A Gondola Proposal

At Brian Gavin Diamonds, we truly believe life is better when you find that one perfect partner who will be with you throughout all of life’s ups and downs. Gian Franco was lucky enough to find his special person, so he decided to make the commitment of a lifetime last winter and propose to his best friend.

Once he decided he wanted to spend forever with his girlfriend, his next step was to visit Brian Gavin Diamonds. He knew our expert team could help him choose the perfect engagement ring that could encapsulate their love.

“I probably got in touch with the entire team throughout my time looking for a diamond and setting. They were all super helpful and a joy to work with.” – Franco

 

After many detailed conversations with our team about his future fiancée and what she would love in a ring, Gian Franco chose the Legera Pave Six Prong ring in 18K rose gold to help pop the question. This particular ring is a variation on the popular Brian Gavin Diamonds’ Novela ring.

 

“My ring turned out to be incredibly beautiful. Special shout outs to Emily, Jamie, and Lesley. Thank you so much for all your help!”- Franco

Legera Pave Six Prong

The Legera is an illusion trim solitaire with 4 beads per stone. This arrangement makes the diamond melee truly “pop” on the ring, making it a perfect choice for people who want to up the sparkle factor of their jewelry!

Engagement Ring
 

When the ring arrived, Gian was thrilled with how beautiful it looked, so he quickly got to work planning the perfect proposal for his sweetheart. Living in San Diego, Gian Franco went with the great idea for a romantic date night on the water – start off with a gondola ride and follow it with a quiet dinner on the Coronado Bay.

And of course, she said YES!

“It was perfect!”-Franco

     

Love Is In The Air Giveaway

Ready to celebrate love? As you plan a memorable Valentine’s Day surprise for your partner, don’t miss the opportunity to score some sparkle! This month, we’re launching the Love Is In The Air Photo Contest. Share a photo of your Brian Gavin Diamonds jewelry along with why you love your partner for a chance to win a $250 gift certificate. One lucky winner will treat themselves to new bling!

Love Is In The Air Giveaway

 Entering is simple:

  • Snap a photo of your Brian Gavin Diamonds jewelry to post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (accounts must be public to qualify)
  • Caption your photo with why you love your significant other with the hashtag #BGDLove
  • Post as many entries as you’d like between February 1st and February 28th, 11:59 p.m. CST.

We can’t wait to read why your partner is one of a kind!

The Ultimate Valentine's Day Gift Guide

For many couples, Valentine’s Day is a special occasion to show your person just how much you care. While it doesn’t have to cost a fortune, it is important to make your Valentine feel just as special as she makes you feel. No matter what stage a relationship is in, purchasing the perfect gift can be daunting. If Cupid’s arrow hasn’t quite sparked that “perfect” gift idea yet, there’s no need to worry. We’ve put together a list of Valentine’s Day gifts fit for any type of relationship.

Infinity Ring

To show your Valentine that you’re in this relationship for the long-run, Nambe’s Infinity Ring is the perfect symbol. The swooping X-shape is a playful take on this popular symbol that signifies a forever lasting love. On-trend and versatile, this ring is a great everyday accessory that can be added to any jewelry collection.

Fiorella 3 Stone

For those significant others who can’t wait to welcome the spring time, our Fiorella 3 Stone is a fashionable three stone ring with a flowery touch. If your partner likes adding subtle touches to her outfits, she’ll fall in love with this piece. It’s available in white, rose, or yellow gold, so she can have her favorite metal or all three!

Classic Martini Earrings

When it comes to simplicity, diamond studs are a great way to accessorize without making too bold of a statement. A great example of this would be our popular Classic Martini Earrings. Your Valentine can dress them up with a white blouse and pencil skirt or go for a more casual look with jeans and a tee. Either way, she’ll be ready to take on the world with these beauties.

 

Pendant necklaces are a favorite accessory for women who like simple jewelry pieces with the right amount of sparkle factor to wow a crowd. The Barbara Bezel Pendant is terrific for everyday wear and also makes a great gift for your special someone.

Round Cab Light Amethyst

Finishing off our Valentine’s Day gift guide is this beautiful Round Cab Light Amethyst ring. If your sweetheart likes making a bold statement with pops of color, this ring is a must-have! We guarantee this piece is a showstopper that will leave people asking about it.

Whatever stage of your relationship you’re in and however you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day, we hope you and your Valentine share a beautiful day together! If you’d like to shop these or other gorgeous jewelry pieces, visit the Brian Gavin Diamonds website.

Our Favorite Brian Gavin Diamonds Pearls

Long known as the “Queen of Gems,” pearls have been worn by women for centuries. This timeless stone can date back as far as ancient China and Rome. Commonly worn by royals, pearls have made a name for itself as a stone of utmost class and prestige, and we can see why!

Here are some of our favorite Brian Gavin Diamonds’ pearls that will make the perfect winter accessory and have you feeling like Queen Elizabeth herself.

Marquise Ring Mother of Pearl

If you are looking to make a statement this season, check out the Marquise Ring Mother of Pearl. With its contemporary shape, this pearl ring will add a modern flair to any outfit.

