Princess Cut Engagement Ring – Under $4000

Posted at November 24th, 2014

Mark Broumand makes it possible to get a high quality princess cut diamond engagement ring at an affordable price.  The princess cut diamond captures the remarkable brilliance of a round cut diamond within a square stone.  The result is a crisp and linear diamond with facet patterns that can offer varying degrees of light scintillation (sparkle).  The princess cut diamond is an excellent choice for someone that desires the brilliance of a round cut diamond in a square shape.  For other square-shaped options, you will also enjoy unique facet patterns of the radiant cut diamond engagement ring.  For a square shape that showcases the clarity of a diamond, browse our selection of bright and vintage Asscher cut engagement rings.

1.36ct Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring – $3895

Princess Cut Engagement Ring for $3895 | Mark BroumandThis gorgeous five-stone princess cut diamond engagement ring features a super white and clear 0.71ct center diamond. It is flanked by two smaller princess cut diamonds on each side. The ring is fashioned in high polish 18k white gold.

Center Diamond

Carat Weight: 0.71ct

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Side Diamonds

Carat Weight: 0.65ct

Color: F-G

Clarity: VS1

1.01ct Princess Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring – $3995

Princess Cut Solitaire Diamond Engagement RingThis incredible princess cut diamond solitaire is a classic and timeless setting at a great value.   The 1.01ct princess cut center diamond is EGL certified at I-J SI3. It is perfectly eye-clean and white. The 1 carat princess cut diamond is set on 14k white gold.

Diamond

Carat Weight: 1.01ct

Color: I-J

Clarity: SI3

 0.70ct Princess Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring – $2895

.70 ct Princess Cut Engagement Ring for $2895 | Mark BroumandThis gorgeous princess cut diamond solitaire is a tremendous value in a clean, simple look.   This beautiful 0.70ct princess cut is EGL certified at G-H, SI1. It is set on 14k white gold with beautiful “V” tip prongs with a beautifully white and brilliant diamond as the centerpiece.

Diamond

Carat Weight: .70ct

Color: G-H

Clarity: SI1

These are just a few of the beautiful diamond engagement rings that Mark Broumand has hand selected for his collection of engagement rings and other fine jewelry.  We also have princess cut diamonds in a three-stone setting, with accent side-stones and in a halo setting.  With Mark Broumand, you can purchase a treasured new diamond engagement ring that is affordable without sacrificing beauty or quality.

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Diamond News – Week of 11-23-2014

Posted at November 24th, 2014

November 20, 2014 at Sotheby’s New York – A 9.75ct, VVS2 fancy vivid blue pear shaped diamond set a new world auction record for total price and price-per-carat at a Sotheby’s New York auction on November 20th.  The blue pear shaped diamond pendant fetched an impressive $32,645,000, which was a new world auction record for a blue diamond.  The price per carat, $3,348,205 also set a new world auction record, not only for a blue diamond, but for any diamond.  Prior to the auction, the diamond had an estimated value of between $10 million and $15 million.Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond from Sotheby's | Mark Broumand

All bids were taken over the phone and rivalry between seven starting bidders finally narrowed down to two final bidders in a rally that lasted for about 20 minutes.  Bidding ended when a private Hong Kong collector won the diamond, which was then named, “The Zoe Diamond”.  This rare diamond possessed a notable purity of blue color and high clarity.  Many blue diamonds will contain other noticeable colors, graining or other imperfections during formation.

The diamond belonged to the estate of the late Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, wife of philanthropist and horticulturist, Paul Mellon.  Proceeds from the sale of her estate benefit the Gerard B. Lambert Foundation to support ongoing horticultural and education endeavors.

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The Radiant Cut Diamond Anniversary Ring – Great Gift Idea

Posted at November 19th, 2014

Radiant Cut diamond three stone anniversary rings celebrate your union and symbolize the past, present and future of your love. The large center diamond represents the future, while two side stones are symbolic of your past and present together. If you really want to let the love of your life know how dedicated you are to her, then a three-stone diamond ring is the treasure that signifies forever.

Why the Radiant cut diamond three-stone ring?

