Mark Patterson: a Visionary Engagement Ring Maker
Welcome to Mark Patterson. We’re a respected fine jewelry brand with over 30 years of experience in the industry, and we specialize in the design and creation of some of the most beautiful engagement rings for women that are available in the US.
Every proposal starts with a love story, and ends with the presentation of a ring. A woman’s engagement ring is arguably the most cherished item she will ever own, so it’s important for her partner to get the decision just right.
Here at Mark Patterson, we’ll expertly guide you through the entire process of choosing an engagement ring. We don’t just care about a sale; we want the engagement ring you choose to embody the bride’s personality and style, so that the look on her face when you open the box is a memory you’ll treasure for the rest of your life.
With a deep passion and years of experience in diamond grading, Mark Patterson wants to educate clients on the importance of a high quality diamond.
There are four grades that diamonds are measured by using the American Gem Society grading system: the cut, color, clarity and carat. Each grade is measured on a scale of 0 to 10, with 0 being the best grade possible and 10 the lowest. A highly graded diamond is always desired, as it will dazzle in its setting with beautiful brilliance and an ideal cut.
Mark Patterson stops at nothing to source only the highest graded diamonds and gemstones for his engagement rings and fine jewelry pieces.
Just like your love story, our brand story is one with humble beginnings and happy endings. Mark grew up in Southern California, and his interest in gemstones quickly became a passion for jewelry when he enrolled in a gemology class at the Gemological institute of America in Santa Monica.
Meanwhile, a skilled designer named Josette was enrolled at GIA on the jewelry arts and design program. As luck would have it, Mark met Josette, and their own love story turned into the beginnings of Mark Patterson Fine Jewelry.
Shortly after graduation, the couple moved across the Country to New York City, and Mark began working at the Gemological Institute of America’s New York campus as a diamond grader. Later, he began to teach gemology while being mentored in jewelry creation by the great Kurt Gaum.
Mark is proud that he was trained for many years in traditional Swiss goldsmithing techniques, and these techniques are still used by Mark Patterson Fine Jewelry to this day.
Our company was originally founded in 1985, as Josette began freelancing her designs and taking additional design classes to widen her field of knowledge.
In 2002, the Promise collection was released, which was Mark and Josette’s first collaborative bridal collection. The popularity of their pieces is such that the promise collection is still sold at luxury retailers across the US today.
Fast forward to 2010, and the couple decided it was time to bring their business home. They set up their flagship studio and showroom in Corona Del Mar, Orange County, CA, where it still stands today in a visible and desirable location.
Every piece of Mark Patterson jewelry is crafted on site, and the team of highly experienced artisans even go so far as to cast their own platinum to ensure every element of their fine jewelry, wedding bands and engagement rings for women are made to perfection.
Collaborations and Accolades
The Mark Patterson brand is no stranger to being recognized for its achievements in the world of jewelry design. In the early 90s, Mark and Josette created the Intensity Collection, most noted for its careful use of sapphire hues. They achieved huge renown for this popular collection, and it wasn’t long before Mark was approached by Tiffany to collaborate together. The designers had great success from this partnership, which spanned 10 years.
Mark and Josette have regularly been awarded for their work and commitment to the industry. In both 2009 and 2011, they were awarded JQ Magazine’s Designer of the Year.
While Mark and Josette have loved their collaborations, it’s their own flagship store and workshop where their passions lie. Mark Patterson’s studio and workshop is the heart of the brand, and it’s where our many creations come to life.
After the proposal comes the wedding! After a great experience at our flagship store the first time, it makes sense to come back as a couple and enjoy the magic of choosing your wedding rings together. At Mark Patterson, we offer a varied range of eternity and wedding bands for both men and women, so you can find the perfect design to suit your style, aesthetic, and engagement ring.
Tour Our Workshop
We like to set ourselves apart from the average jeweler. At Mark Patterson, we give our clients the option to tour our studio and workshop, so that they can watch their pieces be made right in front of them.
From casting, to shaping, polishing, setting and perfecting, our customers love to watch our expert artisans at work. By involving our precious clientele in this way, we hope to make the process of selecting and purchasing a piece to be more enjoyable, more immersive and more special than anyone could imagine.
Not just a bridal jeweler, Mark Patterson has also designed several stunning ranges of fine jewelry.
The Mist Collection focuses on placing stunning bezel cut diamonds into delicate earrings, pendants, bracelets and rings. The overall effect is modern and sophisticated.
If you love the look of gemstone clusters, the Tango Collection will be just the one for you. Think smatterings of diamonds and bright gemstones, clean and bright metals and bold statements, and you’ll be some way to enjoying the perfection that is this collection.
Finally, if you want a dramatic piece that will surely stand out from the crowd, take a look at the Zen Collection. Large, vibrant gemstones are complemented by diamond accents, so you can be sure that any item from this collection will be a head-turner.
Mark Patterson offers fine jewelry, wedding bands and beautiful engagement rings near Newport Beach, California. Our store can be found in the heart of idyllic Corona Del Mar, which is known for its sea, sand and sun. The happy and calm atmosphere is replicated within our flagship store, where you’ll be greeted warmly with a smile.
You can find Mark Patterson’s flagship store at 3425 East Coast Highway, Newport Beach, California, 92625, United States.
Are you ready to take the next exciting step with Mark Patterson? Contact us now to find out more about making your jewelry dreams into a reality.