Down, Set, Sparkle Giveaway

BGD Ready Set Sparkle Social

Add a little sparkle to your spirit this football season with our Down, Set, Sparkle Giveaway. Whether you’re a devoted football fan or just love a good tailgate, share a photo repping your favorite college football or NFL team while rocking your game day jewelry by October 31. Two lucky sports fans will win a $500 Brian Gavin Diamonds gift certificate and a jewelry roll.

Down Set Sparkle
Down Set Sparkle

To get you started, here are some photo ideas:

  • Your favorite football team hand symbol or gesture featuring the star player—a ring on your finger
  • A game day styled look featuring your team pride and jewelry to match
  • Your best game face and team jersey, adorned with your favorite jewels
  • A ring selfie at a sporting event or tailgate
Down Set Sparkle
Down Set Sparkle

How to Enter:

1)    Snap a photo rocking your team pride and game day jewelry.

2)    Post the photo on your InstagramTwitter and/or Brian Gavin Diamond’s Facebook page using giveaway hashtag #DownSetSparkle between August 26-October 31. Accounts must be public to qualify.

3)    Follow Brian Gavin Diamonds on the platform you post your photo to.

Good luck from all of us at Brian Gavin Diamonds!

*Complete Terms and Conditions can be found here.

Down Set Sparkle
Down Set Sparkle

#MyBGDTravels Contest Sparkles Through August

My BGD Travels August Edition

While your passport is the most important thing to bring on your travels this summer, did you happen to have some BGD sparkle on you while traversing the globe? This past June, we launched our second annual #MyBGDTravels fan photo contest, and we're loving all of the gorgeous submissions. With a winner every month, there’s a chance to snag one of three prize packages, which include a Brian Gavin Diamonds jewelry roll and a $500 gift card for some extra bling by Aug. 31.

We’ve seen it all – from lush, tropical snaps to adventurous mountain proposals. Our recently engaged customer, Dani, was our July #MyBGDTravels winner! Dani took this stunning snapshot at the Bayon Temple in Angkor Watt, one month after her fiancé Alan popped the question.

We're still looking for customers like you to share their travel photos with the #MyBGDTravels hashtag all August long. While we excitedly await submissions, we can't help but show some love to a few of our favorite entries so far. Hang ten! We love this shot Madeline took at the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. 

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This is definitely what we have in mind when we hear “vacation." You might remember Quimi's stunning proposal to Aaron at Zion National Park from our blog. It looks like this couple celebrated their engagement with a change of scenery and we're loving it!

Here’s a shot of Ame’s BGD engagement ring at Chicago's famous Bean. We don’t know what’s more reflective, the ring or the Bean!

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We even had a lovely couple decide to tie the knot at Islands of Adventure—something tells us their adventure was certainly the largest.

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Don't miss out on the chance to share your great adventures. Entering is simple:

  • Snap a photo of your Brian Gavin Diamonds jewelry during your summer travels.
  • Post the photo on your Instagram, Twitter and/or Brian Gavin Diamond’s Facebook using #MyBGDTravels until August 31. Accounts must be public to qualify.
  • 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!

Robyn's Diamond Bracelet

While our reputation at Brian Gavin Diamonds lies mainly in the area of engagement rings, we love providing our customers with all kinds of sparkle.

Diamonds by the Yard Bracelet

In May, we had the chance to create a stunning bracelet for our client, Robyn, who decided on a “Diamonds By The Yard” bracelet. Set in 18K white gold, Robyn had customized the spacing of her diamonds to perfectly fit her wrist. The dainty, yet stunning, piece of jewelry is perfect for an everyday look, that doesn’t ever go out of style.

If that beautiful ring in the photo caught your eye, she’s wearing a custom Brian Gavin Diamonds Semi Half Bezel Band engagement ring!

We love seeing repeat clients, knowing that we have created something they love. Our customer service and eye-catching jewelry is what makes them come back to find another piece just as special.

