‘Gift Ideas’ Category
Posted on May 31st, 2015
There are many reasons to create a custom jewelry piece and Mark Broumand has the experience and skill to turn your idea into reality. One of the best reasons to create custom jewelry is possibly for no reason at all. The inspiration to create a new ring to be treasured can come from anywhere. Mark has some options to make the custom jewelry design process even easier.
Turn something old into something new
Update an outdated piece of jewelry by providing Mark with your existing ring and your new jewelry ideas. Turn a diamond pendant into an engagement ring solitaire or take a family heirloom ring and create a complimentary pair of earrings for a surprise anniversary gift or an addition to a wedding set. Transform an engagement ring into an anniversary ring or diamond eternity band.
Set a loose diamond or precious gemstone
If you have a loose diamond or gemstone, you can select a ring setting of your choice that is available without the center stone. You have many options for precious metals and accent stones if you choose to design a ring other than a solitaire. If you don’t find a setting you love, Mark can create a custom diamond ring setting for you.
Complete a setting with a center stone
Do you have a setting that is missing its center stone? Mark can locate the perfect loose center diamond or gemstone that you desire. Just let him know your preferred diamond cut or gemstone shape and he can find the showcase gemstone for your setting and create a new, whole remarkable piece.
With Mark Broumand, you can create a custom diamond ring for any occasion. By filling out a simple quote request form, you can receive the upgrade value of the pieces you are trading in to create a new diamond ring. Bring new life to an old ring setting or find a treasured new home for a loose diamond. Though jewelry always warms the heart to give and especially receive, it is even a little more special when it is custom created. When you custom design with Mark Broumand, the possibilities are endless.
Posted on April 25th, 2015
Here are some of the gorgeous new round brilliant cut diamond eternity bands and engagement rings from Mark Broumand’s fine jewelry selection. The round brilliant cut diamond is the most popular diamond used in jewelry, accounting for over 80% of loose diamonds available. This amazing cut maximizes the color, fire and brilliance in this round diamond by using precise mathematical calculations backed by light behavior studies. These diamond eternity bands compliment a round cut diamond engagement ring perfectly or make a perfect surprise gift to celebrate an anniversary. For a diamond with a similar brilliance within a square, look into the clean, symmetrical lines of the princess cut diamond.
Each diamond in this round brilliant eternity band is hand selected to match each other beautifully in size, color and clarity. This platinum eternity band is hand crafted with milgrain detail that borders each of the round brilliants, secured in a gorgeous eight prong setting design. This eternity band is also available in 18k white gold. These bands are stunning when worn alone or or paired with an engagement ring or wedding band.
The 1.77ct round cut center diamond in this engagement ring is GIA certified at E in color with a clarity of VS1. It is perfectly clear and exceptionally white. The quality of this cut makes it measure larger than other round brilliants with the same weight. This is an incredible value, since it appears larger without the higher price tag. Micropavé set round diamonds highlight the center basket and extend down this platinum shank.
This extraordinary hand crafted eternity band matches extremely white and clear bezel set round brilliant cut diamonds. These diamonds are certified at G-H in color with clarity of VS-1. Each of the diamonds in this band are hand selected to be identical in clarity, color and size. The unique 18k white gold bezel setting adds a unique flair and additional brilliance to these amazing round cut diamonds.
Posted on March 14th, 2015
Stylish rings began to emerge featuring rare and beautiful gemstones; these were called baubles or cocktail rings. In early 2003, a new style of ring emerged that has unleashed some of the most creative and stunning jewelry designs ever created, the Right Hand Ring. Instead of a design featuring a large center gemstone, these rings are almost always set with only fine sparkling diamonds. Also, as the name indicates, these rings are designed to be worn on the ring finger on the right hand, representing a woman’s independent and fun side.
1.25cts of white and clear round brilliant cut diamonds create perfect curves and waves in this delicate and lightweight right hand ring. Its quality and craftsmanship makes this custom ring a true piece of art. The beautiful criss-cross design is wide without a bulky look or feel and is designed with daily wear comfort in mind.
This amazing fancy color and white diamond right-hand ring features bezel set fancy color marquise and round brilliant cut diamonds surrounded by numerous bright, white round pavé set round brilliants. The ring is fashioned from 18k white, yellow, and rose gold. Milgrain detail is prevalent throughout and adds an extra touch of elegance. The cocktail style band is wide and makes an impressive statement on the hand.
Diamonds and rubies make an exquisite pair in this lovely right-hand band. .85cts of round cut rubies are prong set on this 14k white gold band. Each ruby is encircled by a halo of micropavé set brilliant round diamonds, weighing 0.33cts total. Each of the gemstones in this right hand ring creates a stark and pleasing contrast perfectly finished with white gold.
