Archive for April, 2015
Posted on April 28th, 2015
Double halo diamond engagement rings offer twice the sparkle and shine in one of this year’s most popular style of engagement ring. Halo and double halo engagement rings are available in every diamond cut and Mark Broumand can also custom design one with your specific requirements to match your style. Not only is this ring incredible to view from the top, but also creates an impressive tall profile when viewed from the side.
This incredible ring showcases a 1.42ct antique European round cut diamond, GIA certified at F-SI2. The marked brilliance shines through this perfectly eye clean and exceptionally white diamond. Both halos of diamonds are micropavé set in this bright 18k white gold setting. The top of the shank features channel set baguette cut diamonds accented with fine milgrain detail. Round diamonds are pavé set on the front and back of the shank as well.
The outstanding 0.74ct cushion cut diamond set in the center of this hand crafted ring is GIA certified, at Fancy Intense Yellow in color and SI2 in clarity. The color is so vibrant and rich, that it is almost impossible to see any inclusions, even under 10X magnification. The cushion cut is outstanding as well. The setting features a double halo set with two rows of round diamonds in a micropavé setting and a single row set down the shank. The underside of the center basket is fully hand engraved for that added special touch of detail.
The exquisite designer settings features a 2.01ct oval cut center diamond GIA graded at D-VS1, completely colorless and eye clean. The cut is amazing in this bright diamond with a pleasing, fuller shape. The two carat center stone is accentuated by a double halo of micropavé set round diamonds. Milgrain and filigree details further embellish the sides of the center basket, dotted with a row of round diamonds. Bright, white round diamonds are micropavé set about halfway down the shank on this 18k white gold setting.
Posted on April 25th, 2015
Here are some of the gorgeous new round brilliant cut diamond eternity bands and engagement rings from Mark Broumand’s fine jewelry selection. The round brilliant cut diamond is the most popular diamond used in jewelry, accounting for over 80% of loose diamonds available. This amazing cut maximizes the color, fire and brilliance in this round diamond by using precise mathematical calculations backed by light behavior studies. These diamond eternity bands compliment a round cut diamond engagement ring perfectly or make a perfect surprise gift to celebrate an anniversary. For a diamond with a similar brilliance within a square, look into the clean, symmetrical lines of the princess cut diamond.
Each diamond in this round brilliant eternity band is hand selected to match each other beautifully in size, color and clarity. This platinum eternity band is hand crafted with milgrain detail that borders each of the round brilliants, secured in a gorgeous eight prong setting design. This eternity band is also available in 18k white gold. These bands are stunning when worn alone or or paired with an engagement ring or wedding band.
The 1.77ct round cut center diamond in this engagement ring is GIA certified at E in color with a clarity of VS1. It is perfectly clear and exceptionally white. The quality of this cut makes it measure larger than other round brilliants with the same weight. This is an incredible value, since it appears larger without the higher price tag. Micropavé set round diamonds highlight the center basket and extend down this platinum shank.
This extraordinary hand crafted eternity band matches extremely white and clear bezel set round brilliant cut diamonds. These diamonds are certified at G-H in color with clarity of VS-1. Each of the diamonds in this band are hand selected to be identical in clarity, color and size. The unique 18k white gold bezel setting adds a unique flair and additional brilliance to these amazing round cut diamonds.
Posted on April 20th, 2015
Your three-stone cushion cut engagement ring will showcase a center diamond to represent your future, flanked by a single stone on each side to symbolize your past and present. Your cushion cut will be square to rectangular with rounded corners and will have larger facets to accentuate the natural clarity and brilliance of a diamond. The cushion can be seen in famous pieces, such as the 45.45ct Hope Diamond, 140.5ct Regent Diamond and the 128.54ct yellow Tiffany Diamond.
The stunning three carat cushion cut diamond symbolizing your future is GIA certified at I in color, VS2 in clarity. It is white, very clear and radiates with tremendous fire and brilliance. Flanking the center stone are two beautiful, equally white and clear trillion cut (triangular) diamonds. The shank features round brilliant cut diamonds, pavé set on all three sides and bordered with milgrain accents. The center and side basket has an amazing custom design and is also studded with round brilliants and additional milgrain detail throughout. The platinum setting and mix of complimentary diamond cuts sparkles and shines from every angle.
The 1.78ct cushion cut diamond set in the center of this three-stone engagement ring is EGL certified at Fancy Yellow in color with a clarity of VS2; it is perfectly eye-clean and has a gorgeous canary yellow color. As a perfect compliment to this hue, the fancy yellow cushion cut diamond is cradled in a custom hand-engraved 18k yellow gold center basket with edges of milgrain accents. Two very white and very clear brilliant princess cut diamonds accompany the center stone, prong-set in a high polish 18k white gold setting.
