New Year, New Beginnings: Andrew and Angela's Proposal

The Brian Gavin Diamond team loved helping Andrew choose the perfect ring for his fiancée to help make the night he planned even more spectacular. Brian Gavin specializes in a highly personalized experience and can craft something special for every diamond buyer. Andrew chose our magnificent La Fleur Solitaire that features the exclusive "La Fleur" 4 prong head and accommodates both Brian Gavin Signature Round and Cushion Cut diamonds.

Hi Emily!

I know it's been a while since we've talked, but the proposal has happened went extremely well! Angel absolutely loved the ring! It had all the things she liked in it and she loved the care and thought that I put into researching the perfect diamond. I definitely can't take all the credit because I couldn't have such a beautiful ring without the care, research, craftsmanship, expertise, and attention to detail from all of you at Brian Gavin Diamond! The personal handwritten letter in the Black by Brian Gavin box was such a wonderful touch. Thank you so much again for your help. The ring played a huge part in the event and it made the night sparkle brighter than ever.

Andrew and Angela Proposal

Andrew and Angela Ring

Andrew and Angela Happy

Forever Golden: Dr. Mark's Proposal

The Brian Gavin Diamond team thoroughly enjoys working with their clients during such a special time in their lives. Jamie and Brian had the great fortune of crafting Dr. Mark’s ring, which left his fiancée speechless upon popping the question. The ring is a custom handmade 14ct Yellow Gold Shank with Platinum.

Dear Brian and Jamie,

I want to thank you both for all your help. The ring you created is beautiful, and she absolutely loves it! I presented it to her on my boat, in the middle of a Finger Lake in NY State last Saturday on a clear, sunny day. The diamond performance was beautiful, so how could she not say yes! Great job with everything and you will hear from me again when it is time to design the wedding ring!

Dr. Mark Ring

 

A Perfect Match: Sahana and Junaid

Sahana and Junaid are an example of the perfect match. They understand each other, have the same goals in life, and respect each other. For perfect match couple, they have a perfect ring waiting for them, and the Brian Gavin team is always happy to be the ring matchmaker for couples.

Junaid and Sahana were amongst the thousands of singles trying their luck at online dating. However, Sahana had not been active on her account in years and decided it was time to cancel her subscription. Upon logging on, Sahana saw the backlog of messages and was overwhelmed by the number but decided to see who has viewed her page recently.

Sahana and Junaid Proposal

There was Junaid, the most recent viewer of Sahana’s profile! Intrigued by Junaid, Sahana searched her messages for a chat from him but didn’t find anything, so she decided to send a message that said, “How dare you visit my profile and not say hi!” Although his excuse that the message got lost in the mail didn’t impress her, there was something special about Junaid that stuck out to Sahana. Right from the beginning, there was an instant connection and their first six-hour phone call confirmed that what they was special.

Although Junaid and Sahana both knew they met their perfect match, the distance between their two cities got in the way of them meeting. Thankfully, Junaid couldn’t wait much longer and booked a flight to visit Sahana soon after. Any apprehensions the couple held prior to meeting were immediately forgotten because the same chemistry they had on the phone was still there in-person.

Sahana and Junaid Yes

Before proposing to the love of his life, Junaid asked Sahana’s parents for her hand in marriage then knew it was time for the pair to pick out a ring. For any couple, the diamond buying process can be a daunting adventure. Junaid and Sahana did not want to purchase from a chain jewelry store and wanted specifically to buy something unique, handcrafted by expert diamond cutters, and from a small business.

After doing countless hours of research and even looking beyond the four C’s, there was truly no stone (no pun intended) that the couple had not turned over. Finally, they found Brian Gavin which was exactly what they were looking for. They were in love with the fact that Brian was a 5th generation diamond cutter from South Africa and took careful precision in each diamond. Sahana picked out the setting and diamond, and the rest was up to Junaid!

