#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:

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Chandelier Earrings

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Fancy Yellow Cushion 4.52ct Diamond Ring

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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 BrianGavinDiamonds.com:

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 BrianGavinDiamonds.com:

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 briangavindiamonds.com 

When in Rome: Bennett and Meghan’s Italian Proposal

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither were the world’s best love stories. Our customer, Bennett, worked diligently to plan the perfect surprise proposal to his girlfriend, Meghan. With the help of Brian Gavin Diamonds, he was able to create Meghan’s dream ring — a sparkling Brian Gavin Signature cushion cut diamond in our platinum Sarah Halo setting.

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Cushion-Cut Sarah Halo Engagement Ring

With an extravagant diamond cut and elegant setting, Bennett was ready to get down on one knee in the Eternal City. To help bring his fairytale vision to fruition, Bennett and Meghan’s parents made a surprise appearance on the couple’s big day.

Sarah Halo Side View

Sarah Halo Side View

Tailored to its wearer, Meghan’s halo setting was created to accommodate the exact measurements of her scintillating center stone. Our talented craftsman and customer service associates were honored to work with Bennett to create a brilliant ring as a symbol of his and Meghan’s new chapter in life.

Sarah Halo Engagement Ring

Sarah Halo Engagement Ring

We received the below email from Bennett after his proposal and look forward to working with him and his fiancée to create their wedding bands in the future.

Hi Catherine,

I just wanted to share the exciting news that Meghan and I are engaged! I asked her in Rome, Italy and surprised her with her parents. She had no idea they were there. My parents were there as well so it was very special. I have gotten so many compliments on the ring. It is absolutely stunning. I am thrilled. I always want the best and I couldn’t have done better than the Hearts and Arrows cut from BG.

Thank you for everything,


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Bennett and Meghan

We’re so happy to have worked with Bennett and wish he and his fiancée a lifetime of happiness. Fall in love with Brian Gavin Diamonds’ halo engagement rings like Meghan’s on briangavindiamonds.com.

The Art of Silver: Kelim Launches at Brian Gavin Diamonds

Who doesn’t love a great silver lining? Life is filled with beauty and so is our new matte silver collection. We’re excited to announce Brian Gavin Diamonds now carries Kelim, a timeless sterling silver collection reminding us of nature’s magnificence.

Crafted with clean lines and unique details, the Kelim brand is the creation of Meral and Halil Sartekin. The story behind the stunning silver collection dates back to the roots of the Sartekins’ past. Born in rural Turkey, Meral moved to Switzerland for school and married Halil. The two embarked on a new journey and began a life of jewelry design together.

Using silver as their canvas, the couple draws inspiration from kilims, the ornate, tapestry-woven rugs and textiles of Turkey, and the idyllic natural surroundings of Switzerland. “Kelim means the warmth of something handmade,” Meral says.

When looking at the curvature and attention put into the Kelim jewelry collection, one can immediately tell that Meral and Halil have a knack for finding beauty within the environment. Fueled by our own ecosystem, the collection features pieces that emulate nature’s flowers, water, leaves and fields.

The Kelim collection brings an exceptional element to Brian Gavin Diamonds with its modern-yet-traditional ubiquity. Elegant and versatile, the handcrafted pieces can be worn with laid-back jeans or a smashing cocktail dress.

We adore the entire collection, but here are a few of our favorite items:

Forget Me Not Earrings

Kelim Forget Me Not Earrings

Playful and exquisite, the Forget Me Not Earrings exude sweet femininity. The three flowers are dainty and demure for everyday wear.

Kelim Leaf Bracelet

Kelim Leaf Bracelet

Cuffs are having their shining moment in the fashion world. Our Kelim Leaf Bracelet gives off an air of exotic chicness to enhance any look.

Kelim Falling Water

Kelim Falling Water Necklace

Pure elegance in motion, the Falling Water Necklace visualizes the beauty of raindrops —something we hardly take the time to admire. The bold statement piece creates an illusion of oscillation that is both fashionable and captivating.


Kelim Box-in-Box Cufflinks

Opposites attract with these classic yet modern Box in Box Cufflinks. The juxtaposition of structure and freedom make the cufflinks a sophisticated addition to any shirt.

If you’re looking to find your silver lining, we know just where to start. Discover more enchanting Kelim pieces on our website and comment with your favorites.


#MyBGDTravels: Road Trip Edition

Third time’s a charm! We’ve been celebrating your sparkle all summer long with our #MyBGDTravels contest and can’t get enough. This August, we’ve asked you to submit a creative photo of your Brian Gavin Diamonds jewels on a road trip. Mile after mile, it’s amazing to see the distance your BGD has gone since leaving our showroom. Here are a few of our favorite entries so far:

Travis and his fiancée ventured to Moraine Lake in Alberta, Canada, for a mountainous getaway with the Queen Dinah 3-stone engagement ring.


Queen Dinah 3-Stone Engagement Ring

Siddharth planned a romantic proposal to his long-distance girlfriend during her visit to Stockholm, Sweden, with our 18K yellow gold solitaire ring.


Siddarth and his 18K Yellow Gold Solitaire Ring

Meanwhile in the States, Sabrina relaxed during a Minneapolis summer evening with a chilled white wine and her Valentine micro pave engagement ring in 18K white gold.

