Custom Diamond Hoop Earrings by Brian Gavin

As you know, we do a lot of diamond engagement rings here at Brian Gavin Diamonds. However, that is not all we do! Today we are excited to share these custom diamond hoop earrings we created for one of our loyal customers. Tabitha originally emailed us about this project in April. After some back and forth conversations, we completed her beautiful 18K yellow gold earrings with accent bezel set Brian Gavin Signature hearts and arrows melee, and e-mailed her photos of the finished product. Her reaction was priceless.

Hi Jamie, Looks like I got the shots too!!  WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWW! I will be wearing these THE SECOND I OPEN THE BOX!!!!!

We were also thrilled to come across a post that Tabitha had written on a diamond and jewelry forum about us along with her gorgeous photos. Here is what she said:

Tiffany Inspired 18k YG Custom Handforged BGD Hoops ……with a twist! Decided I wanted to add classic gold hoop earrings to my beginning collection for my birthday. I went to Tiffany’s and saw their gold hoop earrings but did not like the size, the mm width or the lack of security with the latch in the ears, so I had them custom made by the vendor who makes those oh so delicate bezels, BGD!    The earrings are very delicate and are not heavy at all in the ears. The latch is secure and that little sparkle is so sweet on the ears!  I LOVE them!    They did a wonderful job!    As always, Brian and Jamie were wonderful to work with during the process. Jamie answered all of my many questions and always has such a wonderful attitude in email and in conversation! I definitely recommend working with her. She is just a wonderful and very patient person!

Photos of the beautiful earrings can be seen below.

Recently Married Couple Updates Us After The Purchase Of Their Brian Gavin Diamond Jewelry

Last October, Ben contacted us via live chat about finding the perfect diamond and setting for his fiancée-to-be. He had done his homework and knew what he was looking for. With Lesley’s assistance, Ben chose a magnificent 2.175 ct. Brian Gavin Signature cushion cut diamond and our Novela platinum setting. The two were engaged a short time later. They returned for the purchase of the Novela Matching Band.

From time to time we like to check in with our customers. Lesley knew that Ben and Veronica were to be married in June of this year so she sent them an email to ask about the wedding. She received an email back from Veronica along with gorgeous photos of their destination wedding.

Dear Lesley, Thank you for reaching out to us and congratulating us on our marriage! Ben and I had a small destination wedding at Daniel, a Michelin 3-star restaurant in New York City. We've finally received photographs from our big day, and I've attached a few to share, including one very lovely photo of my ring while I was getting ready. I am still ecstatic about the ring that Ben picked out for me and I continue to receive compliments on how beautiful it is. Thank you so much for helping my husband select an exceptional diamond – we really appreciate the outstanding service that you provided us throughout the entire process! Sincerely, Veronica

The photos from the wedding and rings can be seen below.

The Carisa Diamond Engagement Ring by Brian Gavin – An Update From Carisa!

In October of last year we shared with you the sweet story and proposal behind our Carisa Diamond Engagement Ring by Brian Gavin. So when we received an update from Carisa herself via a message on Facebook, we were thrilled! The happy couple was married on June 7th in Tom’s hometown of Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada.

Just wanted to write and say we got MARRIED!!! June 7th, 2014. It was everything we dreamed and more. Thanks again for my amazing engagement ring, named after me and featuring our engagement story on your page. Tom and Carisa

She also included some gorgeous photos of their wedding day for us to enjoy.

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Customer Proposes with a Tapered Tiffany Style Ring Featuring a Brian Gavin Signature H & A Diamond

Anthony emailed us in February when he was just beginning his search for the perfect diamond engagement ring for his girlfriend. It wasn’t until July that he was ready for the big purchase. The setting he chose was our popular Tapered Tiffany Style Half Round in platinum with a gorgeous Brian Gavin Signature Hearts and Arrows Round Diamond. He told us that he had planned to propose on his anniversary on August 1st so we had to move quickly. As soon as it was finished, we let him know that the ring had shipped just in time for his anniversary.

Denise, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! :) Let me know what ways I can show how helpful you have been! iVouch, email to your manager, something else? Thank you!

A few days later, we received the email and photos below. The proposal had worked out perfectly.

Denise, Thanks again for all your help! I couldn't have done it with out you. Everything went perfectly. Luckily, I pushed back my anniversary celebration one day and that I had a good excuse to push it back. Fedex had an issue that delayed the shipment. It eventually got to Miami on Saturday but it was in a big container that they didn't want to open until Monday. I had to beg but they finally got it to me so that I could propose on Saturday. We had dinner at Palm d'Or in the Biltmore Hotel. We had drinks at the bar there with live music. I got a room there and ordered chocolate cover strawberries and champagne. I proposed and she said yes. The next day we had a very good breakfast there and a couples massage.

