Customer Shares Video of Brian Gavin Blue Diamond Ring

There’s nothing more beautiful than a bride wearing her dazzling diamond ring. No matter what the style, at Brian Gavin Diamonds we set the standard with diamonds that deliver an incredible volume of light return and sparkle factor.

Fishtail Pave Engagement Ring with Novela Head

Melanie's Fishtail Pave Engagement Ring with Novela Head

Our customers, Melanie and Jarrett, tied the knot in 2015 and we still can’t get enough of their gorgeous engagement ring. Our team loved working with Jarrett and Melanie to create a ring that is nothing short than magical. Melanie’s platinum fishtail pave engagement ring with a Novela head continues to turn heads with its sure sparkle. The Brian Gavin Blue 1.067 I VS1 diamond impressively gives off magnificent light return in any setting.

Fishtail Pave Engagement Ring with Novela Head

Side View of Melanie's Fishtail Pave Ring

Melanie shared this striking video of her ring shimmering in the sun and we fell in love all over again. If you’re marveling at her Brian Gavin Blue stone and want to learn more, visit our website or contact our support team.

Anita’s Custom 5-Stone Trellis Ring

People say two are better than one—and in the case of Brian Gavin Diamonds jewelry, that saying seems to be a common theme among our customers. After receiving a dazzling BGD diamond pendant in 2013, Anita knew she planned on returning to us for trusted jewelry work.

Five Stone Trellis Brian Gavin Diamonds Ring

Two years after working with Anita on her dreamy diamond necklace, she approached us with a new project—a magnificent 5-stone custom diamond ring. Katie and the Brian Gavin Diamonds team bonded with Anita while creating the perfect design.

Five Stone Trellis Brian Gavin Diamonds Ring

Anita is petite in stature, with a 4.5 ring size, so our team took care in making the ideal setting for her. In the end, we helped Anita decide on five Brian Gavin Diamonds Signature cushion cut diamonds.

5-Stone Trellis Ring

The final product turned out radiant and was everything Anita could have hoped for. As Anita said herself, “the pictures just do not do the ring justice.” We see diamonds everyday, but even we couldn’t stop staring as we packaged the 5-stone Trellis ring and sent it off to its new home.

Five Stone Trellis Brian Gavin Diamonds Ring

Hi Katie,

The ring is GORGEOUS. I love it!! I want to thank you for all of your patience and help throughout this process. It was an absolute wonderful experience. :)

Thank you so much. I can't wait to work with you and Brian again.

– Anita

We’re thrilled to have worked with Anita and look forward to working with her again on her next beautiful creation. Fall in love with pieces like Anita’s and browse our 5-stone rings.

     

Snap Your Sparkle: Win the #MyBGDNewYear Contest

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A new year calls for new sparkle. To celebrate the beginning of 2016, Brian Gavin Diamonds is giving away a $500 gift certificate to one lucky customer. We’re asking wonderful fans like you to submit a photo wearing your Brian Gavin Diamonds jewelry using the hashtag #MyBGDNewYear.

Did you ring in 2016 with a sparkling new engagement ring on your finger? Have you taken on a new resolution with an illuminating piece from our gemstone collection? We want to see how you and your BGD jewels are celebrating another dazzling year. Entering is simple:
  1. Snap a photo of your Brian Gavin Diamonds jewelry. From hand shots to selfies, we encourage you to get creative with your BGD bling.
  2. Post the photo to your Instagram, Twitter or the Brian Gavin Diamonds’ Facebook page using the hashtag #MyBGDNewYear.

Get a little inspiration from our current entries:

@srozey brought in the New Year by traveling form Salt Lake City to Minneapolis on New Year’s Eve.

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@lisacho showed off her bling while planning her 2016 wedding.

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@accordingtoame got creative in the kitchen before curling up on her couch to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve.
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@diannewithlove bundled up her beautiful baby boy for his two-month checkup.

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@LoGynn cheers with “ice on ice” and a beautiful, custom BGD pendant.

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The contest will close Jan. 31, 11:59 p.m. CST. Find the full rules here.

