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.

Citrine Ring

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.  

A Proposal Fit For a Queen

Weddings are the one occasion where you’re meant to feel like complete royalty. From the courtship to the proposal, and finally to the aisle, there’s something truly magical about falling in love with the person you will spend your life with. Our customer, Joshua, not only planned to make his girlfriend feel like a princess during their trip to Paris, he wanted to make her his queen.

Split Shank X-Prong Engagement Ring with Pave Setting

Split Shank X-Prong Engagement Ring with Pave Setting

He booked a trip to Paris to show his girlfriend the City of Lights all while preparing to pop the question. Joshua enlisted the help of Brian Gavin Diamonds and our associate Katie helped him select the perfect engagement ring. In the end, Joshua opted for a custom split shank pave setting.


Side View of Split Shank X-Prong Engagement Ring

When Joshua was ready to get down on one knee, he knew he wanted it to be as romantic as possible. In true royal fashion, Joshua took his unsuspecting bride-to-be on a private boat ride next to France’s gilded gem, the Palace of Versailles.

Josh and his fiancee outside of Versailles

Josh and his fiancee outside of Versailles

“She was blown away by the ring,” Joshua said, “Boy, does it sparkle!”

This engagement was certainly a fairytale and one we were glad to have been a part of. We wish Joshua and his fiancée a beautiful life together and look forward to working with them in the future.

To learn more about our custom jewelry and royal sparkle, visit our website.

Win the Wedding Wishlist Giveaway


Are you obsessed with sparkle? Do you pour over bridal guides and wedding planning goodies? Does a walk down a beach in Tulum, Mexico with the love of your life sound like paradise? If you answered “yes,” to these then we have a dazzling treat for you.

We’re halfway through our Wedding Wishlist Giveaway and you still have the chance to make your bridal dreams a big reality. We've partnered with sensational brands from around the globe to give you the chance to win a whimsical wedding wishlist. Enter our ultimate bridal giveaway featuring:

  • Two Brian Gavin Diamonds Wedding Bands (valued at $3,000)
  • An Exotic Honeymoon Stay at Mi Amor Hotel in Tulum, Mexico
  • Nib and Pixel Wedding Invitations or Thank You Cards
  • Four Months of Wedding Planning Must-Haves from Tulle La La
  • A Redbeard Brand Groom and Groomsman Kit

Entering is a piece of cake—wedding cake, of course. Every step in the Rafflecopter giveaway form earns you one point – thankfully, you have the ability to increase your chance of winning and earn up to 15 points! Here’s how: Every social media platform you follow or like will get you one point. When you complete each step, press “enter” to make your point count. Don’t fret if you already follow a brand on the list on social media; make sure to answer the question and press “enter” to earn your point. We highly recommend following every brand on the list to get the best shot at winning the giveaway.

Ready to score that sparkle? To enter, visit and follow the instructions. The contest will close on Nov. 19 and a winner will be announced on Nov. 20.

Good luck!


Brian Gavin Diamonds Welcomes Jeff Cooper

We’re excited to welcome a new designer into the family — and it’s not just anyone. Jeff Cooper, a jewelry industry legend, now offers wedding bands and engagement rings through

Each dazzling Jeff Cooper creation is made one at a time, by hand, and examined with care. Each ring is a reflection of the owner and the significant time in his or her life the ring symbolizes. From the sense of adventure you have on a first date to the overwhelming joy of love when you get engaged, the rings evoke feelings and intimacy.

The brand’s 40-year history exudes timeless style and elegance. Jeff Cooper’s intricate details and high-quality craftsmanship fit in seamlessly with Brian Gavin Diamonds’ standard for magnificence. Their rings bring together old-world craftsmanship and ornate details — a style we lovingly call “post-vintage.”

One of the reasons why Brian Gavin chose to work with Jeff Cooper Designs is because our brands share the same passion for excellence. Just like our own Brian Gavin, Jeff or David Cooper inspect each and every ring. As David says, "to be able to capture all of that in a very refined, simply, and clean piece of jewelry – it's a passion and a pursuit."

Here are a few of our ultimate favorites.


The Lilly is for the woman with an admiration for all things vintage. The teardrop design articulates each segment of the Lily band in a beautiful way, complemented by a milgrain finish.

Lilly Yellow Gold

Lilly Engagement Ring in 18K Yellow Gold



Hudson Engagement Ring in 18K White Gold

The Hudson engagement ring is detailed with a flowing wave design engraved with a scatter of sparkling accent stones.


Tate Engagement Ring

Tate Engagement Ring in 18K Rose Gold

The Tate ring is for the woman who wants it all, combining two timeless engagement ring styles into one. Lavish sparkle and romance define this set, with its fabulous halo. Plus, the sparkle factor is even more apparent with its unique fishtail band.

