Mark W. McNown creates one-of-a-kind jewelry art in the Pacific Northwest City of Portland, Oregon. With a B.F.A. in design from the University of Kansas, he spent ten years of tutelage under a German and American master craftsmen applying this expertise to his own exquisite designs in 1995.
McNown's creations echo the tradition of fine European artisans blending fine gems with platinum and high karat gold. His jewelry unites the decorative arts of hand engraving, piercing and filigree as well as various styles of stone setting. These techniques make his work distinctive, elegant, and timeless inviting close inspection to discover their subtle intricacies.
His classic style of understated elegance coupled with meticulous execution blend past and present in the art of jewelry making.