For the past 25 years Mark Patterson has been creating designs recognized for their creativity, innovation, and unsurpassed craftsmanship. He strives in each design to achieve a balance between beautiful stone and elegant design, accentuati
ng the beauty of each piece. Mark Patterson is trained in traditional Swiss goldsmithing techniques which show in each of his designs - keeping traditional style and integrating new, modern touches for a truly unique and timeless look. He often keeps with a traditional structure while improving on other elements resulting in a fusion between classic and modern. This was recognized throughout the jewelry industry when JQ Magazine awarded Mark Patterson as Designer of the Year in 2009. Collaborating as a husband and wife team, Mark and Josette Patterson, began their career as jewelry designers 28 years ago. In 1986, they established their own jewelry design firm in the heart of New York City's diamond district. Mark says of his wife and partner, Josette, "My training as a goldsmith/jewelry gave me the skills I needed to implement designs, but Josette had the vision. As a designer, sculptor and painter, she has an artistic eye that has helped define our creations". In 2010, the designers opened their first showroom and studio in Corona Del Mar, CA, just in time to celebrate their achievement of 25 years in business. Known for his mastery of color, Mark revolutionized the jewelry world with the debut of his Intensity collection in the early 1990's. Brilliant sapphires in varying tones are the hallmark of these signature designs which were instantly recognized by many high-end retailers, propelling Mark Patterson to the forefront of the jewelry industry's young designers. Participating in industry trade shows offered even more exposure and Mark Patterson was soon discovered by Tiffany, who offered to buy some of his designs leading to over 10 years of partnership between the designer and retailer. Mark Patterson has sold his designs to a number of leading jewelers around the world - Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels, Asprey, David Morris, Goldsmith, and Mossaief in England. Mark Patterson continues to sell in over 80 high-end luxury retail stores throughout the US, and to private clients in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. Always striving to reinvent himself and his designs, Mark Patterson launched his bridal collection, under the name Promise, in 2002 . Designing beautiful, feminine engagement rings and fine wedding bands was a natural progression for the designer. Keeping his bridal designs simple and beautiful, he always keeps a balance representative of current trends with the timeless beauty of classic elements. His bridal designs are currently sold throughout the US at high-end luxury retailers. In recent years, Mark Patterson has returned to his true love of colored stones. As a certified gemologist, Mark travels the world to select stones known for their superior cutting and exceptional brilliance. Specializing in customizable pieces, Mark builds a design around each stone, resulting in an abundance of one-of-a-kind rings, necklaces, and earrings. These customizable one-of-a-kind designs result in a truly unique collaboration between consumer and designer. Above all, the Mark Patterson name represents the finest quality, craftsmanship, and designs.