Celebrate Love with a Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Posted at September 17th, 2014

If you are looking for a uniquely shaped engagement ring, look no further than a Marquise cut diamond engagement ring from Mark Broumand.  Also referred to as the “Navette Cut”, this delicate diamond features an elongated oval shape with tapered, pointed ends. The Marquise cut diamond was originally commissioned in the 18th century by King Louis XV of France to honor his longtime mistress, the Marquise de Pompadour’s perfectly shaped kiss.

Your 58-facet modified brilliant Marquise cut diamond will have perfect symmetry as this is a crucial part of this diamond’s profile. The pointed ends should align with each other and left and right sides of the diamond should mirror each other.  Much like the notable and unique oval cut diamond engagement ring, this stone is long and slender and creates a slimming and elongating effect on the finger at the wearer. These visually stunning and unique diamond engagement rings very sophisticated and elegant and delicate. The ideal length to with ratio for this stone will be 2:1. This ratio is ideal to balance out stability without sacrificing the brilliance of the stone.

3.01ct Fancy Yellow Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

3.01ct Fancy Yellow Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand 3.01ct Fancy Yellow Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Angled View | Mark Broumand

This cut contains a large table, or flat top and your diamond will have high quality color and be very clear. Inclusions are often hidden within the shorter ends of the diamond where they can disappear within the facet work of the stone.  Per carat, your Marquise has the largest crown surface area of any other diamond and will appear larger than other diamond cuts of the same weight.  Care must be taken with the tapered ends and should be sent in prongs or a bezel setting to protect the delicate ends from chipping or breakage.

1.30ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

1.30ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand1.30ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Angled View | Mark Broumand

Each Marquise cut diamond engagement ring that Mark Broumand has selected for his jewelry store was selected for its high quality clarity, color and symmetry.  Every piece of jewelry Mark selects must also be visually stunning.  If you desire a ring that is delicate and unique at an incredible value, the Marquise cut diamond engagement ring is a sure thing.  Be sure to also browse through Mark’s many other Marquise cut diamond jewelry pieces to perfectly accent this perfect engagement ring.

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The Intriguing Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Posted at September 16th, 2014

If you’re looking for a square shaped diamond engagement ring that showcases the natural clarity and luster of a diamond, you may have found your perfect match with an Asscher cut diamond engagement ring.  The Asscher cut diamond was developed in 1902 by Joseph Asscher and experienced its first surge of popularity during the Art Deco period.  This patented cut may often be described as a squared emerald cut, but actually carries a specific set of cut patterns that distinguish a diamond as an Asscher.  The large table, or top of the diamond draws the eye down into a hall-of-mirrors facet pattern which captures and reflects light in a mesmerizing way.

1.95ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

1.95ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand

The Asscher cut diamond features rectilinear facets step cut parallel to the girdle, or widest part of the diamond. Your Asher cut diamond will be square in shape and the corners of this square diamond will be beveled, creating an octagonal outline within the shape. The lines of this cut will be clean and symmetrical and clarity is very important in this diamond since it has such a large table.  Much like the charming beauty of an emerald cut diamond engagement ring; this cut enhances a stone’s color, clarity and luster as opposed to maximizing brilliance found in other diamonds such as the princess cut or round brilliant cut diamond.

4.22ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

4.22ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand

The 58 facets of your Asscher cut diamond captures light in a specific way and focus is drawn into the stone itself. Many of the original Asschers were later cut down into other diamond cuts since the original stones were exceptionally clear with high quality color.  In the 2000s, the Asscher diamond regained a surge in popularity as many high-profile female celebrities proudly selected this diamond cut for their engagement rings.

The Asscher cut diamond engagement ring collection available in Mark Broumand’s jewelry portfolio highlight the unique beauty and clarity of this square-shaped beauty. Visit Mark Broumand when searching for high quality Asscher cut diamond engagement rings or view his amazing selection of Asscher cut diamond eternity bands.

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You Deserve a Right-Hand Custom Diamond Ring

Posted at September 15th, 2014

Diamond Rings are commonplace when celebrating a  marriage:  there is the anticipation of the engagement ring, the joy of the wedding ring and the celebration of an anniversary ring.  While these jewelry traditions definitely have their place, it is also nice to celebrate “just because”.  That is where the right-hand ring comes in.  What better way to recognize “you” than to reward yourself than with your own right-hand custom diamond ring to perfectly match your style.

Subtle Sophistication

Diamond Right Hand Ring 1

If you like clean lines and symmetry, create an elegant and sophisticated round brilliant cut diamond eternity band.  The classic 18k white gold band features a row of larger diamonds in the center flanked by two outer rows of smaller micropavé diamonds.  This is a clean and simple look that looks great worn alone or as an accent band.

