Brian Gavin Saves the Day with Tiffany-Style Sparkle

Losing a piece of jewelry can often feel like the end of the world. A diamond ring holds value and importance in a person’s life, so imagine the heartache that comes with replacing a piece of jewelry that carries so many memories.

Several months ago, Crystal lost her diamond ring and sought after a replacement from Brian Gavin Diamonds. Thankfully, we filled her void with a scintillating and quality creation that left her dazzled.

As a stay-at-home mom of twin toddlers, Crystal was seeking something simple yet elegant. After wavering between engagement ring styles, she decided on a Tapered Tiffany-Style Half Round Platinum Ring for her 1.258 ctw Brian Gavin Blue diamond.

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Tapered Tiffany-Style Half Round Platinum Ring

“I always felt more comfortable with a wider shank 2.4 or more but this shank, which looks delicate, feels substantial and super comfortable on my hand,” said Crystal.

Both Crystal and her husband were amazed with the results and the 6-prong Tiffany style ring continues to turn heads.

A side view of Crystal's Tapered Tiffany-Style Half Round Ring.

A side view of Crystal's Tapered Tiffany-Style Half Round Ring.

We received the following email from Crystal and look forward to working with her again:

Hi Jamie,

I hope your weekend was fantastic! You know mine was. I spent most of it staring at my gorgeous ring! Hubby loves it also. He said that it was a streamlined classic. He is also impressed with how it lets the diamond take center stage and I have to agree. It is sheer perfection!

My BGD blue is just a superstar and can't help grabbing all of the attention. I am looking forward to working with you on future projects. Until then, be well.

Best regards,

Crystal

The History of Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids, a bride’s A-list entourage of moral support, have more purpose than attending fittings and catching bouquets. In centuries past, bridesmaids were responsible for more than just showing up in matching dresses — they were meant to protect the bride from evil spirits.

Weddings are often referred to as the happiest day of a person’s life. In religion, a wedding was an occasion blessed by God. While anyone other than the bride wearing white in a modern wedding is considered a crime, brides in history directed their maids to dress nearly identically to them in bridal gowns. According to Brides.com, this tactic was meant to confuse the evil spirits or those who wished to harm the bride.

Bridesmaids were putting themselves in the line of fire by distracting the wicked demons from their real target. The position of bridesmaid was a coveted and loyal one filled by devoted friends.

The wicked wedding philosophy might have been debunked over the years, but being a bridesmaid continues to be a huge honor.

In return for their friendship and reliability, it’s a wedding tradition for brides to give their bridesmaids a special token of appreciation. To add a finishing touch of sparkle to their wedding day look, the bride will often give jewelry to her bridal party. Thankfully, Brian Gavin Diamonds has a selection of classic jewelry staples and unique designs perfect for saying thanks to the loyal ladies.

Earrings like the Square Cab Lemon Quartz are delicate and bright for a spring or summer wedding. The 8.67 ctw quartz stones are set in a silver, leverback design with white topaz. The earrings are a subtle yet sophisticated fit to match any dress.

Square Cab Lemon Quartz Earrings

Square Cab Lemon Quartz Earrings

Brian Gavin Diamonds’ Cushion Bezel Bracelet adds scintillating style in a simple way. The handcrafted bezel bracelet made for a cushion cut diamond is designed with the finest craftsmanship.

Cushion Bezel Bracelet

Eternal love resonates with our BGD Earrings. The Brian Gavin Diamond heart logo is crafted in beautiful rose-colored titanium with .02 ctw. The earrings are the perfect gift for bridesmaids to wear well after the wedding day.

BGD Earrings

BGD Earrings

Giving the gift of a right-hand ring to a bridesmaid can be a symbol to celebrate a bride’s left-hand ring. The Square Pyramid Cut Amethyst Silver Ring is an exquisite piece with a halo that will shine from the aisle walk to the bouquet catch.

Square Pyramid Cut Amethyst Ring

Square Pyramid Cut Amethyst Ring

Praise your best gals for their devotion and visit our website.

