This Proposal Melt Our Hearts – National Proposal Day Giveaway Winner

Last month, we launched a National Proposal Day Contest where our customers shared their love story with us for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card to use on the wedding band or jewelry of their choice. We received so many stories from around the world and loved reading each submission!

Every story made our heart melt and we’re happy to share the winner of our giveaway is Nicole Z and her husband, Jon! Although their proposal almost didn’t go through, it was Jon’s determination and optimism that resulted in the perfect fairytale ending for these two love birds.

Months in advance, the couple had plans to visit Tampa to enjoy the sunshine and take in new sights with good food and even better people. Unfortunately, the night before their flight, the weather took a turn for the worse and flights were canceled. It was then that Nicole didn’t want to go anymore, but thankfully, Jon was able to convince her and found a way to make it happen.

When they arrived in the sunshine state, Jon made reservations for them at an upscale restaurant to dine a five-course meal and dance the night away. After their night of fun, Jon decided that he wanted to take a walk by the river to enjoy the beautiful evening light. As the couple began walking, Nicole noticed that there was someone who was taking a lot of photos but didn’t think much of it and she assumed the person was a tourist. Little did she know that Jon would get down on one knee and propose!

From nearly canceling the trip altogether to a beautiful, evening proposal under the stars, these two lovebirds persevered!

Celebrate Your Dog and Enter to Win the Ultimate Pet Package

We love dogs, and we’re sure you do, too. Great news – we're launching our Diamonds in the Ruff Contest on National Pet Day to let our fans show off their dog for a chance to win a $2,500 gift card and swag for their furry best friend. Share a photo of you and your furry friend to celebrate National Pet Day.
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The grand prize features:

Entering is simple:
  1. Snap a photo of you and your pet, and upload here.
  2. For additional entries, post the photo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (accounts must be public).
  3. Caption your photo with why you want to win with the hashtag #BGDPuppyLove.
  4. Post as many entries as you’ like between April 11 and May 11 11:59 p.m. CST.
We can’t wait to see and awe over your furry friends!

A Love that Withstands Disaster

Depending on a couple’s story and relationship, it might take weeks or even months to plan the perfect proposal that best represents their unique love story. For Rick and Meghan, there's a twist to their proposal story – one that no one could have predicted.

Their engagement was initially planned for August 26, 2017, an ordinary Saturday night, but little did they know that something much more significant was on its way. Always the planner, Rick had an idea of how the proposal would go. It would start with a nice dinner, pop the question, and end the night at a bar with friends to celebrate the momentous event. Unfortunately, Hurricane Harvey hit at the same time, knocking out power overnight and into the early morning hours.

Still wanting to go through with his proposal, Rick scrambled, trying to find an alternative plan on such short notice. First, Rick lured Meghan to the garage by asking for help with an errand, and that's when he proposed. Of course, Meghan was shocked and thought it was a joke at first before gleefully accept the ring.

To make his proposal to Meghan perfect, Rick chose the Legera Pave 18K White Gold engagement band with a Brian Gavin Select Cushion Cut Diamond. The ring has an illusion trim solitaire with four beads per stone to make it shine. It's a ring that genuinely reflects their love for one another.

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Even though Rick had to pull together a last-minute plan, the happy couple is more in love than ever and excited to spend the rest of their lives together. We can’t wait to work with Rick and Meghan on a wedding band, and we couldn’t be happier for these two lovebirds as they embark on this new journey!

If you’re tying the knot soon, we’d love to be a part of your special day. Start your search at www.briangavindiamonds.com.

Decoy Santa Proposal

The proposal sets the stage for your incredible journey towards becoming husband and wife. Not every proposal is perfect, but it is a special moment for every couple. For BGD customer, Ty, he knew that as soon as he met his fiancée that he wanted to plan a unique proposal. There’s no way that the traditional dinner and ask would be the best representation of their relationship for such a big life moment.

To pull it off, Ty decided to catch her by surprise with a decoy Christmas present. Ty took the time to carefully sneak his Brian Gavin Diamonds engagement ring inside the AirPods box.

Ty chose the Brian Gavin Diamond Gaia 18K White Gold engagement band with a signature, Brian Gavin Diamond. Surrounding the diamond was a typed out “text” style marriage proposal including snippets from her favorite Bible verse. See how he did it in the video below.

