Mark Schneider Award Winning Designs Showcased at WM. Phelps Custom Jewelers!
Since 1984, The American Gem Trade Association has hosted a competition for design excellence in the world of gemstones and cultured pearls. This award, internationally known as the Spectrum Awards, has been the most respected creative competition of the colored gemstone and cultured pearl industry. Every year, talented designers enter the contest and are evaluated on the criteria of innovation, quality, craftsmanship, and beauty. The winners of this prestigious award set the standard for beauty and innovation, launch trends, and earn worldwide recognition.
Phelps Custom Jewelry at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay is honored to showcase original designs from Mark Schneider, a multiple Spectrum Awards winner. Mark Schneider is one of the few living designers to have his jewelry on permanent on display in The Smithsonian Institution Gem and Mineral Hall among many other accomplishments as a designer.
In store, WM. Phelps carries several unusual gemstones in which they have commissioned Mark Schneider to design ideas for possible creations. Mark Schneider’s sketch variations for the rare and beautiful gemstones are a must see!
“Sunstone” Gemstone: Mark has made two different variations with one “Sunstone” stone. Choose to have a ring or a pendant made. Both designs are gorgeous and one-of-a-kind by the marvelous designer.
Blue Green Tourmaline: This gem is a gorgeous color and usually mined in South America. The larger stones are harder and harder to come by. WM. Phelps Custom Jewelers felt this stone was very special and sought out the award-winning designer to come up with a design for the tourmaline.
Citrine: WM. Phelps Custom Jewelers has an unusual pair of Torus Cut rounds that feature purple diamonds that make up the tiny center. Being such an unusual pair of gemstones, Mark Schneider was requested to come up with a beautiful design for earrings. Stop in to have William Phelps Custom Jewelers make this pair of earrings exclusively for you!
Phelps Custom Jewelers is located on the north side of The Village Shops in suite 812. For more information on these exclusive designs, please call the store at 239-434-2233.