From Diamonds In the Ruff to Wedding Band Bliss

This spring, Brian Gavin Diamonds hosted a contest that brought together two things that are hard not to love – diamonds and cute dog photos. During April and May, we launched, Diamonds in the Ruff, a contest that offered the chance to win an amazing prize package when dog-lovers shared pictures of their furry friend(s) with us.

Participants had a chance to win a $2,500 Brian Gavin Diamonds gift card along with some great pet swag from our amazing partners – PupJoy, Austin and Kat, and The Bear & The Rat. We received so many adorable entries from around the world and loved reading the story about your dogs!

Diamonds in the Ruff Winner

It was so much fun seeing so many sweet photos – some definitely melted our heart! A big thank you to everyone who participated, and a huge congratulations to our Diamonds in the Ruff winner, Charlie, the adorable fur baby of Tim and Colleen R. This good boy actually helped his dad write a sweet letter that played a big role in the proposal between his parents!

Tim and Colleen at BGD

Luckily, Tim and Colleen live in Houston, where Brian Gavin Diamonds is located, so we invited them to visit our showroom to for a dazzling experience. When the two stopped by, we had a blast showing them around the office and giving them a crash course in Diamonds 101. The couple will tie the knot later this year, so this was the perfect opportunity to help them pick out the perfect wedding bands to add some extra sparkle to their big day!

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Our team loved meeting these two lovebirds and we wish them nothing but the best as they begin their new journey together (and with Charlie too!).

To shop wedding bands like the ones Colleen and Tim got to try on, visit our Wedding Bands collection at briangavindiamonds.com, or contact us to design your own custom creation.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s time to treat the special dad in your life. Forget the tie and socks and give your father something that feels just as special as he is. Here at Brian Gavin Diamonds, we can help you find the perfect gift that he’ll cherish forever. Here are some of our favorite options!

Square No. 2 YG-Diamond

Square No. 2 YG-Diamond

Cufflinks are a meaningful gift that is a great option – even if he only uses them for special occasions. You can never go wrong with gold, it is a timeless luxury. These sleek cufflinks are just what he needs to add some flair to any outfit that calls for a dress shirt.

Emcut No. 3 - Red

Emcut No. 3 – Red

 To keep with a classic look, these silver cufflinks are the way to go. They make a great accessory for a night out on the town, and the red gemstone makes for a nice surprise for anyone who gets a glimpse.
Round No. 2 RG-Diamond

Round No. 2 RG-Diamond

 With the popularity of rose gold jewelry, get your dad in on the trend with these stunners. It adds a subtle pop of color to any suit.
Custom Cufflinks

Custom Cufflinks

 Or, create a set of custom cufflinks that are perfect for your dad’s style and preferences. Using our easy Cufflink Builder, design a pair of cufflinks to match your dad’s unique personality. Knowing it’s a gift hand-selected by you will make these even more meaningful.
E-gift Cards

E-gift Cards

 If you’ve waited too long and need a great gift in a hurry, you can’t go wrong with an e-gift card! Men love to treat themselves too and this is a great way to give him a little bling of his own that he’ll love for years to come. It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!

To purchase an e-gift card or shop all of our men’s collections, visit briangavindiamonds.com or click here.

From Childhood Friends to Happily Ever After – Shivani and Rajit's Engagement

In the world of romantic comedies, there are many storylines that revolve around the idea of two people who grew up as childhood friends and eventually fall in love with one another.

Fortunately, this actually happened in real life for one of our customers. Since they first met as kids, at the ages of 4 and 6, respectively, Shivani and Rajit have been inseparable!

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Before proposing to the love of his life, Rajit wanted to make sure he had a ring that would best be able to capture his special relationship with Shivani through the years. To find the perfect ring for them, he turned his search to Brian Gavin Diamonds.

Rajit chose a classic-styled ring with a 1.3-carat Hearts and Arrow cut diamond mounted in a 6 prong setting and thin, elegant platinum band. Working closely with the Brian Gavin Diamond’s team, the entire process was quick, easy and anything but intimidating.

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To pull off a surprise engagement, Rajit planned for Shivani and her sister to be in Bali the same time he was supposed to be on a weekend trip to Dubai. Not knowing that Raj was in the same city, Shivani didn’t think much of it when her sister asked for them to go out to dinner. It wasn’t until Shivani and her sister showed up at the beautiful treetop cabana at Alila Villas and found Rajit that she had a feeling something was happening.

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Rajit was holding a bouquet of roses and surrounded by candles as their favorite Elvis Presley song was playing – the perfect set up for these two lovebirds. In that moment, he proposed and Shivani said yes! The happy couple celebrated this joyous occasion by enjoying a custom five-course candlelit dinner that Rajit designed. After this magical engagement, the pair spent the next two days celebrating in paradise with their siblings. Shivani_Rajit_Yes_BGD As these two start planning for their wedding, all of us at Brian Gavin Diamonds wish them a lifetime of happiness! We can’t wait to see where their love story goes from here. You can find similar rings to Shivani’s by visiting our website or let us work with you to create a custom piece that’s perfect for you and your loved one. Shivani_Rajit_Ring_Closeup_BGD  

Romance isn't Dead: Natali and Nick's Engagement

For most couples, there’s a special story about that moment when they first met and there is no exception for Nick and Natali. These two lovebirds met in Boston just before starting their respective graduate school programs. It was a week before the official start of classes when they decided to get drinks at a cool rooftop hangout called Envoy. One thing led to another and they couldn’t stop talking all night. Since that first evening, they’ve been inseparable!

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To commemorate their special relationship, the ring had to be of the same caliber. After visiting a few stores without finding “the one”, Nick turned to Brian Gavin Diamonds for a ring that would take his future fiancé’s breath away. Since Natali is his “princess,” Nick decided on a X-Prong ring to compliment a sparkling princess cut diamond.

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Staying true to his sweet romantic nature, Nick whisked Natali off to on an island getaway. The couple traveled to the Dominican Republic, where Natali is from, to relax, introduce their families and spend quality time together. Little did she know; this trip abroad would be one that the couple remembers for the rest of their lives.

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On the morning of their arrival to Punta Cana, Natali was surprised with a family photo shoot from a professional photographer to celebrate the couple’s anniversary. At the moment, she didn’t think much of it and went along with Nick’s plans without any hesitation. In the middle of the shoot, Natali turned to Nick to find him getting down on one knee telling her how much she meant to him and asking her to marry him!

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As these two start planning for their special day, our team at Brian Gavin Diamonds wishes them nothing but the best! We can’t wait to see where their love story goes from here. You can find similar rings to Natali’s by visiting our website or let us work with you to create a custom piece that’s perfect for you.

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