Honor the Mother of Your Children with a Push Present

While bringing a child into the world is joyful enough on its own, a push present is a wonderful way to celebrate the new life and recognize the hard work that this new mom has endured for nine months. At Brian Gavin Diamonds, we specialize in family celebrations of all types, as our custom designed jewelry makes a perfect gift for any occasion.

Each push present purchased from Brian Gavin Diamonds ships with a complimentary Brian Gavin Signature My Blankee™ for the baby. These luxury blankets, popular with celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Heidi Klum and Nicole Richie, are dreamily cozy and loved by parents and babies alike.

Diamonds By the Yard

Diamonds By the Yard

One of our favorite baubles for new moms is Brian Gavin’s “Diamonds by the Yard” necklace, which includes seven Brian Gavin Signature .07-carat melee diamonds set in handmade bezels that are equally spaced on a 16-inch platinum fine cable chain. Diamond by the Yard necklaces have been popular for years, but as the layering fashion trend continues to escalate, this necklace offers great variety for that layered look, pairing the lightweight, versatile, piece of jewelry with other necklaces.

Half Bezel Tennis Bracelet

Half Bezel Tennis Bracelet

Designed and handcrafted according to Brian Gavin Diamond’s highest standards, this 3-carat half-bezel diamond tennis bracelet features 64 Brian Gavin Signature melee diamonds. This classic gift is a perfect push present as it can be worn with jeans at daycare, or to the finest gala, this stunning bracelet offers our signature SURE SPARKLE™ that will have any new mom in tears over its beauty.

Stephanie's Hearts Eternity Band

Stephanie's Hearts Eternity Band

This custom-designed eternity band is perfect to stack with a matching, or unique, wedding band to celebrate the new child that you have brought into the world together. The symbolism that is prevalent in eternity bands showcases “eternity” with no beginning and no end; the hole in the center represents a doorway leading to an unknown but shared future, faced together. Much like the layering trend that is prevalent in the fashion world today, so is stacking bands and diamond rings offering an opportunity to continue adding with each addition to the family.

   
Jacob's Key Diamond Necklace

Jacob's Key Diamond Necklace

We were honored to create a custom push present after the birth of baby Jake. Featuring 0.87-carat Brian Gavin Signature diamonds, set on a 14-carat white gold cable chain, Jacob's Key is a stunning piece of jewelry that makes a statement. Jake’s mom is a lucky lady to have a masterpiece by Brian Gavin, who brings more than 30 years of experience creating custom jewelry designs.

Brian Gavin Looks Back on Beautiful and Unique Designs from 2014

Brian Gavin and the entire Brian Gavin Diamonds team had the best time looking back on 2014 and the unique and amazing custom engagement ring and diamond jewelry designs Brian created for customers throughout the year. With so many spectacular projects last year, creating this video was no easy feat.

Take a look back at some of the beautiful Brian Gavin Diamonds custom engagement rings, wedding bands and jewelry we created in 2014. Leave us a comment and tell us which piece you like the most!

The fun doesn't stop with 2014. You may also enjoy our previous "Looking Back" videos, which you can view by clicking the links below:

Brian Gavin Helps Customer In a Pinch

Engagements can be nerve-wracking moments. As the leader in creating custom engagement rings for five generations, and one of the few businesses that is privileged to be involved in the most important question our customers will ever ask, we do everything in our power to make their moments as special, and calm, as possible.

A few months ago, James showed up to Brian Gavin Diamonds on a Friday afternoon without an appointment. We could immediately tell that he was stressed and had not slept. After hearing his story we were determined to help.

James, a coast guard, had been to Jared’s the day before and had put a deposit on a ring for his future bride. He hadn’t slept all night because he didn’t have a great feeling about the ring, and we wanted to put his mind at ease. James knew what he wanted to propose with, and we were able to find him something that would both fit his girlfriend’s taste, and his price point.

We sourced a gorgeous, well-priced, pave setting from a trusted supplier and sold him a 0.5-carat Brian Gavin Signature round cut diamond. For about the same price of the ring at Jared’s, James was able to propose with an internationally renowned diamond that is cut to the ideal mathematical proportions so that every facet is placed at exact angles to create a perfect balance between optimum brilliance (return of light to the eye) and the scattering of light, or "fire" (this is the prism effect that separates white light into its spectral colors).

