Happy MSI Couple: Sarah & Tyler

Congratulations Sarah & Tyler 

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We couldn’t be happier for newly engaged clients, Sarah and Tyler! They are truly an inspiring couple, inside and out and now…. Sarah’s dazzling engagement ring is the cherry on top! On the hunt for your perfect ring? Check out Sarah’s “I love my ring!” testimonial:

“I really appreciate the fact that you rushed shipped it to us so my fiance’ could surprise me at our engagement pictures! Thank you again for that! You were such a pleasure to work with and love your designs and quality, I hope to have more from your collections someday! Thanks again for your help, I am loving the ring!”  Sarah

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Check out Sarah’s ring on our site.

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Britney & Jonny – Happy #MarkSilversteinImagines Customers!

Congratulations Britney & Jonny

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Photos by:  Jessica Fairchild

Britney Miller wears Mark Silverstein Imagines 2035-18K Singer/Songwriter Britney Miller weds in Mark Silverstein Imagines.

“Years ago I met someone who had one of Mark’s rings and absolutely fell in love with the unique nature of his style. I would make this person show me her ring every time I saw her just so I could stand the wonder of it, all over again.

When it was my time to get engaged, I knew exactly where to go! Even now, a year after my own engagement, I still find myself captivated by my ring every single day!”

“No one makes engagement rings as wonderfully unique and delicate as Mark Silverstein!”

“Thanks Mark!”

Britney Miller

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Mark Silverstein Imagines Gossamer Collection style 2035-18KW engagement ring

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Check out her new album “through” Itunes

Like and follow her: Britney Christian Fan Page (Facebook) Britney Christian Music (Facebook) Instagram YouTube Twitter

Album Cover by : Travis Christian

Carrie & Ryan – Happy #MarkSilversteinImagines Customers!

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Hope your holidays have been going well. I wanted to let you know that I had proposed to Carrie in late October and that she was blown away by the ring. As was her family, my family, and all of our friends.

It was truly worth it and she’ll be pinning it on Pinterest soon.  I’ll be in touch soon regarding the wedding band.

Thanks again and talk soon. Happy Holidays and have a great new year!
– Ryan 

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Nicole & Brian – Happy #MarkSilversteinImagines Customers!

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She ABSOLUTELY loves the ring. Thank you for all your help. Her eyes and face light up every time she looks down at her hand. I wanted to find a ring that was just as stunning and beautiful as her and I found it.

– Brian

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Happy #MarkSilversteinImagines Customer, Lillian & Phu’s video!

Congratulations to Lillian & Phu!

My fianPhuBui_002cee (Lillian) and I had looked at a ton of different settings, but she kept coming back to the rings in Mark’s Gossamer collection. After she changed her mind a few times about which one she was in love with, she made a final decision on the beautiful ring that she’s wearing today. 

Working with Mark was easy from the very beginning of the process. He was always very quick to respond to my questions and was extremely knowledgeable. His work is incredible and the detail in the ring is second to none. Lillian’s friends have all given compliments on how gorgeous the ring is, and I believe that is a testament to his excellent work. I would happily recommend him to anyone!

P.S. The ring came in a really cool box with an LED in it. Genius! Really made the diamond pop.

– Phu

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Emily and J.D. – Yet another Happy Mark Silverstein Imagines Customer!

Congrats to Emily and J.D. !!!

It is always wonderful to see people marry who truly love everything about each other. Enjoy!
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Matt presents a Diamond on the Diamond at Bethel University – Another Happy Mark Silverstein Imagines Customer

Hey Mark,
I decided to go with one of your rings earlier this spring.  This one:2037V2-18KW

I asked her at home plate of the baseball field that I played on through my years at college (Bethel University, St. Paul)…. and it went really well!

Since then she has probably gotten 1 comment a day of how beautiful her ring looks,  and she loves it very much!

So, thanks for the GREAT ring!

Sincerely,   Matt Rowley

Jewelry Buying On The Internet Is Like Going To The Bathroom At Night —

 — Once you find the seat, you feel safe, but getting there can be treacherous!

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Buying online can be scary.  There are so many websites selling everything you can imagine from places you cannot even imagine. Cyber crooks are out there waiting for you to buy something, and then afterward no longer care about the product or services they sold you. Buyer beware is the name of the game.

Getting short-changed from an Internet purchase can happen to anyone. I myself have been lured by the Internet’s offerings of cheap-priced products and dishonesty. Almost all the Internet purchases I made with only low cost in mind resulted in awful products and services. I eventually made peace with my too-good-to-be-true online purchases, like the cell-phone case I bought: It was a $2.98 phone case with free shipping…why should it have fit properly?  This is not to say that all low-cost discounters sell junk – I have actually received some good stuff too. But when you choose to focus on the merchant and the quality of work they produce rather than just cost, you’re a lot less likely to end up unhappy with a purchase.

