‘Asscher Cut’ Category

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

Posted on May 15th, 2016

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 many walks of life, and are often displayed by fashionable celebrities, whose fortunes are based in part on their ability to maintain an in-depth appearance of class and style.

Single Band

This 1.36 carat vintage engagement ring’s radiant cut diamond is framed by an elegant and graceful single band. With its own adornment of pavé diamonds, this single band offers a striking vintage appearance through its expansive surface area. Its appearance is reminiscent of various artistic styles from the 60’s and 70’s, including Art Deco, as well as that which was then considered to be Avant Garde.

Vintage Halo

The emblematic look of cropped corners strongly favors the grace and elegance of a central asscher cut stone, prominently displayed by this vintage halo engagement ring. The rare and undeniable appeal of the ring’s old-fashioned shape is enhanced by the band’s beaded detailing and the brilliance of its micropavé diamonds. The halo style was popular for many years, and is now one of the most favored of vintage engagement ring looks. This 2.63 carat asscher cut engagement ring is sure to capture the heart of your special someone.

Old European Cut Diamond Vintage Engagement Ring Halo

This 2.16 carat old European cut diamond is in its own league. It’s hard to surpass this European cut diamond for sheer class, while the added luster of the cut elevates this vintage ring into something that will ensure all eyes rest upon it. This particular ring offers a stunningly classic shape. This is truly a timeless piece.

Pear Shaped Diamond Vintage Engagement Ring

This stunning 3.51 carat pear diamond is gleaming and exceptional. There’s nothing wrong with sticking to known qualities when they exemplify the taste of this vintage engagement ring. On this particular ring, the center stone is truly the focus of all attention. Its simplicity is managed in such a way as to enhance the ring’s overall elegance, while ensuring that its style has a measurable impact on all who see it.

How to Propose to Your Loved One Based On Her Personality

Posted on February 15th, 2016

Getting engaged is a special moment for every couple, as they begin to forge two lives into one. When it is time to propose, you want it to be a story you’ll be able to tell your children. It helps to consider your loved one’s personality when you’re choosing not only where to propose, but also which engagement ring to get.  Here are a few ideas to help you along the way.

The Sentimental Love of Your Life

If your loved one keeps mementos and keepsakes from your first dates to special occasions, she’ll want to be proposed at a place that means something in your history together. The place where you met, where you had your first kiss or the location of your first date will have special meaning and would be the perfect place for you to propose. Someone who is sentimental will love a classic Antique Cut engagement ring.4011-1D118833_160_010_PLAT

That Special Urban Chic Gal

Your love might be entranced with the bustling city. Whether she lives in a hustling metropolis or not, if she loves the city, you can tailor your proposal to her favorite locations. It could be a trip to the city she loves and the top of her favorite building where you pop the question. An urban lover will appreciate the strong lines and architecture of a heart-shaped engagement ring.3942-1D187242_250_175_PLAT

The Free-Spirited One

A person who loves the wild, crashing waves on a rocky shore might love a proposal at the beach. You can propose in a romantic way whether you choose to do it during the day or as the sun sets below the beautiful water. A ring like the princess cut will remind her of beautiful waves around the setting sun.2208-1D382257_301_140_PLAT

The Natural Woman

Whether it’s a hike through the woods or a stroll through a peaceful meadow, a loved one who enjoys the outdoors will love a proposal in their favorite location. The location you choose should be natural and free of urban distractions. The top of a local mountain after an enjoyable hike would be the perfect opportunity for a proposal. The ring you choose for the occasion should be inspired by nature like the pear-shaped diamond ring.2745-1D550803_406_130_PLAT

Ideas for the Dramatic Lover in Your Life

If you have a lover with a flair for the dramatic, she’ll love events where she’s the center of attention. A flash mob in the middle of a public venue or a proposal in the middle of a major sporting event is the way to propose to her. A ring like the Asscher cut diamond is a glamorous statement for this woman who loves the dramatic.3329-1D69182_126_120_PLAT

When it’s time to pop the question, go with Mark Broumand

When choosing a proposal location, make sure you have the perfect ring to match the personalitiy of your soon-to-be spouse. Our engagement ring experts can help you choose the perfect ring to show her how much her love means to you. Visit us online today to learn more.

A Luminescent Labyrinth – The Asscher Cut Diamond Ring

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.

2.93ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand

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.

8.00ct Asscher Cut Diamond Eternity Band | Mark Broumand3.20ct Asscher Cut Diamond Eternity Band | 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).

 1.80ct Asscher Cut Diamond Wedding Ring Jacket | Mark Broumand1.80ct Asscher Cut Diamond Wedding Ring Jacket with Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand

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.