Posted on November 17th, 2015
Shopping for an engagement ring is one of the most exciting moments that couples share. If you want to pop the question in an unexpected way and get her to say yes, you might consider buying the ring long before you ask her to marry you. While you will find a number of different rings available in stores, you may want to look at the benefits of a custom-designed ring that you make just for her or that you design together.
A Ring Like No Other
Designing a custom engagement ring lets you create a ring she’s never seen before. Though professional
designers work hard to produce rings that appeal to different types of shoppers, designing your own ring puts you in complete control. You can add in small elements that remind her of important moments you shared together, a colored diamond that appeals to her sense of style or other details to showcase her personality.
Cut, Clarity and More
When designing a custom engagement ring, the decision as o how the final ring looks is up to you. Though you might think you can’t afford an elaborate ring, your designer can work with you to make the finished ring look amazing and still fit within your budget. You can draw inspiration from antique-style engagement rings that you see online or from specific shapes like oval-cut rings. Not only do you get to decide on the cut you want to use, but you can also select the clarity and the number of karats used in the diamond as well.
Show Your Commitment
Proposing to your loved one shows your commitment. It shows that you took the time to think about your relationship and choose a ring that is just as special as your future spouse. Whether you use a princess cut ring as your inspiration or any other type of design, the right ring makes it even more special when you pop the question. She’ll look forward to telling everyone about the time you spent designing the perfect ring just for her.
Posted on November 14th, 2015
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 or your partner.
Princess Cut Rings
Princess cut rings are a great example of jewelry pieces that combine elements of modern and traditional styles. Slightly square with rounded edges, these rings catch the light in a way that other cuts cannot. As the designs fluctuate so much, we recommend that you try a few out and see which ones appeal most to you before making your final decision. We have princess cut rings with brilliant clarity and up to four or more carats.
Emerald Cut Rings
If you’re a fan of classic Hollywood films, you might appreciate the look of emerald cut rings. We take your favorite diamonds, cut the stones in the same way we would emeralds and polish the edges for a fantastic shine. Adding extra diamonds and wrapping those stones with a white gold band creates the type of ring that Hollywood royalty like Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor once wore.
Antique Cut Rings
Couples who enjoy the look and elegance of classic jewelry will love the style of antique cut rings. These rings look very similar to the ones produced by major designers in the 1940s and earlier, but the rings have all the modern brilliance and shine that shoppers come to expect from us. Some of the antique cut diamonds we carry include European round cut diamonds, antique cushion brilliants, which are also known as old mine brilliants. These look amazing in modern rings crafted with a vintage feel.
For something that has a classy yet slightly different appearance, take a look at our colored diamonds. Whether you select a ring with a classic clear diamond in its center or a ring with a yellow, brown or even pink diamond, you will be investing in something spectacular that both you and your future spouse will love showing off to others.
Posted on April 13th, 2015
For those that admire vintage or classic jewelry, you will absolutely love the antique round cut diamond engagement rings from Mark Broumand. Though many of the diamond are truly antique stones, some are newly cut since modern technology has allowed diamond cutters to recreate the facet patterns of diamonds of the past. Just as beautiful as their contemporary counterparts, antique round cut diamonds enthrall you with larger facets and different light behavior.
This elegant 3.84ct old European round cut diamond in this halo style engagement ring is AGS certified at I in color and a clarity of VS1. In a face up position, it is perfectly white and the clarity is phenomenal. The center diamond is bezel set in a custom created platinum setting. Beautiful white and bright pavé set round brilliants create the outstanding milgrain accent atop and on the side of the halo. Beneath the halo, a row of carré cut diamonds are channel set all the way around the basket with a row of round brilliant cut diamonds pavé set beneath. The shank is set with twelve gorgeous carré cut diamonds in a channel setting that extends halfway down.
3.40ct Antique European Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
This amazing vintage style solitaire features an astonishing 3.40ct antique European round cut center diamond, EGL certified at M-SI1. It has a warmer color which is complimented perfectly by the eight rose gold prongs securing it. The small white inclusions off to the side are hidden under one of the prongs. The elaborate 18k rose gold setting is custom made and features hand engraving, filigree and milgrain details.
This halo engagement ring features a 1.51ct Old European round cut center diamond, GIA certified at F-SI1. It is exceptionally white and eye clean. It is accented be a halo of round diamonds in a shared prong setting and additional round brilliant cut diamonds are pavé set on all three sides of the shank.
Though these diamonds have larger facets and different light behavior, these stones are just as versatile as bright and stunning modern round brilliant cut engagement rings. These vintage style stones merge classic sophistication with contemporary design. Mark Broumand and his staff of expert jewelers can help you find or custom design the perfect antique round cut engagement ring.