‘Princess Cut Diamond’ Category
Posted on December 1st, 2015
Planning to propose to the love of your life is exciting for everyone, but that doesn’t mean each couple approaches the process in the same way. Some couples have looked at rings together for months, and both parties even have a strong inkling as to when the proposal is arriving. For others, however, the planning is a bit more difficult since they want to truly surprise their beloved.
Do Some Detective Work
Some elements of the ring can undergo alteration. Poke around to see if your sweetheart has saved any webpages with images of rings or has marked off particular pages in a magazine with favorable designs. By engaging this simple detective work, you may find that your significant other has stored away plenty of photos of princess cut rings. If so, you’ll know where to start.
Find the Right Size
Size is an element that can get adjusted later if necessary. However, you don’t want to propose only to discover that the ring doesn’t fit at all. Placing the ring on your significant other’s finger is part of the proposal process after all. Sneaking one of your sweetie’s rings to the jeweler when he or she is away for a weekend trip or out at work for the day can best help you to determine the size. You may also want to talk to a trusted relative or friend to help you get the right size. Remember, however, that some people are eager to tell when an engagement is near, so you need to make sure this individual is able to keep quiet.
Consider Alternative Options
If you’re not a traditional couple, then the traditional ring-buying process may not be for you. For example, you can select a customized ring to buy a piece that truly fits with your loved one’s style. Also, you may have a significant other who would prefer that you propose first. Afterwards, the two of you can shop for rings together and pick out the perfect fit that is truly a symbol of your love.
Planning a surprise engagement isn’t an easy task, especially in a world where so many people know the proposal is happening before it does. However, if you’re willing to do a little bit of extra work, you can get a ring that your loved one will cherish forever.
Posted on November 20th, 2015
We know how important it is for today’s brides to have engagement rings that reflect their personal tastes and styles. Of course, the diamond is what sets each ring apart as unique. Whether you or your fiancé is choosing the ring, start with this helpful guide to some of the most popular contemporary diamond cuts.
The Timeless Option
The brilliant round cut diamond features the first modern diamond cut, although it mimics some older European cuts. First designed in 1919, today’s round cut design continues to be perfected. Its numerous facets and angles create unsurpassed brilliance in catching and reflecting light. You may prefer it because it works well in virtually all ring settings.
The Newer Rival
Some contemporary brides prefer the more subdued brilliance of the symmetrical princess cut diamond, first designed in the 1960s. This diamond is typically a perfect square but can occasionally be a rectangle and is perfect in settings that protect its pointed edges. Princess cut diamonds also reflect light superbly.
Other Popular Contenders
While round and princess cut diamonds dominate the top spots on the modern bride’s wish list, you may be interested in some of the other, more luxurious options. The emerald cut diamond is loved for its simplicity and hall-of-mirrors effect. With a large table, it is the perfect choice for extremely clear diamonds.
Another choice for the sophisticated bride is the cushion cut diamond. Resembling a square, this diamond has rounded corners, which soften its effect. Most of these diamonds have numerous facets and reflect the light with a crushed ice look. Although this cut was most popular in the early 1900s, it has gone through a revival with an increasingly modern look.
As you shop for the perfect diamond engagement ring, you’ll have numerous choices available. However, the choice of diamond cut is one of the most personal of all and should be made with much thought. Our wide selection of all the most popular modern and retro cuts will give you just the look you have always craved.
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 June 15th, 2015
The sophistication and elegance of the diamond solitaire engagement ring is still the most popular setting chosen in the U.S. today. The Mark Broumand collection of signature solitaire engagement rings offers you many options when you choose this classic setting that focuses on the natural beauty of a diamond.
The simplicity and elegance of this 2ct solitaire features a round brilliant cut diamond, certified by one of the leading diamond grading authorities, GIA at F in color and SI1 in clarity. Not only is it colorless and eye clean, but also possesses an excellent cut grade, which further enhances the fire and brilliance for which the round cut is renowned.