The radiant cut combines the rich luster and clarity found in the emerald cut diamond ring and the brilliance of the classic round cut diamond. What you will have, then, is a square or rectangular shaped piece including angled corners and amazing facet patterns. This rare cut will be showcased in a brilliant, fashionable display of everlasting love.1.59ct Radiant Cut Diamond Engagment Anniversary Ring | Mark BroumandA Holocaust survivor, Henry Grossbard, eventually became legendary in the diamond district of New York. His legacy was developing the original radiant cut diamond. This process of creating his special display of “brilliance” may have taken 33 years to hone, but the end result was a legendary new cutting technique.4.18ct Radiant Cut Fancy Yellow Diamond Three Stone Anniversary Ring | Mark BroumandThe “brilliantized step cut” capitalized on the finest qualities of the emerald and round brilliant cut diamond. Each cut reflects light in their own unique way making this combination a unique hybrid of clarity and brilliance. Radiants are still among the rarest diamond cuts available and are always in high demand.

4.63ct Radiant Cut Diamond Three Stone Anniversary Ring | Mark BroumandA deep rough stone is required for the radiant cut since depth is needed to create the brilliant facet work in these diamonds. For this reason, radiant cut diamonds may appear smaller than other diamond cuts when viewed from above the stone.  The radiant cut maximizes color, making it an excellent choice for fancy colored diamonds or natural, white diamonds.

Radiant cut diamond rings are a perfect choice for anyone that desires brilliance and marked clarity in a square shaped diamond. Browse Mark Broumand’s collection of rare and exquisite radiant cut diamond three stone anniversary rings, wedding rings, or eternity bands and of course, his selection of engagement rings. The rare cut, clean lines and fiery brilliance make this diamond truly your beloved’s next cherished treasure.

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The Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Posted at November 18th, 2014

The round brilliant cut diamond engagement ring showcases a diamond that forever changed the jewelry industry with its beauty and brilliance.  In 1920, Marcel Tolkowsky authored a scientific publication, “Diamond Design” which became the diamond cutting bible in North America. Though formally educated as a physicist and mathematician, diamonds were in his blood.  Tolkowsky hailed from a family of diamond cutters from Antwerp, Belgium.

Diamond Cut Chart from Mark BroumandBy studying angles and light theory, Tolkowsky deduced that angles that were too deep or shallow would allow light rays or “shine” to escape through the bottom or sides of the diamond.  He calculated the best angles to maximize brilliance and optimize light reflection.  This is why round cut diamonds are so brilliant.  The round brilliant cut diamond is an exceptional choice as a solitaire and is often so brilliant, that smaller accent stones are often round cuts.  Here are some of our favorites from Mark Broumand’s collection of round brilliant cut diamond engagement rings.

5.45ct Round Brilliant Cut Loose Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring

5.45ct Round Brilliant Cut Loose Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThis beautiful 5.45ct Round brilliant cut diamond is GIA certified as G-VVS2; it is exceptionally white and practically flawless.  It has a triple excellent rating for cut, polish and symmetry.  The ring is shown in a platinum solitaire engagement ring setting, but can be custom design in any setting you desire.

1.96ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

1.96ct Halo Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThis exceptional 1.01ct round brilliant cut center diamond is GIA certified at H-VVS1.  More beautiful round cut diamonds surround the solitaire in a bright halo and the round diamonds extend down the criss-cross split-shank.  It is brilliant from every angle.

2.27ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Three Stone Engagement or Anniversary Ring

2.27ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Three-Stone Ring | Mark BroumandThe center round brilliant cut diamond is 1.72ct and is certified by GIA at G-IF, perfectly white and internally flawless.  It is flanked by two .55ct tw pear diamonds, certified at G-VS1.  The pears in this ring are very white and eye-clean.  The ring is set in platinum, which gives it added sparkle.

2.71ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Side Stone Engagement Ring

2.71ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Side Stones Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThis 2.11ct round brilliant cut diamond set in the center is EGL certified at K-SI1.  The color is warm and it is eye clean.  The wider shank is accented with prong-set baguette cut diamonds that are delicately set between two rows of round diamonds that are pavé set on each side.

These are just four examples of why round brilliant cut diamond engagement rings are the most popular.  Mark Broumand has an incredible selection of brilliant round cut diamond engagement rings as solitaires, in a halo setting, dazzling as a three-stone ring or perfectly accented with side stones.