The stunning 1.21ct cushion cut diamond set in the center is GIA certified with a color of I and a clarity of VS2. It is white and incredibly clear and the outstanding cut highlights the tremendous fire and brilliance and visually improves the perceived size; it looks like a one-and-a-half carat diamond. A perfect complement of trillion cut diamonds flank each side of the cushion. A one-of-a-kind shank design features milgrain and round brilliant cut diamond studded leaves crafted from high polish 18k white gold.
Pavilion facet pattern variations will offer different names, such as the “modified cushion brilliant” or “cushion brilliant”. While the modern version of this cut is very popular today, it was actually created over 200 years ago. If you enjoy the visual characteristics of the cushion cut diamond ring in a more vintage style, consider the timeless beauty of antique cushion cut engagement rings from Mark Broumand.
Posted on April 20th, 2015
A halo style marquise cut diamond engagement ring from Mark Broumand will be greatly admired and instantly recognized for its exceptional quality, unique shape and brilliance. The marquise is a modified brilliant, which will offer you much of the light performance found in the bright and fiery round cut engagement ring in a different shape. When you couple this beautiful diamond shape with a halo setting, the sparkle and shine goes on and on.
This 5.02ct marquise cut center diamond is certified by AGS at H-I1. It is very white with an impressive brilliance. This stone has one of the most gorgeous shapes ever, with a fuller body. The 5ct center stone sparkles even more brilliantly accented by a halo of very white, clear and perfectly matched round brilliant cut diamonds set on a high polish platinum split shank. The round brilliants extend three-quarters of the way down the shank, giving you sparkle from every angle.
The 8.33ct marquise cut center diamond is AGS certified at K-I1. It has a warm color and unique character from small natural inclusions, which are visible to the naked eye. The custom 18k rose gold setting features a halo of round diamonds and a split shank set with additional rounds, all in a micropavé setting. The handmade center basket features gorgeous filigree detail and a single beautiful round diamond prong-set beneath each tip.
This vintage style pavé setting features a 2.01ct marquise cut center diamond, AGS certified at G-SI2. It has a more delicate and slender shape and the cut enhances the stone’s tremendous brilliance. The two carat marquise is given a fresh look with a 18k white gold full pavé setting. The halo is a two-side pavé, with round brilliants on the top and side. The shank features a delicate and impeccable three-sided pavé, with round cut diamonds atop and on both sides.
This incredible ring takes what you usually see in marquise cut diamonds and literally, turns it on its side. The marvelous marquise in this platinum halo style engagement ring is set in an east-to-west configuration for a distinct look and is GIA certified at D-SI2. It is colorless, eye clean and has a very proportional and pleasing shape. The center stone is accented by a halo of micropavé set round brilliants that also extend down the shank.
Posted on April 18th, 2015
The fancy yellow round brilliant cut engagement rings from Mark Broumand feature lush hues of color with the stunning optical performance of the round cut diamond. While the round brilliant is the most popular diamond chosen for jewelry, it is rare to find these beauties in fancy yellow. Here are a few examples for you to see how brilliant, colorful and bright these hard to find diamonds are!
The very rare 1.11ct round cut center diamond in this gorgeous halo engagement ring is GIA certified at Fancy Yellow in color with an amazing VVS1 in clarity. It is nearly flawless and shines with a vibrant and beautiful canary yellow color. The incredible cut highlights each of the facets perfectly and this stone has an incredible sparkle. The center prongs, halo and center piece in the shank are fashioned from 14k yellow gold which accents the color of the center diamond perfectly. For contrast, very white and bright round brilliant diamonds form the halo. White gold set with round diamond fill out the two outer pieces of the shank on the top and sides.
This gorgeous engagement ring showcases a luscious 1.39ct fancy color round brilliant cut diamond poised in the center. It is GIA certified at a color of Fancy Brown Green Yellow with a clarity of I1. It has a stunning yellow color with beautiful brown and green undertones and a sparkle like no other. The cut is near perfection. It is accented by a halo of very white and clear round diamonds set around it in a micropavé setting. The split shank is also set with two rows of round brilliants set on high polish platinum. The center basket is made in 18k yellow gold with milgrain detail on the halo and features handmade engravings throughout. We set round diamonds on the connectors as well for an added touch of brilliance.
Mark Broumand can also design a custom fancy yellow round brilliant diamond engagement ring for you using any color or cut of your choice. Find inspiration by browsing any available engagement ring or in the handmade and unique creations in the custom design gallery. Be sure to check back often, since Mark acquires new inventory frequently.
