Posted on January 7th, 2016
Getting engaged is one of the most exciting moments in life. Brides and grooms may find it challenging to choose an engagement ring that is beautiful, symbolic of their love, and is a style they will want to wear day in and day out. An additional point of stress can be finding a wedding band that complements and sits flush to the engagement ring. But with the right kind of support and expertise, you should have no problem finding an engagement ring and band that look beautiful together.
How do I know what type of wedding band I need?
First determine whether a straight wedding band will sit flush with your engagement ring. If your ring has a center gemstone that is elevated and sits above the band, then you can likely choose a wedding ring that is straight. Mark Broumand has many stunning straight wedding bands that will sit close to your engagement ring. Your engagement ring may be part of a matched set as designers often create wedding bands specifically for certain engagement rings.
What if a straight band won’t work?
If a straight wedding band will not work with your engagement ring, then a contoured wedding band may be the right option. This type of band matches the curvature of your wedding ring. It is contoured at the front and straight in the back in order to match the contours of your ring. Contoured wedding bands are quite common, allowing your rings to sit flush on your finger, and work well with many different styles of engagement rings.
Notched wedding bands are another option for a great fit with an engagement ring. Rather than bending around the ring like the contoured wedding band, a notched band allows the rings to fit together like the pieces of a puzzle.
When your ring has very fine details around the gemstone or the center stone is an elongated shape such as oval, marquise or emerald, then you may want to go with a band that is contoured and notched.
Are there other options?
Mark Broumand will always make sure your ring needs are met; it’s possible that a custom band may be the ideal choice for you. Though the process of creating a custom band requires time, you will end up with a beautiful band that complements your engagement ring. Visit MarkBroumand.com today to see all of the options for rings you will want to show off for years to come.
Posted on November 18th, 2015
Men’s wedding rings are a relatively new tradition, historically speaking. While there is some archaeological evidence that women have been wearing wedding rings for thousands of years, men only began wearing these symbolic ornaments in the early 1900s.
A Romantic Gesture That Caught On
The tradition of matching bride and groom wedding bands
began when soldiers who were leaving to fight in World War II wore rings to remind them of their wives back home. Now, the romantic gesture that began with soldiers has become popular among almost all married men.
Today, men’s wedding rings are so commonplace that married men who do not wear them are seen as breaking tradition. When Prince William decided to forego a royal wedding band, the decision sparked public discussion. Men’s wedding bands are seen as a symbol of fidelity that married men are expected to wear.
Wedding Band Choices for Men
Men today have abundant wedding band options to choose from when they get married. From classic unadorned gold bands to ornate diamond bands, an engaged or married man can select a ring that is perfectly suited to his personality and style. At Mark Broumand, we offer an array of men’s precious metal wedding bands and men’s diamond bands.
One of the most important considerations for a man’s wedding ring is the material that the band is composed of. If a man has an active lifestyle or does a lot of work with his hands, he may want a durable wedding band made of platinum, titanium or palladium. While gold and silver bands are popular, they are not as resistant to scratches as other types of bands and so should be chosen with care.
No matter what type of wedding band a man chooses, the band should reflect his personal style and complement his bride’s wedding band. Bride and groom wedding bands do not have to match exactly, but subtle similarities in the metal color or engravings can make the two rings look well suited to each other, symbolizing the union of the rings’ wearers.
Posted on June 25th, 2015
Though Mark Broumand is famous for his diamond engagement rings, he actually carries a full line of fine jewelry for women and men, for special occasions, weddings or just because. For couples that desire matching diamonds in their wedding jewelry, here are some men’s wedding bands that can perfectly compliment your bride’s round brilliant cut diamond engagement ring.
This exception men’s eternity style wedding band is a perfect fit for the man that desires sparkle on his wedding band. This 8mm wide band is crafted in platinum and features larger round brilliant cut diamonds set in a flush setting with rows of pavé set round diamonds separating them. The front and back of the ring also features pavé set round brilliant cut diamonds.
The band of this dramatic men’s wedding band features 14k white gold rectangular links. Very white, bright and clear round brilliant cut diamonds are flush set in the center of each link.
The round brilliant cut is the most popular diamond cut selected for use in jewelry because of its clarity, fire and brilliance. This cut accounts for over 80% of loose diamonds in the world. The 58 facets in this round diamond were placed to maximize the natural fire and sparkle of the gemstone. This diamond works well in prong, bezel or channel settings and shines with an unparalleled brilliance.
1.20cts of five very clear and very white round brilliant cut diamonds are showcased in this men’s 14k white gold wedding band. The diamonds are channel set in this rounded and bold band, with an even proportion of white gold and gemstones.
A row of flush set round brilliant cut diamonds are centered on this 14k white gold wedding band. For an added touch of sophistication, milgrain detail edges the row of diamonds.
In addition to the men’s round brilliant cut diamond wedding bands shown here, Mark Broumand also has a selection of men’s baguette cut, princess cut or simply elegant precious metal wedding bands. Mark can also custom design the men’s diamond ring, cuff links or wedding band that will surprise him and exceed your expectations.