We can’t wait to see you entries and share 2016 with you!              

5 Creative Proposal Ideas

At Brian Gavin Diamonds, we live in the world of passionate love stories, romantic proposals and memorable wedding days. Aside from working one-on-one with customers to create an ideal ring, one of the most enjoyable elements of our jobs is learning about the details of each ardent love story and proposal.

Proposals are by far one of the most memorable and extraordinary moments in a person’s life. Having the person you love surprise you with a question as bold as spending eternity together is bound to be unforgettable. We’re so honored to help our customers make these memories through a seamless ring buying experience.

Many of our customers are kind enough to share their proposal stories with us—it’s a true delight that makes us proud to be in this business. We’ve seen heart warming, exhilarating, intimate, witty and meaningful proposals happen over the years. Each proposal is unique in its own. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite creative ways to propose, as demonstrated by our brilliant customers.

Get Crafty with a Handmade Element

Matt proposed on Valentines Day, surprising his girlfriend with a calendar with a hand-carved nook into their engagement date (February 14), perfectly fitting the classic knife-edge solitaire ring. Read Matt’s story here.

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Matt's Classic Knife-Edge Solitaire Ring

Matt's Valentine's Day Proposal

Matt's Valentine's Day Proposal

Write an Amazing Love Story—Your Own

Our customer Jack proposed to his fiancé in San Francisco during an elaborate day of sightseeing. After venturing through Land’s End, Golden Gate Park, and other famous Bay Area attraction’s, he planned to share a special gift with bride-to-be at the magnificent Palace of Fine Arts. Jack wrote an entire 88-page story about his and Audry’s love story, which ended with him getting on one knee. Read more about Jack and Audry’s dreamy proposal here.

Jack and Audry's San Francisco Proposal

Jack and Audry's San Francisco Proposal

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Jack's Love Story to Audry

Set the Stage with Romantic Decorations

Kent surprised his long-time girlfriend Phuong with a special day at Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, California. He arranged for he and Phuong to run into a photographer on the beach who took a few photos of the perfect pair. Phuong had no idea that the casual pictures would soon be her engagement photoshoot. While Kent and Phuong walked the beach and went to dinner, his family and friends were busy decorating their hotel room with candles, rose petals and photos of their relationship. When Kent proposed under a full moon on the balcony of his romantically adorned hotel room, Phuong said “yes.” Read their story here.

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Phuong's Engagement Ring

Kent's Proposal to Phuong with BGD ring

Kent and Phuong's Engagement Shoot

Make It Sweet

Our customer Bryan, who selected a gorgeous 2.235 ctw. Brian Gavin Signature Hearts and Arrows diamond set in our Belle Halo Micro Pave setting in Platinum, wanted anything but a cliché proposal. The day before embarking on a big trip to Hawaii with his girlfriend Amber, he took her to a local chocolate shop for a “tour.” At the end of the tour, the tour guide brought out a chocolate bar with a special crafted label asking Amber to marry Bryan. Read the details of their adorable proposal here.

Bryan and Amber's Proposal

Bryan and Amber

Amber and Bryan's Chocolate Factory Proposal

Amber's Belle Halo Micro Pave Diamond Ring

Be Adventurous with an Outdoor Proposal

Demetri and Jodi are definitely a perfect match. The couple loves hiking, cycling and most of all, skiing. When it came time to pop the question to Jodi with a BGD 18K White Gold Split Shank Rope Solitaire, Demetri knew the slopes were the place he’d ask her. From getting her family in on the secret to hiring an action photographer to capture the moment, Demetri left no stone unturned. Read his exhilarating proposal story here.

Demetri and Jodi's Proposal on the Slopes

Demetri and Jodi's Proposal on the Slopes

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Jodi's Brian Gavin Diamonds Engagement Ring

Thank you to all of our amazing customers who choose Brian Gavin Diamonds to be part of their life-changing love story. We are grateful to work with each of you and watch your future unfold.

