‘Halo Style’ Category

Celebrity Engagement Ring Ideas For You

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 Diamonds

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.4076-1D2200242_814_190_PLAT 4076-3

Halo Settings

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.3804-1D85179_142_115_18k 3804-2

Emerald Cuts

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.

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Round Cuts

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.3386-1D3297257_545 3386-2

Will She Love It? Going Beyond the Three C’s

Posted on November 12th, 2015

While an understanding of diamond cut, clarity, color and weight are important when shopping for an engagement ring, don’t get so caught up in them that you forget to match your special partner’s personal taste and style. At Mark Broumand, we’re fond of every piece of jewelry we create, but your fiancée may have more specific tastes. Here are some tips for making sure she loves her engagement ring as much as she loves you.

Watch What She Wears

Pay attention to the jewelry your girlfriend wears to get an idea of what type of ring she might like. Some women prefer to drape themselves in yellow gold while others prefer white gold or platinum. Remember that you need not look only at her rings for suggestions. Earrings, necklaces and bracelets can all give you an idea of what type of jewelry she prefers. Observe the color of her gemstones as well. Fancy diamonds are available in a myriad of colors, so consider getting her a diamond in her favorite hue.1.87ct Fancy Yellow Brown Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Gather Accomplices

Your intended’s best friend knows what she wants. The two of them have been discussing it since they went to grade school together. Swear your accomplices to secrecy if you’re going for a surprise, but ask them what she likes. Her friends and family will know which rings fit her style and which cut she prefers. The final decision is, of course, yours, but having a few helping hands can be quite beneficial.3792-5

Consider Her Activities

When your girlfriend sees the stunning diamond you have chosen for her, she won’t want to take it off again once she puts it on. Make sure she doesn’t have to by choosing a ring that fits her lifestyle. Women who work with small children or place their hands in tight places may want a ring that sits close to their finger rather than standing too tall above it. This stunning emerald cut ring, for example, has a much lower profile than this beautiful cushion cut piece. Each ring is extraordinary, but a woman who works in an office may have an easier time wearing the cushion cut piece than someone who works more with her hands.3658-5

Ask Her

Although this may take away the element of surprise, the simplest and most effective way to know which ring your new fiancée wants is to ask her. Even if you talk to her and shop with her, you can still keep the final ring you choose a surprise. Simply ask her what she likes or go ring browsing with her. Then, you can buy the one she loves or surprise her with one that has the same features.

Twice as Nice – Double Halo Diamond Engagement Rings

Posted on April 28th, 2015

Double halo diamond engagement rings offer twice the sparkle and shine in one of this year’s most popular style of engagement ring.  Halo and double halo engagement rings are available in every diamond cut and Mark Broumand can also custom design one with your specific requirements to match your style.  Not only is this ring incredible to view from the top, but also creates an impressive tall profile when viewed from the side.

2.57ct Old European Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

2.57ct Old European Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand2.57ct Old European Round Cut Diamond Engagement RingTall Profile | Mark Broumand

This incredible ring showcases a 1.42ct antique European round cut diamond, GIA certified at F-SI2. The marked brilliance shines through this perfectly eye clean and exceptionally white diamond.  Both halos of diamonds are micropavé set in this bright 18k white gold setting.  The top of the shank features channel set baguette cut diamonds accented with fine milgrain detail.  Round diamonds are pavé set on the front and back of the shank as well.

1.54ct Fancy Intense Yellow Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

 1.54ct Fancy Intense Yellow Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand1.54ct Fancy Intense Yellow Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Profile | Mark Broumand

The outstanding 0.74ct cushion cut diamond set in the center of this hand crafted ring is GIA certified, at Fancy Intense Yellow in color and SI2 in clarity. The color is so vibrant and rich, that it is almost impossible to see any inclusions, even under 10X magnification. The cushion cut is outstanding as well. The setting features a double halo set with two rows of round diamonds in a micropavé setting and a single row set down the shank. The underside of the center basket is fully hand engraved for that added special touch of detail.

3.56ct Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

 3.56ct Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand3.56ct Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Profile | Mark Broumand

The exquisite designer settings features a 2.01ct oval cut center diamond GIA graded at D-VS1, completely colorless and eye clean. The cut is amazing in this bright diamond with a pleasing, fuller shape. The two carat center stone is accentuated by a double halo of micropavé set round diamonds. Milgrain and filigree details further embellish the sides of the center basket, dotted with a row of round diamonds. Bright, white round diamonds are micropavé set about halfway down the shank on this 18k white gold setting.

Elegant Halo Style Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

Posted on April 20th, 2015

A halo style marquise cut diamond engagement ring from Mark Broumand will be greatly admired and instantly recognized for its exceptional quality, unique shape and brilliance.  The marquise is a modified brilliant, which will offer you much of the light performance found in the bright and fiery round cut engagement ring in a different shape.  When you couple this beautiful diamond shape with a halo setting, the sparkle and shine goes on and on.

