Jewelry Facts

3 Facts About Diamonds You Should Know

Nothing shines quite as brilliantly as diamonds, and when you put one on, you’re wearing a fascinating piece of history. Most diamonds found in nature are estimated to be between one and three billion years old. Maybe that’s why this gem continues to dazzle all of us with its enormous beauty. Join us as we…

Sapphires, Rubies and Emeralds, Oh My!

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….

Modern Twists on the Tennis Necklace Are Impressing New Buyers

Tennis necklaces go back decades, but your grandmother may have called them “eternity necklaces” instead. One of the draws of this classic style is their simplicity as well as the fact that they can be passed down through the generations without outdating themselves. With the recent return of simpler retro styles, the tennis necklace is…

Radiant or Cushion Cut: Which Is Right for Me?

After the detailed process of sorting through a vast collection of diamonds, you’ve finally settled on two cuts. They have a similar look and style, but the jeweler informs you that one is a cushion cut and the other is a radiant cut. You take another moment to inspect both pieces and find yourself stumped…

Understanding How White Gold and Platinum Are Different

Whether you’re getting engaged, a collector of fine jewelry or just routinely involved with investing in high-end custom jewelry, you may benefit from learning more about the differences between white gold and platinum. Though the two metals look fairly similar, the natural white color of the platinum will never fade. With time, the white gold’s…

Christie’s Breathtaking, Record-breaking Blue and Pink Diamonds

Christie’s auction house is synonymous with opulence, and it is only fitting that the organization has auctioned several record-breaking diamonds throughout the years. The diamonds in its record books represent all the colors of the rainbow, but the pink and blue paragons are the things daydreams are made of. A paragon is a perfect diamond —…

The Four Ways Color is Described in Sapphire Engagement Rings

Since Princess Kate wore a sapphire engagement ring before marrying Prince William, the deep blue stone has become more popular year after year. Sapphires are gorgeous, and when it comes to hardness, these gemstones are second to the diamond. Before choosing a sapphire, however, it is important to understand how sapphires are evaluated based on…

Men’s Wedding Bands: Celebrating a New Romantic Tradition

Men’s wedding rings are a relatively new tradition, historically speaking. While there is some archaeological evidence that women have been wearing wedding rings for thousands of years, men only began wearing these symbolic ornaments in the early 1900s. A Romantic Gesture That Caught On The tradition of matching bride and groom wedding bands began when…

UPDATE: Facts About Conflict Diamonds Today

Before we start, we want to assure you that ALL diamonds sold by Mark Broumand are conflict free. That said, this article will provide facts on the current state of the jewelry industry with respect to conflict diamonds.  The concept of Conflict or Blood Diamonds entered the public arena when news broke that the revenues…