Blog

At Mark Michael Diamond Designs we design and manufacture custom jewelry, engagement rings and bridal jewelry in-house. We feature jewelry questions, diamond information and answers in our jewelry blog.

Fine Jewelry Metal Allergies

Metal allergies are surprisingly common and appear as itchy, red rashes or dry patches or tender skin where the metal has come in contact with your skin. Most people aren’t allergic to the gold itself but rather allergic to the nickel that is added to the gold.

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5 Engagement Ring Trends of 2017

As Maple Grove’s jeweler for unique and custom engagement rings we are always on the lookout for the season’s biggest bridal trends. In 2017 it’s about finding unique and surprising details that reflect your personal tastes. Here are the five biggest engagement ring trends we’re seeing for 2017.

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The 6 Most Commonly Asked Custom Jewelry Questions

Here at Mark Michael Diamond Designs we consider custom jewelry our specialty. While creating a one-of-a-kind custom jewelry piece is a fun and intimate process, we get lots of questions about how the process works and where to start. Today we’re going to answer our 6 most commonly asked custom jewelry questions.

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Top 10 Modern Engagement Rings

Modern engagement rings are contemporary, clean and sophisticated and we are proud to offer them at Mark Michael Diamond Designs. Our company has designed and handcrafted modern engagement rings since 1985. Here’s our list of top 10 modern engagement rings.

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Gemstone Roundtable/Aug. 9th, 2016

Our annual Gemstone Roundtable was a small, intimate event filled with savory foods, delicious drink, and stunningly unique gemstones. Famed gem hunter, Brant Whetstone was on hand to talk about the unique properties and beautiful qualities of colored gemstones

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Maple Grove Ambassadors 2016

Mark Michael Diamond Designs is very proud to be the exclusive jewelry partner and a sponsor of this year’s Maple Grove Ambassador Program. The Maple Grove Ambassador Program provides educational sponsorships and the opportunity for personal and professional growth to young women within the Maple Grove community.

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Our Top 5 Gifts for Father's Day

Whether its memories of riding in the car together, fishing on a dock, or watching him do magic tricks at your 9th birthday party, dads provide us with support and unconditional love. We hope you'll join us in honoring your dad and dads everywhere this Father's Day, June 19th

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Engagement Ring Insurance

So what is jewelry insurance in the first place? Depending on your policy and coverage, jewelry insurance protects against loss, theft, or damage of your valuable engagement ring (or any jewelry for that matter).

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Spring is on its way!

Get inspired for spring with these handcrafted jewelry pieces that can be worn together for a cohesive look or worn as stunning separates with other items. Click the arrows to view the entire spring lookbook.

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3 Fun and Unique Proposal Ideas

Once you've found the perfect one-of-a-kind engagement ring, the next big decision is how you will present the ring to her. Mark Michael Diamond Designs is here to help you find that special and unique proposal that fits both of your personalities and lifestyles. Here are three ideas produced by the Mark Michael staff for fun, easy, and romantic proposals.

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Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season we're ROCKing around the Christmas tree with lots of brand new beautiful diamond and gemstone jewelry items. Our holiday gift guide showcases a selection of our unique jewelry designs handcrafted in gold and platinum.

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