All About Diamonds

Talk Like a Diamond Pro: All About GIA Certification

When it comes to diamond engagement rings, looks are only half the story. Every diamond has a personality of its own, and the characteristics that make it one-of-a-kind can affect its market value. A GIA certification acts as a report on a diamond’s individuality, and learning to read it will help you crack the secrets…

Everything You Need to Know About Diamond Fluorescence

When it comes to shopping for diamonds, most consumers are familiar with the 4 C’s; color, clarity, cut and carat weight. However, the 4 C’s are not the only characteristics of a diamond that influence its’ appearance and value. Depending on the diamond, fluorescence can also play a role in your diamond choice. What is…

Keeping Your Jewelry Clean

You have hand picked all of your jewelry, and each piece is special and loved. However, if you notice that your diamonds don’t have the same shine that they did when you purchased them, it may be time for a cleaning. With regular wear, your diamonds may develop a build up of oils from your…

Choosing The Right Diamond Shape For Your Engagement Ring

You have started the process of looking for an engagement ring and have realized you have no idea what shape of diamond you want. When it comes to choosing an engagement ring, this is often the first step when determining which style is right for you. While many factors are important when choosing a diamond,…

Tennis Jewelry Is The New Every Day Look

Tennis jewelry has faced a resurgence of popularity in recent years and when it comes to how and when to wear it, the game has changed for this iconic piece. These pieces of beautiful diamond jewelry are no longer reserved only for special occasions. Dress Up or Down Tennis jewelry is the epitome of the…

Everything You Need To Know About Anniversary Bands

Celebrating an important milestone by gifting your special someone a gorgeous piece of jewelry always feels amazing. Anniversaries are an excellent occasion to show your significant other how much they mean to you. An anniversary band is a beautiful way of symbolizing the love between you and a reaffirmation of your vows. When To Get…

What Is A Hidden Halo Engagement Ring

A halo setting engagement ring is timeless and can enhance the center stone of any ring. Surrounding your diamond in a row of smaller diamonds can even create the illusion of a larger center stone. However, if you are searching for a ring that is more minimal in design, or want to add an extra…

Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Rings Look Great on Any Setting!

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…

Anatomy of An Engagement Ring

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…

Classic vs. Vintage Emerald Cut Engagement Rings

At Mark Broumand, explore a wide selection of beautiful diamond emerald cut engagement rings. From a simple, elegant emerald cut diamond, to a sparking setting with two emerald cut side stones, with or without a halo, we provide the highest quality of jewels. Rectangular Emerald Cut Ring, 4.48 carat This exquisite wedding ring displays a…

Unique Yellow Diamond Engagement Rings Are Increasingly Popular

Fancy color and yellow diamond engagement rings make for a particularly special adornment. Its unique character stands out amidst a wide variety of cuts, while bringing a warm, soothing accent to a variety of traditional and modern ring styles. Oval Cut Engagement Ring An oval cut yellow diamond brings to mind many warm and appealing images….

Four Vintage-Inspired Diamond Engagement Rings: Radiant Cut, Old European Cut, Pear Shaped & Asscher Cut Diamonds

There is a certain stunning quality and undeniable appeal to vintage diamond engagement rings, whether it is a antique emerald cut, old European cut, oval cut, pear shaped, radiant cut or asscher cut engagement ring. Vintage styles feature bold angles and large, open tables for that distinctive eye-catching look. They are popular with people from…

Get to know the history of the valuable pink diamond

Diamonds are made of pure carbon, and many people have come to believe that the most valuable are the perfectly colorless or white diamonds. But the fact is that pink diamonds can be 10 to 100 times more valuable than colorless ones, especially if the pink diamonds are flawless and highly graded. Understanding the allure…

A Ruby That Sold for $14 Million!

When it sold recently at auction for the stunning price of $14.2 million, the historic ‘Jubilee Ruby’ made history. The sparking oval-shaped piece set a record at the Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale event. In a matter of mere moments, the 15.99 carat multi-faceted stone became the single most valuable colored corundum gem to sell at…

3 Facts About Diamonds You Should Know

Nothing shines quite as brilliantly as diamonds, and when you put one on, you’re wearing a fascinating piece of history. Most diamonds found in nature are estimated to be between one and three billion years old. Maybe that’s why this gem continues to dazzle all of us with its enormous beauty. Join us as we…

Celebrity Engagement Ring Ideas For You

Give your beloved the celebrity treatment when proposing by presenting her with a beautiful engagement ring fit for the stars. Take your inspiration right from the celebrities themselves by incorporating the latest celebrity engagement ring trends into the ring you choose for your fiancé. Yellow Diamonds Yellow diamond engagement rings are an intense and vibrant…

Modern Twists on the Tennis Necklace Are Impressing New Buyers

Tennis necklaces go back decades, but your grandmother may have called them “eternity necklaces” instead. One of the draws of this classic style is their simplicity as well as the fact that they can be passed down through the generations without outdating themselves. With the recent return of simpler retro styles, the tennis necklace is…