Two rows of incredibly white and clear round brilliants are highlighted by smaller diamonds, both in between and in each side of the perimeter of the band. The rich, warm rose gold color creates a perfect contrast for the incredibly bright and brilliant diamonds. In motion, this ring sparkles from every angle with amazing fire and brilliance.
The sparkling baguette diamonds have a total combined weight of 1.23ct and they shimmer with amazing brilliance in this channel set right hand diamond ring. The large and wide criss-cross design wraps your finger in brilliance. The 18k white gold further brightens the very white and clear diamonds. This ring dresses up for formal occasions and is comfortable enough to wear on even the most casual of days.
Most right-hand rings compliment a nice pair of jeans as well as accent a glittering evening gown. When shopping for a right-hand ring, don’t think about what anyone will think about the ring or how many compliments you will get as you flash your diamonds around town; this shopping experience is all about you. At Mark Broumand, our design consultants can personally help you find the ideal right hand ring for your style and budget. You can also contact us to speak with one of our expert jewelers who can personally help you with ideas to custom design a right-hand ring that you will be crazy about. This is one piece of jewelry you’re sure to have fun wearing for many years to come!
Posted on January 24th, 2015
The three-stone pear shaped engagement ring is a unique choice in style that stands out from the rest. The pear shape is an elegant blend of the round brilliant and marquise cut diamond and is often called the teardrop cut; one end of this large stone is perfectly round while the other narrows to a delicate and tapered point. The three-stone setting has a special sentimental meaning, with the two smaller side gems representing the past and present; the largest center diamond symbolizes your future together.
The impressive center stunner in this fancy yellow three stone diamond ring is a 2.08ct pear shaped diamond, EGL certified at Fancy Light Yellow, SI2. The 2.00ct center stone has a delicious canary color and an amazing, pleasant shape.It has complimenting pears on either side. All three gems are encompassed in halos of micropavé set round diamonds. From the back and side views, the yellow center’s hand engraved basket and adorned connectors are visible. East and west bezel set round cuts finish off this extraordinary fancy yellow pear shape engagement ring.
This amazing three-stone engagement or anniversary ring starts with the rare 3.04ct pear shaped diamond set in the center. It is certified by EGL at H-VS1, nearly colorless and perfectly clear, even under magnification. This custom-made piece showcases this majestic diamond perfectly.There are two large teardrop cut diamonds flanked on the sides of the center. The ring is made with a Euro shank which means it is squared off at the bottom. All three sides of the shank are studded with round brilliant cut diamonds in a pavé setting. This high polish platinum piece is exceptional from every angle.
A three-stone pear shaped diamond ring from Mark Broumand works excellently as an engagement or anniversary ring. The pear also works well in the popular halo setting or as a center stone with accent side stones. For a similar style in a circular profile, check into the curved and brilliant oval cut diamond engagement rings available. Mark can also custom design any pear shaped ring to match your specific taste.
Posted on January 23rd, 2015
The romantic vintage style of Princess Cut Diamond rings in a halo setting are one of the must have ring options of 2015. The princess is the most popular of the square brilliants and is the second most desired of all the diamond cuts, with the modern round brilliant being the first. Halo engagement rings have been growing in popularity over the last several years as many celebrities have opted for the vintage look. As presented below, halos can have shape variations which can offer even more design options when selecting your ring.
The 2.06ct princess cut center stone is GIA certified at F-SI1. It is exceptionally white, perfectly eye clean, and the cut is outstanding. This ring epitomizes brilliance. It is accented by a crown of bright round diamonds with an additional row of rounds set on the sides of the halo, following the shape of the princess cut, with four equal sides that have full corners. The shank is set with three rows of round brilliants in a rounded micropavé design. The center connectors are also studded with round cuts in a double row. It is custom made in high polish platinum and hand crafted to perfection.
It all starts with the gorgeous two carat princess cut center diamond; it is GIA certified at G-SI2. It is very white, clear and possesses a tremendous sparkle. The cushion shaped cutout halo and split shank is set with equally white and bright round diamonds halfway down the shank, as is the front and back of the ring. Milgrain detail accents the halo and shank throughout. The ring is fashioned in 18k white gold, lending even more brilliance to the overall sparkle of this ring.
The princess cut halo engagement ring will be perfect for the person that desires clean lines and symmetry without sacrificing brilliance. If you desire a squared shape with more of an angular style, browse our selection of fiery and rare radiant cut engagement rings. To search for brilliance in the round shapes, look into the modern day round cut or oval cut engagement rings from Mark Broumand.