Sahana and Junaid Amazed

Junaid wanted everything to be perfect when it came to the proposal, so he recruited one of Sahana’s friends, Omi, to help. He had Omi pretend to be going through a bad breakup and in need of some advice, which led to Sahana and her friend meeting up and going for a walk. Sahana was so enthralled in the conversation and that she had been looking down for most of their walk but noticed they were nearing “her spot,” a place where she comes to reflect and had her first date with Junaid.

When they got to “her spot” that overlooks the San Francisco Bay Bridge, Omi turned Sahana to the right where she saw a well-dressed Junaid. Sahana was completely surprised to see him, and of course, when he got on one knee she said yes and was absolutely thrilled with the ring he had gotten her!

Sahana and Junaid Ring

The couple chose a Round Black by Brian Gavin Hearts and Arrow 1.1 carat set in tapered 18 ct. rose gold. Junaid still catches Sahana staring at the ring with a smile on her face remembering the special moment they had. The Brian Gavin Diamond family is beyond happy for this wonderful couple and takes pride in giving couples a reason to smile because of the work they have done.

A Trip Full Of Surprises: Daniel and Liz’s Proposal

Whether it’s a simple engagement or a surprise vacation to Barbados, every Brian Gavin engagement ring has a unique story. For Daniel and Liz, their special story has surprises around every corner that will make your heart melt.

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After looking at different places and doing his homework, Daniel finally found the perfect ring to propose to his future fiancée. The Brian Gavin Diamonds team educated and provided him with the knowledge that led Daniel to choose the ring he knew symbolized the special bond that he has with Liz. The ring buying process was the easy part for Daniel, but now, he had to pull off the biggest surprise of his life!

The first of many surprises began when Daniel booked Liz a manicure then dropped off a book he put together on her doorstep. A childhood favorite, the book Daniel created was a “choose your own adventure” style book that allows readers to decide where the storyline goes by turning to certain pages. The adventure book took Liz to special destinations in their relationship starting at Columbia University where they met then the restaurant where they had their first date and ending with a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Daniel and Liz

With every turn of a page came a new riddle to decipher. Finally, Liz had one last page to solve, and by using clues throughout the adventure book, she finally realized certain pages spelled out B-A-R-B-A-D-O-S. Being the sweet romantic that he is, Daniel booked a flight to leave the next morning and even coordinated with Liz’s boss to allow her to take time off for their trip.

Upon their arrival in Barbados, Daniel planned a private chartered sailing and snorkeling excursion with the idea to propose to Liz at sunset. Although each day was beautiful, choppy water prevented them from going through with Daniel’s original plan. With the time of their trip starting to dwindle away, Daniel improvised and thought of a brand new plan.

Daniel and Liz Proposal

After a beach day together, Daniel suggested they find somewhere nice to watch the sunset. Without a true destination in mind, Liz and Daniel jumped in the car and found a perfect spot where the waves were crashing against rocks and the sun started to slowly set. Daniel proposed with the perfect backdrop, and Liz was absolutely blown away by the ring’s beauty.

Since the proposal, everyone that Liz has shown the ring to was stunned by how gorgeous it is. According to the couple, those people describe Liz’s ring as one of the most sparkly/brilliant/shiny diamond they’ve ever seen. Daniel puts it best, “when people see the ring it’s not typical, ‘oh that’s a nice ring’ but a kind of wide-eyed stare and wowed look.” To this day, both Liz and Daniel are still in awe of the ring and are so grateful for Brian Gavin Diamond’s efforts in helping them create something that represents their love.