Atlanta Symphony Musicians Delighted With Their Brian Gavin Diamond Engagement Ring

Paul emailed us at the end of June and told us he was on the hunt for a diamond engagement ring for his girlfriend, Christina. The two are musicians and Paul was planning a special proposal.

Good morning Catherine, Yes, I play the viola and my girlfriend, Christina, plays the flute. We are both in the Atlanta Symphony but are each off playing in summer music festivals for a few weeks; I’m in Jackson Hole and she is in Bellingham, Washington. Christina will join me here in the Tetons after her festival and that is when I plan to propose. BTW, you have an excellent orchestra there in the Houston Symphony! I have several friends that are in the orchestra. Check them out sometime if you haven’t already.

Paul told us that the Lace with Blue Sapphire Platinum setting would be perfect for Christina. He provided some examples of diamonds he had in mind and one of our diamond consultants, Catherine, suggested a 1.133 ct. Signature Brian Gavin Blue Round Diamond. Less than 2 weeks later we shipped out the gorgeous ring.

Hi Catherine, I did get it picked up and only had 2 mins to tear open the package and check it out; it looks beautiful- can’t wait to really get a chance to see it later today. All very surreptitious as Christina was with me almost every min of yesterday afternoon and evening. Somehow I managed to pick it up at FedEx and get a quick peek at it without her seeing. Thanks so much for getting it to me by Thursday here in Jackson Hole! I will be in touch again after I’ve had a chance to view this gorgeous ring and after Christina has seen it. all best, Paul

A few days later we received another note from him with pictures of the special day.

Hi Catherine, It was a whirlwind weekend and we just returned to Atlanta around midnight last night! I was able to pick up the ring at FedEx on Thursday even though Christina was with me that afternoon and keep it a surprise. Even though in Jackson Hole you’re surrounding by all the grandeur you can imagine, I thought for us both being musicians (she is Principal Flute here in the Atlanta Symphony) the most meaningful way to propose would be surrounded by music and our dearest friends so I enlisted our conductor, Donald (music director of the Grand Teton Music Festival and an excellent pianist), and two our of dear colleagues from Atlanta who were also playing in the festival out there to be playing the slow movement of the Beethoven Clarinet Trio while Christina and I arrived at Donald’s house. I did the whole bended knee thing while we were surrounded by this gorgeous music played by our dearest friends in this beautiful setting. It was perfect; Christina was overwhelmed; she said yes, and it was a moment none of us will ever forget. Now to the ring: it is exceptional – the stone is so clear and so white and has an incredible fire and sparkle and the Lace setting could not be more elegant. I did not know, but Christina absolutely loves sapphires and said over and over how this is a ring she would have picked out herself. She plays a vintage Powell flute made of platinum (only one of 6 made) so the material was a no brainer. We already know we will want the matching wedding band! We shared our news with a few more colleagues at the Festival over the weekend but are trying to keep it a bit under wraps (and out of Facebook!) so that we can tell our kids in person now that we’re back in Atlanta (we each have two girls from previous marriages). I am including a couple of pictures of our dear friends that helped with the music and of the ring.

Thank you, Catherine, for all your help in suggesting and selecting our ring and please pass along my appreciation to the craftspeople at BGD and to Mr. Gavin himself for the outstanding products and service you all provide. And thank you for making sure it got to me in time to make this happen while we were in Jackson Hole! I love the glamour shots that Jenny sent; those are my actual ring? all best, Paul

Paul and Christina’s photos can be seen below, along with the beautiful ring.

7% OFF for 7 DAYS When You Buy 1 or More of Our 3 Special Signature Round, Cushion or Blue Diamonds

7 % Off For 7 DaysIn celebration of Chinese Valentine's Day, Brian Gavin Diamonds is offering 7% OFF for 7 Days with code: MAGPIE14 when you buy 1 of our 3 Special Signature Diamonds: Signature Round, Signature Cushion and Signature Blue.

Qixi (pronounced chee-she) Festival is the Chinese Valentine's Day. It celebrates the story of two forbidden lovers, reunited by a bridge, that joins them on the 7th day of the 7th month in the Chinese calendar. That’s August 2. Tomorrow!

­­Hence, the 7% OFF for 7 Days.

On this day, celebrants look up into the night sky to gaze at Vega and Altair shining in the Milky Way, while a third star (Deneb) forms a bridge between them.