New Year’s Eve Guide to Sparkle

Bust out the glitter, pop the champagne and prepare to countdown to a shimmering 2016. New Year’s Eve is undoubtedly a time to don your most dazzling jewels and double your sparkle factor. Just in time for the party, the Brian Gavin Diamonds team has gathered alluring accessories to ring in 2016.

Light Yellow Round 1.01 Ct Diamond Ring

Pop the champagne with a ring to match. Our 18K white gold, fancy yellow diamond right-hand ring is the perfect adornment for an elaborate celebration.

Fancy Yellow Diamond Brian Gavin Ring

18K White Gold Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring

Bezel Stud Drops

The ball may drop once a year, but these bezel diamond stud drops will last for an eternity. The handmade earrings feature four .10 ct F/G VS Brian Gavin Signature melees on each earring. What could be more perfect?

Brian Gavin Diamond Bezel Stud Drop Earrings

18K White Gold Bezel Stud Drop Earrings

Coronet Diamond Pendant

No matter where you are this New Year’s Eve, plan to be the center of attention in this Coronet Diamond Pendant. Part of the Coronet Stone Chic collection carried at Brian Gavin Diamonds, the pendant featured a center of seven diamonds that are seamlessly set to look like one large stone. A Coronet girl wears diamonds to reflect her sophistication and this piece is no exception.

Coronet Diamond Pendant

Coronet Diamond Pendant

Three Prong Tennis Bracelet

Bring in the New Year with the flick of a wrist and you’ll captivate everyone in the room. Our Three Prong Tennis Bracelet, set with Brian Gavin Signature melee F/G VS, is an undeniable showstopper.

BGD 14K White Gold Three Prong Tennis Bracelet

14K White Gold Three Prong Tennis Bracelet

Martini Cocktail Earrings

Toast to 2016 with our popular Martini Cocktail Earrings. The studs are a simple, stunning choice for any celebration. This 14K Yellow Gold setting (also available in white gold and platinum) will complement the diamonds of your desire.

Brian Gavin Diamonds 14K Yellow Gold Martini Cocktail Earrings

14K Yellow Gold Martini Cocktail Earrings

There’s more where that came from. Explore additional jewelry options on our website. Let’s cheers to a year full of love, happiness and well wishes, shall we? We’ll see you in 2016!

Love On Air: Sports Talk 790’s Adam and 94.5 The Buzz’s Theresa Get Engaged

With a headquarters in bustling Houston, Texas, the Brian Gavin Diamonds team listens to a whole lot of radio to make city traffic jams worth the wait. When Sports Talk 790 radio host, Adam Clanton, came to us with a plan to propose to long-time girlfriend and radio host of 94.5 The Buzz, Theresa “Rockface,” we were all ears.

When we started our relationship with iHeartMedia, we learned that Adam had been planning to pop the questions to Theresa for some time. Our team had the pleasure of seeing Adam and Theresa together for a photo shoot in our showroom and could easily tell that their love was meant to last.

“She is a fantastic mother to a beautiful little girl, a wonderful and loyal friend, and one of the most talented and drop-dead gorgeous women you will ever come across in this industry or any other,” said Adam. “When it comes to picking out a ring for someone like that, you'd better not screw it up!”

Adam Clanton buying engagement ring with Brian Gavin.

Adam Clanton and Brian Gavin

Thankfully, we know a thing or two about gorgeous rings. Our team worked with Adam to design a breathtaking custom, 4-prong solitaire ring for Theresa. “I was able to select the stone, setting and everything else I needed right there on Brian Gavin's web site and she was blown away,” said Adam.

4-prong solitaire custom ring for Theresa Rockface of 94.5 The Buzz

Theresa's 4-prong Solitaire Ring

Theresa Rockface Engagement Ring

Theresa's Engagement Ring with Special Engraving

“When you're proposing to someone like Theresa, the element of surprise isn't exactly easy to pull off—this woman doesn't miss a thing,” admitted Adam. Plotting to propose during a holiday gift exchange with friends, his present was definitely a shocking one. As Adam got down on one knee and unveiled the ring, Theresa said “yes” without hesitation.

