At Marks of Design, we are experts in jewelry repair, restoration and design. Does an important occasion in your near future require a piece of jewelry that is extraordinary? Allow us to help build this precious memory together…
Kathleen McNichols-Marks, (Kate for short), has been a jeweler since 1985, studying, designing, winning awards and delighting her customers. She strives to provide that “personal touch” and generously shares her in-depth knowledge about jewelry. Her passion as a gemologist and goldsmith, is clearly evident. Kate has hand-selected every item in the store, as well as designing and producing custom jewelry that is truly ‘wearable art”.
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.
In addition to all repairs, restyling and custom work done on site, Kate is thrilled to offer customers the tremendous advantage of her direct diamond buying trips to Antwerp, Belgium every fall. 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.
Certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the foremost authority on gemology in the world
Member of Retailer Jeweler’s Organization (RJO) providing the needed buying power to get the best prices from manufacturers and pass savings along to our customers.
Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Alumni Association
World Wide Diamond Importers.
RJO Board Member
Worldwide Diamond Importer of the Year 2016
Most Valuable Player – Rotary Club of Derby-Shelton
Certificate of Excellence (Donations for Auction) Derby-Shelton Rotary
Certificate of Appreciation, School to Career, Shelton Schools
Golden Trowel Award, Adopt-a-Garden, City of Shelton
Honored by Valley Women’s Health Initiative and State of Connecticut
Paul Harris Award, Rotary International
Rotary, a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders, provides humanitarian service, encourages the highest ethical standards across vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Kate is a past President (2006-2007), of Rotary International – Derby-Shelton Rotary Club.
The Shelton Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) is a non-profit group focusing on the balanced development of Shelton. SEDC, offers direct links to local government and business leaders and coordinates between city and civic organizations. Kate is an active member and edits the Shelton Life Community and Business News.
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