‘Oval Cut Diamond’ Category
Posted on June 1st, 2016
Fancy color and yellow diamond engagement rings make for a particularly special adornment. Its unique character stands out amidst a wide variety of cuts, while bringing a warm, soothing accent to a variety of traditional and modern ring styles.
An oval cut yellow diamond brings to mind many warm and appealing images. It evokes springtime, a happy home, the pleasant imagery of daisies, and the life-giving energy of the sun. This makes it one of the most perfect emblems for a life-long union, one that is meant to bring boundless happiness into the lives of two very special people. This oval diamond is set within a ring of tiny, round-cut diamonds, with that same studding continuing with even smaller diamonds along the ring’s double-band. Celebrate a life-long union with this perfect emblem of unblinking, unyielding love with this oval cut classic.
The pear cut shape of this ring’s yellow diamond is a traditional image of health and vitality in cultures all over the world. Evoking a well-established image with hints of vintage style, this delightfully shimmering band speaks to the warmth and happiness of a perfect union, to cherished love, and to life’s goals being steadfastly achieved. It is emblematic of good health and good fortune, while the lustrous sparkle and opalescent quality of the small round-cut diamonds in the halo evoke the suggestion of honeyed warmth and softness. It is a compelling sign of one person’s love for another, and one that would look absolutely dazzling on the finger of any bride.
Few diamonds are more perfectly fitted to a classic, vintage look than the cushion cut diamond. This breathtaking yellow stone, set within a halo of modest round-cut diamonds, emphasizes the warmth and supportive emphasis of the diamond’s color. Its lustrous sparkle is stylish and appealing; at the same time, it speaks to the desire to love and be loved by that one special person forever. This gorgeously studded engagement band, with its beautiful cushion-shaped stone, is breathtaking enough for any vintage look; it also offers the tastefully sparkling style necessary to fit into the most modern of weddings.
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 June 29th, 2015
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 a very large table, which is the flat facet that acts as the window into a diamond when in a face up position. The cuts fall into the modified brilliant category with facet patterns based on those found in the round brilliant cut diamond.
The oval cut diamond that we enjoy today was standardized in the 1960s, but the shape itself has been used with gemstones for over two centuries. Your oval shape will run the gamut from short and full-bodied to long and slender, ideally with a length-to-width ratio ranging between 1:33 and 1:66 to 1. A stone that is too shallow or deep will sacrifice brilliance. Your oval cut diamond from Mark Broumand will have ideal proportions, high quality and sparkle brightly.
Marquise cut diamonds not only offer a large surface area and brilliance, but is also one of the most unique shapes found in gems. Also referred to as the “Navette” cut, the French term translates into “little boat” since the shape is often compared to the hull of a boat. The outline is centrally ellipsoid, with ends that taper to fine and delicate points. Like the oval, you can find a Marquise cuts that are thin and long or short and wide. Symmetry will be critical in this cut and care should be taken that the points align with each other and the curves are identical.
An advantage to the elongated shape of both cuts is a lengthening effect on the finger which can also create an overall slimming effect of the hand. Both cuts will typically display 58 facets and have a large surface area, carat for carat over other diamond cuts; not only does this allow for a visually larger stone, but an equally smaller price tag. The oval cut or Marquise cut diamond can offer a great value to the budget conscious consumer that desires the brilliance of a round cut in a large stone.
The oval and marquise are stunning in any engagement ring style, bold and center-stage as a solitaire or accented in a halo, three-ring or side-stones setting. Mark Broumand offers a fine selection of other modified brilliants, including the romantic heart shaped engagement rings or the sophisticated and elegant pear shaped diamond engagement rings.
Posted on June 28th, 2015
Fancy color diamond engagement rings are valued due to the unique color they possess, most often found in yellow. Fancy colored diamonds are assessed based on three particular characteristics of color: hue, tone and saturation. Once the assessments are completed, then the colored diamonds are provided a grade on the actual color scale, with descriptions such as “fancy light” and “fancy intense”. Fancy yellow diamonds are naturally created by high temperatures and pressure applied to carbon atoms over millions of years; the yellow color is created when nitrogen is introduced into the formation process.The classic and romantic heart shaped engagement ring features a stone which is a modified round brilliant cut diamond fashioned to honor the universal symbol of love. It is crucial that each half of the heart stone you select is identical to the other and overall symmetry will be of great importance visually. The ideal weight of a heart shaped diamond should be greater than .50 carat since the outline of shape will be harder to perceive in a smaller stone. If you choose the heart shaped diamond for an engagement ring or anniversary ring, keep in mind that the larger stones will require a four-prong setting.A bold and sophisticated oval cut diamond engagement ring showcases a stone that is a modification of the round brilliant cut diamond; both cuts being created by a family of jewelers dating back to the early 1800s. The oval was created in the late 1950s by Lazare Kaplan, whose cousin, Marcel Tolkowsky is the father of the modern round brilliant cut diamond. Your oval will typically have 58 facets, inclusive of the table (large flat top facet) and culet (lowest pavilion facet). An ideal length-to-width ratio of the finished stone will be between 1.33:1 and 1.66:1. Individual taste should prevail when choosing a slender or full-bodied oval shape. There are typically 70 facets and angled corners in the fiery radiant cut diamond. The larger number of facets can help to conceal inclusions, flaws, dark areas and shadows. The inherent brilliance can make a high-quality stone appear to have better color than the same diamond with a different cut. The radiant maximizes color, making it an excellent choice for fancy colored diamond rings.
