‘Tips and Advice’ Category
Posted on October 25th, 2016
Yellow, as a color, is indicative of many things. It represents springtime, rebirth, renewal, warmth, and love. It is symbolic of good health and positive energy, and has long been used around the world in association with ceremonies which celebrate the beginning of something new, from the planting of crops to the union of two loving partners in blissful matrimony. Yellow diamonds make a wonderful choice for the center stone in an engagement ring, symbolizing as they do so many beautiful, wholesome, and positive things.
The cushion cut is a very special cut for a yellow diamond. When situated as the center stone in a wedding band, it symbolizes the warmth and support implicit in the perfect union. Like any expertly cut diamond, the yellow cushion cut diamond shows high quality exuberance and sparkle, brilliantly reflecting natural sunlight into a dazzling array of shimmering beauty. This traditional, vintage-style wedding band emphasizes the sense of loving warmth and wonderful hope that is implicit to the perfect wedding, and is always a marvelous sight to behold.
For a yellow diamond, symbolizing the warmth of the summer sun and the radiance of everlasting love, there can be no more fitting shape than that of the radiant cut. This eye-catching double banded wedding ring is completely encrusted with small round cut diamonds, framing the radiant cut center stone like the rays of the midday sun. Under the bright light of a spring wedding, this ring will capture and reflect the rays of the sun in a manner that is sure to catch the eye of any who behold it. This ring doesn’t simply speak to warmth, support, and love everlasting: it tells their story in a song of sparkle and joy.
The emerald cut yellow diamond is a traditional symbol of joyous union in many countries around the world. On this particular yellow diamond engagement ring, the shape of the center stone is dazzlingly highlighted by a close-fitting arrangement of small, round-cut diamonds that help to bring out the sparkle and luster of its many polished facets. This yellow emerald cut diamond glitters like a beacon of hope for a bright future, and is a perfect symbol of the love and warmth that ought to be found within the union of two people pledging to spend the rest of their lives in each other’s company.
Posted on October 15th, 2016
Explore the Mark Broumand selection for the finest round cut diamonds. You can select among many settings, six of which are below. These round brilliant cut beauties are elaborate in detail and rich in taste, with various bands and shanks adding the finishing touch.
Set atop a delicate and narrow band of rose-tinted gold, this traditional wedding ring features a center stone with a round brilliant cat of dazzling proportions. It is expertly held within a cradle of smaller round cut diamonds; coupled with the warm luster of the golden band itself, this lends an image of warm, homey feels to the appearance of this engagement band. It is the perfect symbol of a promise of many years of love yet to come.
This is a fine vintage wedding ring with a double banded design, its center stone cradled within a delicate mounting of smaller round cut diamonds. The overall effect, coupled with the classic double shank look, is one of sparkling beauty and sophistication. This is a tasteful and elegant engagement band, fit to gleam and shine on that most special of occasions.
This round, brilliantly cut center diamond is set into a silvery crown atop a gradually tapering band, thicker toward the setting than it is at the bottom. This is a very traditional engagement band shape, and one that lends itself to the sophisticated and elegant appearance of the sparkling centerpiece.
This elegant silver band features a large centerpiece that is artistically encrusted with small round-cut diamonds. These smaller stones lovingly frame the center diamond, reflecting and refracting sunlight to give added dazzle and shine to that which is meant to symbolize love everlasting.
The size of this brilliantly cut round center diamond is expertly accented by the smaller round-cut stones surrounding it, while the narrow, uniform shape of the diamond encrusted band allows the size of the center stone to truly carry the day. The craftsmanship of this ring enables the central round cut diamond to stand as a symbol of everlasting love, making it a truly stunning wedding ring in more ways than one.
This vintage-style wedding ring features a large round cut diamond with brilliant sparkle, set amidst smaller round cut diamonds on a traditional gold band with a beautiful rosy tint. The allure of this ring is heavily focused on the dazzling sparkle of the center stone, which the smaller diamonds along the setting and the shank only serve to enhance.
Posted on October 1st, 2016
Almost as important as the center stone in an engagement ring are the cradle in which the stone is held, as well as the band, or shank. Either of these elements can draw attention to the center stone through luxurious decoration, or emphasize the diamond’s luster through lack of adornment.
Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring, 3.4 Carats
In this example, we see a round cut diamond cradled within a beautifully decorated setting, dazzlingly adorned with smaller round-cut diamonds to emphasize and enhance the sparkle of the center stone. The band itself ascends smoothly up either side of the centerpiece, and is adorned by round-cut diamonds along its entire length. This is an elegant and stylish modern wedding ring, and is a demonstrable example of how the shank can serve to enhance the overall quality of a piece.
