Wow Her with a Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Posted at December 20th, 2014

The round cut diamond engagement ring is the most popular and traditional of diamond cuts selected, as much for its beauty as for its stunning brilliance. The 58 facets in this diamond cut were scientifically calculated for nearly a century in order to maximize and perfect light reflection, refraction, fire and brilliance.  The creation of the round brilliant cut  diamond was a benchmark in the jewelry industry and modifications of the round include the oval cut, heart-shaped, marquise cut and pear-shaped diamond.

1.62ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring1.62ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand

This is a truly elegant and unique diamond engagement ring you will cherish forever. This gorgeous piece features a very brilliant 1.02ct round diamond in the center. It is GIA certified at I-SI2. It is white, eye clean and extremely brilliant. The center diamond is accented by a cluster of three round diamonds prong set on each side. The loop-shaped shank is set with micropavé round diamonds and the entire ring is fashioned from 18k white gold.

6.46ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

6.46ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand

Here’s an exceptionally large and beautiful round brilliant cut diamond in a cushion halo that will have people complimenting you every day.  This gorgeous piece features a 5.51ct round center diamond, AGS certified at N-SI2. The center diamond has a very warm color that is perfectly complimented by the high polish 18k rose gold setting.   This center stone is accented by a cushion shaped halo and split shank that joins into a single shank.  All accent stones are round diamonds in a micropavé setting style, which showcases the diamond beautifully with minimal metal showing.

Round cut diamonds are the most brilliant of all diamond shapes and because of their simplistic beauty, you will often find the round cut in a four-prong solitaire ring setting.  In addition to many modern round brilliant cut diamond rings, you may also be interested in the vintage look of the antique round cut diamond engagement rings in Mark Broumand’s showcase.  Beyond the designs in our collection, we can customize any engagement and anniversary ring to match your specific taste.

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Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Rings – Tribute to a Kiss

Posted at December 19th, 2014

Marquise cut diamond engagement rings showcase an ellipsoid shaped diamond that narrows to pointed ends.  King Louis XV of France commissioned the court jeweler to create the diamond to honor the Marquise of Pompadour.  The Marquise was the King’s mistress in the mid-18th century and he wanted to capture her perfectly shaped lips in the form of a diamond.

1.60ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

1.60ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement RingTurn heads with this very unique marquise cut diamond engagement ring.  The unique east-west setting of the center diamond in this platinum ring creates a very distinctive look. The 1.00ct center diamond is GIA certified at D-SI2. It is perfectly white and eye clean.  The marquise shape is a nice balance of length to width and is accented by a halo of micropavé round diamonds and a row of round diamonds set down the sides of the delicate shank. All of the uniquely shaped marquise cut diamond rings from Mark Broumand will have exceptional symmetry, which is critical in this cut. The delicate points will align with each other, as well as the left and right half.

2.02ct Marquise Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring

2.02ct Marquise Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement RingThis marquise cut diamond solitaire engagement ring has an elegant simplicity  that accents this incredible diamond.  The 2.02ct diamond is AGS certified, E-SI2.  The color is exceptionally white and the clarity is eye-clean.  The cut on this magnificently shaped marquise is exceptional.  The setting is high polish 14k white gold and the shank is dainty and sleek.  This gorgeous ring is an exceptional value, since the Marquise cut diamond has the largest crown surface, per carat of any other cut. This makes the diamond appear larger in a “face up” position than other cuts of the same weight.

9.68ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

9.68ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement RingThis one of a kind and mesmerizing rose gold marquise cut diamond ring is astonishing! The spectacular 8.33ct marquise cut diamond set in the center is AGS Certified at K-I1. It has a warmer color and small natural inclusions, or birthmarks, which are visible by the naked eye. This diamond sparkles like crazy. At over eight carats it is absolutely mesmerizing! The custom made rose gold setting features a halo of round diamonds and a split shank set with round diamonds in a micropavé style setting. The center basket is hand crafted to perfection, featuring hand made filigree detail and a beautiful round diamond studded design on the tips. This 18k rose gold diamond ring is truly magnificent and an outstanding value!

The marquise cut engagement rings in Mark Broumand’s portfolio have been chosen for their exceptional color, clarity and symmetry. A marquise cut diamond ring is the best choice for those that desire a visibly larger diamond without the hefty price tag of other cuts based on carat weight. This unique and timeless diamond ring is sure to be treasured year after year.