Melissa's Brian Gavin Signature round cut diamond

Melissa's Brian Gavin Signature round cut diamond

When we received the below email, we knew that his adventure between jewelers was worth his stress, as he had come to find the ring of their dreams.

Lesley- Thank you so much for patiently accommodating me yesterday and using your sound judgment and creativity to put something beautiful together for Melissa. She'll love whatever it is that I propose with, but the fact that I now have a story, adventure and a ring that I feel more emotionally connected to is going to make my delivery even more special. Not to mention, you guys are wonderful to work with! It really felt as though I was in the company of family yesterday. Now, let's get that ring on her finger, so I can rest a little easier…. See you soon!

Best regards,

James F.

James kept in touch with us via text and shared with us that she enthusiastically said “yes” at a chic restaurant in Galveston, Texas.

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We were ecstatic to help James find the engagement ring of his dreams and can’t wait to see the happy couple walk down the aisle.

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Brian Gavin Diamonds' Mothers Day Gift Picks

Mother’s Day is a special holiday to honor mothers around the world. Celebrated through colorful gemstone jewelry or homemade art projects, candy and flowers, or stunning Brian Gavin Diamonds, of course. Regardless of how you choose to celebrate mom on Sunday, May 10th, show her that you care. In fact, more phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year, causing phone traffic to spike by as much as 37 percent each year!

 

The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created in 1907, was celebrated in almost every state by 1911, and became an official U.S. holiday after tireless work in 1914. The trend caught on fast as sons, daughters and husbands felt that moms should get a day of recognition for all of their hard work. Today, Mother’s Day is the second most-popular holiday for gift giving, following Christmas.

 

When looking for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Brian Gavin Diamonds has you covered. Our selection of exquisite pearl earrings, cocktail rings and rose gold jewelry all make wonderful gifts to show the mom in your life just how much you care.

White South Sea Pearls

White South Sea Pearls

For a gift of elegance that can stand the test of time, the combination of pearls and diamonds on any woman’s ears attracts attention. These White South Sea Pearls offer exceptional quality with a whitish, almost silver color. South Sea pearls are the largest and most rare of the cultured pearls, making them the most valuable. Setting these 11.76 mm beauties against a 14K White Gold Brian Gavin Signature Select setting complements the white tone in the pearls and offers a breathtaking diamond design to give the earring an extra pop.

Cushion Cab Blue Topaz Ring,  Square Pyramid Cut Blue Topaz Ring

Cushion Cab Blue Topaz Ring, Square Pyramid Cut Blue Topaz Ring

Blue topaz is one of the most beautiful, and popular, gemstones today. The icy shades of blue topaz gemstones are associated with learning, understanding, creative inspiration, and peaceful communication, perfect descriptions of most moms. These three blue topaz cocktail rings, each a different style and price point, are each a great gift for someone you care about.

 

The Cushion Cab Blue Topaz Ring features a 7.19-carat cushion cabouchon blue topaz, set in a silver ring. The cabochon cut means that the stone is cut with a highly polished and slightly rounded top with a flat base, giving it a very smooth look.

 

A simpler ring, still radiating with beauty from the blue topaz, is the Square Pyramid Cut Blue Topaz Ring, displays a 3.85-carat square shaped, pyramid cut, blue topaz stone, set in a silver ring. This timeless ring can be worn on any finger and offers a contemporary edge to any style.

 

The Italian Rose Gold Collection from Brian Gavin Diamonds, inspired by the unique artisans of Italy, offers simple statement pieces that will bring a lasting smile to any woman’s face.

Brian Gavin Signature Rose Crown Necklace

Brian Gavin Signature Rose Crown Necklace

Specifically, Brian Gavin Signature's Rose Crown Necklace, is a 17.7 inch necklace crafted from 14K Italian Rose Gold with a satin finish and white gold, diamond-cut, beads. Rose gold is celebrating resurgence right now, very popular for its romantic hue that compliments all skin tones. This layered, modern, necklace is a perfect gift for any sophisticated mom and can be worn day or night.

 

Finally, we’re excited to announce the launch of our newest line, Fiorella™Collection, just in time for Mother’s Day. This collection includes fashionable and stackable right hand rings, pendants or earrings in 14K white, yellow and rose gold, and each item truly is the perfect way to show your love and appreciation for Mom this year.