A Little on the Wild Side

2.70ct Round Brilliant Cut Right Hand Custom Diamond Ring

This very unique black and white diamond snake ring is sure to be a conversation starter.  The black and white diamonds contrast each other so boldly that the ring seems to come alive.

Bold and Beautiful

2.03ct Fancy Yellow and White Diamond Right-Hand Ring

How often do you get to custom design something so beautiful from start to finish to your exacting specifications?  Not often enough! So go as bold, as big and as colorful as you like.  Mix and match different diamond shapes like radiants, cushions, pear shapes and ovals in fancy yellow colors and surround them with a halo of beautiful round diamonds.

Rainbows and Hearts

3.90ct Colored Stones and Diamond Flower Cluster Right-Hand Ring

We can love rainbows and hearts at any age.  Take some heart shaped gemstones, sprinkle it with diamonds to create a happy and brilliant flower shaped right-hand ring that will always bring a smile.

If you would like to select a ring that is colorful and unique, the diamond right-hand ring is the perfect gift waiting for you.  Visit Mark Broumand to browse his selection of diamond rings or be daring when you custom design your very own right-hand diamond ring.  Mark makes custom designing jewelry an easy, affordable and enjoyable experience.  We think you deserve it!

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Pretty in Pink Diamond Engagement Rings

Posted at September 15th, 2014

The rare and beautiful pink diamond is somewhat of a mystery and may be just as unique and beautiful as the person that receives one.  Pink diamond shades are thought to be due to changes to the electrons, referred to as “plastic deformation”.   An estimated 90% of all natural pink diamonds in the world are found in the Argyle mine in remote, northwestern Australia.  Rare pink diamonds have also been found in Brazil, Tanzania, and India.  Here are some of the beautiful fancy pink diamonds that can be found in Mark Broumand’s diamond engagement ring collection.

2.88ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring2.88ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

This mesmerizing round brilliant cut diamond engagement ring will astonish you! It all starts with the incredible and rare 2.08ct round brilliant cut diamond set in the center, GIA certified at G-IF; it is very white and flawless.  The gorgeous center stone is set in platinum and is accented by a row of natural fancy pink diamonds set in a micropavé setting. All you see are spectacularly beautiful diamonds with hardly any metal showing. The fancy pink diamonds and magnificent round brilliant cut diamond create a beautiful fire and ice effect.

4.02ct Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring4.02ct Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring

This one-of-a-kind, magnificent pear shaped diamond engagement ring will leave you speechless! The astonishing 3.02ct pear shaped diamond set in the center is GIA certified at E-VVS1, exceptionally white and is actually a potentially flawless diamond as confirmed by GIA. It can be recut to make it flawless but the diamond is so spectacular as is that we did not want to touch it!  This ring is set in a custom-made rose gold setting featuring a halo of round diamonds set around the center and two rows of round diamonds set down the split shank in a micropavé setting. The diamonds are all natural fancy vivid pink diamonds that are exceptionally rare and almost impossible to find! The center diamond reflects the pink diamonds and rose gold and truly warms the heart.

If you are in the market for pink or other fancy colored diamond rings, Mark Broumand has several options available to you.   Mark and his jewelry experts can assist you in selecting an engagement ring or anniversary ring to be cherished forever.  No matter what fancy colored diamond you are in the market for, Mark Broumand can help you find the perfect ring for your perfect love.

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Gemstone and Diamond Engagement Rings

Posted at September 12th, 2014

Sometimes a gemstone is so beautiful, rare or meaningful that it must be used in an engagement ring.  While you may not find many readily available, Mark Broumand is a master at creating beautiful and unique custom designed gemstone and diamond engagement rings.  It starts with your vision and ends when your custom piece goes through its final polish.  Here are just a few of the custom gemstone and diamond engagement rings that Mark has created.

3.20ct Oval Cut Tsavorite and Diamond Engagement Ring

3.20ct Oval Cut Tsavorite and Diamond Engagement Ring3.20ct Oval Cut Tsavorite and Diamond Engagement Ring Side View

This enchanting oval cut green tsavorite surely makes other gemstone rings green with envy.  This 2.20ct center gemstone, Tsavorite has a flawless oval cut in a platinum setting accented with a halo of brilliant round diamonds.  The split shank features two more rows of round diamonds in a micropavé setting.  While many other rings may stop there, this ring also features a basket studded with round diamonds and a surprise bezel set pear shape diamond in the center.  This ring will awe from every angle.