THE BITTERNESS OF LOW QUALITY IS REMEMBERED LONG AFTER THE SWEETNESS OF LOW PRICE IS FORGOTTEN.” This is a lesson I’ve learned over the years, sometimes the hard way.

I’m here as an advocate for you in the great unknown of online retailing. I stand behind my work and want customers to feel safe when purchasing products from me. Potential customers often ask me how they can know they can trust that I am the real deal.  The answer is simple: seek out testimonials. I find that honest testimonials from actual consumers pave the way for trustworthy purchases and services. I actually love and use Angie’s list simply because of that theory. And, I have to say, it has proven to work for me over and over again. I love you, Angie! The Internet is a great resource. An informed and discerning buyer can purchase some of the world’s finest merchandise and services with terrific value. The Internet doesn’t have to be a scary place.

I have provided consumer testimonials in blogs, on Facebook, in Tweets, on Pinterest and the like, not only to showcase my designs and products but also to give my customers an opportunity to talk about the how happy they are with jewelry from Mark Silverstein Imagines. These testimonials are from people like you who trusted in me to craft unique, quality jewelry and then wanted to tell everyone that you are in good hands at MSI. Some post were even made by my customers without my knowledge, then only later brought to my attention from another potential customer who saw the posting and told me that is how they found me. I truly believe that one happy customer will tell another and another, and one unhappy customer will tell everyone. With the Internet’s unbelievable reach, the reality of ‘spreading the word’ is 1000 fold!!

I have been in the jewelry business since 1978. I have made over 36,000 pieces of jewelry and have bought and sold more than 100,000cts of diamonds (probably much, much more than that…I never really counted) and I’ve never had an unhappy customer.  Not one. Why? Because I do the right thing from the start and stand behind everything I touch and sell. If you buy a diamond from me, it’s from me.  Before offering, I personally inspect each stone for qualities way beyond the 4c’s to ensure you are receiving great value, and, just as important…something truly beautiful.

In conclusion (if you made it this far), be extremely cautious when making a purchase on the Internet. Do your homework, ask crazy questions and eventually you will find an advocate out there…if not, call me, as I would love to add you to my growing list of Happy Customers!! Let’s Talk Soon.   800.993.5900
Thanks,
Mark

Contrary to what many people believe, most diamonds do not form from coal.

Breaking news from 4.6 billion years ago.

Contrary to what many people believe, most diamonds do not form from coal.

How Do Diamonds Form?

If you’re still using the old saying, “A diamond is a piece of coal that just stuck to its job!”, it’s time for a science lesson. We’re telling you this today because the diamond-coal relationship was recently listed as one of the “35 Science ‘Facts’ That Are Totally Wrong” by Business Insider . Contrary to what most people believe — including, perhaps, some percentage of you out there — coal doesn’t usually play a role in diamond formation. In fact, most diamonds are older than Earth’s first land plants, and since land plants are the source of coal, well, there’s your proof that diamonds typically don’t come from coal. An article on Geology.com used as reference, states the most common ways diamonds are formed — including formation in the earth’s mantle (these diamonds were later brought to the earth’s surface via deep volcanic eruptions over the subsequent 4.6 billion years), formation in space, and formation during asteroid impact. (Geologists speculate that coal’s carbon content could play a role in diamond formation after asteroid impacts, but that the amount of drough-diamonds-2171tiamonds thus formed is not significant.)

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….and I said yes! Another Happy Engagement ring customer from Mark Silverstein Imagines

….and I said yes!

Hi Mark!
Gary and I met you at the Arthur’s Jeweler’s Bridal Event back in mid-April, and we chose one of your wonderful two tone rings – and I asked for it to be customized to look exactly the way I had envisionedAmy Hirsh my engagement ring to look.
Since it was custom work, we were told it could take 4-5 weeks, or more, for the ring to come  back in to Arthur’s, and so began my wait.
On June 5th, Gary and I flew out to Colorado, for a work function/vacation combination, we stayed at a beautiful ranch in the mountains.  After the conference was over on Thursday, it was a beautiful night, so we decided to take a walk along the lighted riding path in a fairly secluded part of the ranch. We stopped to sit for a while and admire the sky filled with stars.
Imagine my surprise when Gary dropped to one knee and produced the little brown box!  I had no idea he had picked up the ring, let alone “snuck” it through airport security and hidden it from me all the way from MN to CO.
Even with just the light of the stars underneath “Devil’s Thumb” – the sparkle was amazing, and the ring fit perfectly!
I love my future husband, and I love my ring!  Thank you so much!
Amy Hirsch
(and Gary Nippoldt)

(Amy had this ring customized to include white diamonds set in rose gold…it came out beautiful…Thank you Amy and Gary. Please Enjoy!! Mark)