Doug and Julia's Maui Proposal

Julia's Ring in Maui

Having made a name as a premier online jeweler, most of our customers are surprised to find out that we have a Houston showroom where they can experience our brand in person. Brian had the pleasure of meeting our customer, Doug, for a consultation as he decided on a ring for his girlfriend.

Classic Style Half Round Solitaire Ring

Doug chose a Classic Style Half Round setting with a Signature Hearts and Arrows diamond for his soon-to-be bride, Julia.

Classic Style Half Round Solitaire

After we delivered the ring, Doug made sure to keep us in the loop with details of his big day.  He proposed on the top of a volcano in Maui, taking the cake as one of the most luxurious proposals we’ve come across yet! Did we mention that Doug even had the ring engraved? He sweetly designed the ring to feature the couple’s initials, the date and location of their engagement.

Classic Style Half Round Solitaire

Following his proposal, Doug made sure to share all of the dazzling details:

“I don’t think I ever formally told you guys how beautiful the ring turned out! It was EXACTLY what I had hoped for. Absolutely stunning, great work! Not to mention you guys were great to work with. Most importantly, Julia, who I can finally copy on these emails, is totally in love with it.”

Julia's Ring in Maui

Congratulations to Doug and Julia on a beautiful engagement and cheers to a lifetime of happiness! Stunned by Julia’s gorgeous ring? Head over to Brian Gavin Diamonds for some additional inspiration.

 

Ben’s Langkawi Island Proposal

Sometimes the perfect proposal is worth the wait. At least that’s how Ben felt as he planned a stunning engagement to his long-time girlfriend five months in the making! We were so honored to work with Ben and are even more thrilled to share his love story.

Classic Knife Edge Brian Gavin Diamonds

Ben approached us all the way from Hong Kong back in December, looking for the ideal ring to give his bride-to-be. Our senior diamond consultant, Jamie, worked with Ben to select a stunning Classic Style Knife Edge platinum band and Brian Gavin Signature Heart & Arrows 2.026 carat stone.

Classic Knife Edge Brian Gavin Diamonds

When the diamond arrived, Ben was amazed by its overwhelming sparkle factor. He held onto the ring until the perfect moment—a weekend getaway to Langkawi Island in May. Langkawi, situated off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia, is also known as the “Jewel of Kedah.” With a moniker like that, we couldn’t think of a better place for Ben to present our ring to his bride.

Classic Knife Edge Brian Gavin Diamonds

Check out the details in Ben’s email—he is filled with joy!

Hi Jamie,

Just wanted to share the news with you! After having waited for months until our getaway trip, I finally proposed last weekend on Langkawi Island.

The hotel helped me arrange a private dinner by the beach during sunset. It was spectacular. She absolutely loved the ring and we have been taking lots of pics! :) The ring is very gorgeous on her and it shines like crazy!

Thank you so much BGD team. You guys are the best!

Thank you!!

Ben

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We were so thrilled to work with Ben and his fiancé during this beautiful moment in their lives. We look forward to seeing their love story unfold as they plan to tie the knot! To see other sparkling solitaires, visit us online at BrianGavinDiamonds.com.

David and Judy’s Blinding Proposal

In our line of business there is nothing more gratifying than exceeding expectations; the moments we are part of are moments that last a lifetime. From creating a strong relationship with clients, to delivering a product that will leave them speechless, our goal is nothing short of making our customers completely comfortable with the process, and 100 percent satisfied with their jewelry. When it came to our customer David, who was looking for the perfect engagement ring to propose to his girlfriend Judy, he knew he had found “the one” when he came across the Sarah Halo.

BGD Sarah Halo

Using the Sarah Halo as a base, David customized a platinum 2.040 I VS1 cushion setting, using smaller Brian Gavin Diamond Signature Hearts and Arrows Melee diamonds around the Halo and the band. A definite stunner, David told our team his wife was “over the moon.” We can imagine!

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Judy, who gave the final say on the ring, couldn’t contain her excitement. Here’s what she had to say:

“First of all, I’d like to thank you and the team on making the most beautiful ring I could imagine! It is truly the most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen. You guys did a great job achieving exactly what I was aiming for our setting to be. It’s so delicate! The combination of smaller Hearts and Arrows diamonds and the amazing center Halo stone creates incredible streaks of light! It is stunning. I joke that my ring is downright hazardous to my driving because I just can’t take my eyes off of it! You guys and my wonderful husband made my dreams come true!”

