the high-powered and extremely competent owner of a “crisis management firm.” Set in the political landscape of Washington D.C., Olivia manages the most...
JEWELRY TRENDS FROM NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
Twice a year, celebrities, designers and stunning models overtake New York City. Officially branded as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York, New York Fashion Week is a flurry of new designs, coveted ensembles and fabulous new trends. Although the week is...
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...
SEEING STARS
MJSA names 2002 American Vision Award winners.  Innovative mechanics, revitalized techniques, and unusual materials caught the judges’ attention at MJSA’s 2002 American Vision Awards (AVA) competition. Five jewelry designers – three in the professional category and two in the student...
LITERARY LEGENDS: ERNEST HEMINGWAY
Known for his masculine writing style and simplistic method, Ernest Hemingway is a classic American writer. While serving as an ambulance driver in World War I, Hemingway was seriously wounded and returned home. During this time, he spent long stretches...
AGTA SPECTRUM AWARD WINNERS
Bridal – Manufacturing Honors – Mark Schneider, Mark Schneider Design – Tahitian Pearls, freshwater Pearls, white and black Diamond platinum earrings. Bridal – Entry Platinum Innovation – Mark Schneider, Mark Schneider Design – Ring in platinum with Sapphire and Diamonds. Men’s Wear – 1st Place –...
‘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...