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A Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring to Capture Her Heart

Posted at November 12th, 2014

For a truly uniquely shaped engagement ring with rich luster and intense fire, consider a cushion cut diamond engagement ring for your bride-to-be.  The shape of a cushion cut will be squarish or rectangular with rounded corners and some will have soft, curved sides.  Resembling a pillow, the cushion is a breathtaking hybrid of an “old mine cut” of the early 1800s and an oval cut diamond.  Many consider the cut to be modern, even though the cut had a reign of popularity for almost 200 years until the early twentieth century.  The unique cushion cut has been used in such popular diamonds as: the Hope Diamond, Regent Diamond and the Yellow Tiffany Diamond.Three Stone Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThe 64 large facets in this unique cut enhance the inner fire and defined sparkle similar to that which is seen in the beautifully curvacious oval cut diamond engagement rings.  Fashioned after the 58-facet “Old Mine Cut”, the rough diamond needed for the cut must be deep to provide ample area for the larger facets inherent in the cushion cut.  The facet work of the deep stone intensifies the fire of the diamond, enhances the  clarity and maximizes the brilliance of the stone.   Chocolate Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThe shape of each individual cushion cut diamond will differ from stone to stone.  Some may be cut with more linear lines and gently rounded corners, while other stones will have more round or oval characteristics overall.  The silhouette can be square or rectangular.  Many modern-day cushions have a more “pinfire” or “crushed ice” brilliance.  Antique cushions possess a more “checkerboard” facet pattern that returns light in more definitive blocks than modern day counterparts.  The cushion cut is often selected for fancy colored diamonds, since the facet patterns  maximize color.  It also intensifies the clarity in natural white diamonds.  Halo Fancy Yellow Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand

A cushion cut diamond engagement ring is the best choice for a bride-to-be that desires a uniquely shaped diamond that shines with a fiery brilliance, without being a round cut diamond.  In addition to the modern cushion cut, Mark Broumand also carries a selection of vintage and romantic antique cushion cut diamond engagement rings.  Viewing both antique and modern day cushion cuts will give you an idea of the many different facet patterns available in this rare and unique diamond.

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Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Wedding Bands

Posted at November 11th, 2014

If you are searching for a wedding band to match your incredibly brilliant round cut diamond engagement ring, Mark Broumand has a great selection of styles to choose from.  Round brilliant cut diamonds are the most popular diamond, accounting for over 80% of loose diamonds on the market.  Why?  One word – brilliance!  Though round cut diamonds have been around since the mid-1700s, it wasn’t until the early twentieth century when Marcel Tolkowsky perfected the round brilliant cut to optimize light dispersion and reflection within the stone.

 

0.40ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Wedding Band in Platinum

.40ct Micropave Round brilliant cut diamond wedding band in platinum .40ct Round brilliant cut diamond wedding band in platinum.40ct Round brilliant cut diamond wedding band in platinum | Mark Broumand

This phenomenal wedding band contains three rows of pavé round brilliant cut diamonds.  The diamonds and platinum band are fashioned with superior quality and the white and clear diamonds give this wedding band incredible brilliance. The white diamonds are set just past half way down the band and the relatively low profile allows for maximum comfort. It is perfect worn solo or paired with an engagement ring.

 

0.55ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Channel Set Wedding Band in Platinum

.55ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Channel Set Wedding Band | Mark Broumand .55ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Channel Set Platinum Wedding Band | Mark Broumand

This lovely round brilliant cut diamond wedding band is a timeless classic, channel set in platinum. It features 0.55ct of round brilliant cut diamonds, certified at E-F, VS1-VS2.  They are very clear and white.  This wedding band is a perfect accent to an engagement ring or worn alone.

 

1.65ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Pavé Wedding Band in 18k White Gold

1.65ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Wedding Band | Mark Broumand 1.65ct Milgrain Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Wedding Band | Mark Broumand

This exceptionally beautiful diamond wedding band features three rows of round diamonds in a pave setting.  The diamonds illuminate the top and sides of this ring and extend three-quarters of the way down the band, set on all three sides of the band. The diamonds are set three quarters of the way around the band. It features 1.65ct of round brilliant cut diamonds, certified at E-F, VS1-VS2.  These incredibly brilliant stones have exceptional clarity and are very white. Milgrain accents separate the rows of diamonds and the band is fashioned of 18k white gold.

Browse our selection of round brilliant cut diamond wedding bands when searching for the perfect accompaniment for your special day.  Mark Broumand also carries other breathtaking pieces of fine round brilliant cut diamond jewelry, such as: diamond earrings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces and engagement rings.  You can view all of Mark Broumand’s fine jewelry online or in his Los Angeles store.

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Fancy Yellow Halo Diamond Engagement Rings

Posted at November 10th, 2014

The halo diamond engagement ring earned its name because of the “halo” of smaller stones that decorate and accent the center gemstone. This style of diamond ring is a classic, vintage setting that is often seen in classic films or in antique jewelry collections. It provides more sparkle and ornamentation than a solitaire diamond ring and is definitely an attention-grabber.

