|As a third generation jeweler, Mark
Schneider has perfected his art. Working in precious metals and unusual semi-precious and
precious gemstones, his award winning pieces are well known among his peers for their
elegant simplicity and clean, fluid lines. His design philosophy is shared by other
jewelry designers who develop entirely original collections. He regards the creation of
each new piece as a work of wearable art.
Specializing in contemporary designs that sometimes veer off into the realm of whimsy when he works with animal motifs, Mark Schneider's jewelry is characterized by his passion for unusual gemstones and distinctive cuts. Counting several award-winning gemstone cutters among his close personal friends, his most noteworthy designs are often the result of creative collaboration. As the recipient of many jewelry design awards, including three Spectrum Awards from the AGTA and two DeBeers Diamond of Distinction Honors in addition to winning the 1996 New Designer of the Year at the Jewelers of America Show, he continually strives himself to create fashion forward designs.
Each Schneider design is 100% original. The designer stays intimately involved throughout every step of fabrication, from the drawing board to the final polishing of the piece after painstaking hand assembly. The attractive result is an item of jewelry that is eye-catching, unique and easily distinguished as a Mark Schneider design.
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