All About Diamonds

Radiant or Cushion Cut: Which Is Right for Me?

After the detailed process of sorting through a vast collection of diamonds, you’ve finally settled on two cuts. They have a similar look and style, but the jeweler informs you that one is a cushion cut and the other is a radiant cut. You take another moment to inspect both pieces and find yourself stumped…

Christie’s Breathtaking, Record-breaking Blue and Pink Diamonds

Christie’s auction house is synonymous with opulence, and it is only fitting that the organization has auctioned several record-breaking diamonds throughout the years. The diamonds in its record books represent all the colors of the rainbow, but the pink and blue paragons are the things daydreams are made of. A paragon is a perfect diamond —…

Our Most Popular Diamond Cuts for the Modern Bride

We know how important it is for today’s brides to have engagement rings that reflect their personal tastes and styles. Of course, the diamond is what sets each ring apart as unique. Whether you or your fiancé is choosing the ring, start with this helpful guide to some of the most popular contemporary diamond cuts….

How Millennials Are Creating New Engagement Traditions

The Millennial generation represents a large number of the people getting married today as more begin to settle down. Although Millennials still have many of the same engagement and wedding traditions as previous generations, some have come up with new unique traditions, from staging proposal photography to designing unique engagement rings. Mutual Proposals One trend…

Turn Heads with Vintage-inspired Engagement Rings

There is something about a vintage-inspired engagement ring that just seems to catch the eye and turn heads. Because your engagement ring is something you’ll wear for the rest of your life, it’s important that you give some thought to your own personal style and which type of vintage-inspired ring will work best for you…

Accentuate Your Style by Adding a Touch of Color to Your Diamonds

Diamonds are Perfect for Any Occasion Wearing diamonds is one of the best ways to make a fashion statement, regardless of your lifestyle. They are timeless pieces of jewelry that never go out of style, and they have always been worn to represent special events, like weddings, engagements, birthdays, graduations and anniversaries. The idea of…

Bold and Beautiful Modified Brilliant Diamond Engagement Rings

If you desire a large stone with the optical performance of a round brilliant cut without the circular shape and with a lower price tag, the modified brilliant diamond engagement rings, available as an oval cut or Marquise cut diamond engagement ring may be just the ring you are looking for.  These two diamonds possess…

The Wow Factor of an Emerald Cut Diamond Ring

The emerald cut diamond ring will showcase a stone that offers simple elegance in a timeless cut.  Originally created for use with emeralds to maximize the luster and sparkle of the gemstone, these enhancements work just as well with a diamond.  In addition to the distinctive and rare asscher cut diamond engagement ring, the standardized…

A Luminescent Labyrinth – The Asscher Cut Diamond Ring

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,…

Modified Brilliant Diamond Rings

Modified brilliants describes a diamond which utilizes the 58 facets of the fiery round brilliant cut diamond in a shape that is not circular.  Popular modified brilliants include: the heart shaped, pear shaped, oval cut and marquise cut diamonds. Oval Cut The oval cut diamond is a great value, providing a larger stone with the…

Romantic Antique Cut Diamond Rings

Treasured for their vintage look and rarity, antique cut diamond rings are produced today using technology to create the facet patterns used in eras past. Antique cut diamond rings are fashioned from one of four standard antique cuts: Single Cut, Rose Cut, Old Mine Cut and the Old European Cut.  Mark Broumand carries a beautiful…

A Few Facts About Fancy Color Engagement Rings

The rare diamonds in fancy color engagement rings come in a range of hues and clarity available in any of the amazing cuts used for natural diamonds.  Natural diamonds are color graded on a scale ranging from D to Z, with D being a colorless stone and grades nearing Z containing tints of color, such…

The Slimming and Radiant Oval Cut Engagement Ring

The slimming and radiant oval cut engagement ring showcases a fancy cut diamond belonging to the modified brilliant category.  This classification describes shaped diamonds that are crafted from a round brilliant cut foundation, utilizing the same facet pattern and maximizing brilliance.  The pear, heart and the delicate diamond of a marquise cut engagement ring are…

Antique Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

Antique cushion cut diamond engagement rings were preceded by the Old Mine Cut of the 1800s, which was a squared cut with round corners.  The shape of this rich and warm stone resembles the shape of a pillow and like pillows, you will find differences in cushion cuts as well.  Many are mostly square shaped…