Today we’d like to introduce you to Mark Lloyd.
Born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Mark grew up in and around the ocean. And, growing up in a family of talented jewelry designers, he learned the skills and craftsmanship necessary at an early age to become one of the most talented jewelry designers in the world.
In 1989, Mark opened Vanmark, Jewelry Designers in the heart of Ft. Lauderdale’s Marine district and began designing and creating beautiful works of art. His passion for the ocean lead him to create what is known today as The Marine Collection, a unique and vibrant array of jewelry reflecting his love of sport fishing.
Aside from viewing this collections at his showroom, his designs can be seen at some of the world’s top fishing tournaments like Bermuda Big Game Classic, Bermuda Triple Crown, Los Cabos, Los Suenos Triple Crown , Hawaiian Billfish Series,Pirates Cove, Miami’s Billfish Tournament, OffShore World Championship, Custom Shootout as well as numerous high-end jewelry stores around the United States and internationally.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Opened up during a small recession in 1989 which was challenging at first then went through the economic crisis of 2008 which was very challenging and still made it through that to become one of many marine artists/jewelers to be able to stay in business.
Please tell us about Vanmark Jewelry Designers.
I mainly manufacture a large marine/nautical line of jewelry designs that I sell to other retail jewelers on the east coast of the united states, Bermuda and the caribbean but, I also have a showroom/retail location where I conduct local clientele business offering custom designs and repairs. All of my local clientele business started from word of mouth advertising and has now blossomed to the point that clients arrive at my door from all over the world.
Everything is made and worked on “in store”. Customers have a “one on one” experience with the owner/designer. I excel in customer service and take pride in my work. I offer it all under one roof and it’s made in the USA. Also, I have 5 star ratings across the board with Yelp, Google, etc.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Never judge a book by its cover. Always think before you speak and listen, listen, listen. I started my business when I was 29 but, I wish I had made that jump much earlier in life.
- Address: 1049 S.E. 17th St. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
- Website: vanmarkjewelry.com
- Phone: 954-522-9106
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=vanmark%20jewelry
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/vanmark-jewelry-designers-fort-lauderdale
Mark S. Lloyd