Archive for July, 2016

Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Rings Look Great on Any Setting!

Posted on July 15th, 2016

Mark Broumand offers a variety of options with a huge selection of diamonds, carat sizes, styles and the design of a master setting you love. If you prefer a single band, double shank, halo or rock on a classic, timeless setting, we have it all! Oval cuts are a beautiful and unique stone for any engagement ring.

Oval Cut Single Band Engagement Ring, 1.45 Carats

With its delicate setting and narrow, diamond encrusted band of rose gold, this engagement ring provides subtle accent to the sparkle and luster of its oval cut center stone, while being tastefully and elegantly decorated with smaller round cut diamonds. It expresses not only the purity of a lifelong vow, but also the love and the warmth which are meant to accompany it. A beautiful choice for anyone’s intended.

Oval Cut Engagement Ring Platinum, 1.51 Carats

This deceptively delicate platinum band brings out its brilliant silvery sheen with a fully encrusted halo of round cut diamonds. The center stone is an oval cut diamond, artistically situated so as to capture and further refract the dazzling array of light and sparkle which the smaller diamonds reflect into it. Like a wedding itself, this engagement band is a thing of pristine and exquisite beauty.

Oval Cut Yellow Diamond, Double Shank, 4.42 Carats

This large yellow diamond symbolizes the warmth and the love of an eternal union, its color serving to accentuate concepts like loving support, springtime, renewal, and new beginnings. It gleams warmly amidst the beautiful sparkle of a generously encrusted halo of small, round cut diamonds, which extends around the shank of this double-banded ring for a truly exquisite and luxurious piece that speaks to the love behind one of life’s most precious occasions.

Oval Cut Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring, Single Band, 5.3 Carats

This oval cut yellow diamond engagement ring features a phenomenal center stone, dazzlingly situated to gleam like the rising sun on a spring morning. Its honeyed hue is reminiscent of the loving warmth that turns a couple into a family, and transforms a house into a home. This vintage inspired piece is set atop a narrow band of rose tinted gold, encrusted by modest round cut diamonds which only add to the quality of its sparkle.

Yellow Oval Diamond Engagement Ring With a Halo, 2.9 Carats

A delicate platinum band, luxuriously set with round cut diamonds, is topped with a classic double halo setting which is likewise, and exquisitely, fully encrusted. The center stone, an oval cut yellow diamond, glows with the warmth of a daisy on a summer’s day. This ring combines classic and vintage themes with modern artistry to create an image that evokes good health, growth, and a new beginning to look forward to.

Anatomy of An Engagement Ring

Posted on July 1st, 2016

Designing a one-of-a-kind engagement ring is a great way to create a personalized piece of jewelry; however, the different technical terms used by jewelers may seem confusing and overwhelming. The following guide will help decode the mystery surrounding jewelry jargon.

The Head

Multiple elements comprise the head of the ring. It includes the center stone and the fixtures that hold the stone in place. The collet, also called the setting, is made up of the circular rim that holds the stone and the claws that help keep the stone secure.

Types of Heads and Settings
Different head, setting styles and shapes are available to highlight the carat size and shape of the center stone. For example, a buttercup setting features claws that curve over the side of the stone. This type of setting is elaborate and typically resembles a flower as suggested by the name. Marquis, princess cut, or other angular stones are well-suited to a V-shape claw setting.
This 3.5 carat old mine cut diamond engagement ring flaunts a beautiful setting:

The Center Stone

This is the star of the ring design. The center stone can be cut into a variety of shapes ranging from the traditional round to more oval or angular styles. While a single stone is the most common choice, a setting can feature more than one center stone. Engagement rings feature center stones in all different sizes ranging from 0.3 carat up to 10 carats that may be surrounded by smaller side stones. Diamonds are the traditional choice, but a yellow diamond, a sapphire, emerald, or ruby can be equally beautiful.

This 3.4 carat transitional cut diamond ring flaunts simplicity and displays the center stone masterfully:

The Prongs or Claws

Most rings feature between four and six pieces of metal that hold the center stone securely in place. When designing the ring, it is important to strike a balance between form and function. More claws mean that the stone is more secure and less likely to come loose while fewer claws highlight the clarity and beauty of the stone by permitting more light to shine through.

Side Stones

Elaborate rings may feature dozens of small stones surrounding the band or center stone. These stones may match or serve as a contrast to the larger center stone. For example, a ring may feature a large, colored gemstone, such as an emerald, surrounded by smaller diamonds.  Side stones can expertly accent your engagement ring and enhance and enlarge the appearance of the center diamond. This masterful enhancement provides unrivaled brilliance and dazzling sparkle.
This 6.37 carat fancy yellow cushion cut diamond is magnified with the beautiful yet simple side stones:

The Band or Shank

This is the part of the ring that encircles the finger. The band is adjusted to your size and often inscribed in the case of an engagement ring. Many brides opt for diamonds to cover the band or shank. There are also a variety of styles in terms of how many shanks and where they connect and end in connection with the center stone and side stones. The possibilities are really endless. You can customize and create your timeless engagement ring with the expertise of Mark Broumand and our wide selection of stones on display at our showroom.
This 4.16 carat fancy yellow cushion cut diamond rocks a simple diamond band:

This 3.11 carat oval cut diamond has two bands: