Mark Patterson Fine Jewelry is a Newport Beach California 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 craftsmanship.
Growing up in Southern California, Mark’s interest in jewelry began after he enrolled in a gemology class at the Gemological institute of America (GIA) in Santa Monica, CA. While at GIA, he met his wife, Josette, who was enrolled in the jewelry arts and design program. Soon after graduation, they both moved to New York City where Mark was hired by GIA’s New York campus to work in the lab grading diamonds before teaching gemology. While in New York, Mark learned to make jewelry under the guidance of Kurt Gaum, who trained him in traditional Swiss goldsmithing techniques. Josette was freelancing her designs and pursuing more design classes at the Parson School of Design and other art schools in New York City.
In 2010 Mark and Josette opened their Flagship Store / Studio in Newport Beach California. Together, they personally work with local clientele to custom design fine jewelry items and repurpose family heirlooms for the most discerning individuals.
The Mark Patterson team of artisans meticulously hand craft from start to finish each piece of jewelry whether it is an engagement ring, wedding band or any bespoke heirloom under the discerning eyes of Mark and Josette.
The Mark Patterson brand is represented in over 50 independent retail stores nationally where their highly successful Promise Bridal Collection receives industry awards and acclaim.