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From A Gumball Ring to An Engagement Ring – Patara and John

For this lovely couple, Brian Gavin Diamonds has been with them through every important step of their relationship. Whether it’s an anniversary, birthday, or even a push present, John and Patara keep coming back to Brian Gavin Diamonds to help mark all of their special milestones. Although each of their unique jewelry pieces has its own special story, John and Patara’s engagement story is a must tell that will melt your heart. Patara and John One summer night, Patara was invited to an early screening of a new Transformers movie with her friend and her friend’s cousin. Patara had always heard stories about her friend’s cute, tall cousin, and upon meeting at the theater, Patara wondered if this was the infamous cousin. Although the two sat next to each other, there wasn’t much time for them to chat and they quickly parted ways after the movie was over. The next day, Patara was invited to a game night, and the handsome man she sat next to during the Transformers movie was there. The following day, Patara was invited to a Fourth of July barbeque and… (you guessed it) John was there, once again! After spending three consecutive evenings with each other, the two knew there was something special brewing. Patara's Ring The day John proposed to Patara was special for many reasons. Not only was it the day when he asked the most important question of his life, it also coincided with Valentine’s Day and the Vietnamese/Chinese New Year. While Patara was on the phone with her mom, John came home and tried to rush her off the phone, urging her to accompany him for a quick walk. In an effort to not seem rude and hang up abruptly, Patara followed John while continuing to chat with her mother. During their walk, John stopped at a tree that had always been a special place for the two to talk and connect. John sat down, and Patara remained on the phone with her mom. Glancing over she saw John take out one of those plastic containers that you get from a gumball machine. Initially confused, Patara finally realized that something might be happening. She quickly got off the phone and walked over to John. Patara and John Wedding After confessing his love, John explained that he didn’t have enough money to buy her a real ring yet, but still wanted to be with her and got on one knee to propose with a gumball machine ring. With tears in her eyes, Patara said yes as he placed the gumball ring on her finger! Little did she know, John had one more surprise up his sleeve. Remaining on one knee, John pulled out a wooden box that contained a breathtaking engagement ring from Brian Gavin Diamonds. With even more tears running down her face, Patara said yes a second time and accepted her real ring. Like so many, John wanted an easy, stress-free process for buying an engagement ring. After extensive research, he found Brian Gavin Diamonds and was educated about the four C’s. With the expertise of the Brian Gavin Diamonds team helping him, John was able to find the perfect engagement ring for Patara. He selected the Classic Truth ring with an embedded birthstone, which is Patara’s favorite feature! Patara BGD Ring The wonderful experience John received at Brian Gavin Diamonds has kept him coming back to pamper Patara with more beautiful jewelry pieces including earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. She’s certainly a lucky lady! The couple has been married for almost seven years now, and the Brian Gavin Diamond Family is happy to be part of each step of their relationship and we look forward to seeing what the future has in store for them – and their family! Patara and John Family

In a Galaxy Not So Far Away: A Force Awakens Between Corey Beth & Brandon

For many couples, the stars have to align for a magical proposal, but for Corey Beth and Brandon, it was the inspiration from “a galaxy far, far away” that brought them together. While visiting the location of one of their favorite movie scenes (from Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Brandon asked Corey Beth to marry him with an out of this world proposal that absolutely blew her away.

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These two lovebirds are both from Galveston, Texas, and grew up together attending the same schools with the same group of mutual friends, but somehow neither of them ever crossed paths. With the help of a dating app, Corey Beth and Brandon finally met at a coffee shop and talked for hours until the coffee shop closed for the night. Knowing that their bond was special, the couple fell in love quickly and got engaged after seven months.

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The couple planned a trip to Ireland, and as huge Star Wars fans, they both wanted to venture to Skellig Michael—home to the famous scene between Luke and Rey in the most recent Star Wars movie. Due to the overcast and inclement weather that day, Brandon was anxious that his plan to propose on this infamous mountain might be squashed. However, all his worries washed away as they went on their way.

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After a winding hike to the top of the mountain, it was time for Brandon to ask Corey Beth the most important question of his life. Their original plan was to reenact a scene that took place on the edge, which gave Brandon the perfect excuse to set up his tripod and capture their special moment. Right before they finished, Brandon got on one knee and Corey Beth immediately said YES!  In true Ireland fashion, they celebrated this huge milestone with two pints of Guinness.

