Kate is a skilled designer and goldsmith who can create the diamond ring of your dreams in white gold, yellow gold, or platinum. Using CounterSketch Studio, she’ll design your ring on a computer screen, so you can see exactly what it will look like before you buy it. This takes all the guess work out of the custom design process. Marks of Design also carries a wide selection of ready-made designs that are sure to please.
Marks of Design offers customers a tremendous advantage versus many other CT jewelers. Every fall, Kate travels to Antwerp to purchase diamonds directly from the source. She hand selects quality stones for the store to maintain an enviable inventory and also offers concierge diamond buying, purchasing a diamond to meet your contracted specifications. Whether you send Kate on a personal buying mission, or purchase one of the stones she has already hand-selected, you can rest assured that you’ll be getting stunning quality at very reasonable prices.
To take advantage of the concierge diamond buying service, please make an appointment with Kate to enjoy her undivided attention.
While all diamonds are precious, those possessing the best combination of cut, clarity, carat weight and color – are the earth’s rarest, most valuable and beautiful to the eye. In the industry, we call these the “Four C’s” to consider when purchasing a diamond.
Carat – The larger the diamond, the more rare and desirable because it shows off the stone’s brilliance to the best advantage. Diamond size is measured in carat weight with each carat equaling 100 points.
Clarity – The better the clarity, the more rare and brilliant the diamond will appear. All natural diamonds contain identifying characteristics, yet many are invisible to the naked eye. The stones are graded according to the size of the inclusions and flawless grading means no natural markings, such as tiny crystals or feathers, can be seen under magnification.
Color – The whiter a diamond, the rarer it is. While most diamonds appear white, virtually all display perceptible tints of color. Grading a diamond’s color is done by measuring how close it is to colorlessness.
Cut – The better the cut, the more brilliant the diamond is. A well cut or faceted diamond, regardless of the shape, scintillates with fire and light – providing the greatest brilliance and value. While nature determines a diamond’s clarity, carat weight and color, the hand of a master craftsman is necessary to release the fire, sparkle and beauty.
At Marks of Design, LLC you will find jewelry in all colors of the spectrum. The red of ruby and garnet; the yellow of citrine; the green of emerald and peridot; the blue of sapphire, topaz, tanzanite and aquamarine; the purple of iolite, amethyst and alexandrite. Even opal displays a range of colors. Visit us to find the color and fire you’re looking for in fine jewelry. Stop in to pick out something new for yourself or as a gift for someone special. As a goldsmith, Kate can design a custom piece featuring any gemstone you desire.
Create an Heirloom…
White Isle’s® Create An Heirloom cultured Akoya pearl necklace is a timeless gift White Isle® carefully selects each cultured pearl for its luster quality. Start a necklace with one or more cultured pearls on a 14K chain (16-18 inches in white or yellow gold) and continue to create your heirloom with one or several pearls at a time. By the pearl or by the inch, choose from a wide range of sizes to create a one-of-a-kind family heirloom. It’s the perfect gift for any special occasion.
Fresh Water Pearls
Fresh Water Pearls are currently one of the hottest accessories! Visit Marks of Design, LLC for an extensive selection of colorful fresh water pearls in a variety of lengths and styles. Mix and match the gorgeous luster of pearls for a look that says it all..
Platinum, Titanium, Palladium and Gold
Marks of Design stocks and designs 14K and 18K gold, palladium and platinum jewelry in styles that range from traditional to contemporary. We also carry one of the hottest trends…titanium in colors which are scratch-resistant, hypo-allergenic and nickel-free.
Sterling silver jewelry is all the rage! Marks of Design, LLC stocks five distinctive lines of silver jewelry including chains, earrings, bracelets, rings, pendants and charms. Each line has its own unique style from dainty and classic, to large and contemporary, many with colored stones. Our sterling silver jewelry is known for its beauty and affordability starting at under $20.
Need a quick gift for a forgotten birthday? Stop in and pick out the right piece to bring enjoyment for years to come.
First designed in Denmark by the Nielsen/Aagard family more than 30 years ago, Trollbeads continue to “charm” collectors with imaginative jewelry designs, have won international artistic recognition and have been exhibited at Sculpture Objects & Functional Art in Chicago and New York.
Handcrafted from the finest quality raw materials including 18K gold, sterling silver, Italian glass, natural pearls, precious stones and Swarovski crystal, each bead is a treasure to behold. Every irresistible piece has its own story inspired by love, nature, fairytales, mythology, cultures, and the diversity of the world around us.
There are over 500 interchangeable Trollbeads to choose from. New beads in intriguing shapes and colors continue to revitalize the collection. With an infinite number of combinations, the piece of jewelry you design will be completely unique and personal. The possibilities are endless and can be worn on a gold or silver chain as a bracelet or necklace. .
Trollbeads, where every bead has a story and every story has a bead ™.
Name brand, affordable, quality designer jewelry is a “must” at Marks of Design, LLC. We have an extensive selection of pieces for all tastes and styles.
Interested in a line, but not with the pieces shown? These are just a few of the items available. Contact us at 1-203-924-0030 – there is a lot to see!
Look to our Custom Design page for more fabulous styles.
What is Eco-Drive? It starts with a simple, yet revolutionary concept: a watch that never needs a battery. Citizen Eco-Drive technology harnesses the power of light – from any natural or artificial light source – and converts it into energy which is stored in an Eco-Drive Energy Cell. It recharges continuously in any kind of light to run forever. Visit Marks of Design, LLC to view our extensive selection of Citizen watches, or contact us for pricing.