The cushion cut diamond solitaire is a timeless classic; it is not only a rare find, but also an outstanding value. This stone is EGL certified, one of the leaders in diamond grading at H-I in color and SI1 in clarity. It faces up white, eye clean and the magnificent cut highlights this diamond’s crisp and clean facets.
This simple and beautiful marquise cut diamond solitaire engagement ring is another rare find. The 1.37ct marquise cut diamond is EGL certified at I-J SI2. It faces up white with a beautiful cut that makes the perfectly symmetrical diamond sparkle from every angle.
Second in popularity only to the round brilliant cut diamond, this beautiful princess cut diamond solitaire engagement ring offers you all of this brilliance and fire for an amazing value. This setting features a 1.01ct princess cut center diamond, EGL certified at G-H in color and SI2 in clarity.
The elegant 2.60ct emerald cut diamond featured is GIA certified at L-VVS2. The over two-and-a-half carat center stone is nearly flawless and possesses an incredible cut that accentuates the clarity and bright, white color. The emerald cut, in addition to the stone found in the bold and regal Asscher cut engagement ring, is a cut that highlights the clarity and luminescence of a diamond.
Though all of diamond solitaire engagement rings are displayed as existing rings, all of these gorgeous diamonds could easily be set in a custom design setting of your choice. It is also possible to add an enhancer, band or any other fine jewelry piece to create a full wedding set.
Posted on May 22nd, 2015
The princess cut engagement ring is the second most popular selected by brides and grooms alike, runner-up only to the round brilliant cut diamond engagement ring. This shape looks like an inverted pyramid from the side and there are four beveled sides with intact corners when viewed from above. This impressive diamond sits high atop any possible engagement ring setting, flaunting a high profile. Here are some of the other characteristics of this fine diamond when considering a “princess for your princess”.
A Tall, Regal Profile
To create the brilliance of the princess cut, much of the facet work is done on the pavilion or lower side of the stone. The look of this stone can be modified by adding additional chevrons (facet cuts) on the pavilion of the stone. Fewer chevrons will give you larger facets and the light scintillation (sparkle) moves more slowly. This facet work requires a great amount of space on the pavilion, or lower section of the diamond. Seen more easily in solitaires, the tall profile of this diamond is breathtaking.
The princess is a relatively new cut, created in the 1960s. Its square or rectangular shape and varied numbers of facets offer a sophisticated rectilinear look with varying degrees of brilliance. The brilliance and fire of this diamond match well with round brilliant accent stones or any of the modified brilliant stones, since the visual aspect of their brilliance is similar. For a similar shape, the trillion cut or trapezoid cut offers the geometric edges to compliment this cut. For more rounded accents, the round brilliant or pear shaped or oval cut diamond offer complimentary pleasing curves.
Value per Carat
From a rough stone to a finished princess, approximately 80% of the stone remains intact since the corners are not chipped away, like in the asscher or emerald cut. This makes the princess a favorite among jewelers and diamond cutters since much of the stone is retained as compared to a round brilliant, whereas approximately 50% of the rough crystal remains when polished. Since these diamonds retain more of the stone from the rough, their size per carat will look larger than other diamonds and the price is lower than cuts with greater loss in the finishing process.
The brilliant and versatile princess cut engagement ring offers the optical performance found in the fiery sparkle of a round brilliant cut diamond ring, but with a square or rectangular shape less the high price tag. These diamonds are beautiful in any engagement ring setting and are especially stunning as a solitaire. Be sure to review Mark Broumand’s impressive selection of carefully hand-selected princess cut engagement rings when considering only the best in fine jewelry.