 5.35ct Cushion Cut Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring

5.35ct Cushion Cut Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring5.35ct Cushion Cut Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring Side View

This magnificently beautiful custom designed sapphire and diamond ring is absolutely breathtaking! The crown jewel of this ring is a 3.80ct cushion cut sapphire crowned with a double halo of incredibly bright round diamonds.  The sides are set with a marquise cut center diamond, surrounded by more round diamonds. A split shank set with round diamonds as well, which leads down to a beautiful princess cut diamond in a bezel setting. The center basket is studded with round diamonds as well. The stark contrast of color and brilliance of the gemstones in this ring is simply amazing.

2.41ct Pink Pear Shaped Spinel and Diamond Engagement Ring

2.41ct Pink Pear Shaped Spinel and Diamond Engagement Ring2.41ct Pink Pear Shaped Spinel and Diamond Engagement Ring Side View

A perfect pink 1.56ct spinel is featured at the center of this double halo ring and two rows of round brilliant cut diamonds in a micropavé setting crown this beautiful pink center stone. On this 18k rose gold setting, the shank is also set with a row of micropavé round diamonds.  The color of this ring is bold and fiery.  This original, spinel and diamond engagement ring is perfect for your special lady.

As you can see, Mark Broumand can make any custom designed engagement ring unique and breathtaking.  His artistry and personal attention to detail can be seen in every fine jewelry piece he creates.  If you want to incorporate or showcase gemstones into your engagement ring, Mark and his staff of jewelry professionals can bring any color, combination and setting to life.  Shop for other uniquely rare and beautiful custom gemstone and diamond engagement rings or anniversary rings at the St. Vincent Jewelry Center when in Los Angeles, California or admire thousands of beautiful fine jewelry creations online.

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Dazzling Pear Shaped Diamond Eternity Bands

Posted at September 11th, 2014

The Pear Shaped Diamond eternity band is truly a piece of art.  While pear shaped diamonds are normally set with the tapered point aimed at the end of the finger, the pear diamond eternity band offers this beautiful cut yet even another stunning look.  Also referred to as the “teardrop cut”, the pear shaped diamond is a hybrid of the marquise cut and round brilliant cut diamond.  It bridges the gap between rounded and angular stones in a bright and brilliant ring.

The 58 facets in this diamond allow for a similar brilliance to a round brilliant cut diamond.  In your pear shaped diamond, symmetry is critical.  Each long side should mirror the other and the tapered point should align with the center of the rounded end.  All edges will be smooth and straight.  Here are some of Mark Broumand’s custom designed pear shaped diamond eternity bands.

2.30ct Pear Shaped Diamond Eternity Band

2.30ct Pear Shaped Diamond Eternity BandThis elegant eternity band takes the standard North-South configuration of pear diamonds and turns it into an East-West setting. These exceptional pear shaped diamonds are F-G in color and certified as VS1-VS2.  Each pear was selected to match the others perfectly in size, cut, clarity and color for a perfectly harmonious piece.  This ring will be stunning worn alone or as an addition to an existing wedding set.

2.20ct Pear Shaped Diamond Eternity Band

2.20ct Pear Shaped Diamond Eternity BandThis custom-made pear shaped diamond eternity band is so elegant and beautiful! We create each one of these magnificent bands one by one. Each and every diamond is hand selected for its exceptional cut and matched up perfectly to one another. Each diamond is bezel set very finely so that there is not too much metal showing. It is set on high polish platinum. This amazing diamond eternity band looks great as a stand alone piece or as an accent to your engagement ring. Simply sensational!

3.65ct Pear Shape Diamond Eternity Band

3.65ct Pear Shape Diamond Eternity BandThese pear shape diamonds are set side-by-side and seem to be resting on each other.  This configuration is entirely unique for pear shape diamonds.  Each and every diamond in this band is personally hand picked and this gorgeous diamond eternity bands is custom made to perfection. This amazing Pear Shape Diamond eternity band is set with 3.65ct of brilliant, beautiful, white and clear Pear Shape Diamonds. They all range in the F-G color range and certify at VS1-VS2 in clarity. The platinum setting is sensational with hardly any metal showing so that all you see are sparkling beautiful Pear Shape Diamonds.

Mark Broumand and his expert jewelers can hand craft any diamond eternity band, or any piece of jewelry to your exact specifications.   Custom designed jewelry is a passion at Mark Broumand and spans everything from elegant and unique pear shaped diamond engagement rings  to complete sets of fine jewelry.  Check out the easy custom design process online or visit when in the Los Angeles area.

