Our Founders

Bart Marks founded the Fire & Ice diamond brand because he truly believed there was a better way to cut a diamond. “In my heart I know an exquisitely formed, optically pure diamond crystal wants to be a Fire & Ice diamond and I think I can prove it.” Fire & Ice diamonds measures up, in every sense of the words, providing a bigger brighter whiter appearance even compared to other top rated diamonds. “Cutters need to make a lot of difficult choices,” Bart explains, “but choosing beauty over weight is what we do; it’s the art of diamond cutting. If you just want the diamond to be heavy, don’t cut it at all.”

Bart grew up in the jewelry business joining Rogers Jewelry Co. of California after graduating from the University of Iowa where he was a member of the famous Writers Workshop. Bart has held many positions in his long career in the jewelry business including Vice President of Marketing and Vice president of Brand Development for the global diamond brand Hearts On Fire. He has worked as Executive Vice President for the landmark San Francisco jeweler Shreve and Co. Currently Bart is the Vice President of Rogers Jewelry Co. of California and CEO of Rogers of NV, as well as President of Fire and Ice Diamonds.

Co-founders of Fire and Ice Diamonds are Bart’s father Roger Marks and his brother Robert Marks.

Roger Marks, the CEO of Rogers Jewelry Co. of California, has been a leader in the jewelry industry throughout his long and productive career. His jewelry industry service includes: Vice President and President of the California Jewelers Association and Treasurer of the Jewelers of America. Mr. Marks was installed as the President of the Jewelers of America in July of 1989. He has been guest speaker at various seminars and conventions and is often shown and quoted in national and regional industry magazine publications

Robert Marks is President of Rogers Jewelry Co. of California and President of Rogers of NV. His jewelry industry service includes President of the California Jewelers Association and President of the Leading Jewelers Guild. Robert sits on the Jewelers of America “Smart Business” education task force, and like his father Roger is extremely active in his local community, supporting such organizations as: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, The Salvation Army, The Gallo Center for the Arts, Youth for Christ, Community Hospice, Rotary International, Lions International, Modesto Union Gospel Mission, Bethany Christian Services, The Criminal Justice League and Big Valley Good Samaritan.