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You can create a unique engagement ring for your love just like Ty gifted to his fiancée, start your journey at www.briangavindiamonds.com.

Celebrate Your Love Story this National Proposal Day

Do you love “love” as much as we do? Great news – we're launching our National Proposal Day Contest where our customers get to tell their love story for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card to use on the wedding band or jewelry of their choice. Two lucky runners-up will receive a $250 gift card. To enter, fill out our entry form to tell us your special love story by March 20. All entries will have the chance to be featured on the Brian Gavin Diamonds blog!

To enter, fill out our entry form to tell us your special love story by March 20. All entries will have the chance to be featured on the Brian Gavin Diamonds blog!

A winner will be randomly selected to receive a $1,000 gift card that can be redeemed for a wedding band or the jewelry of their choice. Because we love love, we’re also awarding two runners-up with a $250 gift certificate.

We can’t wait to read your beautiful story! Good luck!

The Building Blocks to a Perfect Proposal

Trust and commitment are the building blocks of a strong marriage. Our customer Tim took this reference to a new level when he used his favorite childhood toy to get down on one knee. Tim and Erin's love is something out of a fairytale, so this groom-to-be used his imagination to develop the perfect proposal.

When it came time to choose the perfect ring, Tim selected a stunning creation. His eyes were immediately drawn to the Anita Halo in 18K Rose Gold. The ring had the ideal features for Erin, including a dainty heart shape accent under the halo for a finishing touch. To top off the great selection, Tim chose a gorgeous center stone from our Brian Gavin Cape Collection. The term "Cape Diamond" referred to diamonds that originated from the British Cape Colony in South Africa. Diamonds from this region tended to be faint to light yellow in color, allowing Tim to get a substantial tinted stone that he deemed "incredible" to the eye. Once the ring was in his hands, Tim knew it was time to execute Erin's dream proposal.

The proposal was nothing short of magical. He incorporated child-like creativity with unconventional panache. Knowing that he wanted a unique proposal that Erin would never suspect, Time built a small ring box from Legos. He got artistic when he decided to be the architect of his own future by building Erin a romantic display.

We'll let Tim tell you in his own words:

Another very satisfied customer yesterday!  My fiancee Erin was ecstatic with the proposal and the beautiful ring.  The rose gold on the Anita setting with the substantial Cape diamond look incredible.  So many compliments yesterday.  She couldn't quit commenting about how it sparkled which is due to the quality diamond and lovely setting.  I enjoy Legos (still!) so built her a little box for the ring and used the Lego wedding set to hide the box before the proposal.  She was very excited so the set didn't last long once she realized what awaited behind it!  
 

We can't wait to work with Tim and Erin on a wedding band for their upcoming nuptials. We couldn't be happier for these two as they plan to tie the know! This clever and creative proposal is by far one of our favorites to date. To explore halo rings like Erin's, visit our website and browse our gallery

Get Festive for Mardi Gras

Each new year kicks off the start of Mardi Gras season with splashes of bright green, purple, and yellow and beads. Besides being known as the day that people indulge before the Lent starts, what exactly is Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, is a holiday and tradition that dates to thousands of years ago to pagan celebrations of spring and fertility with the big ones being Lupercalia and Saturnalia. When Christianity arrived in Rome, religious leaders wanted to incorporate local traditions into the near faith to avoid the decision to abolish them all together. Now in modern day, Mardi Gras is a popular cultural phenomenon that is celebrated in many countries around the world.

As the day slowly approaches and the invites start pouring in, look your best at any Mardi Gras function that you attend. Don’t know what to wear? Lucky for you, we have some inspiration from our amethyst, citrine, and peridot jewelry collections that would be the perfect addition to any outfit an extra splash of color and shine.

 

Oval Amethyst Bracelet

 

 

Cushion Checkered Amethyst Studs

 
 

Round Amethyst Bark Finish Ring

 
 

Square Cab Citrine Earrings

 
 

Square Matte Citrine Ring

 
 

Round Pineapple Cut Citrine Ring

 
 

Cushion Checkered Peridot Studs

 
 

Cushion Period Halo Pendant

 
 

Princess Peridot Splint Shank Ring

 
 

Galentine's Day Gift Guide

Valentine's Day is great and all, the best part of this month is really Galentine's Day. With origins of the famous pop culture holiday stemming from the character Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreations, it's the day dedicated to celebrating the wonderful girlfriends in our lives and all they do for us.