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Fancy Blue Diamond Engagement Rings

Posted at September 10th, 2014

You may not have heard much about Fancy Blue diamond engagement rings because they are truly so very rare.  Fancy blue diamonds are part of a group that account for only 0.1% of diamonds in existence.  The beautiful light blue shade is created by boron scattered throughout  the crystal of the diamond, labeled as a Type IIb diamond.  Some blue and grey colors will occur in a group of Type Ia diamonds, but attribute the color to hydrogen defect, not the existence of boron.  Mark Broumand has some remarkable fancy blue and other fancy colored diamond engagement rings to select from when searching for the perfect engagement ring.

1.42ct Fancy Light Blue Radiant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

1.42ct Fancy Light Blue Radiant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThis ring combines two very rare fancy colored diamonds:  pink and blue in one ring.  The crown jewel of  this ring is a GIA Fancy Light Blue diamond, certified at SI1.  The color is a mysterious light blue; it is eye clean and clear.  The center diamond is encircled with a double halo of fancy pink diamonds in a micropavé setting of rose gold.   It provides a perfect color accent that deepens the overall warmth of the ring.  The dainty, platinum shank is set with more micropavé set diamonds for extra sparkle and a pleasant contrast. This one of a kind fancy light blue radiant cut halo diamond ring will set her apart from the rest and it will be treasured for many generations.

 

1.57ct Fancy Light Blue Radiant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

 

1.57ct Fancy Light Blue Radiant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThis spectacular and rare fancy colored diamond engagement ring also showcases a 0.82ct GIA certified diamond, Fancy Light Blue SI1. It is then crowned with beautiful round diamonds that are also extend down the shank in a micropavé setting. The connectors are also studded with round diamonds and they crisscross at the bottom. This ring will surely become a family heirloom.

If you are searching for a fancy colored diamond engagement ring that is unique and modern, look into the fancy blue diamond engagement rings in Mark Broumand’s jewelry portfolio.  These two rare beauties from Mark Broumand are sure to receive an emphatic, “yes”.

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More Unique Diamond Engagement Rings

Posted at September 9th, 2014

A new tradition about diamond engagement rings is that there are no traditions.  Over the last several decades, the solitaire has given rise to engagement rings of every possible size, shape, ring setting and color imaginable.  Here are more of the unique diamond engagement rings from Mark Broumand’s jewelry collection.

1.76ct Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

1.76ct Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand1.76ct Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Shank View | Mark Broumand

This stunning beauty is absolutely exceptional.  The beautiful center stone in this engagement ring is a 1.21ct cushion cut diamond, GIA certified at I-VS2; it is very clear and white.  The cut highlights the incredible brilliance of this diamond and is flanked by two amazing trillion cut diamonds and the leaf design is dotted with round brilliant cut diamonds.  The leaf design extends down the shank and gives great balance to this ring.  The ring is crafted in high polish 18k white gold and makes the entire ring sparkle and shine.

2.70ct Antique European Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

2.70ct Antique European Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Side View | Mark Broumand 2.70ct Antique European Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand

Capture the vintage era with this unique and romantic European round cut diamond engagement ring.  The center diamond is a remarkable 2.40ct European round cut diamond.  It is GIA certified at K-VVS2 with a wisp of color and is nearly flawless.  The center stone is set atop a higher crown, as seen in the image on the left.  The setting is platinum antiqued with milgrain detail and hand engraving throughout, highlighted with round cut and baguette cut diamonds.  This ring shines with vintage design and warmth.

These are just a few of the truly unique rings that Mark Broumand has hand selected to showcase in his jewelry collection.  Visit Mark and his expert staff when in the Los Angeles area to view some of these beautiful creations in person.  You can also schedule an appointment to custom design your very own unique diamond engagement ring online or onsite.

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Fancy Yellow Cushion Cut Diamond Rings

Posted at September 5th, 2014

The hand that wears a fancy yellow cushion cut diamond engagement ring will showcase a fiery and brilliant diamond with a mesmerizing facet pattern and color. The shape is often described as a hybrid of a rectangle and oval or a cross between a modern cut and old mine cut. The old mine cut had 58 facets while the modern cushion cut diamond touts 64 facets. This rare cut’s larger facets highlight the diamond’s clarity and the increases the stone’s inner fire.

1.93ct Fancy Yellow Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

1.93ct Fancy Yellow Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement RingThis exceptionally beautiful fancy yellow cushion cut diamond ring has such an elegant combination! The 1.78ct cushion cut diamond set in the center is EGL certified (one of the leaders in diamond grading) at Fancy Yellow-VS2. It has a gorgeous canary yellow color and is perfectly eye clean! It is flanked by two princess cut diamonds on its sides. The ring is made on high polish white gold with a magnificent 18K yellow gold center basket that is hand engraved to perfection! Simple, elegant and exceptionally beautiful in every way! A unique piece you will treasure forever!