Round Cut Diamond, 3.67 Carats, on Slender Engagement Band
The slender appearance of this lustrous yet slender gold wedding band supports a delicate cradled frame on top, in which a large, beautifully round-cut diamond is nestled. This is a fine example of an engagement band with diamonds along half the shank. Such a style adds to the tasteful elegance of this vintage ring’s minimalist appeal, but it still serves to wondrously enhance the beauty and the sparkle of the center stone.
Round Cut Diamond Wedding Ring with Double Shank
The brilliant appearance of this ring is owed to many factors, including the gleaming silver surface of its stylish double band. The double shank ring is completely encrusted with small, round-cut diamonds, which fit perfectly into the silvery background while emphasizing the grace and the majesty of the central stone. All four ends of the double band rise up to frame the beautifully cradled centerpiece in a regal, crown-like formation, wonderfully reminiscent of a life-long pledge of of loyalty, purity, and true love.
Round Cut Diamond, 2.59 Carats, Simple and Elegant Shank
This ring’s beautiful silver band is a perfect example of how an unadorned shank and non-encrusted cradle can help to emphasize the beauty of a diamond. The setting is pristine and delicate, with crown-like flanges suggestive of royalty, purity, and many other positive qualities contributing to the strength of a life-long union. The size of the flanges forbids the use of smaller diamonds for emphasis, while making the round cut diamond at their center look larger and more brilliant in comparison.
Posted on September 15th, 2016
In the modern era, round cut diamonds are often seen encrusting the bands and settings of exquisitely designed engagement rings. The center stone is often emerald cut, oval, or otherwise shaped to stand out from the rest with distinction. The classic round cut diamond engagement ring is different: its center stone often stands alone, carrying the day with the unique luster and sparkle that only a dazzlingly cut and perfectly set round diamond will be able to provide. Where the band is encrusted, the smaller round cut diamonds bring out the center stone’s beauty all the more, by providing additional refraction under any illumination.
This traditionally set round cut diamond sparkles atop a delicate rose gold band in this single shank engagement ring. The band itself is encrusted with small round cut diamonds, which capture and further break down the reflections of the center stone into a dazzling array of color and vibrance. This wedding ring glows with a loving warmth, which speaks to the noble intentions of that person who would give it as a token of a love meant to last forever.
This is one of those engagement rings which couples the classic appeal of a dazzling round cut stone with a modern artistic vision, resulting in a truly unique and dazzling experience. Like the beautiful shimmer of the center stone itself, a wide, unadorned platinum band speaks to notions such as purity and loyalty. Its bright luster emphasizes the virtue and love of a traditional wedding, speaking to the relevance of the traditional ceremony as we head into a new modern era.
In any book or film which has displayed a wedding ring as a part of the plot, the picture almost certainly bore many striking similarities to this beautiful piece of vintage work. This delicately crafted and engraved rose gold band is topped by a center cut diamond of dazzling shape and proportion, perfectly set within a gracefully flanged crown. A diamond showcases not only strong qualities, such as loyalty and virtue, but also the loving warmth on which a new family ought to be based. This engagement ring is a dazzling example of exactly how this is accomplished.
Posted on September 1st, 2016
This exquisitely crafted and surprisingly delicate engagement ring features a beautiful pear cut diamond on a slender platinum band. The shank is encrusted with small, round-cut diamonds to give a little extra sparkle for that special day, but the center stone appropriately takes center stage with its modern style and symbolic representation. An inverted tear has long been a sign of joy and happiness in western culture; what happier thing to celebrate, with such a dazzling wedding ring, than love everlasting?
This brilliant wedding ring features a large pear cut diamond, beautifully and exquisitely set in a delicate halo on top of a double platinum band. The band and halo are encrusted with smaller, round cut diamonds, while the center stone is large enough to capture the eyes of onlookers with its dazzling display of sparkling light. This ring combines vintage appeal with modern artistic elements, resulting in a pure work of loving art, fully fit for any ceremony.
The marquise style of diamond shaping, sometimes described as almond shaped, has a long and well-established tradition. It was a popular cut of diamond for rings worn by royalty and nobility in Renaissance and Victorian-era Europe. Today, it evokes a glittering sense of vintage beauty. This particular center stone is surrounded by a sparkling halo, which is particularly appropriate to the way the marquise captures and refracts surrounding illumination. It is set on a platinum band, which is likewise encrusted, for a combination of traditional elegance and stylish modern simplicity.
Most wedding rings evoke a sense of traditional and modern elements combined, symbolizing that perfect union which is the well-founded marriage. Sometimes, however, it is preferable to evoke the sense of union through a single style, with a ring that offers the perfect combination of shank and stone to create a memorable image that will remain in the minds of all who have seen it for years to come. Such is the case with this exquisitely gorgeous ring, which features a large marquise diamond set in an artisan crafted platinum band. The minutia of the detail is absolutely superb, and the diamond is a true wonder to behold. This is a wedding ring which is well-suited to lasting impressions.