Posted on May 1st, 2015
Princess cut diamond engagement rings feature a perfectly symmetrical and square stone with bright, linear facets that create an amazing brilliance which shines throughout the diamond. This incredible diamond is second only to the round brilliant in popularity, even though it is a relatively new cut. If you desire the optical performance of a round cut with a linear facet pattern, the princess cut diamond is a perfect option to consider. For a square to rectangular stone with a circular facet pattern, look into the regal and fiery radiant cut diamond ring as an alternative to the princess. Here are some of the incredible selections available to you from Mark Broumand. Custom design services are also available for any piece of fine jewelry with any diamond cut you prefer.
This three-stone engagement ring starts with the 2.00ct princess cut diamond showcased in the center. It is GIA certified at F-VS1, which is nearly colorless and extremely clear. The two carat center stone has a remarkable cut and shines brilliantly. It is secured by four gorgeous triple-claw prongs to protect the delicate corners. On each side, you will find two additional princess cut diamonds, set in this bright 18k white gold setting. The center basket shines with a gorgeous filigree design with milgrain detail, accented with brilliant round cut diamonds. Additional round brilliants are pavé set halfway down the shank.
Sometimes a diamond is so gorgeous, that its beauty is best expressed in a solitaire setting; this is the case with this gorgeous 1.20ct princess cut diamond, EGL certified at H-SI2. It faces up white and the minute inclusions are white, giving you a look that is bright and perfectly eye-clean. The over one carat stone sparkles tremendously and is secured with v-prongs that let more of the diamond shine through. It is set on a high polish 18k white gold shank with a gently rounded edge.
The beautiful 1.59ct princess cut center diamond in this halo style engagement ring is AGS certified at H in color and I1 in clarity. This stone has an exceptional sparkle, faces up white and the cut is simply outstanding. The 14k white gold setting features a thin and delicate halo of round diamonds, providing the perfect additional accent without overpowering the princess. Bright and brilliant round cut diamonds extend halfway down the shank in a pavé setting. These beautiful round brilliants also accent the sides of the center basket, providing additional sparkle from every angle of this stunning piece.
The mesmerizing 2.00ct princess cut center diamond in this three-stone engagement ring is EGL certified at G-I1. It is very white with magnificent shine and sparkle. The tiny inclusions are small, white and off to the side in this amazing diamond, displaying an eye clean look. The diamond is flanked by two princess cut diamonds and features a row of round diamonds set around them. The split shank is set with two rows of round brilliants and the center basket is studded with round diamonds as well.
Posted on April 14th, 2015
The fancy yellow princess cut engagement rings in Mark Broumand’s collection are a fusion of beautiful shades of yellow in an incredibly brilliant square diamond. Each of these sunny pieces showcase the fiery facets of the princess cut engagement ring enriched with the natural shades found in these fancy colored diamonds. This rare combination creates one-of-a-kind diamond rings sure to please admirers of the princess cut that want to add a splash of color to the brilliance.
The radiant 1.02ct princess cut center diamond is GIA Certified at Fancy Light Brown Yellow in color and clarity of SI1. The color is a crisp and vibrant yellow color and this sparkling diamond is perfectly eye clean. It is secured with beautiful yellow gold prongs and center basket fringed with milgrain detail and hand engraving. Accenting the center diamond are beautifully bright round brilliants micropavé set as a halo. Round brilliants extend halfway down the shank in a micropavé setting. This platinum ring shines brightly with very little metal showing.
The amazing 1.01ct princess cut center fancy color diamond is GIA certified with a color of Light Yellow and clarity of VS2. The cut is splendid and the stone is eye clean with a gorgeous lemon yellow color. For an added design twist, it is set diagonally and secured with complimentary yellow gold prongs. It is accented by a halo of exceptionally white round brilliant cut diamonds. The shank features bright round diamonds in a micropavé setting three-quarters of the way down. The 18k yellow gold center basket is hand engraved.
This custom designed setting showcases a 0.97ct princess cut diamond EGL graded at Fancy Light Yellow in color and SI2 in clarity. It is set in an 18k yellow gold cup surrounded by a halo of bright round brilliant cut diamonds. The color is a bright and rich canary yellow and the cut exudes an exceptional brightness. The one-of-a-kind shank loops up to either side of the halo also adorned with round brilliants. For added detail, the gallery support bar is set with round diamonds for sparkles from underneath.