Adam Clanton and Theresa Rockface get engaged

Adam and Theresa's Engagement

"My diamond is so stunning. The sparkle is so intense; it seriously looks like it's plugged into an electrical outlet. The sparkle even twinkles in the dark. It takes my breath away,” she said. We’d go as far to say her diamond gives the “rock” in “Rockface” a new meaning.

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Theresa's Custom Ring

Brian Gavin Diamonds’ customers will also be able to shop Theresa’s setting, which she’s uniquely named the Uptown Girl, directly on our site in the weeks to come. In the meantime, our team is happy to create a custom design that fits the mold

When Theresa and Adam announced the decision to tie the knot through social media, on air, and the Sports Talk 790 and The Buzz blogs, their Houston fans shared the love through an outpour of well wishes and congratulations. Even the Houston Chronicle had something to say about the local celebrities.

5 Beautiful BGD Gifts Under $500

White winters, the smell of pine trees, cozy weather, and quality time with family—there’s a reason why the holidays are everyone’s favorite time of year. While the holiday season is an enchanting one, we can’t ignore the unbearably long retail lines and countless shopping mall traffic jams. Thankfully for you, Brian Gavin Diamonds has a bevy of beautiful jewels to shop for in a click of a few buttons. Want to know the best part? They’re all under $500.

Our gemstones, pearls and silver jewelry are a versatile fit for anyone on your holiday shopping list. The collections are fashionable enough for your best friend, yet charming enough for your discerning relatives. We’ve gathered a list of our five favorite pieces for the loved ones in your life.

Cushion Cab Peridot Studs

Our lustrous and dainty Cushion Cab Peridot Studs are a BGD favorite. The earrings’ milgrain border gives off an antique appeal, graced by the presence of two elegant peridot stones. Legend says that the precious stones bring success and peace, especially when cast in gold.

Periot Cushion Cab Earrings

Cushion Cab Garnet Necklace

Our garnet gemstones possess an ornate and timeless beauty. The Cushion Cab Garnet Necklace is an elegant gift that will be worn by its wearer for years to come. The necklace’s vintage design and baroque qualities evoke a sense of royal charm.

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Fiorella Earrings

The Fiorella collection is made for the sweet-yet-sophisticated woman who appreciates life’s simple joys. The Fiorella Earrings in 14K Rose Gold, with .08 ctw Brian Gavin Signature F/G VS Diamonds, are a delicate option for your most delightful friend.

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Kelim Leaf Earrings

Have someone on your list with a taste for new trends? Look no further than our Kelim collection. The matte silver Kelim Leaf Earrings are a bold and fashionable pick for your favorite trendsetter. With a whole matching collection, you’ll have gift ideas lined up for birthdays and celebrations to come.

Kelim Earrings

Pearl Bracelet

Timeless, chic, and effortlessly elegant—the gift of pearls comes with the gift of eternal glamour. Our pearl bracelet marries Old Hollywood allure with contemporary class. The bracelet’s silver figure 8 gives this piece an intricate and stylish flair.

Pearl Bracelet

While these selections are just a few of our favorites, we have a variety of exquisite and affordable items waiting to be discovered on our website. Happy shopping and happy holidays from Brian Gavin Diamonds!

Manny and Jennilee’s Big Sur Proposal

What better place to pop the big question than Big Sur? That was the exact thought Manny had when planning his surprise proposal to Jennilee. Manny needed a beautiful engagement ring to complete the vast scenery of his getaway to Ventana Inn—that’s where we came in.

Manny and Jennilee's Proposal

Photo by Jon M. Photography

You can call Manny an expert at the element of surprise; we certainly do. He planned to ask Jennilee to marry him on his birthday, so his bride-to-be thought their special dinner plans were part of his weekend-long festivities. Little did Jennilee know, the entire celebration was planned for her.

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Photo by Jon M. Photography

With the surprise planned, it was time for Manny to add the key—sparkle. The Brian Gavin Diamonds team worked with Manny to pick a stunning Novela diamond melee engagement ring with a brilliant 2.043 G VS1 Signature Brian Gavin Blue round diamond.