Pearls No 12

These pearl studs are a classic staple you will definitely want to add to your jewelry box.

Pearl Drops

Looking for a little bit more sparkle? Our Pearl Drops take glamorous to the next level.

Pearls No 18

This trendy pearl rope necklace can be styled in a variety of ways, making it the perfect go-to necklace for every wardrobe.

Check out our collection of unique pearls that would make a perfect addition to anyone's jewelry collection. Visit our website to see it all.

Unexpected Trouble with Love: Li's Engagement

At Brian Gavin Diamonds, we truly believe that what’s meant to be will be, including epic beginnings to a new chapter in our customers’ lives. Over the summer, Li from San Francisco approached our team on a quest to find the perfect ring to give his dream girl in hopes she’ll say yes to forever. He was determined to find an engagement ring that perfectly encapsulated the love the two shared while also having a beautiful design that could take her breath away.

After much discussion with our diamond expert, Jamie, Li found the perfect ring: a stunning Tapered Classic Style Half Round Platinum ring. With its timeless, dazzling solitaire diamond, we can see how his fiancée said yes to forever!

Tapered Classic Style Half Round Platinum

Tapered Classic Style Half Round Platinum - Side

To pop the biggest question of his life, Li whisked his nature-loving girlfriend away for a romantic weekend getaway in Banff, Canada. Unfortunately for Li, there was one small hiccup in his plan. During their travels, there happened to be a blazing wildfire nearby that covered the entire area with smoke! Li’s beautiful proposal was in jeopardy.

Li Z.

Fortunately for Li, it would seem mother nature has a soft spot for love. In the middle of their trip, an overnight thunderstorm came through the mountains and cleared the wildfire’s smoke leaving a beautiful day ahead of the couple—perfect for a proposal! In fear of the looming smoke coming back, Li didn’t want to waste any time. He quickly took his girlfriend to Moraine Lake for a day of canoeing and marveling at the incredible sights. Before heading back from a day of fun, they took a walk down the deck to decompress and reflect back on how their trip has been. Right then and there, Li got down on one knee and asked his best friend to marry him! She said yes (obviously!), and now the happy couple is planning for their happily ever after.

As Li and his future bride embark on this new journey, all of us at Brian Gavin Diamonds wish them a lifetime of happiness! We can’t wait to see where their love story goes from here. You can find similar rings to Li’s fiancée by visiting our website or let us work with you to create a custom piece that’s perfect for you and your loved one.

January Birthstone: Garnet

Garnet is the January birthstone and is said to bring love, luck, faith and friendship into our lives (definitely something we could use a little more of in the coming new year)! Found all over the world, the garnet has a rich and unique history. Known for its captivating red hues and striking appearance, you will definitely see this stone more and more in the upcoming month and that is something we can get behind.

The name “garnet” originates from the Latin word “granatus,” meaning “seeds.” This is due to the stone’s striking similarity to the red seeds in a pomegranate. With a long history, the garnet can date back as far as 3000 B.C. Many Egyptian pharaohs adorned mummified corpses with garnet necklaces, and in Ancient Rome, many nobles wore garnet signet rings to symbolize their social status and wealth.

While the garnet has many symbolic and spiritual attributes, there is one thing we’re certain of – this gemstone makes a magnificent and unique addition to any piece of jewelry. Here are some of our favorite garnet pieces that will have you wishing for a January birthday.

Cushion Checkered Garnet

This Cushion Checkered Garnet necklace will be the perfect statement piece for the new year.

Split Shank Rope Solitaire

If you look for something unique and bold, then this Split Shank Rope Solitaire ring is just for you. With its contemporary flair and one-of-a-kind design, you will never want to take it off.

Cushion Checkered Garnet Studs

Simplicity is key with these Cushion Checkerboard Garnet Studs.

Oval Garnet

Either worn by itself, or in stacked with other bracelets, this Oval Garnet tennis bracelet will make an elegant and exotic addition to your jewelry box.

For more beautiful garnet pieces, visit our website.

Our Favorite Brian Gavin Diamonds Pendant Necklaces

It’s safe to say that we can all agree that pendant necklaces are the hit trend of this season. Whether you are dressing up or dressing down, this necklace goes well with any occasion. What we love most about this trendy, yet simple, necklace is that there is a style fit for everyone! Whether you like the classic and delicate look, or the striking and bold, pendant necklaces make the perfect go-to accessory.

Halo Bezel Pendant

If you are the type of person who loves intricate and unique designs, our Halo Bezel Pendant is the one for you. With a contemporary, art-deco inspired setting, this pendant necklace is perfect for people who admire its vintage flair.

Love Pendant

For those of you who enjoy the more simple and classic designs, the Love Pendant pairs well with every outfit and is an endearing symbol of love.

Heart of Life

To those who cherish that extra sparkle, the Heart of Life necklace is also a heart-shaped pendant but features a Brian Gavin Diamonds Signature diamond melee.