While less brilliant than the truly beautiful round brilliant cut diamond engagement rings, cushion cuts often render a more intense fire than other modern cuts. Cushion cut diamonds generally display one of three fundamental facet patterns which can create varied appearances. The shape of the stone can also vary between diamonds; some will have more rounded edges while others have edges that are more linear. A cushion with larger facets will create broad flashes of fire. Smaller facets of the cut result in more precise bursts of fire often referred to as “pinfire”.

2.31ct Fancy Yellow Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

2.31ct Fancy Yellow Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement RingThis absolutely mesmerizing fancy yellow cushion cut diamond ring features an amazing center diamond in a very dainty and beautiful design! The 1.56ct cushion cut diamond poised in the center is GIA certified at Fancy Yellow SI1. It has a very rich, vibrant, and pure fancy yellow color and it is very clear both by the naked eye as well as 10X magnification. The cut is magnificently beautiful, and it sparkles tremendously! It is accented by a halo of round diamonds and a row of round diamonds set down the shank in a micropave setting. All you see are sparkly diamonds with very little metal showing. It is gorgeous! The center basket in made in high polish 18k yellow gold and hand engraved to perfection! The connectors are studded with round diamonds as well for an added touch of brilliance. Gorgeous from every angle!

Mark Broumand has hand selected many stunning pieces for his cushion cut diamond engagement ring collection. This cut is amazing in any setting. This ring is ideal for a lady that desires a popular and classic style in a recognizable cut. Cushion cut diamond engagement rings are beautiful and rare finds.

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Radiant Cut Diamond Eternity Bands

Posted at September 4th, 2014

A diamond eternity band is a single piece of metal that is fashioned with diamonds set side-by-side, encircling the entire finger.  A symbol of eternal love, an eternity band can be worn as part of the wedding set or on the right hand.  To simply express your love or celebrate an anniversary, a fiery and sophisticated radiant cut eternity band is sure to warm the heart.  Surprise the love of your life with a radiant cut diamond eternity band from Mark Broumand.

Henry Grossbard spent over 30 years perfecting his diamond cutting craft and his remarkable achievement, the radiant cut diamond was developed in 1977.  Original radiant cut diamonds contained 61 facets, but many today will contain 70 facets.  This diamond cut is a hybrid of the round brilliant and emerald cut.  Grossbard altered the traditional step cut to maximize brilliance, creating the “brilliantized step cut”.

Both of these radiant cut diamond eternity bands are set with white gold shared prong settings, showing just enough metal to beautifully accent the ring without detracting attention from the beautiful diamonds.  These gorgeous radiant cut diamond eternity bands are designed with perfectly matching, hand-selected stones all around.  The diamonds are set with a shared prong which fastens the touching corners of two diamonds with one prong.  This allows more of these fiery diamonds to shine through.

7.25ct Radiant Cut Diamond Eternity Band

 7.25ct Radiant Cut Diamond Eternity Band | Mark Broumand7.25ct Radiant Cut Diamond Eternity Band Side View | Mark Broumand

This mesmerizing radiant cut diamond eternity band is remarkable! It is very difficult to create this style of eternity band with so many perfectly matched elongated radiant cut diamonds. This band features 7.25ct of sensationally beautiful radiant cuts set in a shared prong setting. The diamonds range in the H-I color range and VS1-VS2 clarity range. They are white, very clear and they have tremendous sparkle and fire! The white gold shared prong setting design showcases them perfectly with very little metal showing.  Beauty from every angle!

6.20ct Radiant Cut Diamond Eternity Band

6.20ct Radiant Cut Diamond Eternity Band Side View 6.20ct Radiant Cut Diamond Eternity Band | Mark Broumand

We hand select each and every diamond to match in color, clarity and cut to create this enchanting eternity band! This band features 6.20ct of sensationally beautiful radiant cuts set in a shared prong setting. The diamonds range in the G-H color range and VS1-VS2 clarity range. They are white, very clear and they have tremendous fire and brilliance! It sits on the finger very comfortably as well. Stunning in so many ways!

The radiant cut is one of the rarer diamond cuts available on the market.  The larger number of facets can help to conceal inclusions, flaws, dark areas and shadows visible in a rough diamond.   The inherent brilliance can make a high quality cut appear to have better color quality  than the same stone of a simpler cut. Visit Mark Broumand to view his amazing selection of eternity bands, anniversary rings, diamond engagement rings and all other high quality and exquisite fine jewelry needs.

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