Archive for January, 2015

The Teardrop Cut – Three Stone Pear Shaped Engagement Ring

Posted on January 24th, 2015

The three-stone pear shaped engagement ring is a unique choice in style that stands out from the rest.  The pear shape is an elegant blend of the round brilliant and marquise cut diamond and is often called the teardrop cut; one end of this large stone is perfectly round while the other narrows to a delicate and tapered point. The three-stone setting has a special sentimental meaning, with the two smaller side gems representing the past and present; the largest center diamond symbolizes your future together.

3.08ct Fancy Light Yellow Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThe impressive center stunner in this fancy yellow three stone diamond ring is a 2.08ct pear shaped diamond,  EGL certified at Fancy Light Yellow, SI2. The 2.00ct center stone has a delicious canary color and an amazing, pleasant shape.3.08ct Fancy Light Yellow Three Stone Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring Side View | Mark BroumandIt has complimenting pears on either side. All three gems are encompassed in halos of micropavé set round diamonds. From the back and side views, the yellow center’s hand engraved basket and adorned connectors are visible. East and west bezel set round cuts finish off this extraordinary fancy yellow pear shape engagement ring.

5.14ct Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThis amazing three-stone engagement or anniversary ring starts with the rare 3.04ct pear shaped diamond set in the center. It is certified by EGL at H-VS1, nearly colorless and perfectly clear, even under magnification. This custom-made piece showcases this majestic diamond perfectly.5.14ct Three Stone Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring Side | Mark BroumandThere are two large teardrop cut diamonds flanked on the sides of the center. The ring is made with a Euro shank which means it is squared off at the bottom. All three sides of the shank are studded with round brilliant cut diamonds in a pavé setting. This high polish platinum piece is exceptional from every angle.

A three-stone pear shaped diamond ring from Mark Broumand works excellently as an engagement or anniversary ring. The pear also works well in the popular halo setting or as a center stone with accent side stones.  For a similar style in a circular profile, check into the curved and brilliant oval cut diamond engagement rings available.  Mark can also custom design any pear shaped ring to match your specific taste.

Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Rings in a Halo Setting

Posted on January 23rd, 2015

The romantic vintage style of Princess Cut Diamond rings in a halo setting are one of the must have ring options of 2015.  The princess is the most popular of the square brilliants and is the second most desired of all the diamond cuts, with the modern round brilliant being the first.  Halo engagement rings have been growing in popularity over the last several years as many celebrities have opted for the vintage look.  As presented below, halos can have shape variations which can offer even more design options when selecting your ring.

3.61ct Princess Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

3.61ct Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThe 2.06ct princess cut center stone is GIA certified at F-SI1. It is exceptionally white, perfectly eye clean, and the cut is outstanding.  This ring epitomizes brilliance.  It is accented by a crown of bright round diamonds with an additional row of rounds set on the sides of the halo, following the shape of the princess cut, with four equal sides that have full corners.  The shank is set with three rows of round brilliants in a rounded micropavé design. The center connectors are also studded with round cuts in a double row. It is custom made in high polish platinum and hand crafted to perfection.

3.05ct Princess Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

3.05ct Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandIt all starts with the gorgeous two carat princess cut center diamond; it is GIA certified at G-SI2. It is very white, clear and possesses a tremendous sparkle.  The cushion shaped cutout halo and split shank is set with equally white and bright round diamonds halfway down the shank, as is the front and back of the ring.  Milgrain detail accents the halo and shank throughout.  The ring is fashioned in 18k white gold, lending even more brilliance to the overall sparkle of this ring.

The princess cut halo engagement ring will be perfect for the person that desires clean lines and symmetry without sacrificing brilliance.  If you desire a squared shape with more of an angular style, browse our selection of fiery and rare radiant cut engagement rings.  To search for brilliance in the round shapes, look into the modern day round cut or oval cut engagement rings from Mark Broumand.

Amaze Her with a 2.46ct Asscher Cut Engagement Ring

Posted on January 23rd, 2015

The unique Asscher cut engagement ring boasts a square shaped diamond with beveled corners and a mesmerizing pattern of concentric facets. Designed in 1902 by Joseph Asscher, his namesake design was the first diamond cut to hold a patent.  Though often described as a “square shaped emerald cut”, this statement is a simply a broad description since there is a unique cutting technique and facet pattern that makes the Asscher shape distinct.  These unique diamonds rose to the apex of popularity during the Art Deco Period of the 1920s and thirties.  Since that time, Asschers have always been in high demand amongst antique jewelers in search of the stones to repair vintage pieces. Many of the original Asschers were later re-cut into different diamonds since the stones were high quality in color and clarity.