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Following the delivery of her bracelet, we got an amazing email from Robyn:

Just a quick note to let you know I picked up the bracelet yesterday, and I LOVE it! It’s exactly what I had in mind, and the spacing of the diamonds is perfect. Please express my gratitude to the bench for such a great job, and a huge thanks to you for all your assistance with this project. This is a lovely piece that I will treasure always, and rest assured it will get lots of wear.

If you’re entranced by Robyn’s Diamonds By the Yard bracelet, head over to Brian Gavin Diamonds’ website to peruse our assortment of diamond jewelry concepts. And, if you’re caught up in the sparkle of her ring, you can click through our wide array of diamond engagement rings as well.

Emily's Earring Upgrade: From a Civic to a Cadillac

At Brian Gavin Diamonds, we handle everything from custom jewelry to client upgrades. We love seeing our customers come back after years, with requests for new stones or additions to their pieces. We see it as a testament to our outstanding quality and established trust.

Milgrain Bezel Earrings

Back in 2012, Emily ordered a pair of stunning milgrain bezel diamond earrings. After enjoying her pair for roughly four years, Emily decided to upgrade the diamonds and in her own words, go from “a Civic to a Cadillac.”

We especially loved hearing how Emily felt about her brilliant new studs: 

First of all, let's get this message started off with a MASSIVE thank you to you and the Brian Gavin Team for the incredible care and attention you have dedicated to making my experiences with BGD as amazing as can be. I am a dedicated customer for life, and am so pleased by the measure of service, professionalism with heart, attention to detail, and how informative the entire team is along every step of the transaction.

And oh my gosh, let's dive right in: THESE DIAMONDS. Wow. They are so full of character and life—stunningly beautiful in every way! Thank you so much for helping me place these spots of rainbow glimmer on my ears; they are gorgeous, and I will wear them every day with love and joy!

Thank you so much for making this yet another amazing, memorable BGD experience for me! I can't wait to save up for my next project! Sending all of you my gratitude and love! You're absolutely lovely!!!

Warmest wishes,

Emily

Milgrain Bezel Earrings

We’re incredibly pleased to know that we succeeded in wowing another one of our wonderful clients. If you’re eyeing Emily’s ear candy, click on over to check out these Handmade Milgrain Bezel Studs for yourself or a special someone!

Summer's Best Accessory: Cape Diamonds

Nothing says summer love like sparking yellow… diamonds! Brian Gavin Diamonds is so excited to follow up on our announcement of The Cape Series from February with a stunning photo shoot, in partnership with the fantastic Belle Soul Weddings.

Cape Diamond Ring

The term “Cape” is one that hits very close to home with Brian Gavin, as it originates from the British Cape in South Africa, the country where Brian was born and raised. Diamonds in this region have a beautiful light yellow color, which we classify today as M or Z-color on the grading scale.

We were floored when we got a hold of these gorgeous photos from Noel Perrone, styled by Belle Soul Weddings The outstanding styling and setting are the perfect backdrop to the similarly-magnificent Cape diamonds.

Cape Diamond Ring

The unique yellow color is understated but brilliant, the warmer hues beautifully incorporate the timeless imagery of summer. The yellow diamond is best when set in 18K rose gold or 18K yellow gold to accent the tones already present in the stone.

Cut with the same high standards that Brian utilizes for all of his Brian Gavin Signature Diamonds, the collection is offered in round hearts and arrows precision. The collection even features Brian Gavin Blue™ stones.

Cape Diamond Ring

Thank you, again, to Belle Soul for putting together such an amazing photo shoot! We’re honored to have been a part of such beautiful work. Visit our website if you’re interested in learning more about The Cape Series™ from Brian Gavin.

Credits:

Photography by Noel Perrone 

Design/Styling/Florals by Belle Soul Weddings

Gown by Elaine Marie Bridal at Signature Bridal Salon

Hair and Make-up by Misty Rockwell

Ribbon by Adorn 

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
 

Photo: @Natasha_Barbely

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

 
How to Take an Engagement Ring Selfie with Brian Gavin Diamonds
 

Photo: @ouyangxiuling

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.

dani

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!