Thank you,

Judy

BGD Sarah Halo

Stories like this let us know we’re doing our job, and the craft we take such joy in is bringing love and light to people around the world. The team at Brian Gavin Diamonds is thankful to have been a part of this stunning engagement, and we hope to work with David and Judy in the future.

Hypnotized by this sparkler? Browse similar engagement rings like the Sarah Halo at briangavindiamonds.com.

Picture Perfect: Taking The Engagement Ring Selfie

Who says the wedding is the only time for photos? At Brian Gavin Diamonds, we love seeing #ringselfies, and we’re so happy this trend has taken off. Since rings are our specialty, we enjoy perusing hundreds of pictures and picking our favorite shots of newlywed bling. There are thousands of different ring styles, but below are some of our tips for taking the best #ringselfie you can!

Colorful fingernails always add a little extra sparkle to the shot. Check out Crystal’s fingers (and her bling!) in her #ringselfie.

How to Take an Engagement Ring Selfie with Brian Gavin Diamonds
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Not a manicure girl? No worries! Clean, unpolished fingers also work when highlighting your engagement ring.

 
How to Take an Engagement Ring Selfie with Brian Gavin Diamonds
 

Don’t be afraid to make a splash! Show off your new bling in a variety of settings. The pool is a great place to highlight that sparkle.

 
How to Take an Engagement Ring Selfie with Brian Gavin Diamonds
 

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Get the whole family in on it—even the dog!

 
How to Take an Engagement Ring Selfie with Brian Gavin Diamonds
 

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It’s all about angles. Snap some #ringselfies from a variety of heights. While the traditional front-facing picture is definitely a classic, we LOVE this downward-facing angle that captures the sparkle of the setting and the diamond from the side.

How to Take an Engagement Ring Selfie with Brian Gavin Diamonds

No matter what your ring style or how you said “yes,” showing off that sparkle with the perfect photo is one of the ultimate proposal perks. Did we miss one? Show us how you pose with your Brian Gavin Diamonds ring with the hashtag #briangavindiamonds.

#MyBGDTravels Shines On

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Sparkle, sunshine and the summer season. Do you and your diamond have a special destination planned for this summer? Last month, we launched Brian Gavin Diamonds' #MyBGDTravels fan photo contest, and we're still going strong! Share your travel photos featuring your BGD sparkle for a chance to win one of three prize packages, each featuring a Brian Gavin Diamonds jewelry roll and a $500 gift card to purchase swoon-worthy sparkle from Brian Gavin Diamonds. From exotic proposals to relaxing vacations, we can’t wait to see where your Brian Gavin Diamonds bling travels all summer long. At the end of every month, one lucky BGD fan will be randomly selected as the prize package winner, and we will choose one winner for June, July and August.

Here are a few of our favorite June entries to give you a little inspiration:

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Jason proposed to his beaming bride on a trip to South Australia. Here’s a photo of the pair at Remarkable Rocks the next day. We can’t tell what shines more, their smiles or the ring!

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We’re absolutely green with envy over Sarah and Eric’s recent trip to the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens in Hawaii.

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Kevin and Gina followed up their proposal with a beautiful trip to Costa Rica.

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Dani, who got engaged with a sparking BGD solitaire engagement ring, flashed her new bling at the Tian Tan Buddha Statute at the Po Lin Monastery in Hong Kong.

Entering is simple:
  1. Snap a photo of your Brian Gavin Diamonds jewelry during your summer travels
  2. Post the photo on your InstagramTwitter and/or Brian Gavin Diamond’s Facebook using #MyBGDTravels until August 31. Accounts must be public to qualify.
  3. Follow Brian Gavin Diamonds on the platform you post your photo to We can’t wait to see your BGD summer adventures.
Good luck from all of us at Brian Gavin Diamonds!

Nick and Lauren’s Grouse Mountain Proposal

As many of our fans and readers know, at Brian Gavin Diamonds we are suckers for great proposal stories.