Natural diamonds are found in nearly every color and some colored stones are far rarer and sought after than stones that are colorless.  The most common fancy color diamonds are found in are earth tones, browns and warm yellows.  Fancy yellow diamonds are formed when trace amounts of nitrogen are present.  These beautiful yellow diamonds have been gaining popularity and are gradually becoming more and more available in the jewelry trade since many celebrities have opted for a fancy yellow diamond as the crown jewel of their engagement ring.

We have selected two diamond engagement rings to showcase the marriage of rich, fancy yellow color and the halo ring setting.  The two beauties below feature the radiant and cushion cut, known to maximize the natural color of diamonds.  If you enjoy the square shape in fancy colors, take a look at the brilliant and rich fancy yellow princess cut diamond engagement rings from Mark Broumand.

1.56 Fancy Yellow Halo Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand1.56ct Fancy Vivid Yellow Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring            The dazzling rose gold and fancy yellow diamond combination on this cushion cut diamond engagement ring is perfectly harmonious.   The modern 18k rose gold micropavé setting features a 1.01ct cushion cut center diamond EGL certified at Fancy Vivid Yellow-VS2. The color is a rich yellow and it is eye clean. The one carat canary diamond features a halo of round brilliant diamonds and a row of diamonds cascading down the shank, just past half way. The rose gold of this setting enriches the rich yellow of the center diamond and contrasts the bright, white round diamonds perfectly.

1.69ct Halo Fancy Yellow Radiant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand1.69ct Fancy Intense Yellow Radiant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring    This fancy yellow diamond ring showcases a 1.04ct radiant cut diamond , EGL certified as Fancy Intense Yellow-VS1. The stone is eye clean and the color is warm and rich.  The incredibly brilliant fancy yellow is accentuated by a halo of micropavé round brilliant cut diamonds.  The entire ring is crafted in warm 18k rose gold and a row of diamonds line the shank. The gold provides a complimentary canvas for the yellow and white diamonds.

Mark Broumand is thrilled to share his fine collection of beautiful and rare fancy yellow halo diamond engagement rings.  We can also customize your halo diamond ring to your specific preferences, perhaps by designing a more squared-off halo with rounded edges, like a cushion-shaped halo.

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Simply Beautiful – Solitaire Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Posted at November 8th, 2014

Sometimes a diamond is so splendid, that it is a beautiful and unique piece that shines on its own.  The solitaire princess cut diamond engagement ring is one of those works of art.  Solitaire engagement rings feature a center diamond, set on a shank (band) using prongs or in a bezel setting.  While halo or three-stone diamond engagement ring settings offer a multitude of design options, some opt for the minimalist beauty of a single stone in a solitaire setting.

Princess Cut Diamond Side View | Mark Broumand

Your princess cut diamond will be a perfectly symmetrical square or slightly rectangular, will have intact corners and a profile that resembles an inverted pyramid.  You will see intricate facet patterns when looking down through the table (large, flat, top facet) of the diamond.  Feature cuts, known as chevrons will be cut into the pavilion of the diamond.   Chevrons create the beautiful mosaic brilliance that princess cut diamonds are famous for.  If you are interested in a square shaped diamond with more of a vintage appeal, look into the lustrous clarity of the asscher cut or emerald cut diamond engagement rings.   If you desire the brilliance that many diamonds are known for, here are some solitaire princess cut diamond engagement rings that showcase the beauty of bare.

2.51ct Princess Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement RingReverse tapered solitaire princess cut diamond engagement ring | Mark Broumand

This spectacular EGL certified single 2.51ct diamond is the stunning centerpiece of this high polish 14k white gold solitaire princess cut diamond engagement ring.  This stone is nearly colorless and is slightly included.  The inclusions are predominantly white and concentrated in one area.  The reverse-tapered shank balances this large stone and accents the princess cut diamond perfectly.

1.20ct Princess Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement RingStraight Solitaire Princess Cut Diamond engagement ring | Mark Broumand

The gorgeous 1.20ct princess cut diamond is EGL certified at H-SI2.  It is perfectly eye clean, containing only white inclusions.  The delicate and slender round shank is crafted of high polish 18k white gold.

0.70ct Princess Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement RingTapered Solitaire Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand

The high polish platinum shank is tapered to present a dazzling 0.70ct princess cut diamond, GIA certified at E-VS1.  It is exceptionally white with perfect clarity.  This solitaire engagement ring has incredible clean lines coupled with the diamond’s symmetry and brilliance.

