Engagements

Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

Round Brilliant cut diamond engagement rings are the most popular style of engagement rings sold today. Over 80% of loose diamonds currently on the market are round cuts. The sparkling diamonds have evolved into the contemporary cut over a period of six centuries. The round brilliant cut diamond was styled with a face-up, circular outline…

Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Rings – Modern Elegance

Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Rings showcase a brilliant and uniquely pillow-shaped diamond with large facets and rounded corners. The shape is often described as a hybrid of a rectangle and oval or a cross between an oval and old mine cut. The old mine had 58 facets while the modern cushion touts 64 facets. Though…

Dazzling Brilliance of Radiant Cut Engagement Rings

Radiant Cut Engagement Rings unify the linear clarity of the emerald cut and fiery sparkle of the round brilliant diamond. The radiant cut was developed in 1977 by Henry Grossbard, after thirty-three years of honing his craft. He created a new cutting technique, the “brilliantized step cut” to capitalize on the best qualities of both…

Find A Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring

A diamond engagement ring is something that many women have dreamed of since youth when they believed they could be a real princess. For many brides-to-be, the ring looks exactly the same as in childhood; for others, the style may have changed over the years. Regardless of how old your fiancée was when she designed…

The Vintage Look of an Emerald Cut Engagement Ring

The Emerald Cut engagement ring offers a subtle simplicity and casual elegance. This cut was originally created for use with emeralds to maximize the brilliance and sparkle of the stone and evolved into a successor of the table cut of the 1500s. The emerald was standardized in the 1940s and was a very popular cut…

Make Her Feel Like Royalty – The Princess Cut Engagement Ring

The Princess Cut engagement ring is one of the most popular engagement rings in existence, second only to the round brilliant diamond engagement ring. It’s square or rectangular shape and varied numbers of facets offer a sophisticated rectilinear look with varying degrees of brilliance. This profile looks like an inverted pyramid and there are four…

Fancy Cut Engagement Rings Offer Unique Style and Class

When you hear the term “fancy cut engagement rings,” you may be unsure of what exactly this is referring to. A fancy cut engagement ring is when a diamond cutter shapes a raw diamond in a way that allows larger retention of its carat weight. The initial reasons behind the development of the Fancy Cuts…

The Cushion Cut Diamond Has A Place In History And Makes For A Great Engagement Ring

A cushion cut engagement ring is a wonderfully romantic choice for a diamond engagement ring. It recalls the bygone era of the Victorians, when the cushion cut was the most popular cut for diamond rings. It’s among the oldest of the brilliant diamonds, and many historically famous diamonds have this shape. The famed Hope Diamond…

Shopping for Unique Engagement Rings

What makes an engagement ring unique?  At Mark Broumand, we believe it is a colored diamond, expressive setting, or rare diamond cut that brings a unique flair to engagement rings.  Browse our online fashion trends that will have you thinking in new directions for your upcoming engagement!  Below, we are giving you a taste of…

How To Set Up A Webpage for Wedding Announcements

There are many ways to announce a wedding.  One of the most popular is setting up a webpage.  Webpages announce a couples engagement and planned wedding date, allowing the couple to provide the most up-to-date information on their wedding and control what information is shared with their guests. When setting up a webpage you will…

4.36ct Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Anniversary Ring

There is that moment you know you are going to marry the love of your life.  It’s as though a switch goes off, the light bulb triggers on, and you simply decide: This is the one. The same can be said for finding just the right engagement and wedding ring.  You may have shopped dozens of…

Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Rings For Every Budget

A diamond engagement ring is typically the largest jewelry purchase a couple will make together.   Many couples choose the engagement ring as a method to publicly display their commitment to one another.  One of the most popular diamonds cuts for engagement rings is the emerald cut.  The emerald cut is a great way to…

Ideas For Commemorating Love

Anniversaries are a way to review and renew your wedding vows.  They are a time couples choose to celebrate years of life and love with each other…and maybe their children.  Some couples choose to renew their wedding vows each year while others make the anniversary a time to celebrate the history of their vows at…

Nine Rings That Will Have Her Seeing STARS!

Every engagement is unique to you and yours.  If you are looking to pop the big question take a look at nine of our prized engagement rings that will knock her socks off, put a pep in her step, and keep her starry eyed!

Lace In 2013 Fashion

Lace has been in our history since the 15th century.  The original word “kant” means border or edge.  While lace was traditionally made with linen, silk, gold, or silver, in modern days it is made with cotton threading. 2012/13 fashion is embracing lace to compliment all attire from shoes to dresses.  We are seeing lace…

Popular Wedding Bands For Men

Buying jewelry for men does not need to be complicated.  You can still focus on style while making sure you find the right ring to match his personality and industry.  Keep in mind this is usually the one piece of jewelry your husband will wear every day which means comfort is key.  If he is…

Buying The Engagement Ring

When it comes to buying the engagement ring what is the etiquette behind choosing what to give?  There is a long standing culture about who buys an engagement ring and how proposals happen.  Though this is unique to every couple, we will provide a few classic tips on engagement ring customs. – The groom-to-be usually purchases the…

Insuring Your Engagement Ring

Congratulations, you have been married! Now with the wedding complete, the honeymoon well spent, and the house in order it is time to think of the details. Simple requirements such as transferring mail and modifying insurance policies are due. Insurance policies, that’s right! Who’s insurance will you be on and what provider will you go…