 
Fiorella™ Collection Right Hand Rings

Fiorella™ Collection Right Hand Rings

To celebrate women with an important role in your life, we are hosting a contest on our Facebook page in honor of Mother’s Day. From now until May 1st, we are asking our Facebook fans to simply comment on our designated contest post and share how their mom shines. The comment with the most “likes” will win a round pineapple cut gemstone pendant of their mom’s choice. The official contest rules can be found on our webpage.

 

This Mother’s Day, make sure that you have the perfect gift to show the mother in your life that you appreciate all that she does for you and your family. A gift from Brian Gavin Diamonds shows any woman that you went the extra mile to ensure quality and value in your jewelry purchase.

Brian Gavin Diamonds Celebrates Diamond Birthstone Month

Those born in April are lucky enough to call the diamond their birthstone. Diamonds signify love, eternity, strength and everlasting affection, which is why they not only make a perfect symbol for marriage proposals, but also for birthday presents. Some believe that wearing your birthstone will bring good luck; a birthday gift for a loved one that features Brian Gavin diamonds is sure to excite anyone, but more so, is a gift to consider for someone born in April to bring them luck throughout the year.

Buying a diamond, can certainly be overwhelming, as there is so much information about what to look for, but at Brian Gavin Diamonds, our entire Brian Gavin Diamonds Signature Collection offers the perfect combination of angles, colors, clarity, and, of course, optical symmetry to ensure that every diamond delivers a Sure Sparkle™. After years of training as the fifth generation of diamond cutting in his family, Brian’s extensive research to understand what would make the perfect diamond, and meticulous studying the right proportions, ideal symmetry and optimal light return, resulted in his development of the Beyond Brilliant® Hearts and Arrows Collection.

Brian Gavin Signature Hearts & Arrows diamond

Brian Gavin Signature Hearts & Arrows diamond

Brian Gavin Diamonds’ Hearts and Arrows diamonds are cut with such perfection in symmetry that the crown and pavilion angle form a heart, delivering the maximum light performance, without any leakage of light (i.e. the most sparkle possible from a diamond, even in the most grim lighting).

 
Idealscope image of Brian Gavin Signature Hearts & Arrows round diamond

Brian Gavin Signature Hearts & Arrows

A common mistake of first-time diamond buyers is the “bigger is better” mentality. Purchasing a diamond that is well-cut ensures that it will not have visible blemishes or other imperfections that can decrease performance and sparkle. When buying a Brian Gavin diamond, our educated staff will walk you through details about the impeccable beauty from the diamond’s cut to make it sparkle, versus its carat amount or size.

 

A recent online review from a happy customer stated just that.

Gentlemen, save yourself a lot of time and cheat off the research I completed over the span of about 4 months: buy from Brian Gavin. 

Cut is king, and this is precisely where BGD excels. The sparkle, fire, scintillation, reflection, etc. is amazing. It looks great in any light. It enhances all the other factors (carat, color, clarity). You won't beat the price for the quality you get.

To the extent you care about my purchase: I bought a round cut Brian Gavin Blue. I love the blue fluorescence, which I think enhances the diamond's appeal. That they sell for a slight discount is just icing on the cake. The area I "compromised" the most on was clarity; I selected an SI1. I use quotes because the diamond is completely eye clean, which is all that mattered to me. I threw the relative dollars I saved on clarity towards a higher color and carat weight.

Take whatever budget you are comfortable with and buy a ring for that price from Brian Gavin. You won't be disappointed, and you won't be able to do better.”

Hearts & Arrows diamond studs

There is so much to know about diamonds, but let our staff assist you through the process and help to pick out a birthday present that shows her how much you care.

2015 Spring and Summer Fashion Trends

For some, spring is a time for renewal and the popular saying “out with the old and in with the new” resonates well with many. The new season not only means a change in weather but also a change in wardrobe. Many choose to freshen up their closets by restyling classic pieces to fit new trends. According to Glamour, there are several trends in the Spring/Summer 2015 runway shows that redefined a new take on old classics. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites and chose a few Brian Gavin Diamonds pieces that will help update these staple items for a stand out look.