As you can see, each solitaire princess cut diamond engagement ring is a unique jewelry creation that she will cherish forever.  If you are searching for any style of diamond engagement ring or any other fine jewelry, Mark Broumand and his team of jewelry professionals can assist you with finding or creating the perfect jewelry piece you need.

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Great Gift – Radiant Cut Diamond Eternity Bands

Posted at November 4th, 2014

Radiant Cut diamond eternity bands will be a single band that surrounds the finger, with perfectly encircled diamonds set side-by-side.  The eternity band symbolizes eternal love, with no beginning and no end.  Eternity bands are an excellent choice to celebrate anniversaries or as a treasured gift for the one you love.

Why the Radiant cut diamond?

The radiant cut combines the best qualities of two diamond cuts: the luster of the emerald cut and the brilliance of the round cut.  The result is a square to rectangular shape with angled corners and incredible facet patterns that showcase the brilliance of this rare cut.

Radiant Cut Diamond Eternity Bands

The radiant cut diamond was developed in 1977 by Henry Grossbard, after thirty-three years of honing his craft. He created a new cutting technique, the “brilliantized step cut” to capitalize on the best qualities of both the emerald cut and round cut, since each separately reflects light differently.  Radiants are similar to princess cut diamonds at first glance, but are among the rarest diamond cuts.

A deep rough stone is required in this cut since depth is needed to create the brilliant facet work.  For this reason, radiant cut diamonds may appear smaller than other diamond shapes if viewed from above. In many of the square radiant cuts, the round outline of the brilliant cut can be seen in the center of the diamond.

Eternity bands from Mark Broumand are custom created.  Each stone is matched to the others in size, color and clarity.

Radiant Cut Diamond Eternity Bands Gifts | Mark Broumand

The radiant cut maximizes color, making it an excellent choice for the fancy yellow radiant cut diamond eternity band below.

Fancy Yellow Radiant Cut Diamond Eternity bandRadiant cut diamond rings are a perfect choice for anyone that desires brilliance in a square shaped diamond.   Browse Mark Broumand’s collection of rare and exquisite radiant cut diamond engagement rings, wedding rings, or eternity bands.  The rare cut, clean lines and fiery brilliance make this diamond truly your beloved’s next cherished treasure.

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Fancy Yellow Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Posted at November 3rd, 2014

If you combine clean lines, fancy yellow color and brilliance in a timeless setting, you may have seen the Fancy yellow princess cut diamond engagement rings from Mark Broumand.  The two beauties highlighted below are truly rare, as you will not often find a fancy color diamond in the princess cut and it is highly unlikely you will find many as breathtaking as these.

1.61ct Fancy Light Yellow Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

1.61ct Fancy Light Yellow Princess Cut Diamond Engagement RingThis exceptionally unique and beautiful fancy light yellow princess cut diamond ring will leave you speechless! The gorgeous 1.01ct princess cut center is GIA certified at Light Yellow and it has a clarity of VS2. The cut is outstanding, it has a gorgeous lemon yellow color and it is perfectly eye clean. It is set diagonally and is accented by a halo of exceptionally white round diamonds.

1.61ct Fancy Light Yellow Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Side

The shank features round diamonds in a micropavé setting as well. The center basket is made in 18k yellow gold and features hand made engravings through out. It sits on the finger beautifully and it is so brilliant! A one of a kind engagement ring you will cherish forever!

1.67ct Fancy Light Brown Yellow Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

1.67 Fancy Yellow Princess Cut Diamond Engagement RingThis mesmerizing fancy yellow princess cut diamond ring gives you so much beauty and brilliance at an outstanding value. The radiating 1.02ct princess cut center diamond is GIA Certified, one of the leaders in diamond grading, at Fancy Light Brown Yellow SI1. It has a very vibrant fancy yellow color with a minimal brown undertone and it is perfectly eye clean. The facets are crisp and clear and it sparkles magnificently! 1.67 Fancy Yellow Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring SideThe diamond is beautifully accented by round diamonds set around it and a row set down the shank in a micropavé setting with minimal metal showing. The diamonds stand out perfectly! The center basket is made in high polish 18k yellow gold and it is hand engraved throughout. A work of art at an unbeatable price. Get ready for the wows!

The princess cut engagement ring will give you the similar brilliance to the round cut diamond engagement ring, in a square shape and without the heftier price tag of rounds. These fancy color diamonds are set beautifully in a halo setting giving these rings a classic and timeless look.  Be sure to review Mark Broumand’s impressive selection of carefully hand-selected Fancy Color engagement rings or Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Rings.

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