When I was a buyer of engagement rings, I was thrilled to find out that Mark was doing engagement ring and wedding band designs. His engagement rings are mostly timeless designs with a slight twist that makes them special. He uses pave diamonds and beautiful metal work to highlight the center stone without overpowering it. Of his classic designs, I especially like the knife-edge setting, which is simple but sculptural:
The split-shank design is comfortable, impressive and does a great job of emphasizing the center stone. Shown here with pave diamonds, but also available plain:
While his engagement rings are simply gorgeous, you can tell that color is still his first love. His newer collection, Samba, plays with the varying shades of colored gemstones in a very modern style that is still classic enough for fine jewelry:
His new 9 two 5 collection features large cabochon gemstones set into a mix of sterling and gold. It is also pretty affordable. I especially love the interesting combinations of colors, like this:
All of Mark Patterson’s designs are beautifully rendered. You can find a retailer in your area by visiting his website, or call their studio at 866-221-6593.