Explore more exceptional Jeff Cooper engagement rings and wedding bands here.

#NYFW: Brian Gavin Diamonds with In the Loop Style

The New York City lights always add a glamorous twinkle to our eye. We've been partnering with some of the country's most stylish bloggers all week long to celebrate Big Apple fashion. In honor of New York Fashion Week, Chandra and Chastiti, of In the Loop Style, paired their favorite BGD sparkle with runway beauties.

Check out their fashionable favorites:


Shop their picks:

earrings chandelier

Chandelier Earrings

yellow cushion

Fancy Yellow Cushion 4.52ct Diamond Ring

earrings rose petal

Rose Petal Earrings

#NYFW: Brian Gavin Diamonds with Cup of Charisma

Spring 2016's ready-to-wear collections are walked the runways with fierce creativity at New York Fashion Week. We love the sparkle of the New York City lights and the inspiration it brings to us. Today's featured blogger is Jillian Goltzman, fashion and charity blogger behind Cup of Charisma. She paired chic and sweet styles from the catwalks of NYFW with her Brian Gavin Diamonds favorites.

Check out her NYFW wish list:

Cup of Charisma

Shop Jillian's style picks on

Light to Fancy Light Yellow Radiant 0.96ct Diamond Ring

Light to Fancy Light Yellow Radiant 0.96ct Diamond Ring

18K Rose Gold Halo Bezel Pendant

18K Rose Gold Halo Bezel Pendant

Fiorella 3-stone Diamond Ring

Fiorella 3-stone Diamond Ring

#NYFW: Brian Gavin Diamonds with Uptown with Elly Brown

Big Apple meets big sparkle. In honor of New York Fashion Week, today's featured blogger is Elly Brown of fashion blog Uptown with Elly Brown. She's sharing the trendiest runway looks alongside sparkling BGD items.

Check out what she has on her NYFW wish list:


  Shop Elly's picks on

Kelim Leaf Bracelet


Kelim Teardrops Necklace

Square Honey Comb Platinum Earrings

#NYFW: Brian Gavin Diamonds with From Prosecco to Plaid

Glitz, glamour and grandeur. New York City is the beacon of the fashion world and we're enamored by its sparkle. In honor of New York Fashion Week, we've collaborated with our favorite trendsetters to match Brian Gavin Diamonds sparkle with popular looks from the runways.

Check out what Julie Weinstein, the blogger behind From Prosecco to Plaid, has on her NYFW wish list.



Shop her picks:

Round Cab Garnet Halo Necklace

Round Cab Garnet Halo Necklace

Four-Prong Diamond Pendant

Four-Prong Diamond Pendant

Sholdt Scarlett Band

Sholdt Scarlett Band

We'll be sharing BGD New York Fashion Week picks from our favorite style bloggers all week long. Tell us your favorite look in the comments below.

Solitaire Sparkle: Anthony’s Melanie Platinum Ring

We always look forward to the aha moment when a customer realizes they made the right decision to choose Brian Gavin Diamonds. From educating customers during the diamond selection process to providing frequent updates and glamour shots of their custom creation during the jewelry making process, our company focuses on having service as pristine as our jewelry. Our customer, Anthony, had his eureka moment when purchasing a Melanie Platinum diamond ring for his wife. “If the diamond is half as nice as you were to me, it’s definitely a winner,” he exclaimed 

Melissa Platinum Ring

Melissa Platinum Ring

Anthony’s ringfeaturing a .913 F VVS2 Hearts and Arrows diamond, turned out to be an absolute beauty. Filled with panache and a great sense of humorAnthony was a pleasure to work with along the way. Brian even cracked a smile when he exclaimed, “Please tell Brian if I wasn’t married, I’d kiss him.” 

Melissa Platinum Engagement Ring Side View

Here’s what Anthony had to say about his overall experience:

Choosing Brian Gavin was so easy. I turned every stone and spent endless hours fighting the good fight. I sought advice from super stars like Todd of Nice Ice and Mike from Diamond Pro. Hearts and Arrows became apparent and Brian without a doubt was praised highly. 

I called BGD one Sunday morning and Lesley answered the phone. Lesley was amazing; no pressure, just great advice. I knew then that I had found the right place. We spoke as long as I needed and she was there for me every step of the way. The emails were answered promptly. I felt like I was the only customer she cared about. 

The Diamond arrived and — wow — I was totally blown away. Please save yourself hours and hours of time. Take the short cut to Brian Gavin. The arrows all point to him. 



Melissa Platinum Ring

Melissa Platinum Ring

We’re so thankful to have worked with this wonderful couple and look forward to future projects together. Mesmerized by the sparkle? Browse engagement rings like the Melanie setting at