Category Archives: Colored Gemstones

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 […]

2015 Wedding Band Trends

When it comes to engagement ring shopping, most gentlemen are often left to their own accord when choosing a ring their bride-to-be will fall in love with. The men shop for rings based on their soon-to-be fiancés’ personal style and taste. In all honesty, who would turn down a gorgeous diamond ring when the love […]

The History and Popularity of Peridot

Don’t be caught not wearing green on Saint Patrick’s Day! The best way to accessorize during this festive holiday is with peridot jewelry. Compared to another green gemstone, peridot is a lighter green than emerald, which has a much deeper hue. Oftentimes, it’s called the “Evening Emerald” because when it is under artificial light, the […]

Best of the Oscars 2015

The stars came out to shine at the 87th Academy Awards and we were completely enamored by last night’s glitz and glamour. The Oscars' red carpet was filled with A-listers dressed in every major fashion house, from classics like Chanel and Versace, to new trend makers like Thakoon and Alaia.  We’ve picked out our favorite […]

The Popularity and History of Amethyst

Amethyst’s extravagant violet color is what makes this gemstone so unique. The purple stone is actually from the most valuable variety of the Quartz mineral. Mild heat is often used to deepen the color’s lavender hue, but if too much heat is applied, it can actually transform into the yellow shaded gemstone, Citrine. From Quartz […]

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

For many couples, Valentine’s Day is a special occasion to show your love just how much you care. While it doesn’t have to cost a fortune or be elaborate, making your Valentine feel special is important. For those that have just started a relationship and don’t know their partner intimately at this point in time […]

Live Colorfully with our Citrine Colored Gemstone Earrings

With jewelry so gorgeous, it should come as no surprise that our favorite social media app to show it off on is Instagram! The Brian Gavin Diamonds Instagram page gives you your daily dose of sparkle with beautiful photos of engagement rings, wedding bands, earrings, bracelets and more! In addition to inspiring our followers with […]

The Popularity and History of Topaz

Topaz is an eye-catching colored gemstone that’s characterized by its vivid hues. You can find topaz in a wide range of colors including red, orange, peach, pink, gold, yellow and brown. Blue topaz, which is both the most rare and the most popular topaz color, is actually formed as the result of irradiation with gamma […]

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2015 – Marsala

Each year, creative professionals anxiously await Pantone's annual “Color of the Year” announcement. Marsala was just introduced as the color for 2015: a color that exudes richness, luxury and reminds us of fine wine. A perfect choice for a polished winter wardrobe, the hue was explained by Pantone as a “full-bodied” color that “makes an […]

Brian Gavin Honored to Create 20th Anniversary 3 Stone Diamond and Sapphire Right Hand Ring

Jane contacted us via Live Chat in May. She wanted to reset her mother’s 2.37 ctw round brilliant diamond into a custom designed ring in time for her 20th wedding anniversary in October. She had been referred to our company by a loyal customer who felt that Brian would be the best person to work […]