Nick and Lauren's Grouse Mountain Proposal featuring Brian Gavin Diamonds' Anita Halo Engagement Ring

While we usually expect to give and receive during the holidays, Lauren got more than she bargained for last December when her boyfriend Nick surprised her with a glowing, mountaintop proposal.

“Nick and I always make sure to do something for Christmas, so when he asked me if I wanted to go see the lights at Grouse Mountain, I didn’t think anything of it. When he came to pick me up, he had even packed a picnic with a thermos full of coffee for me to sip on while he drove,” said Lauren.

Nick and Lauren's Grouse Mountain Proposal featuring Brian Gavin Diamonds' Anita Halo Engagement Ring

Upon arrival, the couple headed up the mountain towards the Light Walk, where twinkling lights and fresh white snow led the way through a picturesque fairytale. As the couple walked through the winter wonderland, Nick led the way to a romantic bridge, completely covered in Christmas lights. With carolers singing in the distance, Nick realized this was his moment.

“Nick called out to another couple exiting the bridge, asking them if they could take a picture of us. It was the perfect setting, and I still had absolutely no idea. I smiled wide and posed for a shot, noticing Nick moving out of the corner of my eye,” she said.

Nick and Lauren's Grouse Mountain Proposal featuring Brian Gavin Diamonds' Anita Halo Engagement Ring

An unforgettable event, Nick popped the question at the perfect moment; the photographer was able to capture the surprise and love that Lauren had in her eyes as he got down on one knee with a stunning Anita Halo diamond set in 18-karat white gold.

Nick and Lauren's Grouse Mountain Proposal featuring Brian Gavin Diamonds' Anita Halo Engagement Ring

“We soaked in every second. I was standing on the bridge, not wanting to move,” said Lauren. “I’m so grateful for the couple on the bridge that stopped to take our photo. I’m sure they were just surprised as me, and I will cherish the pictures forever."

Nick and Lauren's Grouse Mountain Proposal featuring Brian Gavin Diamonds' Anita Halo Engagement Ring

In the end, all of Lauren’s family knew about the proposal, with Nick asking her mother for permission and making a trip to her father’s grave before he went ahead with his plans.

We wish this beautiful couple a lifetime of happiness, and feel so lucky to have had the chance to hear about this proposal from Lauren’s perspective. Congratulations Lauren and Nick!

To view more stunning halo rings like Lauren’s, visit our website.

Andre's Puppy Love Proposal

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As members of the bridal community, we take immense pleasure in helping our clients create unforgettable memories.  At Brian Gavin Diamonds, we love being a part of one of the most special moments in a person’s life. The best part of our craft is hearing our customers’ proposal stories and knowing the joy that moment will carry in their hearts forever.
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Andre came to Brian Gavin Diamonds looking to find a sparkler almost as breathtaking as his fiancé. After some looking, he selected Brian Gavin Diamonds Classic Truth Solitaire Diamond Ring in a platinum band. Our team got to work, creating and shipping the special ring overseas to Japan; the wheels were set in motion.

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Knowing his future fiancé’s avid love for Labradoodles, Andre arranged for a couple’s photoshoot that just so happened to be near a dog breeder. After driving to the park and strolling through the garden, Andre planned for the couple to stumble upon a group of adorable Labradoodles playing in the middle of a field. Andre, having secretly pre-arranged this wonderful coincidence, insisted the pair walk over and say hi to the dogs.

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While his girlfriend was thinking that she was just saying hello to a few friendly pups, Andre had other plans. Asking her to stand, he knelt down and gestured to give her the ring. Guess what? When he went for the box, it was nowhere to be found! Andre continued to act confused and frantic, until a Labradoodle approached the couple with a basket of flowers in his mouth—the ring was quietly nestled inside.

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In the midst of a pack of Labradoodles, love and tears, Andre asked her the big question. She said “yes!”

“I can’t thank Katie and the Brian Gavin Diamonds team enough for executing a perfect engagement ring and listening to all of my requests. I was very satisfied with my experience – my fiancé loves [the ring] so much!”

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A story of love and happiness, Andre left us with these comments: “The ring was so beautiful and elegant… One of my co-workers even asked for the details on Brian Gavin Diamonds to show her husband for an anniversary present!”

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We are so honored to be a part of this couple’s special moment – the whole BGD team is wishing them a lifetime of happiness, love and Labradoodles!

