Brian Gavin Creates Magnificent 18K White Gold and Diamond Setting for Jeff White Sapphire…

Tompall contacted us via Live Chat:

I am here on referral from a Mr. Jeff White. Jeff is working on an asscher cut blue sapphire for me and I’d like to visit with you about getting the setting made.

He emailed in some inspiration pictures and we explained that we would need to wait until the stone had been completed to get started. It ended up at 2.13 carats, unheated blue asscher cut sapphire.

We received the sapphire and then created and emailed him the CAD renderings for approval. We then proceeded to cast the 18K white gold setting and set the sapphire and the F/G VS Brian Gavin Signature hearts and arrows melee.

Good morning Lesley,

Thanks for the follow up. I have to say I was floored with the quality and workmanship of the setting. It ended up being exactly what I’d envisioned, and I commend you and your shop for that.

Thanks again for everything.

Tompall

Another magnificent Brian Gavin Creation!!

Introducing the Jennifer Twist Style Diamond Pave Engagement Solitaire and Matching Band by Brian Gavin…

Michael contacted us from Canada inquiring about the purchase of a Brian Gavin Signature Blue diamond. He selected a 0.86 carat Brian Gavin Blue and then discussed the setting with Denise. He wanted a setting based on the Twist ring featured on our blog here. We then created the CAD for the setting and curved matching band and cast them in platinum. All diamond melee used was F/G VS Brian Gavin Signature melee. The result was spectacular!

He wrote in:

I'm studying for an exam that I'm taking tomorrow. Big pressure! The rings are stunning, the diamond is incredible, and Jennifer said yes. :) Jennifer loves her rings, thanks again!

He asked if we could name the setting Jennifer along with the matching Jennifer band.

18K Rose Gold Men's Hammered Wedding Band from Brian Gavin…

Cameron, a customer from Australia, purchased his future wife’s Brian Gavin Signature hearts and arrows diamond, platinum Novela setting and matching Novela band from us.

For his own band he wanted a very specific custom design and emailed Denise a worksheet of what he had in mind. The description was a 7 mm Comfort fit 18k Rose Gold Custom Men's Band with a slightly raised center with a small hand hammered pattern, 1 mm high polish edges (rails) and flat sides contouring into the comfort fit inner band. We set 2 x 0.03 ct Brian Gavin Signature diamond melee surprise diamonds in the inside of the shank. The result was spectacular!!

Hi Denise,

My ring arrived and I have to say it's turned out spectacularly well. The photos didn't do it justice. Everything is absolutely spot on. The 18k rose blends perfectly with my skin and the polished sides add the perfect bling without looking feminine. The surprise diamonds are also perfectly sized.

Please pass on my thanks to everyone who worked on it. They should all be proud of their craftsmanship.

As always, thanks for your assistance. You've been great to work with.

Thank you very much.

Cameron

Houston Symphony/Opera Violinists Thrilled With Their Brian Gavin Diamond Engagement Ring…

Frank recently purchased a magnificent 2.23 carat Brian Gavin Signature hearts and arrows diamond set into our platinum Tiffany Style Half Round Solitaire size 4.5. Following is their story and her reaction!!

Frank and I met for the first time when he visited my hometown of Atlanta to perform with my dad's orchestra as a violin soloist; it's funny to think he was 19 at the time… and I was 11!!! Years later, we crossed paths at music conservatory during Frank's last year but never spoke to each other the entire time. He was a superstar senior and I was in a high school "young artist" program- needless to say, he was too cool for such a newbie. Six years later, while working as a substitute violinist in the Houston Symphony, Frank visited for a trial week as concertmaster. Long story short, he was offered the position and we ended up playing violin in the same orchestra. Over the next few years, we became friends and started to date. I ultimately moved across the street as a member of the Houston Grand Opera and Ballet but we still try to carpool to work as often as possible- and after witnessing how distracted I am by the new sparkle on my finger, he insists on being the one to drive!

Hi Denise,

Thank you all soooo much!!!!

You're right, we're engaged YAAAAAYYY!!!!!!

I've been maximizing my free day taking tons of photos and posting them all over the internet!! It is gorgeous and I'm beyond happy!! I even started a ring thread on pricescope because I felt a responsibility to share how awesome BGD is!! (http://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/thank-you-brian-gavin-i-m-in-love-t199562-30.html)

It was a great experience working with you and being able to meet with Brian twice; I am so grateful that we did our homework and found the best possible place to make this purchase!! The people who have seen it in person can't believe how sparkly it is and I am going to need a nicer wardrobe to match :) You guys are the best!!!