Posted on January 23rd, 2015
The unique Asscher cut engagement ring boasts a square shaped diamond with beveled corners and a mesmerizing pattern of concentric facets. Designed in 1902 by Joseph Asscher, his namesake design was the first diamond cut to hold a patent. Though often described as a “square shaped emerald cut”, this statement is a simply a broad description since there is a unique cutting technique and facet pattern that makes the Asscher shape distinct. These unique diamonds rose to the apex of popularity during the Art Deco Period of the 1920s and thirties. Since that time, Asschers have always been in high demand amongst antique jewelers in search of the stones to repair vintage pieces. Many of the original Asschers were later re-cut into different diamonds since the stones were high quality in color and clarity.
The mesmerizing 1.26ct Asscher beauty centered in this three-stone ring is GIA certified at J-VVS2. It is white, practically flawless and has an excellent cut! Both the polish and symmetry are graded at excellent as well.
This custom made masterpiece features two step cut trapezoids with round diamonds set around both the center and sides. The shank is set with a row of round diamonds in a micropavé setting and the intricate connectors are studded with round diamonds as well. The ring is made in high polish platinum and is truly a magnificent piece to be cherished forever!
Eternity bands to match
Posted on January 22nd, 2015
Fancy color diamond rings come in every color in the rainbow, but some of the most abundant and popular are fancy yellow diamond engagement rings. Natural diamonds are graded on a color scale that runs from D to Z, with D being the whitest. Fancy color diamonds occur naturally beyond the Z color and will be described in color saturation with terms from faint to deep and fancy light to fancy vivid. Here are some amazing values on fancy yellow diamond rings from Mark Broumand.
0.76ct Fancy Yellow Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
This simple, elegant and beautiful fancy yellow oval cut diamond engagement ring in a halo setting features a center diamond weighing just over half a carat. The yellow color is rich and this stone is very clear, even under 10X magnification. It is accented by a halo of bright, round diamonds and a row of round diamonds set halfway down the 18k white gold shank. The diamonds are set in a micropavé setting showcasing them beautifully in a dainty design.
1.16ct Fancy Light Yellow Radiant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
This stunning fancy light yellow radiant cut diamond engagement ring will wow you from every angle. The beautiful light yellow center VS2 diamond sparkles tremendously! It is accented by a double halo of bright, white round diamonds and a row of round diamonds set to halfway down the shank in a micropavé setting. All of the diamonds in this ring are very clear and beautiful. The contrast of diamond colors make each stand out beautifully.
1.09ct Fancy Light Yellow Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring
This gorgeous pear shaped diamond ring offers such a gorgeous combination at a great value! The 0.54ct pear shaped center diamond is GIA certified at Fancy Light Brown Green Yellow and has a clarity of I1. The diamond has a combination of colors but you only see a beautiful yellow when looking at it. It is accented by a halo of white round diamonds and a row of round diamonds set to halfway down the shank in a shared prong setting. The ring is created in high polish 18k white gold and features an 18k yellow center basket that is hand engraved.
Mark Broumand’s selection of fancy yellow diamond engagement rings are available in a variety of hues, carat sizes, ring settings and precious metals. You can also work with Mark to create the perfect custom diamond ring that she has been dreaming of.
Posted on January 22nd, 2015
What will you love about a cushion cut engagement ring? Everything! The cushion cut diamond’s unique shape provides it with an increased brilliance. The intriguing shape combines a rectangle and oval; its rounded corners and larger facets highlight the diamond’s clarity. You may recognize this shape, as it has been used for world famous diamonds such as the Hope Diamond, Yellow Tiffany Diamond and Regent Diamond.
This amazing custom diamond engagement ring from Mark Broumand flaunts a prong-set 1.21ct cushion cut center diamond, GIA-certified at I-VS2. It is a very white and very clear diamond. The amazing cut makes this stone look larger than it actually is, more like a one-and-a-half carat diamond.
This incredibly designed shank features two equally brilliant trillion (triangular) shape diamonds also prong-set immediately to the left and right of the cushion. The trillions also serve as the flower tops to the intricate milgrain leaf detail that is the design shape of the shank. The leaves are studded with round diamonds and the entire ring is created in high polish 18k white gold.
Searching for other more rare diamond shapes? Look into the breathtaking radiant cut diamond rings from Mark Broumand. Looking for complimentary pieces for your cushion cut engagement ring? Look into some of the cushion cut diamond earrings available for the special day or as a great gift idea.
This magnificent pair of cushion cut diamond stud earrings feature 1.55ct of extremely white, brilliant, very clear and beautiful diamonds. The center cushion cut diamonds weigh in at about 0.65ct each, are prong set and are graded at E-F, VS1-VS2. These studs are made of high polish platinum and the center beauties are surrounded by a halo of equally gorgeous round cut diamonds in a shared prong setting.