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image via Glamour

 

Shirtdresses:

Shirtdresses are a staple in any woman’s wardrobe, and this season, designers updated the look with dropped waists, double high slits and a variety of collar styles. There’s something classic when collared shirtdresses are paired with diamond stud earrings. Make your ear candy pop by adding even more bling with the addition of diamond earring jackets.

 
Diamond Earring Jackets

Diamond Earring Jackets

   
image via Glamour

image via Glamour

 

Yellow:

The color yellow was all over the Spring/Summer 2015 runways, ranging in shades from amber to canary, to saffron and marigold. Pair this bright color with neutral tones or make a statement by adding a complementary color, such as purple. For those who are not yet comfortable making a splash in fashion, add yellow to your outfits by adorning yourself with our lemon quartz jewelry.

Lemon Quartz Jewelry

Lemon Quartz Jewelry

 
image via Glamour

image via Glamour

White out:

What better way to welcome spring than the ever-popular white jeans? Fashionistas are taking this trend one step further by going head to toe in white. The trick with this trend is to play with different textures and silhouettes as well as layering multiple pieces. Make a white outfit pop by icing it out with bling. A Hearts and Arrows diamond will certainly pop against this monotone look.

Brian Gavin Hearts & Arrows Diamonds

Brian Gavin Hearts & Arrows Diamonds

 
image via Glamour

image via Glamour

Polo style shirts:

The preppy look is making a comeback. This New England style isn’t just for the country clubs anymore. The updated polo is slouchy and more casual than the prim and proper look often associated with the top. A classic trend like the polo shirt deserves a classic jewelry piece. Tennis diamond bracelets can go from the court to casual wear and can be paired with another statement piece for a dressy night out.

 
Diamond Tennis Bracelets

Diamond Tennis Bracelets

 

No matter the trend for the season, a diamond will withstand the test of time. Which of these spring looks are you looking forward to trying this season?

   

Brian Gavin Diamonds Customer Proposes in NICU

Wedding proposals are always special, beautiful moments; as the leading diamond engagement ring retailer, we feel honored when we’re able to be a part of them. When our customers share their photos and stories of these proposals, we feel blessed to share them with our readers, especially this amazingly strong couple from Canada. His story left us with tears in our eyes and we couldn’t be more humbled that he chose Brian Gavin Diamonds to help him tie the knot.

 

Joe came to us a few months ago looking for the perfect engagement ring for his soon-to-be wife and mother of his children. He ultimately chose a 1.05 ct Brian Gavin Signature cushion cut set into a Platinum Legera Pave setting; it was stunning.

 
Brian Gavin Diamond Platinum Legera Pave Setting

Brian Gavin Diamond Platinum Legera Pave Setting

We received the following email from Joe last week:

 

Lesley,

Just wanted to say thanks again for all of your help getting the ring. I ended up proposing in the neonatal intensive care unit with our twin girls right beside us. I had snuck in beforehand and typed up a letter from the girls to mommy. In it was my humor and feelings spoken through the girls.

Then, in a bag, I had two pink onesie's I had made saying “future flower girls for mommy and daddy.” I proposed at that point. She and I both love the ring. The quality is apparent in comparison to some of her friends’ rings.

I'm not sure if it's standard to put a baby blanket in with each ring but it was a nice touch.

Just wanted to say thanks again. I'll be in touch at some point to get the matching wedding band.

-Joe

 

We are so glad to hear that mom, dad and babies are all doing well, and we can’t wait to see photos of them walking down the aisle soon. No, baby blankets are not standard with each wedding ring sent to customers, but we just couldn’t resist after hearing about Joe’s family. We do, however, send our Baby Blankee when customers indicate they are purchasing push presents, and you can find them for sale on our website.

 

We love being a part of our customers’ most important life moments and had to give something special for the little ones too. We’ll report back with photos of the matching wedding band, which we are excited to help design!.

 

As you can tell, we love hearing your proposal stories! If you have an engagement story with a Brian Gavin Diamond ring, please share them with us!.

Future flower girls for mommy and daddy

Future flower girls for mommy and daddy

Joe proposing in the NICU