To sparkle in a beautiful solitaire diamond ring, visit www.BrianGavinDiamonds.com.

 

Gina and Kevin’s Classic Proposal

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Relationships are filled with first experiences. From the place a couple shares their first kissed to the place they say “I do,” every moment becomes a pin in the map of telling their love story. For Kevin’s proposal, he planned to revisit the place where it all began.

Kevin and Gina met the first week Gina moved to Calgary, Alberta from Ottawa, Ontario after finishing her degree. “A friend of hers approached me at the bar and asked if I wanted to meet her friend – I saw Gina and said, ‘uh, yes!’” Kevin reminisced.

Tapered Classic Half Round Setting

Before Kevin could revisit the place he fell in love with Gina, he came to Brian Gavin Diamonds. Our team helped Kevin choose a beautiful oval-shaped diamond in a Tapered Classic Style Half Round 18K White Gold setting. “Having the glamour shots sent to me beforehand – I could see exactly what I was having delivered to me so it completely eased my mind,” said Kevin, “I knew exactly what I wanted and they delivered.”

Tapered Classic Half Round Setting

It didn’t take long for Kevin to realize Gina was the person he wanted to spend his life with. When we asked Kevin when he knew she was the one, he told us the story of the couple’s adventurous hike in Calgary. “We took a trip to the mountains for a pretty intense hike—we were both very unprepared in running shoes instead of hiking gear and in lululemon [clothing] climbing the side of a very snowy mountain. We completed the entire hike and when we go to the top I realized how special Gina was—how she wasn't like anyone I'd ever met before. I knew then.”

Kevin and Gina's Proposal

With such a memorable history made on the mountain, it seemed perfect for Kevin to take Gina back to the place they fell in love. “I knew it was the place I was going to be with her forever so I thought it would be the perfect place to make that promise to each other,” Kevin said.

Thinking the two were going to have a normal dinner in the Rockies, Gina was caught completely by surprise. “He drove us to a waterfall in Kananaskis—our favorite spot,” Gina said. When he said he needed to grab his jacket in the car, he came back and tapped her on the shoulder. By the time she turned around he was waiting on one knew. “It started to pour and we both cried—I obviously said yes!” she said.

Kevin and Gina's Proposal

Gina loves her Brian Gavin Diamonds ring and calls it “timeless.” “When I saw the ring I gasped—it was so perfect!” she said. “So elegant and classy. I was madly in love at first site,” Gina continued.

The couple headed to their vacation in Costa Rica the next day, their new promise to each other sparkling under the tropical sun. They are looking forward to celebrating their love with family and friends come their wedding day. “It's tough because our family/friends live in different provinces, so having them all together will be such a lovely experience,” said Gina.

Kevin and Gina's Proposal

We were so honored to work with Kevin and Gina on this magnificent ring. We wish them a beautiful life together, filled with adventures from Calgary to Costa Rica and back again.

Fall in love with solitaire rings like Gina’s on BrianGavinDiamonds.com.

         

Andrew and Carey’s Perfect Proposal

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As the saying goes, “third time’s a charm”—at least in Andrew and Carey’s case. Our customer Andrew picked out the perfect Brian Gavin Diamonds ring, made for a truly special proposal, for his girlfriend, Carey. From working with Taylor Swift’s agents to dealing with unforeseen rain, he dealt with every obstacle under the sun until arriving at Plan C…a beautiful proposal that gave us goose bumps.

BGD Melissa Setting - Brian Gavin Blue Diamond

Andrew submitted the story in our National Proposal Day Contest with the preface, “I hope you’re sitting down and ready for a good read.” The wonderful aspect of every Brian Gavin Diamonds creation is the story it will carry for years to come.

Carey and Andrew met on the dating app, Tinder, and he was initially hesitant to meet someone online. After talking for hours on end, the two decided to meet on Andrew’s birthday to play mini golf for their first date. “I know in the movies they say ‘it was love at first site,’ and that's exactly how I felt when she walked in,” said Andrew. “She made me realize, there really is a soul mate for everyone out there somewhere.”

