‘Right-Hand Ring’ Category
Posted on December 30th, 2015
Whether you want to compliment your diamond or are looking to show off your favorite color, sapphires, rubies and emeralds are spectacular feature stones for engagement rings and wedding jewelry. Just like diamonds, not all specimens are created equal. Learn how to shop for these gemstones to ensure you get the superior quality you deserve.
Ranging in color from deep ocean blue with strong to vivid saturation to a very vibrant pink-orange hue, sapphires are members of the corundum mineral family. September’s birthstone has been a favorite of royalty for hundreds of years; in fact, Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with Lady Diana’s iconic 18-carat sapphire engagement ring.
Look for stones with a rich, dark color with violet undertones in a medium to medium dark tone, rid of any brown or yellow lines. Sapphires usually have inclusions, but less visible ones are more desirable. In fancy colors, like this pink sapphire eternity band, ideal stones have a bright, saturated hue.
Rubies are July’s birthstone and, as a member of the corundum family, sapphires’ bold siblings. The finest and more valuable color of ruby is called “pigeon’s blood” which exhibits a deep red with a purple secondary hue. The hue forever links rubies with love, and pieces like a ruby and diamond ring will say “I love you” every time the stones catch the light.
Rubies should have naturally vivid color and ample light to play inside the stone. They can sometimes have dark or gray spots called extinctions that are obvious when held up to the light. Fewer extinctions mean a more valuable stone.
May’s birthstone and a member of the beryl family, emeralds were the favored stones of Cleopatra and are an enduring symbol of a couple’s devotion. These best color qualities of these stones range from a lush, blue-ish green to a pure green with vivid saturation.
As with rubies, transparent emeralds are much more valuable than opaque specimens are. Stones that are true green, not erring into blue or yellow, with saturated color are the most desirable. The iconic emerald cut is designed to protect this fracture-prone stone from damage.
Since most colored gemstones are chemically treated, it is important to ensure you are getting a natural specimen with no chemical treatments before you make a purchase . As the show-stopping center or a subtle accent, a sapphire, ruby or emerald will add a colorful sparkle to your wedding ensemble.
Posted on November 13th, 2015
Diamonds are Perfect for Any Occasion
Wearing diamonds is one of the best ways to make a fashion statement, regardless of your lifestyle. They are timeless pieces of jewelry that never go out of style, and they have always been worn to represent special events, like weddings, engagements, birthdays, graduations and anniversaries. The idea of giving diamonds as a gift to a loved one is very endearing in nature. Not all diamonds are designed alike. You can find a variety of different styles, cuts and shapes to suit your fancy, and if you’re looking for quality, diamonds are the highest quality stones. Each diamond is unique, and the rarest of diamonds are considered highly valuable. An expert jeweler can provide an appraisal of a piece of jewelry with diamonds to determine its precise value based on the four C’s:
Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone With Rich Diamond Colors
If you’re looking to attract the spotlight, wear eccentric styles of diamonds. Colorful diamonds are becoming popular with diamond ring choices over the traditional white and colorless diamonds. They vary on a color scale from D to Z, and Z represents the most striking diamond colors. Celebrities have been spotted wearing various colors, like pink, yellow, green and blue diamonds, which have prompted the progress of this fashionable trend. Wearing different colors can accentuate your look, bringing out your unique style and individuality. The color that you choose is one of the most important aspects to the overall look of the diamond.
Color Accents With Diamond Rings
Diamond accents are hints of color that are incorporated into the diamond to highlight the distinctiveness of the ring. Many people choose to design or purchase made-to-order rings with color enhancements surrounding the white or colorless diamonds. You can choose different side stones, such as sapphire, emerald, tanzanite and ruby, and select unique shapes, like the popular pear, heart or rectangular shape. The accents are small but can provide the perfect way to personalize your ring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!