Atlanta jewelry designer Mark Edge discovered his passion for making one-of-a-kind jewelry in the 8th grade in Birmingham when he enrolled in a jewelry-making class for fun. During high school, he began selling to local boutiques and after graduating from the University of Alabama with a marketing degree, started his own company. Celebrities love his timeless yet edgy pieces that work with jeans as well as dresses. So do teens and grandmothers. In his distinctive designs, Edge uses bold combinations of reclaimed wood and metal, old stock chains and vintage crystals. His new eco-vintage collection of necklaces, bracelets and earrings incorporates a variety of older American coins. Meet Mark and shop his unique and varied collection for men and women. We are crazy about this line!
In 1994, Mark’s hand-made jewelry was available exclusively at retailers in the South and in better boutiques nationwide. Today, women in Japan and New York are just as likely as those in Atlanta to choose Mark Edge jewelry as their accessory of choice. The artist has gained a prestigious retail following anchored by top department stores and select retailers nationally. In 1998 he was named guest designer by AmericasMart in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.
Mark’s one-of-a-kind creations–semi-precious beads, Austrian crystals, encased in wire or divided by tiny hand-crafted silver squares–owe their success to their deceptive simplicity. “My work stems from natural elements and organic lines,” Edge explains. “The feeling is restrained, yet interesting enough to complement a range of moods and personalities. It is beautiful, classical jewelry that accents the individuality of the women who wears it.”