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To begin their life together, Brandon wanted to choose an engagement ring that captured his and Corey Beth’s unique relationship. He first consulted Brian Gavin Diamonds on his budget and style preference, then met with the Brian Gavin Diamonds team, who took the time to walk Brandon through all the different diamonds and styles to ensure he chose the perfect ring for Corey Beth. At the end of his search, Brandon chose a beautiful three stone style ring featuring a Crossed Trellis and an 18K white gold band.

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From the entire team at Brian Gavin Diamonds we wish this couple all the best and hope the force is always strong with them! We can’t wait to see where their love story goes from here. You can find similar rings to Corey Beth’s by visiting our website, or let us work with you to create a custom piece that’s perfect for you and your loved one.

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#MyBGDSummer Giveaway

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Every piece of Brian Gavin Diamonds jewelry holds a special place in the heart of our customers. Whether it’s because the jewelry symbolized the start of forever with their special person or it was to celebrate a special occasion in one’s life, our jewels add sparkle to life’s many adventures. accordingtoame

We love hearing the stories and seeing the pictures of our couples enjoying their diamonds in the real word. A diamond engagement ring is meant to be worn and cherished wherever life takes you.

chelseacerimele Here’s where you come in: Share your BGD summer adventures for a chance to win one of three Brian Gavin Diamonds gift cards. From exotic travels to spending time with your loved ones, we’re looking for creative photos showcasing you and your Brian Gavin Diamonds jewelry.

pataralai A winner will be randomly selected every two weeks from July 9 – August 20 to receive a $250 gift card that can be redeemed for beautiful Brian Gavin Diamonds jewelry. All entries will have the chance to be featured on the Brian Gavin Diamonds blog and social media!

deniseskk How to Enter:

  1. Post a photo on your personal Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts (Accounts must be public.) You can also post your photo directly to our Facebook page under a special pinned post at the top of the feed.
  2. Use the hashtag #MyBGDSummer.
  3. Check our social media accounts for our bi-weekly drawings on July 25, Aug. 8 and Aug. 22.

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We truly cannot wait to see your Brian Gavin Diamonds jewelry. Good luck!

Charles and Karen – A Forever Love

Whether it’s finding the perfect engagement ring that reflects a love that’s ready to last a lifetime or an anniversary gift to commemorate the years they've spent together, Brian Gavin Diamonds loves helping couples take the next big step in their relationship. Charles contacted us early this year about creating a ring for proposing to his then-girlfriend, Karen.

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Jamie, one of our brilliant diamond consultants, worked with Charles to select a Minnie 18K White Gold ring with a set knot inclusion under the prong. Read about how Charles found the perfect ring, for the perfect proposal, recounted in his own words below.

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“In the quest to find the perfect diamond for Karen, I started off researching the basics of diamonds and educating myself with available resources both online and offline; then further narrowing the stone criteria that would eventually fit us perfectly. Ultimately, all of my research lead me to a simple decision, one that had already been recommended to me by a friend prior to my personal journey, a Brian Gavin Signature.

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“The plan was for her to choose the setting, leaving the rest up to me; after all she would be wearing the diamond day in and day out, not me. Screenshot after screenshot, photo cropping after photo cropping, so as not to reveal Brian Gavin's logo on the stock photos of the settings, and not ruin the surprise, Karen ultimately selected the Sholdt Minnie 18K White Gold.

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“With the help of Jamie, a Senior Diamond Consultant at Brian Gavin, I was able to narrow my search and find the perfect stone for us. While I, personally, can excel in certain aspects of life, I am also flawed in others. I wanted to find a stone that personified these characteristics.  Absolute perfect cut, with some (albiet) minor inclusions.

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“We had a pre-arranged early dinner near the beach for a friend's birthday dinner. Everyone was in on it, except Karen. After the party, we intentionally parted ways early enough to catch the sunset, it was excuse for me to show Karen one of Laguna Beach's hidden gems to ‘catch the sunset.’