Cushion Amethyst Pendant

Gemstone pendants are essential for adding a pop of color to your winter wardrobe. The Cushion Amethyst Pendant is simple yet striking with its rich purple hues and contemporary design. This style of pendant also comes in Tanzanite, Morganite, Blue Topaz, and Garnet.

Duet Pendant

As part of the Duet Series, this custom designed Duet Pendant is sure to wow the crowd. Featuring two delicate diamonds set against two Brian Gavin Diamond logos, it makes the perfect piece for the perfect pair.

Crafty Ways to Organize Your Jewelry

Sometimes, life can get crazy, and for the jewelry lovers out there, your jewelry boxes can, too! Here are some of our favorite and stylish ways to organize your jewelry to make life (and accessorizing) a little bit easier.

Tray Inserts

By using jewelry drawer inserts or repurposing an old ice cube tray, you can easily sort out and organize your different jewelry pieces. This jewelry hack is perfect to help you to avoid losing those pesky tiny studs and keeping your favorite chains from getting tangled.

Ring Holders

Rings holders are not only a great way to keep all of your favorite rings in one place, but they also make a cute countertop accessory for your vanity or bedside table. Check out this modern and unique Cactus Marble Ring Holder from West Elm to help you organize and display your favorite rings.

ring holder

Wall Organizers

Hanging wall organizers are a great and inexpensive way to organize your favorite jewelry. By making all of the jewelry visible and easy to grab, this method is essential for accessorizing on the go.

wall organizer

Jewelry Dishes

If you are looking for a stylish way to display your favorite accessories, look no further! Jewelry dishes are a fun and glamorous method for sorting out your favorite bangles and rings while also making a fabulous enhancement to your bedside table.

jewelry dishes

December Birthstone: Tanzanite

When we think of winter, we think of sipping hot cocoa, cozy nights by the fireplace, and crisp cool weather, but for our Sagittarius friends out there, December also means the season to bring out their favorite Tanzanite pieces!

Tanzanite is the stunning December birthstone and has a rich and unique history. The first stone was discovered not too long ago in 1967 by Manual d’Souza in Northern Tanzania. Tanzanite is special because it can only be found in that region and is believed to be created by the tectonic plate activity from Mount Kilimanjaro. The gemstone is highly recognized for its complex composition and brilliant blue hues.

Tiffany and Co. was the first jeweler to make this remarkable gemstone into jewelry and christened it ‘Tanzanite’ after its country of origin. In 2002, due to its rising popularity, Tanzanite became the official birthstone of December, along with Zircon and Turquoise.

Tanzanite can now be found in thousands of jewelry collections all over the world. Here are a few our favorite Brian Gavin Diamonds’ Tanzanite pieces that are sure to be a showstopper at your next winter gathering.

Round Tanzanite and Halo Earrings

These Round Tanzanite and Halo Earrings will have your ears sparkling all night long.

Cushion Tanzanite Pendant

If you are searching for that perfect winter accessory, look no further. This Cushion Tanzanite Pendant will have you looking and feeling like a winter princess.

Round Tanzanite

Simplicity is key with these beautiful, yet stunning, Round Tanzanite Stud Earrings.

Brian Gavin Diamonds Gift Guide

The holidays are in full swing, and it’s never too late to buy those last-minute gifts for under the Christmas tree. Here at Brian Gavin Diamonds, we specialize in helping create those perfect moments with loved ones. Whether you are shopping for a significant other, family member or friend, we have that unique and memorable gift for every occasion.

Kitchen Accessories

From bowls and platters to cookware and cutlery, we have an abundance of sure-to-be-loved kitchen items. With stylish displays and contemporary designs, these accessories will make an artistic and unique addition to any kitchen.

Salad Bowl With Servers

Made from rich Acacia wood, this sleek Salad Bowl is a great gift idea!

Wine Chiller

The Forte Collection wine chiller is the perfect gift for housewarming parties or white elephant exchanges. This modern accessory also pairs well with a delicious bottle of wine or champagne.

Home Décor

Home décor makes the perfect, yet functional, gift for everyone. Here are a couple of our favorite home decorations that will make a great one-of-a-kind gift for the holidays.

Heart Bowl

The Heart Bowl fits wonderfully at home on a dresser or bedside table and makes a touching gift for that special someone.

Rim Desk Clock

This contemporary and stylish Rim Desk Clock is just as functional as it is sculptural and will make a beautiful accent to a home office or workspace.

Jewelry

You can never go wrong with buying your loved one of our Brian Gavin Diamonds jewelry pieces. From diamond necklaces to gemstone stud earrings, Brian Gavin Diamonds has a unique and varied collection of hand-crafted jewelry. Here are a few of our favorite pieces that will make a great addition to any jewelry collection.

Round Tanzanite

The Round Tanzanite Studs are striking, bold, and beautiful. It's the right pop of color to make any outfit sparkle.

Round Emerald

This Round Emerald ring will definitely make a statement this holiday season.

Modern Open Heart Pendant

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then you can’t go wrong with the beautiful Modern Open Heart Pendant.

For more gift ideas, visit our website to find the perfect gift for that special person in your life.