(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — Mark Berman announces the launch of One by Mark Owen. Precious metals, exotic gemstones and other rarities are fashioned into unforgettable, wearable art that has arrived in time for the holiday season. The impetus for each design in the line available at select retailers comes from a combination of Berman’s personal experiences, and the history and meaning of the materials with which they are made.
A milky purple sapphire ring, a sunstone pendant from Oregon, watermelon tourmaline earrings from Brazil and a men’s ring adorned with a piece recovered from a shipwreck in the Mediterranean are among the unique creations from the One by Mark Owen collection. Each gemstone or diamond is hand picked by Berman, often chosen from its raw state. Each finished item comes with a personalized inspiration card, hinting at its meaning.
Berman, a jewelry industry veteran, began his career working at his family’s retail store in central New Jersey. He has been designing and manufacturing jewelry since 2004 with his full-service wholesale jewelry manufacturing business, Icon Creations. He earned a graduate jeweler certification in gemology from the Gemological Institute of America and studied jewelry design and making at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. The unveiling of the new brand is the culmination of more than 25 years in the business.
“It’s been a dream of mine for over a decade. The concept was born out of a dialogue I had with other jewelers who were looking for something different. Listening to their feedback and studying fashion trends fueled my desire to create something truly unique and special,” notes Berman.
Berman’s 8-year-old son, Owen, is an integral part of the creative process. “I developed my love for gemstones from my father, and am proud to share my passion with the next generation.” Owen shares his father’s eye for art and has amassed a large collection of gemstones over the years. “Many aspects of each piece, from color combinations to inspirations, are a collaboration between us and our unique experiences.”
To learn more about One by Mark Owen and see their unique designs, visit www.onebymarkowen.com. Contact [email protected] for more information on becoming a One by Mark Owen reseller partner.