Posted on April 16th, 2015
Thought the most popular styles of engagement ring include: the solitaire, three-stone and halo, Mark Broumand also carries diamond engagement rings with side stones. These rings will feature unique designs and may incorporate the three popular styles into the foundation. Here are some of the gorgeous rings to give you an idea of the varied styles you can wear if looking for a ring with a little more individuality.
The mesmerizing 1.01ct Asscher cut diamond set in the center of this engagement ring has an exceptional cut and is certified at J in color with a clarity of VS1. It is nearly colorless and clear with an amazing sparkle. It is accented in close proximity by beautifully brilliant round cut diamonds. Princess cut diamonds extend down the shank and the connectors on the front and back of the ring has a gorgeous criss-cross design studded with round diamonds. Milgrain is added for extra brilliance and detail throughout.
The stunning 2.36ct emerald cut center diamond is GIA certified at H-VVS1. The exceptional cut highlights the very white color and nearly flawless clarity. The gorgeous emerald cut is highlighted by round brilliants and tapered baguettes set down the sides of this platinum setting. Beautiful hand engravings and milgrain add stunning detail that extends almost fully down the shank.
The 2.02ct round brilliant cut center diamond is EGL certified at G-VS2. It is very white and perfectly eye clean. The cut gives this diamond an incredible sparkle. The tiny inclusion is a faint white laser drill hole, hardly visible under 10X magnification. Round brilliant cut diamonds pavé set perfectly accent the top and sides of this unique swirled palladium shank and setting.
The beautiful and rare 1.78ct cushion cut diamond set in the center of this engagement ring is EGL certified D-SI1. This is the whitest color for the diamond and it is perfectly eye clean. This cushion cut’s unique shape is elongated, making it visually appear to be the size of a two carat diamond. It is highlighted by three rows of round brilliant cut diamonds that are pavé set on each side and the top of the shank. Milgrain detail and high polish platinum add extra sparkle to this amazing ring.
Posted on April 14th, 2015
The fancy yellow princess cut engagement rings in Mark Broumand’s collection are a fusion of beautiful shades of yellow in an incredibly brilliant square diamond. Each of these sunny pieces showcase the fiery facets of the princess cut engagement ring enriched with the natural shades found in these fancy colored diamonds. This rare combination creates one-of-a-kind diamond rings sure to please admirers of the princess cut that want to add a splash of color to the brilliance.
The radiant 1.02ct princess cut center diamond is GIA Certified at Fancy Light Brown Yellow in color and clarity of SI1. The color is a crisp and vibrant yellow color and this sparkling diamond is perfectly eye clean. It is secured with beautiful yellow gold prongs and center basket fringed with milgrain detail and hand engraving. Accenting the center diamond are beautifully bright round brilliants micropavé set as a halo. Round brilliants extend halfway down the shank in a micropavé setting. This platinum ring shines brightly with very little metal showing.
The amazing 1.01ct princess cut center fancy color diamond is GIA certified with a color of Light Yellow and clarity of VS2. The cut is splendid and the stone is eye clean with a gorgeous lemon yellow color. For an added design twist, it is set diagonally and secured with complimentary yellow gold prongs. It is accented by a halo of exceptionally white round brilliant cut diamonds. The shank features bright round diamonds in a micropavé setting three-quarters of the way down. The 18k yellow gold center basket is hand engraved.
This custom designed setting showcases a 0.97ct princess cut diamond EGL graded at Fancy Light Yellow in color and SI2 in clarity. It is set in an 18k yellow gold cup surrounded by a halo of bright round brilliant cut diamonds. The color is a bright and rich canary yellow and the cut exudes an exceptional brightness. The one-of-a-kind shank loops up to either side of the halo also adorned with round brilliants. For added detail, the gallery support bar is set with round diamonds for sparkles from underneath.
Posted on April 14th, 2015
The mesmerizing appearance of the Asscher cut diamond ring is created by cutting a series of parallel step-cuts into the pavilion, or underside of the stone. Where certain facets intersect, a mirrored windmill appearance can be seen through the large flat top facet, known as the table. Due to the large table of this cut, inclusions may be very visible and only high quality diamonds are chosen as Asschers. This cut highlights clarity, strongly retains color and enriches the natural luster of a diamond.
A length to width ratio of 1:1 to 1.5:1 is standard in this square diamond. If you desire a rectangular shape in a stone that also accentuates clarity, look into the emerald cut diamond ring. For a shape that is similar to an Asscher cut that showcases the brilliance of a stone, look into the regal and fiery radiant cut diamond rings from Mark Broumand.
