‘Celebrity Inspired’ Category
Posted on April 17th, 2016
Rose gold diamonds are increasing in popularity for their classic design and stunning shade. Celebrities are often the first to be spotted wearing the jewelry with gorgeous engagement rings that are on display after becoming engaged. When learning more about rose gold diamonds that make for a statement piece in any woman’s jewelry collection, there are a few to take note of.
Blake Lively and Her Diamond
Blake Lively’s pink oval cut diamond is beautifully mounted on a split shank band for a classy design that isn’t overly regal. The sparkler is eye-catching and features small diamonds on the band for a feminine style that surpasses any temporary trends.
Alison Brie couldn’t resist accepting Dave Franco’s proposal when he presented her with a stunning rose gold ring. The accessory features a round-cut diamond and a pave double halo. The unique style of the engagement ring stands out with the rose gold detail and colored diamond to match.
Lauren Conrad’s Rose Gold Diamond
The lifestyle blogger and reality star is known for her girly style and feminine frocks, which are made complete with the rose gold engagement ring and wedding band that William Tell gave her. The simple style of the diamond draws a high level of attention with the metal on the band with paveé stones that are included for added detail.
Whitney Port is known as one of the top designers to come out of reality television and is specific with her taste and jewelry items that are worn. Her rose gold engagement ring is a trend-setting statement piece that features a three-carat diamond that is plenty feminine and stylish. Port prefers to show off the ring with other types of metal rings on her hands for an eclectic look that is incredibly original.
Leighton Meester’s proven herself to be a fan of rose gold engagement rings after she became engaged to Adam Brody. Her wedding band is also rose gold in a beautiful set that is both classy and lovely. The rose gold ring offers a unique look from white gold or gold options with engagement rings that are traditionally worn.
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Visit Mark Broumand online to see our large inventory of jewelry and to view a variety of rose gold jewelry that is available with both engagement and wedding bands.
Posted on December 28th, 2015
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 diamond engagement rings are an intense and vibrant option with the larger and more vivid in color the stone is, the more rare and valuable it is. This look was made popular by many Celebrities like the gorgeous eight-carat radiant cut fancy yellow diamond ring gracing Olivia Palermo’s left finger. This style is truly striking as it is flanked between two sparkling trapezoid shaped white diamonds. Yellow diamonds are also a great option because they are incredibly bright, cheery and stunning when they catch the light. The popularity of yellow diamonds has been steadily growing the past few decades and could possibly be the right choice for you.
Although a halo setting finds its origins in the Georgian and Victorian eras, it still remains one of the most popular and current styles to date. This setting is a timelessly classic way to showcase a sparkling center stone, as it will flatter your diamond perfectly. The smaller gems in the halo are stunning in their own right, but they also make the center stone stand out for all the right reasons, especially when the color of the halo stones or their setting provides contrast. Halo settings are also quite popular now with the in-crowd, like Natalie Portman’s conflict-free old mine cut double halo diamond ring made in an exquisite recycled platinum setting. This ring is truly glamorous as the double halo makes the four-carat center-stone appear larger than in is in actuality.
An emerald cut diamond engagement ring is an enchanting way to express your love. The clean step-cut lines and standard 49 facets create a wonderful sense of depth that absolutely captivates. An emerald cut stone is truly mesmerizing, which may be why it is worn by megastars such as Beyoncé whose astonishing 18-carat emerald-cut diamond ring set in a split shank remains one of the most popular engagement designs.
Because there are 57 or more facets, nothing seems more sparkling and everlasting than the elegance of round brilliant cut diamonds which had its most modern cut version you see today perfected in the 20th century. These gems reflect light magnificently and look breathtaking when set in a classic solitaire. Although these diamonds could never be unpopular, they have recently been boosted by celebrity wearers like Keira Knightly who sports a round brilliant cut solitaire diamond engagement ring in a platinum setting that can truly transcend time.
Posted on December 26th, 2015
Pear-shaped diamonds have graced the world with their elegant beauty since their creation in the 1400s and have been a popular choice ever since. Though the specifics of the cut and its uses have changed somewhat throughout history, its beauty has not. Pear-shaped diamonds are a popular choice today for couples looking for a diamond engagement ring.
Creation of the First Pear-shaped Diamond
The pear shape first came into being when Belgian diamond cutter Lodewyk van Berquem fashioned the shape in 1458. Van Berguem first invented the diamond-polishing wheel, which is what allowed him to shine eac
h facet of his new creation to coax the most brilliant sparkle from the stone. After the creation of the pear shape, many jewelers pierced holes in the narrow tips of stones shaped in this way to wear as pendants.
Progression of Pear-shaped Diamond Styles
As fashion progressed, pear diamonds were incorporated into rings and other jewelry, expanding their reach beyond pendants. Some modifications to the shape were made along the way, such as the addition of a table, with the modern pear shape coming into being in the 1900s. Today’s pear-shaped diamonds boast 56 to 58 facets with as many as 4 to 8 pavilion facets on each stone. All these surfaces allow pear-shaped stones to reflect surrounding light beautifully.