These custom made platinum earrings are perfect for your special day or a night out on the town. These incredible earrings showcase two prong-set cushion cut diamonds that weigh approximately 0.65ct each. They are surrounded with a halo of round diamonds in a shared prong setting. The connectors and the hoops are also set with round diamonds in a micropavé setting.
Posted on January 21st, 2015
An Emerald cut diamond ring spotlights a bright and incredibly clear stone that is symbolic of a vintage period in time. An Emerald cut will have a rectangular shape and angled corners. Parallel cuts, known as step cuts will be cut into the pavilion, or underside of the diamond. Originally created for use in Emerald gemstones, this cut will showcase the clarity of the diamond. Because of this, a high quality rough stone must be used. Your emerald cut diamond ring from Mark Broumand will be high quality, white, clear and symmetrical. The crown jewel of this three-stone 4.05ct TW ring is a 3ct emerald cut diamond, GIA certified at I-VS1. It is very white without any visible inclusions. It is secured by four double-prongs that perfectly compliment and protect the angled corners. The center stone in a three-stone ring is symbolic of your future love together. The three carat center stone is flanked by two trapezoid (four-sided) cut diamonds and the basket it sits in is completely decked out in pavé round and baguette cut diamonds, totaling 1.05cts. The trapezoids set on each side of the center diamond are representative of past and future in a three-stone ring setting. The three-sided shank is pavé set with round brilliants halfway down that perfectly compliments the engagement ring. Milgrain detail has been added throughout the edges of this 18k white gold designer setting for a softer, vintage look; this diamond ring is pure vintage romance. This three-stone emerald cut ring will be perfect as a three-stone anniversary or engagement ring.
An emerald cut diamond ring is the excellent choice for someone that desires a bright and clear diamond, as opposed to many of the brilliant cuts. Another choice for a diamond that accentuates clarity is the romantic Asscher cut diamond ring. For square diamond rings with incredible brilliance, look into princess cut or radiant cut diamond engagement rings from Mark Broumand.
Posted on January 21st, 2015
Mark Broumand offers exceptionally high quality fine jewelry at affordable prices. From custom designed engagement rings to pendants, all jewelry selected or created for his customers represents the best craftsmanship, highest quality and attention to detail. Here are some Valentine’s Day gift idea selections, all under $2000.
0.85ct Round Brilliant Cut 18k Black Gold Bangle BraceletThis lovely round brilliant cut diamond bangle is crafted to perfection. The brilliant round cut diamonds are prong set in this 18k black gold setting. It’s perfect as a layering bracelet or wear it alone for a dainty look.
1.60ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond “S” Style Bangle BraceletHere is a timeless classic round brilliant cut diamond bangle that is incredibly elegant. The 14k yellow gold bracelet is set with 1.60ct of bright, white round brilliant cut diamonds set in an “S” style. You will love and cherish this beautiful bangle.
0.75ct Baguette Cut Diamond Bangle BraceletThis lovely baguette cut bangle has an elegant style. The 14k yellow gold bracelet is set with 0.75ct of brilliant baguette cut diamonds making for a simple, sparkly look.
0.85ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Bangle BraceletThis lovely round brilliant cut bangle is crafted to perfection. The brilliant rounds are prong set in this 18k yellow gold setting. It’s perfect as a layering bracelet or wear it alone for a dainty look.
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0.50ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Pendant
This classy round brilliant cut diamond pendant is a must have. The center round brilliant cut diamond is accentuated by a halo of round diamonds all set on 14k white gold. The beautiful pendant is simple and elegant and can be worn everyday.
0.60ct Pear Shaped Diamond Pendant
This stunning pear shaped pendant is a quality crafted jewelry piece. It is set with a gorgeous round diamond at the bail with a dangling pear shaped diamond drop. The elegant pendant is custom made in high polish 18k white gold and set with quality stones. This pendant will accent a brilliant and unique pear shaped diamond ring perfectly.
0.60ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Pendant
Wear this versatile, simple, and beautiful round cut diamond pendant for any occasion. The gorgeous bezel set round diamond pendant features a half a carat center diamond surrounded by round diamonds in a pavé setting. The 14k white gold chain is attached on either side. It sits beautifully on the neckline.
1.00ct Fancy Color Pear Shaped Rose Cut Diamond Pendant
This remarkable pear shaped rose cut diamond pendant is so beautiful and unique! It features a fancy color rose cut pear shaped diamond surrounded by a halo of round diamonds and features more rounds set on the loop as well. The pendant is made in high polish 18k rose gold. This pendant will be the perfect compliment to any of our rare and unique fancy color diamond engagement rings.
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