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Valentine Micro Pave Engagement Ring

Last but not least, Eric and his fiancée took a romantic stroll through Sherwood Gardens in Baltimore, Maryland, with a Brian Gavin Diamonds signature cut stone.


Eric's Brian Gavin Diamonds Stone in Sherwood Gardens

Do you think your jewels stand a chance? Document your cross-country adventures by photographing your Brian Gavin Diamond jewelry on the road and you could expand your collection. Submit your travel adventures for a chance to win a Brian Gavin Diamonds jewelry roll with a surprise piece of jewelry valued up to $500 until Aug. 31. A winner will be announced in early September.

To enter, post a photo on your personal Twitter or Instagram accounts using the hashtag #MyBGDTravels. (Accounts must be public.) You can also post your photo directly to our Facebook page using the same #MyBGDTravels hashtag. Click here to find the contest rules.

Best of luck!

A Charming Proposal with Tiffany-Style Sparkle

From adventurous hot air balloon rides to quaint nights at a bed and breakfast, Hung’s girlfriend planned a beautiful birthday weekend. Little did she know, Hung had been working with Brian Gavin Diamonds to plan an even grander surprise — a proposal.

Classic Tiffany-Style Knife Edge Ring

Hung's Classic Tiffany-Style Knife Edge Ring

Hung worked closely with the BGD team to order his classic Tiffany-style half round platinum engagement ring, complete with the couple’s initials engraved inside. Completely comfortable with purchasing jewelry on the Internet, he worked closely with Catherine on our customer service team to make his ring perfect in every way.

Platinum Classic Tiffany-Style Knife Edge

Platinum Classic Tiffany-Style Knife Edge

“I've received the ring and the diamond is beyond gorgeous. It is perfect in size and symmetry,” says Hung. “The glamour shot of the arrows show them to be perfectly symmetrical, especially in the center of the diamond. I tried to examine the diamond with a flashlight and it essentially blinded me; it was so bright. I couldn't have asked for a better diamond.”

We were so honored to work with Hung to provide the perfect ring and help begin this exciting chapter in his life.

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Hung's fiancée showing off her sparkling new Brian Gavin Diamonds ring.

We received the below update from Hung after his proposal:

Hi Catherine,

The proposal went perfectly. She took me to a nice B&B for a couple of days for my birthday and I proposed there. At first, I had planned on doing it on the hot air balloon ride that she booked as a birthday present but the basket we were in was too cramped. It barely fit us and the pilot in there, almost shoulder to shoulder, so I decided to wait for another perfect moment.

When we got back to the B&B, I thought about taking a walk and just finding the right moment and place to do it, but once I saw the back patio, I knew immediately that it was the right place. We had the whole place to ourselves, as there were no other guests there the entire time we were there and even the innkeeper was away that night. The back patio was lit up in small white lights and it was very cozy. I sat her down, had some coffee, and once I gathered up enough courage, I popped the question.  From then on, we just kept staring at how beautiful the ring was. She was glad I proposed the way I did, just the two of us, instead of on the balloon ride, since it was more my style.

I've sent a few pictures of our proposal for you to enjoy. Thank you again and I look forward to working with you again soon.


Congratulations to Hung and his soon-to-be bride. We look forward to being a part of his and his fiancée’s memories again in the future.

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The happy couple

Precious Peridot: The Birthstone of August

Those born in August might just have the rest of the world green with envy. August babies are lucky enough to call beautiful peridot their birthstone. Not to be confused with the deep and dark-hued emerald, the light green peridot stone carries an air of earthy elegance.

While peridot is popularly seen in modern day fashion, the timeless stone has been admired for ages. Derived from the Greek word peridona, peridot means “to give richness.” Widely popular in Egypt, the peridot was found on a volcanic island in the Red Sea and incorporated into ancient jewelry of the period. As you may remember, the ancient Romans called the stone an “emerald of the evening” because of its radiant shine.

Precious peridot is believed to carry success and peace. Legend claims that if the gem is set in gold, it will even have the power to rid its wearer of bad dreams.

Our favorite thing about the gemstone is that it’s utterly versatile. Whether timeless or trendy, a peridot is fit for everyone. Here are a few of our favorite Brian Gavin pieces to match your peridot persona.

The Vintage Gal

Antique Cushion Checkerboard Peridot Ring

Antique Cushion Checkerboard Peridot Ring

If you’re looking for a gift to give the woman who exudes classic glamour, our Antique Cushion Checkerboard Peridot Ring is a stunner. The thick 18K white gold band emanates vintage appeal.

The Starlet

Cushion Peridot Halo

Cushion Peridot Halo

Lovers of the limelight will admire our Cushion Peridot Halo, a true showstopper. This right-hand ring is a must-have for a woman who loves to turn heads.

The Lucky Charmer

Round Cab Peridot Pendant

Round Cab Peridot Pendant

If you’re climbing the ladder to success, maybe a delicate pendant is just the talisman you need. The Round Cab Peridot Necklace is a simple-yet-stunning piece, set in 14K white gold with a subtle .02 ctw diamond.

The Queen Bee

Cushion Peridot Halo Pendant

Cushion Peridot Halo Pendant

Give a loved one the royal treatment. Our Cushion Peridot Halo Pendant features a sophisticated design that’s fit for a queen.

Whether you’re celebrating a loved one’s August birthday or your own, Brian Gavin Diamonds has plenty of peridot gifts to light up a room.