With life's constant ups and downs, the one thing that's certain is how your friends will be there through thick and thin. Whether it's needing a shoulder to cry on or partner-in-crime for "The Bachelor" watch parties, your gal pals will always go the extra mile to put a smile on our face. Famous friendships like Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King; Tina Fey and Amy Poehler; and many others are a perfect example of #friendgoals.

There will never be a way to truly express how much our girlfriends mean to us, but it doesn't hurt to try. At Brian Gavin Diamonds, we believe in making beautiful, quality jewelry with our state of art cuts and diamonds that are for every woman in your life… even your bestie. Tell your Galentine that you love her with these timeless pieces from our collection.

Jasmine Earrings

Pearls No. 26 Necklace

Open Petal Earrings

Square Pyramid Cut Lemon Quartz Ring

Pearls No. 22 Earrings

   

February's Birthstone: Amethyst

When February rolls around each year, there are shades of pinks, reds, and whites everywhere to signify the coming of Valentine’s Day, the most loving and romantic holiday in existence. With these colors being in the spotlight, it’s easy to forget that there’s another color that shines as well – amethyst. This deep purple quartz is known for being the birthstone for February babies everywhere and is one of the most popular gemstones of all time.

The name “Amethyst” comes from the Greek word “amethystos” that translates to “not intoxicated.” Because of this, ancient wearers believed that the gemstone could protect them from drunkenness and the intoxicating powers of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine. What makes amethyst so alluring, presently and throughout history, is that qualities like courage, peace, stability, and strength are said to be derived from it.

Although it’s commonly recognized for being purple, amethyst can also range from a pinkish violet to a light green color depending on how much heat treated to deepen the color. It is a very common mineral and can be found worldwide with the finest amethyst of all being found, historically, in Russia.

This precious stone is a classic beauty that has won over our hearts and our jewelry collection for its beautiful shade and how well it complements both cool and warm colors. Here are a few of our amethyst pieces that can be purchased on Brian Gavin Diamonds or in-person.

 

Cushion Amethyst Earrings

   

   

Cushion Checkered Amethyst Studs

   

   

Round Amethyst Ring

   

   

Round Amethyst Halo Pendant

   

   

Square Cab Amethyst Ring

   

 

Total Eclipse of the Heart

Our latest customer story will stop all those out there thinking it’s too late to find love because as the story goes with Carl and Clara – love is timeless, and it's never too late to find it. After 16 years of friendship and a five-year engagement, Carl decided that Clara’s 55th birthday needed a special celebration.

As fate would have it, Clara’s birthday happened to be the same day as the first total solar eclipse in more than thirty years. Carl knew without a doubt this would be the perfect moment to profess his love to Clara and propose with a ring made for a princess.

Clara hinted that a “big rock,” was on her mind and Carl found his way to Brian Gavin Diamonds. He landed on the stunning white gold Juno ring with one of our signature Brian Gavin Blue diamond nestled on top.

With the ring in hand, the star-crossed lovers set off on an adventure to the perfect viewing spot to witness the natural phenomena set to occur just 522 miles north of where they were. As they entered the campgrounds, they eagerly set up chairs to admire the total eclipse. With Clara’s “big rock” from Brian Gavin Diamonds hidden, the sky began to go dark, and Carl anticipated the exact moment he would surprise her. As the moon passed over the sun, the feel of the air was magical.

Moments after as the sun began to shine again, Carl worked up the nerve to give his speech:

“55 years ago you were born on a family farm in South Korea. Happy birthday, baby,” he said endearingly.

Clara was left utterly speechless and calls Carl her “dream man.” he lovely couple plan to get married early next year and Clara plans on not only wearing her Brian Gavin ring, but also the ruby wedding band that belonged to Carl’s mother.

At Brian Gavin Diamonds we're committed to providing the best service and designing stunning engagement rings like the one pictured above. If you're planning on tying the knot soon, we would love to be part of your special day.