Posted on June 14th, 2015
These incredible new engagement rings from Mark Broumand are showcased here since rough fancy yellow diamonds were perfectly formed in nature to become these truly beautiful finished diamond cuts. Because of a rough stone’s natural shape, the enhancing facet patterns of a timeless cushion cut or fiery radiant cut diamond is often selected for use in fancy colored diamonds. In clear diamonds, the round cut and the oval cut are favorites for a circular stone that accentuates brilliance. The Asscher cut is often selected for a squared rough stone with high quality color and marked clarity. Here, these beautiful cuts are enriched with a vibrant yellow hue for a fancy color diamond engagement ring that is as unique and rare as she is.
Not only is this amazing fancy yellow round brilliant cut diamond engagement ring rare and breathtaking, but is also a great value. The 0.91ct round brilliant cut diamond in the center is GIA certified at Fancy Yellow I1. This perfectly eye clean stone shines with a very vibrant canary yellow color, secured with yellow gold prongs for an added pop of color. The diamond in the center of this white gold ring setting is surrounded by a halo of very white and clear round cut diamonds. Additional round brilliants extend down the split shank in a pavé setting as well as accenting the front and back of the ring.
This one-of-a-kind masterpiece features a beautiful 5.02ct mixed Asscher cut diamond, GIA certified at Z-VS1 cradled in a hand engraved yellow gold center basket. Since step cut diamonds are often used to accentuate the natural clarity of a white diamond, it is exceptionally rare to find this cut with such a vibrant and beautiful fancy yellow color in addition to excellent clarity. The very clear and white round brilliant cut diamonds in this handcrafted platinum halo ring setting offers a bright contrast to the spectacular five carat gem poised in the center. The split shank is set with round brilliant cut diamonds that joins back into a single row at the bottom. Additional round cut diamonds adorn the center connectors as well.
The outstanding 3.01ct oval cut diamond featured in this platinum halo engagement ring is GIA certified at Fancy Light Brownish Yellow with a clarity VS2. The color is a very vibrant and warm yellow and the stone is amazingly clear, even under 10X magnification. The oval is curvaceous and full-bodied and sparkles tremendously. The setting features round diamonds across the top and along the side of the halo. The sides of the ring are also set with round brilliant cut diamonds, all in a micropavé setting. Additional brilliance is created from the connectors that are accented with round brilliant cut diamonds that join the center basket with fine, hand engraved details.
Posted on April 6th, 2015
The oval cut engagement ring showcases a gorgeous diamond that is a modified brilliant with a large width that creates a slimming effect on the hand. Modified brilliant diamonds utilize the facet patterns of the high performing round cut diamond in a variety of shapes. Other modified brilliant diamond rings include the marquise cut, pear and romantically symbolic heart shaped engagement ring. Though the round brilliant cut diamond is the most popular diamond used in jewelry including engagement rings, many desire a different shape to stand apart from the greater masses.
The enchanting 1.08ct oval cut center diamond has such an amazing color. It is GIA certified at Fancy Brown Yellow SI1. It has a very vibrant cognac color and it is perfectly eye clean. The center diamond is encircled by a halo of round diamonds and additional baguette diamonds which flank the center. This is surrounded by another halo of diamonds and the ring looks like a royal crown. The center basket has an amazing design and the diamonds extend down the shank as well. For added sophistication, milgrain detail exists throughout.
The 1.06ct oval cut diamond set in the center of this three-stone ring has an exceptional cut and radiates with tremendous brilliance. Two smaller oval cut diamonds, flanked on its sides offer a trinity of brilliance to this gorgeous ring, perfect for an engagement or to celebrate an anniversary. The shank features round diamonds in a pavé setting set down the top and on both sides.
The 3.12ct oval cut center diamond is EGL Certified at H-I1. It is white and the inclusions are mostly white, which blend in. The halo features pavé set round diamonds atop the halo and also on the side of the halo. The very unique center basket features five rows of channel set round diamonds on each side of the center basket. The shank features a split design with baguette cut diamonds channel set in between two row of round diamonds in a pavé setting. Diamonds adorn every single angle of this incredible halo style engagement ring.
Oval cut diamond engagement rings should be a definite consideration for someone that desires a larger stone with the performance of the round brilliant without the price tag of one. This versatile diamond is accented nicely by its foundational round brilliants and works well as a solitaire, three stone or in a halo style engagement ring. This unique and slender diamond offers brilliance with a unique shape and affordable price.