Why Choose MK Designs?
Welcome and thank you for stopping by. Purchasing Jewelry is an exciting yet sometimes challenging process. Our goal is to keep the “Fun” in while removing the “Fear” factor.
MK Designs offers you, our customers, the safety of knowing that you are working with experts. We hold the highest standards in both the selection of Gems and the craftsmanship involved in each of our One of a Kind Designs. As creative artists, we design with passion and attention to detail.
As promised, I want to show you how we take the “fear” out of online jewelry purchasing.
We believe in trust and ethical practices. As such, we are members of the following cornerstones of our industry. We also consistently attend live seminars, webinars and educational offerings to further our knowledge and awareness of our industry, concerns and policies.
- The Jewelers Ethics Association
- American Gem Traders Association
- GIA (Gemological Institute of America)
- International School of Gemology
- Downtown Sarasota Association
- National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
We want our customers to be happy! Our return policy is designed to provide you with the comfort and assurance that if, for any reason, you wish to return your purchase you may do so, within seven days please. All you will be responsible for is the return- shipping fee.
We are pleased to introduce the MK Designs Team and invite you to learn why we should be your Jewelry Website of choice. Combined, we offer over 25 years of service.
M.K. Designs, LLC, is a team effort made up of four partners who all share a common theme which is the love of colored gemstones. This passion combined with fine quality workmanship allows M.K. Designs to create affordable, unique and beautiful pieces of jewelry.
President and Designer: Marian Kaye Strickland
Hi, I am Marian Kaye Strickland. I am an International School of Gemology Registered Gemologist and Registered Gemology Appraiser and Designer of Rare and Unusual Gemstones in Unique Settings. Each of our Gems is hand selected from our exclusive list of vendors from around the world. The gems are then studied in my lab to verify identification and treatment issues. (To be honest, the secondary reason for this testing is that working in the lab is just plain fun!)
In cases where I am unsure or have a doubt or question, I send the stone to the (GIA) Gemology Institute of America for confirmation.
The love of everything Gemology is the basis for our business. I am passionate about collecting exotic and seldom seen Colored Gemstones and Pearls as well as the always coveted Diamonds, Sapphires, Emeralds and Rubies.
Our pieces are created for the Lady who loves the unusual, demands quality and exclusivity and wants to wear what no one else has.
Questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer: Pauline McClendon
Pauline McClendon is a skilled Products Manager, Quality Control expert and Website facilitator. All of our jewelry pieces are professionally photographed and entered into the shopping cart by Pauline to ensure that our customers have a clear and representative view of the jewelry they are considering purchasing.
She is also our Facebook Queen so head on over and “Like” us! As a side note, her facebook entries are not only informational; they are clever and entertaining. See for yourself!
Peter and Connie Woodruff own The Golden Image Jewelry Store, 30 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, Florida, where MK Designs Jewelry, as well as an extensive selection of Estate Jewelry is featured.
Peter is a Bench Jeweler known for his carved work, and all of our designs are handcrafted or hand fabricated in house by Peter or one of his team using 14 or 18k white or yellow gold.
Connie is the core that holds us all together. She evaluates the design as to wear ability, practicability and cost. She is also an excellent designer herself. In addition, Connie is head of our Estate Collection. She locates and presents extremely unusual pieces at amazingly affordable prices.
Please Email us at email@example.com with any questions or concerns you may have and don’t forget to join our exclusive MKDivas club.
Your MK Designs Team