The Largest Pear-shaped Diamonds on Record
Pear-shaped diamonds have beautifully adorned many classic women, but one of the largest and best pear-shaped diamonds known belonged to Elizabeth Taylor. This incredible diamond was cut from a stone that weighed a record-breaking 240.8 carats when it was brought out of the diamond mine. After being cut and perfected to adorn the classic pear-shaped engagement ring Richard Burton gifted to Taylor, at completion it weighed in at an astonishing 69.42 carats. The record for largest pear-shaped diamond, however, is held by the Cullinan I. This flawless, 530.20-carat diamond forms part of the British Crown Jewels and boasts a colorless and Type IIA quality grading (GIA).
Posted on December 13th, 2015
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 — flawless and without inclusions. In the 16th century, a mass of twelve carats was sufficient to qualify for this designation, but today the threshold lies at 100 carats.
The Sweet Josephine
Surrounded by a halo of clear diamonds, the Sweet Josephine cushion cut pink diamond center stone is glorious enough to leave royalty in awe. Its facets reflect the light brilliantly out of the pure pink 16.08ct heart. While the band is platinum, rose gold prongs hold the stone in place while complementing its hue.
(Photo Credit: Christie’s)
On November 10, 2015, Sweet Josephine broke the record for the highest final sale price for a pink diamond at auction. The anonymous new owner paid $28.5 million for the honor.
The Winston Blue
The world’s largest flawless blue diamond, the Winston Blue, is the color of a crisp blue. The 13.22ct diamond is pear shaped and is flanked by glittering, clear diamonds on each side. Christie’s dubbed it “The Blue,” but its new owner renamed it the “Winston Blue.”
(Photo Credit: Forbes)
On May 13, 2014, the Winston Blue sold for $23.8 million. That is a sale price of nearly $1.80 million per carat, the most a blue diamond has ever sold for. No need to dream about owning a fancy color diamond. These options below are rings that are exquisite yet attainable.
The Vivid Pink
Fancy-colored diamonds are sometimes on the small side, making them ideal for multi-stone bands like this round brilliant cut diamond wedding band from Mark Broumand. Smaller does not have to mean less extraordinary, and the Vivid Pink proves it. At 5.00ct, it is not the largest diamond Christie’s has ever sold, but the cushion cut stone astounds with its cherry blossom pink hue. Clear diamonds twinkle like snow at its sides, and yellow gold prongs add a final kiss of color to the piece.
The Vivid Pink continues to hold the highest price per carat record for a pink diamond. It sold for $10.78 million, or $2.15 million per carat, on December 3, 2009.
Many diamonds sold at Christie’s end up in a collector’s display, but your diamond engagement ring will be daily reminder of love and commitment. It does not have to break records to be worth more than all the diamonds in the world to you.
(Photo Credit: Jewels Du Jour)
Posted on November 21st, 2015
Since Princess Kate wore a sapphire engagement ring before marrying Prince William, the deep blue stone has become more popular year after year. Sapphires are gorgeous, and when it comes to hardness, these gemstones are second to the diamond. Before choosing a sapphire, however, it is important to understand how sapphires are evaluated based on color. Here are four things to look for when choosing a sapphire engagement ring:
The Hue of the Sapphire
Most people know the stunning blue color associated with sapphires, but this gemstone is available in all of the colors of the rainbow. The hue of the sapphire is the term that gemologists use to describe the actual color of the stone. The hue of many sapphires is blue, for instance, but a gemologist may also share a secondary color such as yellowish orange or bluish green.
The Tone of the Sapphire
Another aspect of a sapphire’s color is its tone. Gemologists use the term tone to describe how dark or light the sapphire is. Tone is an important factor when it comes to determining the value of a sapphire, and stones that are too dark or light are valued lower than their medium-colored counterparts. Since not all sapphires are naturally medium in tone, they may be heat treated in order to darken or lighten the gemstone.
The Saturation of the Sapphire
The third way to describe the color of a sapphire is the saturation of the gemstone. This refers to how intense the color is. To determine the saturation, a gemologist must use a saturation modifier. In sapphires that are green, violet or blue, for instance, a gray modifier is usually used, but in pink, yellow or orange sapphires, a brown modifier is used. You’re able to see the modifying color when saturation is low, which is when you’ll notice hints of brown or grey. Saturation is another vital element that contributes to the value of a sapphire.
The Cut of the Sapphire
Since the cut of a gemstone affects the color, gemologists use this element to bring out the brilliance and color of the stone. There are a number of cuts that can bring out the color of a sapphire, such as a radiant cut. The cut will also affect the brilliance and luster of the gemstone.
Though there are other aspects to consider before buying a sapphire, most consumers are concerned with the most important feature of the gemstone, the eye-catching, breathtaking color.