2.46ct Asscher Cut Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThe mesmerizing 1.26ct Asscher beauty centered in this three-stone ring is GIA certified at J-VVS2. It is white, practically flawless and has an excellent cut! Both the polish and symmetry are graded at excellent as well.

2.46ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Full Side View | Mark BroumandThis custom made masterpiece features two step cut trapezoids with round diamonds set around both the center and sides. The shank is set with a row of round diamonds in a micropavé setting and the intricate connectors are studded with round diamonds as well. The ring is made in high polish platinum and is truly a magnificent piece to be cherished forever!

Eternity bands to match

3.85ct Asscher Cut Diamond Eternity Band | Mark Broumand

Custom Anniversary Ring – 3.85ct Asscher Cut Diamond Eternity Band Prong Set in Platinum

3.20ct Asscher Cut Diamond Eternity Band | Mark BroumandCustom Diamond Ring – 3.20ct Asscher Diamond Eternity Band Bezel Set in 18k White Gold

All eternity bands from Mark Broumand are custom made.  This allows the master jewelers to carefully select and hand set gems that are identical to each other in color, clarity, cut, and size.  The two bands above flaunt perfectly matched Asschers, certified at G-H, VS1-VS2.

The Asscher cut ring is perfect for someone that desires a unique facet pattern in a stone that is bright and showcases the inherent clarity of a diamond.  For a similar look in a larger stone, browse the romantic vintage emerald cut engagement rings and eternity bands.  If you desire a quadrilateral profile that showcases the inner fire and brilliance of a diamond, check out the princess cut and radiant cut rings from Mark Broumand.

Fancy Yellow Diamond Engagement Rings Under $3500

Posted on January 22nd, 2015

Fancy color diamond rings come in every color in the rainbow, but some of the most abundant and popular are fancy yellow diamond engagement rings.  Natural diamonds are graded on a color scale that runs from D to Z, with D being the whitest.  Fancy color diamonds occur naturally beyond the Z color and will be described in color saturation with terms from faint to deep and fancy light to fancy vivid.  Here are some amazing values on fancy yellow diamond rings from Mark Broumand.

0.76ct Fancy Yellow Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

0.76ct Fancy Yellow Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThis simple, elegant and beautiful fancy yellow oval cut diamond engagement ring in a halo setting features a center diamond weighing just over half a carat. The yellow color is rich and this stone is very clear, even under 10X magnification. It is accented by a halo of bright, round diamonds and a row of round diamonds set halfway down the 18k white gold shank. The diamonds are set in a micropavé setting showcasing them beautifully in a dainty design.

 

1.16ct Fancy Light Yellow Radiant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

1.16ct Fancy Light Yellow Radiant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThis stunning fancy light yellow radiant cut diamond engagement ring will wow you from every angle. The beautiful light yellow center VS2 diamond sparkles tremendously! It is accented by a double halo of bright, white round diamonds and a row of round diamonds set to halfway down the shank in a micropavé setting. All of the diamonds in this ring are very clear and beautiful. The contrast of diamond colors make each stand out beautifully.

 

1.09ct Fancy Light Yellow Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring

1.09ct Fancy Yellow Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThis gorgeous pear shaped diamond ring offers such a gorgeous combination at a great value! The 0.54ct pear shaped center diamond is GIA certified at Fancy Light Brown Green Yellow and has a clarity of I1. The diamond has a combination of colors but you only see a beautiful yellow when looking at it. It is accented by a halo of white round diamonds and a row of round diamonds set to halfway down the shank in a shared prong setting. The ring is created in high polish 18k white gold and features an 18k yellow center basket that is hand engraved.

Mark Broumand’s selection of fancy yellow diamond engagement rings are available in a variety of hues, carat sizes, ring settings and precious metals. You can also work with Mark to create the perfect custom diamond ring that she has been dreaming of.

1.76ct Cushion Cut Engagement Ring

Posted on January 22nd, 2015

What will you love about a cushion cut engagement ring? Everything!  The cushion cut diamond’s unique shape provides it with an increased brilliance. The intriguing shape combines a rectangle and oval; its rounded corners and larger facets highlight the diamond’s clarity. You may recognize this shape, as it has been used for world famous diamonds such as the Hope Diamond, Yellow Tiffany Diamond and Regent Diamond.

