Category Archives: Rough Diamonds

Brian Gavin Diamonds Has Launched its Free Mobile Application for all iPhone, iPod and iPad owners…

Brian Gavin proudly announces the release of his new mobile device application (app), intimately connecting mobile users with Brian Gavin Diamonds (BGD).  Brian Gavin commissioned the development of the app to facilitate a personal connection between BGD and its customers and fans. The app is free to iPhone, iPod and iPad owners and delivers VIP […]

Brian Gavin is at the Diamond Factory in Antwerp…

Brian is at the diamond factory in Antwerp sorting through his Brian Gavin Signature Hearts & Arrows production. Please let us know if you have any special requests by Monday so that he can hand select for you.

Another Successful Diamond Recut Project by Brian Gavin…

A few months ago we received an e-mail from a longtime customer whose mother had dropped her ring and the diamond was chipped. She asked us if I could take a look at it and see if I could salvage it for her. On receiving it, I did my usual workup on the diamond and […]

Brian Gavin Recuts an Old Engagement Ring Diamond and gives it an “Extreme Makeover”…

I have received countless requests asking me how I approach my decision making process when recutting diamonds. The art of recutting a diamond is very different from the art of cutting a diamond from the rough. When cutting stones from the rough, I aim for one particular combination of angles which has been my recipe […]

Brian Gavin's Road Trip to Antwerp to Oversee the Production of His Signature Hearts and Arrows Diamonds…

In the video, see the streets of the Diamond Center in Antwerp, Belgium by both day and night and see me selecting the rough diamond material that will become part of my Brian Gavin Signature Hearts and Arrows diamond line.

Brian Gavin Views Rough Diamond Material in Antwerp, Belgium…

Two weeks ago, I spent the week at the diamond sorting and cutting facility in Antwerp, Belgium overseeing the new production of my signature hearts and arrows diamonds. Whilst there, I took pictures of some interesting rough diamond material to share with you all.  The rough diamonds in the pictures will end up as diamonds […]

Brian Gavin’s Colleague, Sandra Amadio, Visits Namibia………..

I heard from one of my colleagues in South Africa, Sandra Amadio, this week. Sandra recently visited Kolmanskop in Namibia. Kolmanskop is a ghost town in Southern Namibia which developed after the discovery of diamonds in the area in 1908. The following video journal portrays this fascinating journey….I thought that you would all enjoy learning […]

Brian Gavin and Gabi Tolkowsky meet in Russia……..

When I traveled to Russia for the International Diamond Cut Conference (IDCC) in 2004, I was fortunate enough to meet up with Gabi Tolkowsky, one of the world's most renowned diamond cutters and the sixth generation of the Tolkowsky family to make his name in the trade. We met in the customs area of Sheremetyevo […]

Buying Rough Diamonds in Russia

I've had many requests over the years to describe what it is like to purchase rough diamonds I went on a trip to investigate the purchase of rough diamond material in Moscow, Russia for the creation of A CUT ABOVE's The invitation came from Alrosa, which is the diamond sorting and marketing division of the […]