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 November 13th, 2015
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 giving diamonds as a gift to a loved one is very endearing in nature. Not all diamonds are designed alike. You can find a variety of different styles, cuts and shapes to suit your fancy, and if you’re looking for quality, diamonds are the highest quality stones. Each diamond is unique, and the rarest of diamonds are considered highly valuable. An expert jeweler can provide an appraisal of a piece of jewelry with diamonds to determine its precise value based on the four C’s:
Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone With Rich Diamond Colors
If you’re looking to attract the spotlight, wear eccentric styles of diamonds. Colorful diamonds are becoming popular with diamond ring choices over the traditional white and colorless diamonds. They vary on a color scale from D to Z, and Z represents the most striking diamond colors. Celebrities have been spotted wearing various colors, like pink, yellow, green and blue diamonds, which have prompted the progress of this fashionable trend. Wearing different colors can accentuate your look, bringing out your unique style and individuality. The color that you choose is one of the most important aspects to the overall look of the diamond.
Color Accents With Diamond Rings
Diamond accents are hints of color that are incorporated into the diamond to highlight the distinctiveness of the ring. Many people choose to design or purchase made-to-order rings with color enhancements surrounding the white or colorless diamonds. You can choose different side stones, such as sapphire, emerald, tanzanite and ruby, and select unique shapes, like the popular pear, heart or rectangular shape. The accents are small but can provide the perfect way to personalize your ring.
Posted on March 18th, 2015
Mark Broumand has an amazing selection of custom made and hand selected diamond engagement rings in every possible style for you to choose from. Many of his rings are very similar to those that the celebrities proudly flaunt. Here are just a few of our favorite high profile beauties available from Mark Broumand.
This incredible platinum halo engagement ring stars a mesmerizing 1.39ct round brilliant cut diamond poised in the center. It is GIA certified at Fancy Brown Green Yellow with a clarity of I1. It has a stunning color with a perfect balance of brown, green and yellow hues for a very unique and rich color.
The cut is spectacular as well and it sparkles like crazy! Very white and clear round brilliants encircle the center stone in a micropavé halo. The gently split shank is set with two rows of bright round diamonds on high polish platinum extending three-quarters of the way down. The 18k yellow gold center basket features handmade engravings and milgrain touches throughout. We set round diamonds on the connectors as well for an added touch of brilliance on the front and back.
The 1.04ct radiant cut center diamond is certified by EGL at H-VVS2. It is nearly colorless and practically flawless with an exceptional cut, further enhancing the fire and brilliance of this beautiful stone.
It is accented by a row of round brilliant cut diamonds in a pavé setting set halfway down the shank. The front and back features a beautiful handmade design and the 18k white gold setting further brightens the entire ring.
The 1.01ct diamond poised in the center of this clear and luminescent Asscher cut engagement ring is GIA certified at D-SI1. This mesmerizing diamond is colorless and eye-clean. This hand-selected 1ct center stone has an exceptional cut, is perfectly symmetrical and bright.
Colorless and very clear round brilliants are pavé set on both sides, extending halfway down the shank. The ring is crafted in platinum, adding a finishing touch of brightness to the piece.
Mark Broumand hand-selects only the highest quality diamond engagement rings and fine jewelry for his customers. If you are in the Los Angeles area, you can visit with any of his expert jewelers to find the perfect engagement ring, necklace, earrings or any other fine jewelry pieces that you may need. For your online needs, contact Mark Broumand to get the same high quality customer service via phone, email or live chat.
Posted on February 23rd, 2015
There were some very distinct styles of diamond engagement rings popular with celebrities over the last few years: custom designed and vintage style. Here are some of the incredible engagement rings from Mark Broumand with the same look that many popular celebs have selected over the past few years.
Mila Kunis and Lauren Conrad both have a traditional and minimalist round brilliant cut diamond solitaire engagement ring. Sometimes a polished gem is so beautiful and perfect in its natural state, that it best shines alone. If you find a diamond that is “the one”, you may greatly enjoy the solitaire ring setting.
The gorgeous 2.21ct round brilliant cut diamond in this solitaire is EGL certified at G-VS1. It is white and very clear with an incredible sparkle. It is set on a high polish 14k white gold four prong solitaire.
Beyoncé and Hayden Panettiere both sport a very similar ring to the one below, emerald cut diamond with a split shank. The stunner is a 4.77ct emerald cut diamond poised in the center, GIA certified at L-VS1. Even under 10X magnification, it is perfectly clear and has a warm, white color.
This custom-made ring is made of high polish platinum. The split shank design showcases two rows of round brilliants in a micropavé setting; all you see are mesmerizing diamonds with minimal metal showing.
This incredible cushion cut diamond halo engagement ring is the most favorite ring of both Kaley Cuoco and Naya Rivera. The “wow” factor stars a 3.03ct center diamond, GIA certified at E-VVS2. It is very white and nearly flawless. The 3ct stone is very bright and the slightly rectangular shape is well proportioned.
The platinum shank is set with pavé set round cut diamonds that extend three-quarters of the way down. The custom designer basket is also pavé set with round brilliants.
Custom designed vintage style engagement rings have had quite a surge in popularity amongst celebs over the last several years that is expected to continue through 2015. If you don’t find a piece that is perfect, remember that Mark Broumand can custom design an engagement ring to your exact specifications.