Archive for September, 2010

Our Favorite New Designs

Posted on September 22nd, 2010

At Mark Broumand we spend countless hours designing and crafting some of the finest jewelry pieces.

In this post, we would like to share a few of our favorite pieces with you.

Best of all, any of our pieces could be customized with any precious metal, any gemstone, any way you like. Call us for details or to make a jewelry customization request.

Click on an image below for more information about the piece.

– Mark Broumand

 3.75ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring Masterpiece 1889-1D2825235  1.25ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring 1898-1D924215  6.50ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring 1890-1D3636760
 1.00ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Pendant 7-23-1S320010  1.20ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Earrings 2-44-1S540010  1.50ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Pendant 1-28-1S690010

A Guide to Radiant Cut Diamonds

Posted on September 15th, 2010

The radiant shape is definitely worth considering if you are in the market for a square or rectangle shaped diamond. Radiant cut diamonds are relatively new and feature the sleek lines of a square cut stone, with all the fire of a traditional round brilliant cut diamond.

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The radiant cut diamond features 70 facets with corners that are cropped. The high number of facets is designed to optimize the sparkle and scintillation of the diamond. The radiant cut features what gem cutters refer to as a mixed cut. Mixed cut stones combine the best aspects of brilliant cut stones (typically round) and step cut stones (square and emerald cut). The result is a gemstone that features much of the fire and sparkle of a brilliant cut, with the elegant lines and weight preserving shape of a angled square cut gem.


The Radiant cut is similar to the less popular Barion cut which was developed in the 1971 by Basil Waterman. In 1977, Henry Grossbard worked to perfect the optical effects of the cut and developed the brilliant modern Radiant shape, and in doing so, transformed the diamond industry forever. His unique and creative approached bestowed a fiery brilliance that was lacking in square and rectangle shaped gems from the past. With his carefully placed facets, radiant cut stones feature an eye-catching “kaleidoscope” effect, the result of a stone with more “points of light” reflected within the diamond than any other cut.

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When shopping for the perfect Radiant cut diamond for you, there are a few recommendations for getting the ideal diamond for your budget. Focus on shopping for a cut rating of Excellent or Very good, and a gemstone that is at least SI2 in clarity.

Radiant gems are available in square or rectangle in a variety of length/width ratios.

Whether you are buying a perfect square or a rectangle, the radiant cut gem will burst with a fire seen in few other popular gems in the market.

Due to our special connections through out the Los Angeles jewelry district, at Mark Broumand we stock more radiant cuts than most jewelers could hope for.

Feel free to browse a small sample of our radiant diamond rings online. If you’re looking for a stone with specific characteristics, please don’t hesitate to contact us.