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“The structure, known as “La Tour” (French for tower), is a 60-foot castle-inspired tower that can only be accessed at low tide. It was built at the same time as the house at the top of the bluff, in 1926, and was used as a way to get from the house down to the beach below. This is an old beach and an old photo from years ago, but now has new meaning to me.”

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As Charles and Karen start planning for their wedding, all of us at Brian Gavin Diamonds wish them a lifetime of happiness! We can’t wait to see where their love story goes from here. You can find similar rings to Karen’s by visiting our website, or let us work with you to create a custom piece that’s perfect for you and your loved one.

From Diamonds In the Ruff to Wedding Band Bliss

This spring, Brian Gavin Diamonds hosted a contest that brought together two things that are hard not to love – diamonds and cute dog photos. During April and May, we launched, Diamonds in the Ruff, a contest that offered the chance to win an amazing prize package when dog-lovers shared pictures of their furry friend(s) with us.

Participants had a chance to win a $2,500 Brian Gavin Diamonds gift card along with some great pet swag from our amazing partners – PupJoy, Austin and Kat, and The Bear & The Rat. We received so many adorable entries from around the world and loved reading the story about your dogs!

Diamonds in the Ruff Winner

It was so much fun seeing so many sweet photos – some definitely melted our heart! A big thank you to everyone who participated, and a huge congratulations to our Diamonds in the Ruff winner, Charlie, the adorable fur baby of Tim and Colleen R. This good boy actually helped his dad write a sweet letter that played a big role in the proposal between his parents!

Tim and Colleen at BGD

Luckily, Tim and Colleen live in Houston, where Brian Gavin Diamonds is located, so we invited them to visit our showroom to for a dazzling experience. When the two stopped by, we had a blast showing them around the office and giving them a crash course in Diamonds 101. The couple will tie the knot later this year, so this was the perfect opportunity to help them pick out the perfect wedding bands to add some extra sparkle to their big day!

Tim and Colleen with Brian

Our team loved meeting these two lovebirds and we wish them nothing but the best as they begin their new journey together (and with Charlie too!).

To shop wedding bands like the ones Colleen and Tim got to try on, visit our Wedding Bands collection at briangavindiamonds.com, or contact us to design your own custom creation.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s time to treat the special dad in your life. Forget the tie and socks and give your father something that feels just as special as he is. Here at Brian Gavin Diamonds, we can help you find the perfect gift that he’ll cherish forever. Here are some of our favorite options!

Square No. 2 YG-Diamond

Square No. 2 YG-Diamond

Cufflinks are a meaningful gift that is a great option – even if he only uses them for special occasions. You can never go wrong with gold, it is a timeless luxury. These sleek cufflinks are just what he needs to add some flair to any outfit that calls for a dress shirt.

Emcut No. 3 - Red

Emcut No. 3 – Red

 To keep with a classic look, these silver cufflinks are the way to go. They make a great accessory for a night out on the town, and the red gemstone makes for a nice surprise for anyone who gets a glimpse.
Round No. 2 RG-Diamond

Round No. 2 RG-Diamond

 With the popularity of rose gold jewelry, get your dad in on the trend with these stunners. It adds a subtle pop of color to any suit.
Custom Cufflinks

Custom Cufflinks

 Or, create a set of custom cufflinks that are perfect for your dad’s style and preferences. Using our easy Cufflink Builder, design a pair of cufflinks to match your dad’s unique personality. Knowing it’s a gift hand-selected by you will make these even more meaningful.
E-gift Cards

E-gift Cards

 If you’ve waited too long and need a great gift in a hurry, you can’t go wrong with an e-gift card! Men love to treat themselves too and this is a great way to give him a little bling of his own that he’ll love for years to come. It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!

To purchase an e-gift card or shop all of our men’s collections, visit briangavindiamonds.com or click here.