Testimonials

 

I've had the pleasure of knowing Mark for many years and thankfully, I own several of his artisitic creations! Mark specializes in nautical jewelry but is such a talented jewelry designer and craftsman in so many other styles as well. I've loved every piece of jewelry that Mark has designed for me and will wear them for many years to come. Mark's jewelry line continues to grow and so does his very long list of satisfied clients. I would recommend Mark and VanMark Jewelers to anyone who really wants a well made and creatively designed piece of jewelry. - Lania Rittenhouse

 

We recently commissioned Mr. Mark Lloyd of VanMark to manufacture a bespoke piece of replacement jewelry which was taken as part of a burglary. Mark had only a simple photocopy of the original item from which to work, plus a vague description. We can only consider ourselves most fortunate to have been able to find such a patient and creative person who was able to interpret our wishes (which were altered on numerous occasions during manufacture), Mark was extremely tolerant of the number of changes and was finally able to provide a most beautiful piece of jewelry custom manufactured to our total satisfaction. We would not hesitate to recommend Mark Lloyd as a true craftsman whose sole goal is ultimate customer service. Many thanks Mark- great job. - Ian

 

I received my Grand Slam ring today and wanted to tell you how pleased I am with it. It is an awesome piece of art and craftsmanship! I chose the marlins chasing sailfish and the detail is amazing. Thank you for your personal service, it was a pleasure doing business with you. You can add me to you list of (I'm sure) many satisfied customers! - Chris Yarbrough

 

I was pleased and surprised to find out how easy it was to order jewelry from vanmarkjewelry.com. The site shows excellent photographs of the jewelry. You are able to make changes and see the changes with a click of the mouse. The only information I needed was ring size. Thank you for making it so easy to order jewelry I was not able to find in my home state! - Diane Philippe Your website is very easy to navigate. When I contacted you, you were very prompt in replying to my email. Thanks for the beautiful Wave Ring. My fiancé loves it & it’ll make a wonderful groom’s wedding ring. With all the things on my list to get done for my wedding getting his ring was one of the few easiest & smoothest transactions I’ve had to do. - Yara

 

We received Tony's wedding ring, and we can't begin to tell you special it is!! You have exceeded our expectations in every way. First, having the ability to deal directly with the artist, is something we have never experienced before, and it has meant so much to us at this special time in our lives, as we anticipate our wedding coming up in just a few weeks. It was amazing that we could deal with you from start to finish, on-line and by telephone, and we got exactly what we were looking for without even coming into a retail store! The ability to customize the ring helped us in making our decision in going with you for Tony's wedding band. The intricacies of the fish and the blue diamonds turned out to be absolutely striking!! Tony keeps asking if he can wear the ring now, and I've been firm....no, not before the wedding!!! We want to thank you for taking such special care, and in creating for us a wonderful piece of art that we will both cherish forever!! Thanks again, - Barbara Kotch

 

My wife and I are very proud of all the VanMark jewelry we have come to own since we first met Mark Lloyd and saw his superb works of marine and nautical inspired jewelry in 1990. We both wear at least one of his pieces on a dally basis and many times 2 or 3 when we go out on the town or attend special events. Mark has also designed and produced a couple of stunning marine fish pieces especially for us. Wherever we go we receive the finest compliments on our VanMark jewelry from both friends and strangers alike and every time we visit his Ft. Lauderdale store there are always several new pieces that immediately grab our attention. In addition, he has done an excellent job repairing, enhancing and structurally improving a couple vintage heirloom pieces and we wouldn't think of taking those treasures to anyone else for the same service. Thanks so much for your awesome workmanship and talent Mark! - Ray & Melanie Jimenez, Coral Springs, FL

 

Wanted to let you know that the conch pearl earrings you made look wonderful with the diamond studs. It is just the right scale. Don is also very pleased the way they turned out, and he loves the emerald leaves with the pearls. We are in Nevis and I am wearing them every night getting lots of compliments. Thank you! - Julia

 

I was looking for a 6 inch gold bracelet, being a scuba diving instructor, as soon as I saw Vanmark Inc.designs online, I contacted Mark through the website to enquire about shipping to Canada, custom sizing, specific fish combinations/bracelet possibilities, and pricing. Mark straight away answered all of my questions and helped me out with each of these aspects. Within 4 business days of placing the order, I received the most beautiful custom made 6 inch Mahi-Mahi (Dorado)/stingray bracelet with blue diamond eyes. The true to life details of the fish designs, quality of materials, and craftsmanship are truly impressive. First class trustworthy service, I will be ordering from Vanmark Inc. Jewelry designers again. sincerely, - Charlotte Watts, British Columbia, Canada

 

Mark was absolutely wonderful to work with! I had been looking for a custom marlin wedding band for my sport fishing husband for some time. I had been eyeing Mark’s website for quite a few months but was a little nervous to “take the plunge” without seeing the rings first. Well, Mark made me extremely comfortable from the very first phone call. I actually ended up calling him 4 or 5 times to ask about little details and he was so friendly and absolutely wonderful in his suggestions. He also taught me some great things about fishing which totally impressed my hubby, and helped me to pick the three perfect fish for my ring. When the ring was delivered, I could not believe how beautiful it was, I knew it was perfect and my husband LOVES it! I enjoyed working with Mark so much and would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for gorgeous, top quality jewelry and some of the best customer service I have ever experienced. Thanks Mark, it was such a great pleasure working with you and we will definitely be by to visit the next time we make it out to Florida! - Melissa Ferrel, San Diego

 

I picked up the pendant today because they had tried to deliver twice but I was not home. I absolutely love it. It is hands down the best of detail and quality. Just thought I would let you know that and you have a customer for life! Thank you again and I look forward to meeting you in person when I come to Fort Lauderdale. - Susan

 

The marlin pendant that we ordered from your website was as spectacular as we thought it would be. The detail was great the hidden bail makes the fish look like free floating. We searched many web sites and yours appeared to be the best quality and we were not disapointed when the pendant arrived! Some of the people that fished with my husband asked where we got the pendant and we were happy to refer our friends! We would definately purchase more from you in the future! - John P.

 

Just wanted to let you know that I received the ring today and WOW is it incredible! I love it so much more than the rings I saw at Bass Pro Shop. I'm so happy that I got to talk with you and get your input I am very happy and I know my husband will be too! I was planning to wait until this weekend to give it to him, but tomorrow is our actual anniversary so I'll most likely give it to him then. I'll let you know what he has to say. Thanks Soooo Much! - Raye Jean Sterling