Novela Diamond Melee Engagement Ring

Novela Diamond Melee Engagement Ring

Jennilee was blown away when Manny opened his Brian Gavin Diamonds box and asked her to spend forever with him. They couldn’t be happier and neither can we.

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Jennilee's Dazzling Novela Engagement Ring

Congratulations to Manny and Jennilee on this momentous step in their future! We loved working with them and can’t wait to create their wedding bands.

Engagement Photos by Jon M. Photography

The History and Popularity of Citrine

Nothing says fall more than a perfect accessory that brings out the vibrant colors of the season, and there’s no better place to look than the citrine gemstone collection from Brian Gavin Diamonds. Ranging in color from lemon yellow to reddish brown, citrine represents the month of November and is a perfect addition to any Thanksgiving season attire. This stone is known as the “healing quartz” and its vibrant, fiery colors make it a unique gemstone for all occasions.

Sometimes citrine is mistakenly referred to as gold or Spanish topaz, but don’t let this coppery gemstone fool you. Citrine is actually a part of the quartz family and was historically found in European and South American mines. The gemstone began to boom in the 1930’s when miners discovered large quantities in Brazil and shipped bulk quantities back to Europe. With a hardness rating of a seven on the Mohs scale, the citrine gem was clearly capable of lasting the long journey from Brazil to Spain and it’s durable characteristics make it scratch-resistant, which is one of many reasons it’s the perfect item to wear this fall and all year.

Here are a few favorites to consider bringing to your Thanksgiving feast or fall gathering.

Round Cab Citrine Silver

Round Cab Citrine Silver

The Round Cab Citrine Bracelet is the perfect wrist candy with bold bursts of citrine surrounded by white topaz halos.

Cushion Cab Citrine Earrings

The Cushion Cab Citrine Earrings are a beautiful combination of elegance and sophistication found in silver huggie earrings. These earrings are surrounded by white topaz, which add flair to a classic earring.

Square Matte Citrine Ring

Square Matte Citrine Ring

The Square Matte Citrine Ring is a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry delicate enough to wear at any occasion. The ring is silver and approximately 8.22 ctw.

Square Pyramid Cut Citrine

Square Pyramid Cut Citrine

Looking for a little pop of color? The Square Pyramid Cut Citrine Earrings are approximately 5.28 ctw making these silver, leverback earrings perfect for any occasion.

Oval Cut Citrine Pendant

Oval Random Cut Citrine Pendant

Fit for a queen, the Oval Random Cut Citrine in a silver pendant comes with a 16 inch silver cable chain to fit perfectly for any special occasion.

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The Square Cab Citrine Ring makes for a great right hand ring for cocktail parties. The diamond halo shines with the perfect amount of sparkle to make a statement with approximately a 5.01 ctw.

Start your citrine gemstone collection today by shopping our website. There is no better way to bring out the vibrant colors of the season.

 

Achieve Off-the-Cuff Style with Brian Gavin Diamonds

What’s style without an exclamation point? Brian Gavin Diamonds launched a customizable cufflinks collection to put the final punctuation on menswear. The versatile collection grants you, its creator, the power to decide what long-lasting statement you’ll make when entering a room.
Square Cufflinks

Square Cufflinks

Whether wild or refined, easy going or straight-legged, the cufflinks collection is made to capture all of a man’s complexities. Brian Gavin Diamonds debut cufflinks builder allows you to shift between shape, metal and stone seamlessly.
Silver Square Cufflinks

Silver Square Cufflinks

The experience kicks off with the choice of round, square, oval and emerald—all varying with three optional motifs. Get daring and mix-and-match your metals with a choice of Silver, 14K White Gold, 14K Rose Gold, 14K Yellow Gold, and Platinum. Lastly, tip toe into a color with a diamond, ruby, and blue, yellow or orange sapphires.
Emerald Cufflinks

Emerald Cufflinks

Have a multifaceted approach to fashion and stand out in any setting. Each pair of cufflinks have a personality to complement any setting, from formal occasions to relaxed mixers. While we all love looking our best, off-the-cuff style can even be attainable in smart casual wear. Play the role of a jeweler and let your imagination wander with our cufflinks builder.