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Antique European Round Cut Diamond Engagment Rings

Posted at December 17th, 2014

Antique European round cut diamond engagement rings feature a diamond that was one of the marked forerunners to the incredibly brilliant round cut diamond engagement ring.  When compared to a modern round brilliant diamond, these antique cut diamond engagement rings will have a very small table(top, flat facet on a diamond) with a steep angle on the crown.  The lower half of the diamond will be shorter than the modern day round.  The bottom facet, or culet will be large.  These variations result in a facet pattern that is more blocky with distinctive black and white flashes of light.

2.15ct Old European Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

2.15ct Old European Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand2.15ct Old European Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Side View | Mark Broumand

This magnificent antique European round cut diamond engagement ring incorporates modern day details with vintage design. The gorgeous 2.07ct old European round cut center diamond is EGL Certified at G-SI1. It is white, clear, extremely brilliant and has an amazing cut. The diamond is accented by single cut round diamonds in a pavé setting on 18k white gold.  The remainder of the shank is 18k yellow gold.  This gorgeous two-tone gold antique cut engagement ring is simple, elegant and beautiful!

2.57ct Old European Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

2.57ct Old European Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring2.57ct Old European Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Side View | Mark Broumand

This extraordinary antique European round cut diamond engagement ring is a one-in-a-million artistic creation.  This mesmerizing piece features a 1.42ct antique European round cut diamond, GIA certified at F-SI2. It is exceptionally white, perfectly eye clean and immensely brilliant. It is accented by a double halo of round diamonds in a micropavé setting. The shank is channel set with baguette cut diamonds with milgrain detail and there are round diamonds pavé set on the front and back of this gorgeous ring as well.  The profile of this ring is breathtaking and this antique European diamond engagement ring is mesmerizing from every angle.

4.02ct Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

4.02ct Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BRoumand 4.02ct Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Side View | Mark Broumand

This enchanting antique European round cut diamond engagement ring is an astonishing window into the past. The gorgeous 3.02ct antique round diamond in the center is EGL Certified at H-SI2. The cut is incredible on this white and exceptionally brilliant old European cut diamond.  Two large bezel set pear shape diamonds framed in milgrain detail accent the center stone. The majestic center basket is highlighted with a handmade filigree design and basket and shank are studded with round diamonds in a pavé setting. This piece is breathtaking from every view.

If you enjoy the shape and performance of the round brilliant cut and love all things vintage, the antique round cut diamond engagement rings from Mark Broumand will mesmerize you.  Modern technology has allowed Mark and his incredible team of jewelers to create unforgettable engagement rings that can bridge the past with your future.

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Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

Posted at December 16th, 2014

Oval cut diamond engagement rings feature a stone that is an elongated modification of the round brilliant cut diamond, both cuts created by a family of famous jewelers.  Lazare Kaplan mastered the oval cut diamond in the late 1950s.  Kaplan is a cousin of Marcel Tolkowsky, who created the modern round brilliant cut diamond in 1919.  Some Tolkowsky family members today are 7th generation diamantaires and their dedication to the art of the diamond cut can be seen in modern day oval cut and the ever-popular round brilliant cut diamond rings.  Here are some special creations offered to you from Mark Broumand.

2.23ct Fancy Brownish Yellow Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

2.23ct Fancy Brownish Yellow Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand2.23ct Fancy Brownish Yellow Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Side View | Mark BroumandThis mesmerizing oval cut diamond ring is truly one of a kind! The enchanting 1.08ct oval cut center diamond has such an amazing color. It is GIA Certified at Fancy Brown Yellow SI1. It has a very vibrant cognac color and it is perfectly eye clean. The diamond shimmers beautifully with the array of round and baguette cut diamonds set in this majestic design. This piece is just absolutely breathtaking. You will cherish it forever!

3.71ct Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Solitaire

3.71ct Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Side View | Mark Broumand 3.71ct Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThis astonishing oval cut diamond engagement ring is a handcrafted masterpiece that features a stunning 3.01ct oval cut diamond in the center, certified at K-VS2 by GIA. It is near colorless and very clear, even under 10X magnification. It has a tremendously beautiful cut and sparkles like crazy! The high polish 18k rose gold setting features round diamonds set on the shank as well as the elegant center prongs. The ring is dainty, beautiful and exceptionally brilliant! You will cherish it for an eternity!