BGD Melissa Setting - Brian Gavin Blue Diamond

Months after dating, Andrew confidently began ring shopping. Carey, a diamond consultant by trade, had knowledgeable coworkers that pointed Andrew in the direction of Brian Gavin Diamonds where he purchased a fiery Brian Gavin Blue diamond in a platinum Melissa setting.

BGD Melissa Setting - Brian Gavin Blue Diamond

“I couldn't be more pleased with the quality of customer service I received as well as the product,” said Andrew. With ring in hand, he just needed to pop the question. Andrew made three wild attempts to propose to Carey:

Attempt 1: Andrew tried talking to a local radio host about getting on stage to propose at the concert of Carey’s favorite music artist, Taylor Swift.

The Obstacle: The T. Swift team was tight for time and couldn’t fit in Andrew’s request.

Attempt 2: Andrew was almost sure that a surprise trip to the local dog park to their favorite “spot” would do the trick. The two would be surrounded by friends as Andrew played guitar and sang “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz.

The Obstacle: LOTS of rain, making an outdoor proposal a bust.

Attempt 3—the winner: After two foiled attempts to pop the question, Andrew decided to take Carey back to their first mini golf date. In on the secret, the staff asked Carey a trivia question in exchange for tickets to buy a prize. The prizes varied from yo-yos to small toys, but Andrew needed Carey to ask for the fake ring.

Once she chose the plastic ring, the mini golf employees switched it for the real deal. When Carey turned around, Andrew was already on one knee. Of course, Plan C worked like a charm!

Andrew and Carey's BGD Proposal

To her surprise, Andrew had also flown in her best friend for a visit who had helped buy Carey a celebration dress for the bride-to-be. When they arrived back to their home, a beautiful outfit was waiting on the bed for Carey to wear before they jetted off to a 5-star hotel for dinner with all of her closest friends. Carey, completely astounded and in tears, said it was the happiest day of her entire life.

BGD Melissa Setting - Brian Gavin Blue Diamond

We are so honored to be part of this incredible couple’s love story. Congratulations, Andrew and Carey!

To view sparkling solitaire rings like Carey’s visit our website­­­.

Joshua and Cara’s Stunning NYC Proposal

Joshua and Cara's BGD Proposal
 

One of the best parts of working at Brian Gavin Diamonds is hearing about the deep and important relationships of each customer. We, like you, get a chance to fall head over heels for something. Each day we come to work, we’re enamored by the love stories of our customers. In the case of Cara and Joshua’s proposal, we couldn’t help but smile and cheer them on from the other side of the country.

Brian Gavin Diamonds Classic Knife Edge Platinum Solitaire

Joshua approached us last year to look for the perfect ring to surprise his girlfriend Cara with on their trip to New York City. He planned an extravagant yet intimate proposal in the Big Apple—go big or go home, right?  The two would travel all the way from Australia to New York City to see the ball drop on New Year’s Eve. Before Josh could execute the big day and wow Cara, he needed a ring. That’s where we came in.

Brian Gavin Diamonds Classic Knife Edge Platinum Solitaire

Joshua worked with Lesley and our team to select an irresistible classic style knife edge platinum band with a 1.426 J VS2 Brian Gavin Diamonds Signature round diamond. He even added a simple and meaningful “C & J” engraving on the inside of the platinum band. Our team then shipped the ring to New York City and waited for Joshua’s plan to play out.

Joshua and Cara's BGD Proposal

Josh reserved a beautiful room at NoMo SoHo with large glass windows overlooking the skyline. The pristine whites juxtaposed next to the city’s hustle and bustle merged beautifully. On a table set for two, surrounded by candles and floral arrangements, there were photos of Cara and Joshua taken throughout their relationship. Oh, and did we mention a violinist? The two were serenaded as Joshua got on one knee. As you can imagine, Cara said “yes!”

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Joshua shared the details in our National Proposal Day Contest:

I proposed to my beautiful partner Cara on our trip to NY over Christmas, I feel so lucky to have her as part of my life. I would like to thank Lesley for all her help with our ring, she was amazing and made this all possible.

 Lesley and the whole BGD team were honored to work with Joshua on this gorgeous solitaire ring—the final and most essential piece of a beautiful proposal. We are so happy for Joshua and Cara!

Joshua and Cara's BGD Proposal

To fall in love with more stunning solitaire rings, visit BrianGavinDiamonds.com.