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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How do inclusions in diamonds look close up?

Many times people ask about the nature of inclusions in diamonds, if they are dangerous, if they affect the durability and performance of the stone and if they are visible. Many question and want to know what they look like close up.  Here are some close up shots of  examples of typical inclusions in a […]