Early in life, long before beginning his career in the fire service, Mark was trained by a Master Jeweler in the jewelry arts. Since then most of the pieces he desigs and creates are diamond jewelry for engagements and weddings. In 1997, when Mark began his career in the fire service, he searched for a firefighter’s maltese cross pendant to commemorate that achievement. Extensive searching only yielded pendants of sub-standard quality and none of which were customizable. Frustrated with the lack of quality product available, he designed and created his own firefighter pendant. After seeing the quality of the pendant Mark created for himself fellow firefighters began commissioning him to create custom pendants for themselves…..from those original requests Firedog Jewelry was born.
Along with the custom pendants Mark creates for firefighters, he also creates custom career-oriented pendants and rings for police and military as well as custom bridal jewelry including diamonds and other precious gemstones set in high karat gold and platinum. Make sure to check out the gallery to see some of his intricate award-winning work!