Sarah

P.S. Frank is obsessed with the ring too!!! (sometimes I let him wear it on his pinky…)

Brian Gavin Creates Fashion Right Hand Topaz Ring for Loyal Customer…

Over 2 years ago Jean shipped in some of her jewelry wanting to do a number of resets. One of the rings she sent in was very outdated but it had a beautiful blue topaz set into it. Our creative team got working and we emailed her the CAD design below with the topaz bezel set. She loved it but she put it on the back burner.

In November 2013 she contacted us and asked us to proceed with the creation of the ring for her daughter. We cast it in platinum and it was finely finished by one of our talented designer jewelers. We loved making this fun and different ring!

18K Rose Gold 3 Stone Trellis Setting and Bezel Eternity Diamond Band by Brian Gavin….

At the end of 2012 Jessica shipped us her 3 stone ring from the UK so that we could remake it for her. She wanted us to make some small adjustments to our 3 stone trellis setting and was very specific about how she wanted the ring to look. She was thrilled with the final product (see images below).

Towards the end of last year she contacted us again and was interested in our 18K rose gold bezel eternity band set with Brian Gavin Signature hearts and arrows melee and with hand milgrain added.

She received the band and then emailed us with beautiful pictures of the rings together.

Hi Jamie, I received my ring on Christmas day and I am so so happy with it!! I have attached some photos of the band with my BGD engagement ring -looks even better than I could have expected :) Thanks for your help. Jessica

Enjoy this gallery of magnificent ROSE GOLD!!

Customer Proposes with a Brian Gavin Signature Blue Diamond in a Classic White Gold Solitaire…

Jake recently proposed to his fiancée, Maria, with a beautiful 1.07 carat Brian Gavin Signature Blue diamond set into our classic 14K white gold 4 prong tiffany style setting. His unique humor keep us all entertained along the way – Congratulations Jake!!!

Dearest Denise,

How fares the production of the loveliest of rings, and quite specifically, that very ring which will be the centerpiece of the ethereal love between me and mine (soon to be) betrothed?

He emailed us after the proposal:

With the help of a masterfully crafted Brian Gavin Diamond, and the expert guidance from Denise, I proposed to my girlfriend in the most spectacular of ways in a surprise outing at the Biltmore Estate. You wanted photos, you got photos! Thanks for all of your help!  Jake

Brian Gavin Creates Custom Palladium and Rose Gold Setting for Morganite Super Trillion™ Cut from John Dyer

 

At the beginning of August Johnny contacted us about creating a custom ring using a colored stone cut by John Dyer. He was based in Hong Kong and had been referred to us by close friends who are also customers of ours. We had 3 stones shipped in from John Dyer on their behalf and then set up a Skype call to help them to decide which stone would work best for his wife Katie’s  taste.  The center stone they selected was a 12.92 carat Morganite Super Trillion™ Cut by John Dyer.  Regarding the design of the setting Katie wrote:

The keywords I feel best describe what I'm looking for are:

- modern

- light – lets lots of light in, also has a "light" look (as in, not heavy looking)

- clean

This may go without saying, but I'd like the stone to be the star. I like linear and organic designs, but either way prefer the design to be unfussy, clean and open.

We provided them with 3 sketches of possible designs and Katie selected the one in the gallery below. The custom ring was created from Palladium 950 (with a satin finish) and 18K Rose Gold and the result was spectacular!! The pictures and video tell the whole story……..

   

Brian Gavin’s 5 Stone Signature Cushion Cut Custom Platinum Ring is a Show Stopper…

Jasper wrote in at the beginning of August:

Hi, I was hoping to start a custom ring project. I have a couple of inspiration photos and a rough idea about what she'd like but would also like to see your skillful imagination take what I have and really bring it to the next level

Brian Gavin discussed the custom design with him in detail and then Katie worked with him to select 5 magnificent I and J color Brian Gavin Signature cushion cut diamonds.  A 2.30 carat in the center flanked by two 1 carat and two 0.70 ct diamonds.  We emailed Jasper the CAD renderings and then the wax models of his ring and then cast the ring in platinum.The five diamonds were kite set into bezels in the setting and then the setting was set with approximately 1.55 ctw F/G VS Brian Gavin Signature hearts and arrows melee. In the intricate ring on the inside of the ring we incorporated the 2 initials of Jasper and Darana.

It was amazing… looks better in real life than I could have imagined. She was without words which doesn’t happen often…

The pictures in the gallery below tell the whole story