The Asscher cut diamond rings in Mark’s collection also have many complimentary pieces such as earrings, necklaces or eternity bands should you want to create full jewelry sets. The custom eternity bands above feature hand-selected and perfectly matched Asscher cut diamonds identical in size, color and clarity. The image below and to the left is a custom designed 1.80ct Asscher cut diamond wedding ring jacket created by Mark Broumand. The image below and to the right pairs the jacket with a gorgeous vintage style Asscher cut halo engagement ring. (Both the jacket and the engagement ring are currently available and sold separately. The two pieces are shown together here for display purposes).
Mark Broumand and his expert staff can help you find the perfect Asscher cut diamond ring or other fine jewelry pieces that you may desire. Mark can also create a custom designed and one-of-a-kind Asscher cut engagement or anniversary ring that will exceed your best expectations.
Posted on April 13th, 2015
For those that admire vintage or classic jewelry, you will absolutely love the antique round cut diamond engagement rings from Mark Broumand. Though many of the diamond are truly antique stones, some are newly cut since modern technology has allowed diamond cutters to recreate the facet patterns of diamonds of the past. Just as beautiful as their contemporary counterparts, antique round cut diamonds enthrall you with larger facets and different light behavior.
This elegant 3.84ct old European round cut diamond in this halo style engagement ring is AGS certified at I in color and a clarity of VS1. In a face up position, it is perfectly white and the clarity is phenomenal. The center diamond is bezel set in a custom created platinum setting. Beautiful white and bright pavé set round brilliants create the outstanding milgrain accent atop and on the side of the halo. Beneath the halo, a row of carré cut diamonds are channel set all the way around the basket with a row of round brilliant cut diamonds pavé set beneath. The shank is set with twelve gorgeous carré cut diamonds in a channel setting that extends halfway down.
3.40ct Antique European Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
This amazing vintage style solitaire features an astonishing 3.40ct antique European round cut center diamond, EGL certified at M-SI1. It has a warmer color which is complimented perfectly by the eight rose gold prongs securing it. The small white inclusions off to the side are hidden under one of the prongs. The elaborate 18k rose gold setting is custom made and features hand engraving, filigree and milgrain details.
This halo engagement ring features a 1.51ct Old European round cut center diamond, GIA certified at F-SI1. It is exceptionally white and eye clean. It is accented be a halo of round diamonds in a shared prong setting and additional round brilliant cut diamonds are pavé set on all three sides of the shank.
Though these diamonds have larger facets and different light behavior, these stones are just as versatile as bright and stunning modern round brilliant cut engagement rings. These vintage style stones merge classic sophistication with contemporary design. Mark Broumand and his staff of expert jewelers can help you find or custom design the perfect antique round cut engagement ring.
Posted on April 13th, 2015
The emerald cut engagement ring is an artful masterpiece of symmetry, luminescence and clarity. The rectangular stone will have angled corners and step-cuts on the underside of the stone (pavilion). These facets accentuate the bright beauty inherent in a natural diamond. Reaching its apex of popularity during the Art Deco period, it is still admired today as a unique emblem of the era.
This incredible three-stone engagement ring showcases a breathtaking 3.29ct emerald cut diamond in the center. It is GIA certified at G-VS1; it has a perfect white color and amazing clarity. The cut is so outstanding that the diamond visually looks to be at least four carats in size. Two additional emerald cuts flank the center, adding even more luster to this incredible piece. The center basket features two gorgeous channel set carré cut diamonds surrounded by pavé set round brilliants. The shank is pavé set with round brilliants on all three sides. Milgrain details accent this amazing piece throughout.
The elegant 2.60ct emerald cut diamond featured in this elegant and sophisticated solitaire engagement ring is GIA certified at L in color and VVS2 in clarity. The over two-and-a-half carat center stone has a beautiful white color and is nearly flawless in clarity. The stone is secured by four delicately rounded prongs, adding additional brightness to this dazzling ring. It is showcased here in a 14k white gold shank, but can be switched out for a custom design setting of your choice.
The elegant 2.01ct emerald cut center diamond in this elegant ring with side stones is GIA certified at E in color and with VS1 in clarity. It is exceptionally white, perfectly clear and the cut is phenomenal. The shank is comprised of a a row of square step cut diamonds channel set in high polish platinum. The prongs protect and accent the angled corners of this diamond perfectly. The center basket on this gorgeous ring is also studded with round diamonds in a pavé setting, sparkling from every angle.
Your emerald cut engagement ring will turn heads with its classic style that makes a sophisticated and bold statement, perfect in a halo setting, as a solitaire or in a three-stone ring design.