1.76ct Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Showcase | Mark BroumandThis amazing custom diamond engagement ring from Mark Broumand flaunts a prong-set 1.21ct cushion cut center diamond, GIA-certified at I-VS2.  It is a very white and very clear diamond.  The amazing cut makes this stone look larger than it actually is, more like a one-and-a-half carat diamond.

1.76ct Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Angle View | Mark BroumandThis incredibly designed shank features two equally brilliant trillion (triangular) shape diamonds also prong-set immediately to the left and right of the cushion.  The trillions also serve as the flower tops to the intricate milgrain leaf detail that is the design shape of the shank.  The leaves are studded with round diamonds and the entire ring is created in high polish 18k white gold.

Searching for other more rare diamond shapes?  Look into the breathtaking radiant cut diamond rings from Mark Broumand.  Looking for complimentary pieces for your cushion cut engagement ring?  Look into some of the cushion cut diamond earrings available for the special day or as a great gift idea.

1.55ct Cushion Cut Diamond Stud Earrings

1.55ct Cushion Cut Diamond Stud Earrings | Mark BroumandThis magnificent pair of cushion cut diamond stud earrings feature 1.55ct of extremely white, brilliant, very clear and beautiful diamonds. The center cushion cut diamonds weigh in at about 0.65ct each, are prong set and are graded at E-F, VS1-VS2. These studs are made of high polish platinum and the center beauties are surrounded by a halo of equally gorgeous round cut diamonds in a shared prong setting.

 

1.80ct Cushion Cut Diamond Earrings

1.80ct Cushion Cut Diamond Earrings | Mark BroumandThese custom made platinum earrings are perfect for your special day or a night out on the town.  These incredible earrings showcase two prong-set cushion cut diamonds that weigh approximately 0.65ct each.  They are surrounded with a halo of round diamonds in a shared prong setting.  The connectors and the hoops are also set with round diamonds in a micropavé setting.

4.05ct Three Stone Emerald Cut Diamond Ring – For Your Engagement or Anniversary

Posted on January 21st, 2015

An Emerald cut diamond ring spotlights a bright and incredibly clear stone that is symbolic of a vintage period in time.  An Emerald cut will have a rectangular shape and angled corners.  Parallel cuts, known as step cuts will be cut into the pavilion, or underside of the diamond.  Originally created for use in Emerald gemstones, this cut will showcase the clarity of the diamond.  Because of this, a high quality rough stone must be used.  Your emerald cut diamond ring from Mark Broumand will be high quality, white, clear and symmetrical.  4.05ct Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Showcase | Mark BroumandThe crown jewel of this three-stone 4.05ct TW ring is a 3ct emerald cut diamond, GIA certified at I-VS1.  It is very white without any visible inclusions.  It is secured by four double-prongs that perfectly compliment and protect the angled corners.  The center stone in a three-stone ring is symbolic of your future love together.  4.05ct Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Angle View | Mark BroumandThe three carat center stone is flanked by two trapezoid (four-sided) cut diamonds and the basket it sits in is completely decked out in pavé round and baguette cut diamonds, totaling 1.05cts.  The trapezoids set on each side of the center diamond are representative of past and future in a three-stone ring setting.  4.05ct Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Full Side View | Mark BroumandThe three-sided shank is pavé set with round brilliants halfway down that perfectly compliments the engagement ring. Milgrain detail has been added throughout the edges of this 18k white gold designer setting for a softer, vintage look; this diamond ring is pure vintage romance.  This three-stone emerald cut ring will be perfect as a three-stone anniversary or engagement ring.

An emerald cut diamond ring is the excellent choice for someone that desires a bright and clear diamond, as opposed to many of the brilliant cuts.  Another choice for a diamond that accentuates clarity is the romantic Asscher cut diamond ring.  For square diamond rings with incredible brilliance, look into princess cut or radiant cut diamond engagement rings from Mark Broumand.

Valentine’s Day Diamond Bracelets and Pendants Under $2000

Posted on January 21st, 2015

Mark Broumand offers exceptionally high quality fine jewelry at affordable prices.  From custom designed  engagement rings to pendants, all jewelry selected or created for his customers represents the best craftsmanship, highest quality and attention to detail.  Here are some Valentine’s Day gift idea selections, all under $2000.

0.85ct Round Brilliant Cut 18k Black Gold Bangle Bracelet0.85ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond 18k Black Gold Bangle Bracelet | Mark BroumandThis lovely round brilliant cut diamond bangle is crafted to perfection. The brilliant round cut diamonds are prong set in this 18k black gold setting. It’s perfect as a layering bracelet or wear it alone for a dainty look.

