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December 7, 2015updated Feb 19, 2016

Precious Posts Designer of the Month, Mark Patterson

By Zahra Al-Kateb

MarkPrecious Posts is proud to bring you a world-renowned jewelry designer each month. For September, we’re pleased to introduce you to Mark Patterson. Read on to learn what makes Mark Patterson jewelry so special.

Mark Patterson Fine Jewelry is a Newport Beach-based fine jewelry brand founded in 1985 in New York City by Mark and Josette Patterson.

The brand reflects their creative partnership, and defines their design philosophy to create jewelry made ethically in their studio with the finest gemstones and the best quality in craftsmanship.

Mark says, “My training as a goldsmith and jeweler gave me the skills I need to implement designs, but Josette had the vision. As a designer, sculptor and painter, she has the artistic eye that has helped define our creations.”

By integrating new, modern touches into traditional design styles, they have created truly unique and timeless jewelry that has been recognized throughout the industry. In 2009 and 2011, Mark and Josette were awarded JQ Magazine’s Designer of the Year.

The duo soon found mainstream success with the Intensity collection of the early nineties. Mark soon was approached by Tiffany; together the retailer and designers formed a partnership that lasted 10 years.

In 2002 under the name Promise, the designers launched their bridal collection and began crafting beautiful engagement rings and fine wedding bands.

The duo also creates fashion jewelry. “Our latest fashion diamond Tango collection in its second year has been very successful,” says Josette. “Larger “Ideal Cut” diamonds are uniquely set edge to edge with a shared prong and burnished border. Their light performance is superb to traditional pave` set diamonds. And the designs are sleek, extremely comfortable and easy to wear.” Items from this collection are pictured here.

In recent years Mark has returned to his love for colored stones, and travels the world to select gems known for their superior cutting and exceptional brilliance. Those unique stones have inspired the designers to make exceptional pieces that are collected by their clients.

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All of their jewelry is handcrafted on site by a team of experienced artisans working under Mark’s guidance.

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