Tag Archives: Conflict Diamonds

Mr. Le and Brian Gavin create a Magnificent Custom Colored Stone and Diamond Ring for a customer…

Here is a beautiful colored stone and diamond ring that was created this week by Mr. Le and his talented team of jewelers. The customer was e-mailed the CAD renditions first for approval and then the ring was cast and hand finished, including the milgrained edges. The center stone is a 2ct triangular blue sapphire […]

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 […]


Just after I launched this website, I was contacted directly by a customer who had previously been looking forward to working with me on her diamond recut. She was thrilled to have found me by typing 'Brian the Cutter' into the Google Search feature. After a couple of phone discussions and e-mails, she decided to […]

Dreams of Africa*- The Story Behind It.

"Dreams of Africa* is beautiful, and Brian's idea is wonderful and refreshing." Marjorie Andrade, UN Goodwill Ambassador, Brazil. In 2006, interest in the origin of diamonds was fueled by the new Hollywood movie, "Blood Diamonds" which denounced the illicit practices of the diamond industry. In 2006, I went back to South Africa twice to visit my terminally […]

Brian Gavin and Martin Rapaport discuss….

Brian Gavin and Martin Rapaport discuss Conflict Diamonds. The JCK Jewelry Show in Las Vegas, the industry’s annual premier buying event, takes place over the first weekend of June every year. On the Monday morning of the show, Martin Rapaport, delivers his “State of the Industry” address to a standing room only crowd.   On Monday, […]

Brian The Cutter on Conflict Diamonds