1.60ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond “S” Style Bangle Bracelet1.60ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond S-Style Bangle Bracelet | Mark BroumandHere is a timeless classic round brilliant cut diamond bangle that is incredibly elegant. The 14k yellow gold bracelet is set with 1.60ct of bright, white round brilliant cut diamonds set in an “S” style. You will love and cherish this beautiful bangle.

0.75ct Baguette Cut Diamond Bangle Bracelet0.75ct Baguette Cut Diamond Bangle Bracelet | Mark BroumandThis lovely baguette cut bangle has an elegant style. The 14k yellow gold bracelet is set with 0.75ct of brilliant baguette cut diamonds making for a simple, sparkly look.

0.85ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Bangle Bracelet0.85ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Bangle Bracelet | Mark BroumandThis lovely round brilliant cut bangle is crafted to perfection. The brilliant rounds are prong set in this 18k yellow gold setting. It’s perfect as a layering bracelet or wear it alone for a dainty look.

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0.50ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Pendant

0.50ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond PendantThis classy round brilliant cut diamond pendant is a must have. The center round brilliant cut diamond is accentuated by a halo of round diamonds all set on 14k white gold. The beautiful pendant is simple and elegant and can be worn everyday.

0.60ct Pear Shaped Diamond Pendant

0.60ct Pear Shaped Diamond Pendant | Mark BroumandThis stunning pear shaped pendant is a quality crafted jewelry piece. It is set with a gorgeous round diamond at the bail with a dangling pear shaped diamond drop. The elegant pendant is custom made in high polish 18k white gold and set with quality stones.  This pendant will accent a brilliant and unique pear shaped diamond ring perfectly.

0.60ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Pendant

0.60ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Pendant | Mark BroumandWear this versatile, simple, and beautiful round cut diamond pendant for any occasion. The gorgeous bezel set round diamond pendant features a half a carat center diamond surrounded by round diamonds in a pavé setting. The 14k white gold chain is attached on either side. It sits beautifully on the neckline.

1.00ct Fancy Color Pear Shaped Rose Cut Diamond Pendant

1.00ct Fancy Color Pear Shaped Rose Cut Diamond Pendant | Mark BroumandThis remarkable pear shaped rose cut diamond pendant is so beautiful and unique! It features a fancy color rose cut pear shaped diamond surrounded by a halo of round diamonds and features more rounds set on the loop as well. The pendant is made in high polish 18k rose gold.  This pendant will be the perfect compliment to any of our rare and unique fancy color diamond engagement rings.

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9.68ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Posted on January 20th, 2015

If you are thinking about popping the question this Valentine’s Day, you can wow her with a Marquise cut diamond engagement ring from Mark Broumand.  The Marquise cut diamond has its place in history, created by King Louis XV of France for his mistress, the Marquise de Pompadour.  The court jeweler was commissioned to create a diamond that captured the shape of her mouth, which the King thought was perfectly shaped.  The result was a uniquely shaped and symmetrical stone with an ellipsoid shape that tapers to pointed ends.

9.68ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Showcase | Mark BroumandThis 9.68ct TW diamond ring features a warm 8.33ct marquise cut diamond. It is AGS-certified at K-I1; the color is warm and there are charming small, natural inclusions that are visible to the naked eye. At over eight carats, it is absolutely spectacular and has an incredible sparkle. The custom-made rose gold setting features a halo of round diamonds and a split shank set with round diamonds in a micropavé style setting. The round diamonds extend two-thirds of the way down the shank.9.68ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Side View | Mark BroumandThe center basket is hand crafted to perfection. The design of the basket features handmade filigree detail and three beautiful round diamonds on each of the underside tips.  The 18k rose gold’s color further enhances the warm color of this unique diamond.  This 18k rose gold halo engagement ring is truly an outstanding value at $42,995 and is definitely one-of-a-kind.9.68ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Bottom View | Mark BroumandMarquise diamond rings make an incredible statement in a halo setting, as a solitaire or three-stone ring and is perfect for those that desire a large stone without breaking their budget.  If you would like to explore similar rings, look into Mark Broumand’s collection of unique pear-shaped engagement rings.  Mark Broumand can also custom design a ring for you with any diamond cut, precious metal, carat size and setting.

Antique European Round Cut Diamond Ring in Four Modern Settings

Posted on January 20th, 2015

The antique European round cut diamond ring is treasured for its scarcity and reminiscence of a vintage, romantic past era.  It was a transitional cut that fell between the Old Mine and modern day round brilliant.  Though many authentic antique diamonds are scarce, Mark Broumand carries many authentic antique round cut stones.