Posted on August 15th, 2016
The eternity band is encircled by individually modest stones, rather than being dominated by a single central arrangement. It symbolizes the unity and strength of the ideal marriage, built on a foundation of love, respect, and the strength of two people facing life together. With a little help from Mark Broumand, you can design your dream eternity band. From selecting the shape of your setting, the number of prongs, the number of diamonds, the shape of your diamonds or the color of your setting, every detail can be selected at your preference. If you enjoy rose gold, yellow gold, white gold or platinum, there are an abundance of options available.
This eye-catching round cut diamond eternity ring is beautifully set in rose-tinted gold, creating a distinctive contrast between the sparkle of each stone and the warm glow of the band itself. This beautiful ring will contribute to warm memories of that special day for years to come!
Oval cut stones are a distinctive choice for the eternity style. Combining a sparkling vintage look with a modern day aesthetic, this platinum ring speaks to both beauty and purity. There is an elegance to the simplicity of its setting, offset by the way these expertly positioned stones capture and reflect each other’s light.
This intricately crafted platinum engagement band is set with a series of beautifully cut round diamonds, much larger than those which would encrust a more traditional shank. The cut, however, is in itself traditional, making this ring a symbol of two eras joining together as one. A beautiful analogy for a wedding, and a reminder that some well-established traditions still have their place in the modern world.
Emerald cut stones fit neatly together, set within a rose gold band. This ring evokes the appearance of a series of windows, leading to the warmth of the rosy golden hue beyond. This, combined with the way the expertly set diamonds capture and refract the light of their neighboring stones, brings to mind thoughts of unity and warmth: the strength of two people, working together to build a future.
The asscher cut stone is a fun shape to work with. This shows through in the way this platinum set wedding ring emphasizes an almost lighthearted and genial quality, without detracting at all from the beauty or the importance of what the ring symbolizes. With a total of eight carats in diamonds, this impressive ring showcases its craftsmanship with an elegant sparkle
This wedding band features tightly set emerald cut stones in a platinum band. There is a powerful impression being made, one that suggests strength, loyalty, and a loving bond that shall never be broken. Beautiful, powerful, and graceful, this engagement band showcases all that is good and pure about love everlasting.
Posted on August 1st, 2016
Round and oval cut diamonds are two of the most popular shapes available for engagement rings today. Round cut rings are traditional, while remaining firmly relevant to modern trends. Oval cut rings evoke a vintage look, but it’s an appearance which can be dazzling in combination with other, more modern elements.
This unique ring features the eye opening accompaniment of two side stones, which further enhance the beautiful sparkle of the round cut center stone. Majestically cradled within a platinum setting, each stone is surrounded by a halo of small round cut diamonds, to further enhance the splendor of its refraction. The result is a light show, a powerful emblem of love and loyalty, which is sure to add to every memory of such a wonderful occasion.
The design of this double band engagement ring is at once simple and elegant, with two uniform bands running parallel, each encrusted by small round cut diamonds to bring out the finer elements of the beautifully cradled center stone. Set in platinum, this oval cut stone captures and reflects the light thrown into it by its own halo of round cut diamonds. Oval and round combine to create a dazzling and ever-shifting painting, whereby sparkling light is the only brush being employed.
How to bring out the majesty of a beautiful wedding day with a single stone? Set a round diamond on a slender and delicate platinum band, and surround it with an encrusted halo of tiny round diamonds which serve to redirect light into the center stone. The result is an elegant and luxurious engagement ring, one which draws all eyes to the center and holds them there. The craftsmanship of this round cut diamond ring is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
There is something classic, something vintage, to the appearance of an oval cut diamond ring. It evokes the elegance of the Victorian, or even the Elizabethan eras, and all of the incredible finery which surrounded an important celebration in such a bygone era. This beautifully set oval cut diamond is held within an elegant and artistically shaped double banded ring, symbolizing not only beauty, but also purity and strength.
Posted on May 1st, 2016
While a few lucky people immediately know when they meet the person they are going to marry, most of us require a bit more time to figure out whether or not we’ve found the perfect person. You may know that your partner is a fantastic human being, but how do you tell if you two are meant to be together forever? According to expert matchmakers, here are a few ways to tell if you’ve found “the one.”
Finding the One: You’re Best Friends
This is one cliche that is absolutely true, and there’s a reason that matchmakers often start off pairing people up based on common hobbies and personalities. The best couples are always each other’s best friends, and they share many common interests. If you and your partner laugh at the same jokes and love spending time together even when you aren’t doing anything interesting, it’s definitely meant to be.