4.37ct Fancy Light Orangy Yellow Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

4.37ct Fancy Light Orangy Yellow Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand4.37ct Fancy Light Orangy Yellow Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Side View | Mark BroumandThis exceptional fancy yellow oval cut diamond ring has such an astounding combination. The gorgeous 3.02ct oval cut center diamond is GIA Certified at Fancy Light Orangy Yellow. It is eye clean and the cut is outstanding! It is accented by a halo of round diamonds and a split shank set with round diamonds as well. It has tremendous brilliance! The ring is made in 18k white gold and features a yellow gold center basket that is engraved to perfection. It is mesmerizing in so many ways and all at a great value.

Mark Broumand’s collection of oval cut diamond engagement rings offer a perfect choice for the person that is trying to balance budget with brilliance. This incredibly versatile diamond cut easily represents the vintage era or transforms for modern chic and will work well as an engagement ring, right hand ring or eternity band. Each oval cut diamond ring at Mark Broumand was created to maximize the exquisite beauty and high quality of this special diamond cut.

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Affordable Fine Jewelry Gifts Under $5000

Posted at December 15th, 2014

You still have time to find the perfect gift just in time for the Holidays – and it doesn’t have to break the bank.  Here are some of our favorite jewelry pieces that are available from Mark Broumand that will be cherished all year long.  The items featured here are all priced under $5000.

3.25ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Tennis Bracelet

3.25ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Tennis Bracelet | Mark BroumandEnjoy just the right amount of bling on your wrist with this 3.25ct round brilliant cut diamond tennis bracelet. All the diamonds are precisely set with care on this four prong 18k white gold setting. It is a classic jewelry piece, perfect for any occasion.

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3.00ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Tennis Necklace

3.00ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Tennis Necklace | Mark BroumandThis gorgeous 3.00ct diamond tennis necklace features perfectly matched round diamonds prong set on high polish 18k white gold. The diamonds are all the same size and set half way around this gorgeous necklace. The diamonds are white, eye clean and extremely brilliant! The necklace comes to a “V” shape at the center. Beautiful in so many ways.

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 2.21ct Pear Shaped Emerald and Diamond Pendant

2.21ct Pear Shaped Emerald and Diamond Pendant | Mark BroumandThis one of a kind emerald and white diamond pendant will mesmerize you with its gorgeous combination and design! The pear shaped emerald has such a beautiful color. It is accented by round diamonds in a pave setting and set on high polish 18k white gold.

24.39ct Sapphire and Diamond Teardrop Earrings in 14k White Gold

24.39ct Sapphire and Diamond Teardrop Earrings in 14k White Gold | Mark BroumandThis exquisite pair of sapphire and diamond drop earrings are drop dead gorgeous! The gorgeous vivid blue sapphires are cut in pear shapes and are surrounded by a double halo of round diamonds, which are hanging from four bezel set round diamonds. These earrings are made in high polish white gold. They are dazzling!

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Find the perfect holiday gift of jewelry for him or her in the Los Angeles area or online.  When shopping for fine jewelry online at MarkBroumand.com, you can select a price range to match any budget that you have in mind.

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Stunning Gift – Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Rings

Posted at December 11th, 2014

The pear shaped diamond engagement ring is a timeless classic.  The unique shape, also referred to as the teardrop cut is an elegant fusion of the stars of the brilliant round cut diamond ring and the elegantly formed marquise cut diamond engagement ring.  One end will be beautifully rounded and will taper to a fine, delicate point on the other.

3.11ct Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring

3.11ct Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThe 0.90ct pear shaped diamond in the center of this stunning halo ring setting is GIA certified at E-SI2. The shaped of the pear is quite pleasing and the cut affords great inner fire and sparkle. The almost one carat center stone is set in an 18k white gold micro pavé setting. There is a row of round brilliant cut diamonds surrounding the main diamond and a row of diamonds going down the shank. For added detail, very fine filigree embellishes the open basket. Seal your love by presenting her this exquisite pear shaped diamond ring.

The standard way to wear the Pear is with the tapered end pointing towards the end of the finger.  The longer length of this cut creates an overall slimming and elongating effect on the hand.  This cut was first created in the 1400s and went through centuries of changes to become the brilliantly evolved diamond that it is today.