Antique Cushion Cut Diamond Ring Diagram | Mark Broumand

Old European cuts are identified using these criteria:

 – Table size: less than or equal to 53 percent

 – Crown angle: greater than or equal to 40 degrees

 – Lower half facet length: less than or equal to 60 percent

 – Culet size: slightly large or larger

The light dispersion in this diamond cut was more even when radiating off the culet and drew light down into the diamond as opposed to reflecting light out the top. This cut was prevalent from the 1800s until the Art Deco Period and the round cutting style kept evolving until the 1950s, when it would have a larger table, longer lower-half facets, and a smaller culet.

3.40ct Antique European Round Solitaire Engagement Ring

3.40ct Antique European Round Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThis masterpiece in this solitaire engagement ring setting is a 3.40ct old European round center stone, EGL certified at M-SI1. It has a warm color and is perfectly clear, even under 10X magnification. The small white inclusions on the side of this gem and are hidden under one of the prongs, which gives this jewel a VS1 look. The 18k rose gold setting is handmade and engraved.

2.70ct Antique European Round Cut Diamond Ring with Side Stones

2.70ct Antique European Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring with Side Stones | Mark BroumandThe magnificent 2.40ct round cut diamond showcased in the center of this engagement ring with side stones is GIA certified at K-VVS2. The almost 2.50ct center stone is nearly flawless with just a hint of color.  It is set in a very feminine antique platinum setting that consists of single cut and baguette cut diamonds with milgrain detail throughout.

2.57ct Old European Round Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

2.57ct Old European Round Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand

This extraordinary old European round cut diamond double halo engagement ring is one in a million, highlighting a 1.42ct antique European round cut gem, which is GIA certified at F-SI2. It is exceptionally white, immensely brilliant and perfectly eye clean.  It is accented by a double halo of round diamonds in a micropavé setting. The shank is channel set with baguette cut diamonds, highlighted by milgrain detail.  There are round diamonds pavé set on the front and back of this gorgeous ring as well.

4.02ct Old European Cut Three-Stone Diamond Engagement Ring

4.02ct Old European Cut Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand

This enchanting antique European round cut three-stone engagement or anniversary ring showcases the most gorgeous 3.02ct antique round diamond in the center; it is EGL Certified at H-SI2. It has exceptional brilliance and is accented by two large pears bezel set to perfection and featuring milgrain detail. The shank and center basket are also studded with round diamonds in a pavé setting. The center basket is also accented with gorgeous handmade filigree design.

Mark Broumand recaptures the beauty of a vintage time with the antique European round cut diamond rings he has selected for his customers. These rings capture the character and beauty of diamond characteristics of the past.   For additional antique style engagement rings, check into Mark’s selection of one-of-a-kind antique cushion cut diamond rings.

2.28ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Posted on January 19th, 2015

The most popular engagement ring style is the round brilliant cut diamond ing.  The reason is in the name:  brilliance.  The 58 facets in this incredible creation were mathematically designed in the 1920s by Marcel Tolkowsky.  His study of math and light behavior led to a diamond shape with facets that would optimize light reflection and maximize the natural brilliance of a round stone.

2.28ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Presentation View | Mark Broumand

This 2.28ct round brilliant cut diamond ring showcases a 1.53ct perfect center diamond, set with four prongs in 18k rose gold. The crown jewel of this ring is GIA-certified at D-IF; it is the whitest in color and is internally flawless. This incredible stone also has an excellent cut grade; its cut, polish and symmetry are perfect. 2.28ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Angled View | Mark BroumandIt is set on a dainty rose gold band, with three-rows of 0.75cts round diamonds micropavé set about three-quarters of the way down the shank. The round brilliant cut accents are also exceptional quality, graded by GIA at D-VS1. The ring is fashioned in 18k Rose gold, which offers a warm contrast that further brightens these incredible white and clear diamonds.
2.28ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Full View | Mark Broumand
The center basket is also studded with round brilliants on all four sides, making this ring beautiful when viewed from every angle.  This incredible diamond ring is an excellent value at $37,995.  You will not find a round cut engagement ring with this quality and craftsmanship at a better value anywhere else.

2.28ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Full Side View | Mark Broumand

This is just one of many incredible round cut diamond engagement rings in Mark Broumand’s portfolio; he has many rings to match any budget or style.  If you desire a round cut stone with larger facets and slower light scintillation, browse Mark’s collection of exceptional quality antique round cut engagement rings.  If you don’t find the perfect piece that speaks to you, have a custom ring created in a few easy steps.

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