Learn more about finding an engagement ring for your “perfect soulmate” now!
Your Partner Respects Both You and Others
Having a partner who is respectful of your feelings and supportive of your goals is always essential to relationship success. However, it is equally important that your partner also respect everyone else around them. In addition to being kind and polite to family and friends, a good partner is even respectful of waiters and other strangers they interact with.
You Have Top Notch Communication Skills
For a relationship to last, you and your partner have to be able to communicate with each other and make sure that they share the same goals and values. It is important that you two can communicate about both good and bad things. Consider how you argue with each other when you have a disagreement? Do you just angrily and passionately state your opposing views, or do you resort to name calling and rude insults? Most matchmakers agree that good relationships are one where couples never say anything intentionally hurtful in arguments.
Does Your Partner Meet These Qualifications?
If you are fortunate enough to have a partner who fits into all of these criteria, you can be confident that your relationship can weather almost anything.
In fact, it may be a sign that it’s about time to start planning your wedding and life together. If you are interested in finding quality jewelry to commemorate your love, come visit Mark Broumand’s online store to get the perfect engagement rings or wedding bands.
Posted on March 17th, 2016
Finding the perfect engagement ring can be stressful, especially if you’re unsure what size diamond to buy. The normal “three month salary” guideline can be helpful but it may not always be the right decision. Even if you can afford the largest diamond in the store, it may not be the stone that your fiancé desires.
Factoring in Your Finances When Buying an Engagement Ring
You always want to take into account what you really can afford. If you have saved up enough money beforehand, you will have a better idea of which diamond fits into your budget. Financing the ring will help you spread out the payment over time and allow you to get the bigger diamond that she wants.
And remember, if your budget is tight, sticking with the one carat diamond engagement ring might be a good idea for now as you can always upgrade later when your finances improve.
Choosing THE ring: The 4 C’s
When purchasing a diamond, it’s always important to remember the 4 C’s – cut, carat, clarity and color. Our diamond specialists can help you understand how the 4 C’s factor into a gorgeous diamond. The carat size will help dictate what type of setting you ultimately choose whether it’s a simple engagement ring or a larger setting with accent diamonds. Also, the level of clarity and color you choose will definitely have an impact on what size stone you will be able to afford.
Make Sure You Know Her Style and Tastes in Jewelry
Definitely take into account your fiancé’s style. Get clues from the styles of jewelry she already wears and don’t be afraid to ask a close friend or family member if they have suggestions.
Her style will help dictate which carat size you will end up leaning towards. You may already have an idea from joint shopping trips to the jewelry store what types of styles she prefers. If she is petite and prefers understated pieces, you may want to stick with a classic one carat diamond engagement ring. However, if she already wears larger pieces and would prefer a diamond with lots of accents stones, then a two carat diamond may fit into that larger setting she desires.
Picking out the perfect diamond is never easy but always keep in mind the 4 C’s, your budget and your fiancé’s preferences. Contact Mark Broumand today to learn more about the 4 C’s and to get the help you need finding the ring of her dreams.
Posted on March 2nd, 2016
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 look closely at the many virtues of diamonds.
Only Diamonds Speak Of Unbreakable Bonds
For those lucky ladies born in the month of April, the diamond birthstone gives you more reason to collect them. Diamonds remain the traditional symbol for engagement. It was first recorded in 1477 that a man had proposed to a woman with a diamond.
Austria’s Archduke Maximillian gave Mary of Burgundy a gold ring, featuring an M spelled out in diamonds. Diamonds are unmatched in versatility, wearing the title of hardest natural substance found on the planet. Remember this when you want to understand their authenticity – the only substance that can scratch a diamond is another diamond.
Diamonds Go Deep Into The Core
The word diamond hails from the Greek word “adamas,” which means unbreakable, unconquerable and indestructible. When you consider how and where these incredible stones have been formed and found, you realize that a diamond is truly forever.
Diamonds are developed in nature from carbon and believed to form their rare crystalline shape about 100 miles beneath the earth’s surface. They are then carried to the surface by volcanic eruptions. Diamonds were first established and mined in India, Brazil, South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Namibia and Congo. Today, these dazzlers are mined in a number of other countries, with the top three producers being Botswana, Russia and Canada.
Ancients Marveled At The Discovery Of Diamonds
The ancient Greeks had a romantic idea about the beauty of diamonds, believing these brilliant gems were splinters of stars fallen on the earth. The ancient Romans believed that diamonds adorned the tips of Cupid’s love arrows. A diamond’s origin, as a revered stone, can be found way back in the fourth century BC, where the gems were collected and traded in India.
In the first century AD, the Roman naturalist Pliny remarked that, “Diamond is the most valuable, not only of precious stones, but of all things in this world.”
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