That’s our 3 Special Signature Diamonds symbolic for the 3 Stars.

During the festival, a festoon is placed in the yard. Single and newly-wed women make offerings to Niulang and Zhinü, such as fruit, flowers, tea and face powder.

Couples pray to the lovers in hopes their relationship will endure time.

So the story goes:

A young cowherd came across a beautiful girl, the Goddess' seventh daughter, escaped from boring heaven to look for fun. Niulang and Zhinü fell in love at first sight and married without the knowledge of the Goddess. Zhinü proved to be a wonderful wife, and Niulang a good husband. They lived happily and had two children. But the Goddess of Heaven found out that Zhinü, a fairy girl, had married a mere mortal. The Goddess was furious and ordered Zhinü to return to heaven. On Earth, Niulang was upset his wife disappeared. Suddenly, his ox told him, “If you kill me and put on my hide, you can go up to Heaven and find your wife.” He cried. Killed the ox. Put on it’s skin. And carried his two beloved children off to Heaven to find Zhinü. The Goddess discovered this and was very angry. Taking out her hairpin, the Goddess scratched a wide river in the sky to separate the two lovers forever, thus forming the Milky Way between Altair and Vega. Zhinü must sit forever on one side of the river, sadly weaving on her loom. Niulang watches her from afar, while taking care of their two children. However, once a year all the magpies in the world take pity on them, and fly up into heaven to form a bridge so the lovers may be together for a single night.


Customer Proposes with a Customized Brian Gavin Ring Created for an Oval Shaped Diamond

Dylan contacted us via live chat in May with questions about purchasing a beautiful .70 ct Oval Brian Gavin Select Diamond and setting. We were happy to help and suggested our Classic Tiffany Style Knife Edge setting in Platinum but with a 4 Prong Novela Head to accommodate the oval shape of the diamond. We were even happier with his response upon receiving the ring!

Catherine, It's glorious!! Exceeded my expectations. The diamond appears as big as a 1ct oval we looked at. You were right, the bowtie is not visible at all and the brightness is amazing. Needless to say, Debra was jealous! I'm planning to propose this weekend or next, I'm going to the hotel to meet with a manager and discuss options on Thursday. I have a photographer that will be documenting the event and will definitely send you the photos :)

After the proposal, Dylan emailed us again to share the photos of their special day with us.

Unique Proposal at Chocolate Factory Ends with Beautiful Diamond Engagement Ring by Brian Gavin

This is such a unique proposal story that we have to share with you today. Bryan contacted us in September of 2013 when he had just begun his search for the perfect diamond engagement ring for his girlfriend, Amber. With the help of one of our a diamond consultants, Denise, he decided on a gorgeous 2.235 ctw. Brian Gavin Signature Hearts and Arrows diamond to be set in our Belle Halo Micro Pave setting in Platinum. He wrote to us, excited about the ring’s arrival.

So happy and can’t wait to see it.  Mostly can’t wait to give it to Amber!!

After the proposal he emailed us again to tell us how it happened.

Hi Denise, November was such a whirlwind month I totally forgot to email you and tell you how it all went.  Well she said yes and it was awesome.  I decided I didn’t want  to ask Amber in Hawaii (too cliché) so the day before we left I took her to a local chocolate factory here in Springfield (Askinosie Chocolate) where we had an amazing date when we first started dating.  I took her under the guise of having a tour and tasting (so yes I plied her with chocolate so she had to say yes).  At the end of the tour the guide brought out a bar of chocolate that I had secretly slipped a fake label inside asking her to marry me. Here’s a couple of pics, but the tour guide was so nervous (literally shaking) that they are a little blurry. Anyway, now I need to look at the wedding band and I think Amber is going to contact you about my band.  What band to you recommend that would fit with her ring (Belle Halo Micro Pave)?  Wedding is November 1. Thanks Denise.

He also shared some interesting information about the chocolate factory where he proposed to Amber, as well as a custom wrapper design for his wedding.

The chocolate company website is Askinosie Chocolate . The owner, Shawn Askinosie was an attorney from Springfield that I know.  He sells all over the country and has been a guest on Opera because of his direct/fair trade and “a stake in the outcome” deals with the coco bean growers around the world.  They are doing a wedding favor/gift bar for us.  The label is attached and the silhouette is taken from one of our professional engagement pics.  I attached it for you. I’ll send you one closer to the wedding when we get them from the factory.

Congratulations to Bryan and Amber! We can’t wait to help them with their wedding bands. Photos of the ring, proposal and candy wrapper can be seen below.