Posted on March 31st, 2015
The princess cut diamond engagement ring adds fire and brilliance to a square shaped stone, popular not only with consumers, but jewelers as well since approximately 80% of the rough diamond is retained in the finished diamond. Your princess will be square to slightly rectangular with a profile that looks like an inverted pyramid. This versatile stone stands majestically in a solitaire setting, but also works well in a halo or three-stone ring setting. If you would like a square stone that concentrates on the clarity of a diamond, look into the bright and mesmerizing facets found in an asscher cut diamond ring. Here are some of the gorgeous princess cut creations available from Mark Broumand.
This clean and sophisticated princess cut diamond solitaire engagement ring features a 1.50ct center stone, EGL-certified at E-SI2. It is eye-clean in clarity and exceptionally white in color. It is set on high polish 14k white gold, lending even more sparkle to this amazing cut diamond.
The center gem is a radiating 1.02ct princess cut center diamond, GIA-certified at Fancy Light Brown Yellow SI1. It has a very vibrant fancy yellow color it is perfectly eye clean. The high polish 18k yellow gold basket and prongs compliments this center stone, picking up the slight brown undertones perfectly. The princess is beautifully contrasted by bright, white round diamonds set around it and a row set down the shank in a micropavé setting with minimal metal showing.
The breathtaking 3.01ct princess cut center diamond is GIA-certified at K-VS2. It is nearly colorless and is very clear even under 10X magnification. The cut is nearly perfect and the facets sparkle with tremendous brilliance. It is accented by equally bright and beautiful baguette cut diamonds flanked on its sides. The ring is made in high polish white gold and the prongs and metal accent the diamonds beautifully.
A princess cut diamond engagement ring is an excellent choice when balancing budget with a brilliant stone. For price per carat, you will get a large and regal stone for much less than other brilliant cut diamonds. All of Mark Broumand’s princess cut diamond rings are selected for their unique look, high quality and value.
Posted on March 3rd, 2015
The allure of the princess cut diamond engagement ring lies in the brilliant facet pattern in a perfectly square stone. Rings featuring square or rectangular stones, such as the clear and bright asscher cut diamond are faceted to feature clarity. Much like the fiery facets of a radiant cut diamond ring, the Princess highlights brilliance and sparkle created by cutting additional chevrons (facet patterns) on the pavilion (underside) of the stone resulting in a bright mosaic of color.
It takes an amazing stone to stand alone so perfectly and this spectacular princess cut diamond solitaire engagement ring is a shining example. This 5.29ct princess is EGL Certified at G-H SI2. It is white, with minimal inclusions, giving you a beautiful eye clean look. The cut is outstanding as well. The diamond is currently set in 14k white gold but the setting design can be changed to your liking as well. Contact us for more details.
The 0.70ct princess cut center diamond in this bright 14k white gold engagement ring is EGL certified at G-SI1. It is white, perfectly eye clean and the cut is exceptional. It is accented by Three rows of round diamonds in a unique dome micropavé setting accent the center stone and additional round brilliants are featured on the center prongs as well.
The mesmerizing 2.00ct princess cut center diamond in this exceptionally unique three-stone princess cut diamond ring is EGL certified at G-I1. The small, white inclusions on this center diamond are set off-center to the side for an eye clean look. It is flanked by two princess cut diamonds hugged by a row of round diamonds. The shank is set with two rows of round brilliants and the center basket is studded with rounds as well.
Your perfect princess cut diamond engagement ring and other fine jewelry is waiting for you at Mark Broumand. The princess cut works well as a stunning solitaire and is versatile enough when complimented by other cuts in a halo or three-stone setting. Mark and his expert staff are available to show you a multitude of options in this incredible diamond.