The Mark Schneider Design Blog

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,...
TOP FASHION TRENDS FROM THE 2014 AWARDS SEASON
After the dazzling and star-studded red carpet of last week’s Oscars, another Hollywood award season has come to an end. This year’s season of fashion was flooded with breathtaking choices. From Lupita Nyong'o’s princess-inspired gown at the Oscars to Mila...
TO DIAMOND OR NOT TO DIAMOND: ARE NON-DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RINGS A WISE CHOICE?
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Whether they’re round brilliant cut, princess cut, or pear-shaped, diamonds are a timeless emblem of love and longevity. Diamonds signify a deep-abiding love between two people. However, the use of diamonds for an engagement ring is...
THREE EARRINGS EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO OWN
Earrings are a fundamental part of an outfit. Because earrings rest near a woman’s face, they are one of the first items noticed by a viewer. In fact, earrings are often part of a person’s first impression. Because of this,...
THIS FATHER’S DAY THINK “INSIDE THE BOX”
The month of June announces the beginning of summer, the start of vacations, and the frantic scramble to find a Father’s Day gift that dad will actually appreciate—in other words, something besides the sad necktie that seems to be the...
THE WEDDING TIMELINE
You know that you want to marry your partner. Whether you’ve been together for a few months or over ten years, it doesn’t matter. The truth is that you know. This is the person you want to share your life...
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MODERN ENGAGEMENT RINGS
When it comes to shopping for modern engagement rings, it can be hard to choose just one because they are all stunning. Even beyond that, there are countless options. As modern engagement rings grow in popularity every year, the number of available...
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GIVING JEWELRY AS A GIFT
Gift giving is an art, and like most art forms, it’s difficult. After all, when choosing a gift there is a lot to consider. It’s critical to find a gift that is usable, unique and stunning, and jewelry is the...
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CUSTOM ENGAGEMENT RING INSPIRATION
Whether you’re engaged, soon-to-be-engaged, or a few years away from even having the conversation, it’s never too early to start thinking about your engagement ring. In other words, now is the perfect time to start looking for the perfect ring....