1.40ct Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring

1.40ct Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandBathe in compliments with this pear shaped diamond engagement ring on your finger. The exquisite designer setting showcases a 2.51ct pear shaped diamond AGS certified at H-SI2. The lovely pear faces up very white, and it has nice clarity, a great value combination. The two and a half carat center stone is wrapped in a halo of micro pavé round diamonds. A split shank branches off the halo with brilliant round diamonds cascading down just past half way on this 18k white gold setting. This pear shaped masterpiece is a classic that will remain forever timeless.

Your pear shaped diamond may be longer and narrow or shorter in length with a rounder end.  Personal preference reigns when selecting the type of pear shape that you desire. You will want to select a stone that is symmetrical when viewing the left and right halves and the fine point should align with the center of the rounded end.  The sharp point should be set with a prong or protected within a bevel setting.  All edges of the diamond should be smooth and free of rough edges.

There are many settings and styles available in pear shaped diamond engagement rings at Mark Broumand. The Pear Shaped diamond is very popular in a vintage style halo setting this year. Mark can also create the perfect pear shaped diamond engagement ring to match your specific taste.

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Eternity Band Gift Ideas

Posted at December 10th, 2014

The eternity band is a symbolic reminder of eternal love; a single band studded with gemstones or diamonds all around, with no beginning and no end.  Though often reserved as an anniversary present, an eternity band also makes a great gift for any occasion.  An anniversary eternity band can be selected to match an existing engagement ring or wedding band, but this is not a hard and fast rule.  Many recipients of an eternity band may prefer a diamond cut that is an entirely different cut than their existing wedding set.

1.35ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Knife Edge Eternity Band in 18k Rose Gold

1.35ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Knife Edge Eternity Band in 18k Rose Gold

Bask in the compliments you’ll be getting with this incredible rose gold knife edge diamond eternity band. The high quality round brilliant cut diamonds are pavé set on both sides and the band has a center line of milgrain for a vintage style. This unique 18k rose gold and diamond eternity band looks amazing on its own as well as stacked with another beautiful piece.

If you would like to find a diamond cut that is complimentary to Round Brilliant Cuts:

Heart

Oval

Pear

Cushion

Marquise

Antique Cut Cushion

Antique European Round

 To select a diamond cut that will compliment Square Shaped Diamonds:

Emerald Cut Diamond Eternity Bands

Asscher

Radiant

Princess

 Other ideas for eternity bands:

Fancy Colored Diamonds

Gemstones

Custom Designed Eternity Bands

5.00ct Oval Cut Pink Sapphire Eternity Band in 14k Rose Gold5.00ct Oval Cut Pink Sapphire Eternity Band in 14k Rose Gold

This enchanting 5ct pink sapphire eternity band is stunning! These gorgeous pink sapphires are carefully matched and hand set on high polish 14k rose gold. The oval cut pink sapphires have such a beautiful and vibrant pink color to them. A stunning sapphire eternity band you will love!

Regardless of the reason for giving your loved one this incredible gift, you are sure to find the perfect eternity band at Mark Broumand.  You will have many options for precious metals, diamond cuts and carat weights to celebrate your eternal love.

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Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Gifts

Posted at December 9th, 2014

Round Brilliant cut diamond engagement rings are the most popular style of engagement rings in existence.  They have an unmatched brilliance that was perfected almost a century ago, having evolved into the contemporary cut we know today over a period of six centuries. The round brilliant cut diamond is a 58-facet diamond with perfect angles, symmetry  and maximum brilliance.  If you are searching for a similarly round shape with comparable brilliance, check into the oval cut diamond engagement ring collection from Mark Broumand.

6.46ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

6.46ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement RingHere’s an exceptionally large and beautiful round brilliant cut diamond in a cushion halo that will have people staring! This gorgeous piece features a 5.51ct round center diamond, AGS certified at N-SI2. It is set in high polish 18k rose gold and set in a cushion shaped halo and accented by a split shank that joins into a single shank. The setting is set with round diamonds in a micro pavé setting style, which showcases the diamond beautifully with minimal metal showing. Exceptional size, beauty and brilliance and all at an amazing value!

The modern round brilliant cut is optically stunning, with the best light dispersion and refraction of any other diamond cut. Mathematical calculations and theories of light behavior were studied for nearly 100 years to maximize the brilliance and fire of the 58-facet round brilliant cut diamond. This research led to less of the rough diamond being lost during cutting. The modern cut seen today has a larger table (flat top facet of the diamond), smaller culet (lowest point of the diamond), and the star facets and lower half facets were elongated.

