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50 Years in Jewelry

For Value Service And Trust You Just Can’t Beat I W Marks

I.W. Marks has remained an iconic name in Houston’s landscape of fine jewelers. By adhering to a tradition of trust, offering great products, excellent service, and a sincere interest in the community, I.W. Marks, regardless of the location, will always stand for quality, trust, and service.

The store was founded in 1978 by Brad’s parents Irv and Diane Marks. “One of the things I’ve learned growing up in the business is that you must always evolve,” Brad says.  Working in jewelry was Brad’s career choice, second to his pro-basketball aspirations. “When I was growing up, I thought I’d be in the NBA playing basketball, but when I got to high school, I realized I was probably not going to be in the NBA. In high school, I would work Christmas time and during the summer, and I thought I could see myself doing this.” Brad took over the helm in 2008.

Brad, a Texas A&M graduate, carries on I W Marks Jewelers’ long-standing tradition of supporting the community, garnering multiple honors, including a five-time recipient of the Business Committee for the Arts, Inc., and FORBES Magazine’s national Business in the Arts Award, the Jefferson Award for community service.

Brad earned his certification from The Gemological Institute of America, (GIA), the world’s foremost authority in gemology, diamond grading, jewelry education and gemology research.

Giving Back

Brad Marks, I W Marks, is involved in multiple charities, supporting many organizations that truly make a difference. Most fulfilling on the events calendar are those benefiting others.

I W Marks Jewelers underwrites the annual Holiday Shopping Card, benefitting the American Cancer Society. This philanthropy-minded company has also raised hundreds of thousands of dollars through silent auctions to support the families of children battling cancer.

Brad Marks hosted the Friends of Periwinkle “Making A Mark” Sneak Peek party at the Bellaire store, welcoming guests for a night of art supporting the Periwinkle Foundation. The organization works to positively change the lives of children, young adults, and families challenged by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses while cared for at Texas Children’s Hospital. In 2022, Brad became a Board Member of Houston Children’s Charity, dedicated to improving the quality of life for Greater Houston’s underprivileged, abused, and disabled children.

Other commitments include the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Educational Scholarships, The Women’s Fund of Houston, BEAR Houston, Snow Drop Foundation, The Mission of Yahweh, the Houston Humane Society, and Rice University athletic scholarships. Read more about his philanthropic involvement and Brad Marks in InStore Magazine (READ MORE)

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Maintaining the highest standards of customer service is our number one priority, and that begins with a knowledgeable team. ~Brad Marks


The Houston-based jeweler is a multi-year recipient of the BBB “Award for Excellence”.
The BBB Awards for Excellence was created to recognize local businesses and non-profits that excel in quality, achievement, management, and customer service. READ MORE


Custom Designed In-House

With custom design, experience really does matter.  With our in-house master craftsmen we can design and create just about anything. Bring in a picture, describe what you’d like…If you can dream it, we can create it.

Create something new or give an old piece new life. We can also take engagement ring diamonds and turn them into stunning pendant necklaces or help a prospective groom design the ring of a lifetime. There’s no limit to what we can create together!