About Melissa

Meet the Designer

Jewelry with Meaning, Worn with Intention

Do you ever wear a piece of jewelry to remind yourself of a specific emotion or event? 

I do. All the time.


I think jewelry can be a clever and easy way to hold on to treasured emotions and memories. The mindful wearing of a necklace or pair of earrings is personal, powerful, and intimate.

I’ll share an example with you.

When I was 13, my mother gave me a simple Biwa pearl necklace that had been a honeymoon gift from my father. She offered it as something I could wear whenever I felt nervous or unsure. I was an awkward teen; a little too smart and a little too round. I wore that necklace all the time, and it’s still one of my favorite pieces. Whenever I wear the necklace now, I think of my parents and feel confident, worthy, and loved. 

I started designing pieces more than (cough) 30 years ago in college, and never completely stopped. I suppose I should also share that while I love this work, it’s not my first calling; I am also a family doctor. In 2017 I figured out a way to combine my passion as a healer with my knack for making jewelry. and dreamed the I AMulet necklace. The rest is herstory.

What else should I tell you? I live in Minneapolis with my husband, daughter, two guinea pigs, and one super sassy goldfish. If you are curious about other parts of my life outside of this site, come check out my personal blog at Peanutmark.com.  You can also follow me on Instagram at @melissacmark and Facebook @MelissaCMark.

BTW, I’d love to see you with your Melissa C Mark jewelry out in the real world. If you would, please post a picture of yourself and tag @melissacmark on either IG or @melissacmarkllc on FB!

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