1.07ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

1.07ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement RingThis gorgeous round brilliant cut diamond engagement ring has an excellent combination of quality, craftsmanship and all at a great value. The mesmerizing 0.52ct center diamond is EGL certified at G-VS1. It is white and very clear, even under magnification. The diamond is accented by round diamonds, pave set to perfection, on the sides of the engagement ring. The design is captivating and the brilliance of the diamonds will mesmerize you!

Browse Mark Broumand’s selection of round brilliant cut diamond engagement rings.  Round brilliants are so versatile and perfect as a halo engagement ring, three-stone ring or accented with side stones. If you have a perfect ring in mind, Mark can custom design the round brilliant cut diamond engagement ring she has been dreaming of.

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Old European Round Cut Antique Diamond Engagment Rings

Posted at December 3rd, 2014

Antique Old European Diamond | Mark BroumandThe predecessor to the modern Round Brilliant, the old European round cut diamond engagement ring features a circular girdle on a 58-facet stone. The old European cut has larger, chunky facets which create a world of white and dark light contrast within the diamond, very much resembling a “checkerboard” pattern.  The larger facets also visually display slower light scintillation than the fiery and brilliant modern round cut diamonds.  Though the old European cut and modern round brilliant diamond cut are similar in some ways, the overall facets and light behavior are very different in the two cuts.

Old European Round Cut Engagement Ring

Custom designed from top to bottom, you will not find an old European cut diamond engagement ring like this anywhere else.  The mesmerizing 2.82ct antique European round center diamond is GIA certified at O-P, VS1. It has a beautiful light yellow color and is exceptionally clear, even under 10X magnification. The yellow adds additional warmth to the center diamond, enhanced by the yellow gold prongs that secure it.  It is enhanced by a combination of 8 round brilliant cut and straight-step baguette diamonds.  It is fashioned in bright platinum with additional round brilliant cut diamonds almost halfway down the shank.  She will truly love this one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

Old European Antique Round Cut Engagement RingThis incredible old European cut center diamond is GIA certified as F-SI1.  It is brilliant, white and eye-clean.  This captivating beauty is a halo diamond engagement ring.  To further enhance the ring’s beauty, a halo of round brilliant cut diamonds encircle the center stone.  The ring is fashioned in 18k white gold and additional round cut diamonds extend three-quarters of the way down the concave shank.  This ring will leave her breathless.

Antique jewelry can connect us to a past romantic era.  For those that love all things vintage, modern technology has recreated the shape and facet patterns of antique cuts.  Visit Mark Broumand to view his selection of vintage style and modern diamond engagement rings.

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Gift Idea – Asscher Cut Engagement Rings

Posted at December 2nd, 2014

The clean and linear beauty of Asscher cut diamond rings is achieved by cutting a series of parallel step-cuts (like stair steps) into the underside of a square shaped diamond.  When viewed from above, the facets produce a “windmill” effect which can be seen in this 58-facet diamond.  Created in 1902 by Joseph Asscher, his signature cut was the first diamond cut to ever hold a patent.

Asscher Cut Engagement Ring with Side Stones

Resembling the clear and bright emerald cut diamond ring, the unique facets of the Asscher cut create a very unique look.  This cut maximizes the clarity and color of a diamond, whereas many other cuts capitalize on the brilliance of a diamond.  Original Asschers of the early 1900s are scarce since many were cut down into other diamond cuts because of the high quality of the stone needed.  These beautiful diamonds are in high demand amongst antique jewelers to repair vintage pieces.

Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

These diamonds met the height of popularity during the Art Deco Era (circa 1920s).  This cut has recently experienced a resurgence in popularity, since many celebrities returned to vintage style engagement rings over the last decade.  The Asscher cut is instantly recognizable and creates an option for those that want a diamond ring that does not look like a million others.  The cut is excellent in a ring setting accented with side stones, in a very vintage halo setting or as a three-stone diamond engagement ring.

Asscher Cut Halo Engagement RingThough you will find many intriguing Asscher Cut diamond jewelry pieces in Mark Broumand’s engagement ring collection, Asscher cut engagement rings really showcase the beauty of this century-old diamond cut. When searching for a high quality ring with breathtaking white color and clarity, Asscher cut diamond engagement rings are sure to please for another century.

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