Tag Archives: Rough Diamond

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 […]

I Will Always Call It My “Brian Gavin Ring”……

We are working on several exciting projects and this is part of an e-mail we received this week that was most heartwarming. The customer is purchasing a beautiful hearts and arrows diamond set into an antique style custom made ring. Hi Brian, I want to thank you so much for talking to me this morning and giving […]

The History behind the Hearts and Arrows Images of Brian Gavin's Diamonds.

These familiar purple-pink hearts and arrows (H&A) signature images date back to 1999, just after I introduced A CUT ABOVE hearts and arrows diamonds in my company, Alpha Creations. My father, Ben Gavin, cut this diamond, which was one of the first perfectly cut H&A diamonds, and these are its H&A images. This set the […]

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 […]

Customers Write to Brian Gavin and Lesley Harris…….

When we launched our new blog and website, we started receiving huge volumes of e-mails daily…we were so touched by the incredible comments that were coming in and would love to share a small sampling of excerpts with you….. …My heart dropped when I heard that you and Brian had left. You made the diamond buying […]

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 […]