5.87ct Halo Style Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

5.87ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand5.87ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Side Angle | Mark BroumandThis 5.02ct marquise cut center diamond is certified by AGS at H-I1. It is very white with an impressive brilliance.  This stone has one of the most gorgeous shapes ever, with a fuller body.  The 5ct center stone sparkles even more brilliantly accented by a halo of very white, clear and perfectly matched round brilliant cut diamonds set on a high polish platinum split shank.  The round brilliants extend three-quarters of the way down the shank, giving you sparkle from every angle.

 

9.68ct Marquise Cut Engagement Ring in a Halo Setting

9.68ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand9.68ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Side Angle | Mark BroumandThe 8.33ct marquise cut center diamond is AGS certified at K-I1. It has a warm color and unique character from small natural inclusions, which are visible to the naked eye. The custom 18k rose gold setting features a halo of round diamonds and a split shank set with additional rounds, all in a micropavé setting. The handmade center basket features gorgeous filigree detail and a single beautiful round diamond prong-set beneath each tip.

 

3.01ct Halo Style Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

3.01ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand3.01ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Angle from Side | Mark BroumandThis vintage style pavé setting features a 2.01ct marquise cut center diamond, AGS certified at G-SI2. It has a more delicate and slender shape and the cut enhances the stone’s tremendous brilliance. The two carat marquise is given a fresh look with a 18k white gold full pavé setting. The halo is a two-side pavé, with round brilliants on the top and side.  The shank features a delicate and impeccable three-sided pavé, with round cut diamonds atop and on both sides.

 

1.60ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring – Halo Setting

1.60ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand1.60ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Side Angle View | Mark BroumandThis incredible ring takes what you usually see in marquise cut diamonds and literally, turns it on its side.  The marvelous marquise in this platinum halo style engagement ring is set in an east-to-west configuration for a distinct look and is GIA certified at D-SI2. It is colorless, eye clean and has a very proportional and pleasing shape. The center stone is accented by a halo of micropavé set round brilliants that also extend down the shank.

Halo Diamond Engagement Rings Under $5000

Posted on April 4th, 2015

Halo style engagement rings have taken center stage over the last few years.  A gorgeous center diamond of different cuts is surrounded with a halo of diamonds.  The halo can take on different shapes, but most of the diamonds that make up the halo are bright and white round brilliants. Mark Broumand makes this amazing style of engagement ring affordable for everyone.

1.56ct Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

1.56ct Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThis incredibly clear and bright halo style engagement ring features a 0.71ct emerald cut center diamond, GIA certified at F-VS2. It is perfectly eye clean and exceptionally white.  The cut highlights the incredible clarity of this center stone which is accented by a halo of very white brilliant round cut diamonds.  The connectors on the center basket also feature round brilliants and there are an three rows of round diamonds in a micropavé setting that extend down the shank.  For even more brightness, the ring is made in high polish 18k white gold.

 

1.01ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

1.01ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThe half a carat round brilliant cut center diamond, certified at F-VS2 is accented by a double halo of round diamonds in a cushion shape, which is a square shape with gently curved sides. The center diamond is eye clean and very white.  The split shank is also set with two rows of equally white and clear round brilliant cut diamonds that extend almost halfway down the shank. The micropavé setting showcases the diamonds perfectly with minimal metal showing.  Added brilliance is added by the 14k white gold from which the ring is crafted.

 

1.35ct Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

1.35ct Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThis incredible fiery and brilliant 0.85ct cushion cut center diamond is EGL certified H-I, SI3. It is nearly colorless and has a tremendous sparkle to it.  It is accented by a halo of round diamonds in a shared prong setting, which minimizes the amount of metal that shows. The split shank features round brilliants in a micropavé setting going half way around the sides. The center connectors are also studded with round diamonds. Cushion cuts are rare finds and the beauty of this diamond makes it one of the most popular sold at Mark Broumand.  This beautiful ring is not only unique, but an amazing value.

 

1.59ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Teardrop Engagement Ring

1.59ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Teardrop Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThis incredible ring utilizes gorgeous round brilliant cut diamonds fashioned into a teardrop shaped ring.  There is a halo of round diamonds set in a micropavé setting around the pear shaped center and the shank features a row of round diamonds channel set in the center with a row of round diamonds set on either side. This ring has brilliance from every angle and is a unique twist to the standard large center stone found in most halo engagement rings.

Fall in love with the perfect halo style ring or have Mark Broumand custom design any type of engagement ring that you could desire.  Mark also has a hand selected collection of solitaire, three stone or accent stone engagement rings, in addition to several beautiful complimentary diamond wedding bands, anniversary rings and other fine jewelry.