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Ready to pop the question? Our Put A Ring On It Giveaway ends next Wednesday, November 21, and there's still time for you to enter! The person of your dreams deserves the proposal of their dreams, so why not make it a reality? Let us help turn your engagement proposal into an unforgettable moment. From the romantic setting to the radiant sparkle, we have everything planned just for you. We've partnered with incredible brands from around the world to give you the chance to win the proposal of a lifetime.

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One lucky couple will win the Put A Ring On It grand prize, featuring:

As you prepare to ask the question of a lifetime, we have one question for you: why should you win the Paradise Proposal Giveaway? To enter, visit Brian Gavin Diamonds by November 21.

We can’t wait to see your entries. Good luck!

Destiny At Its Best: Caitlin and Ken

Ken and Caitlin’s love story started out as a blind date in college. Having both grown up in northern New Jersey, they soon realized that they lived across the street from each other as kids and never knew until that very moment! It was destiny their paths would cross again.

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Six happy years later, Ken knew Caitlin was the one and began planning his proposal. Prior to the big day, Ken studied diamonds for months to learn what would be the best fit for his future fiancée. When he discovered Brian Gavin Diamonds, Ken was pleased with all of the help he received in the buying process. After deciding on what would be the perfect cut and shape for Caitlin, he chose the elegant Signature Round Solitaire diamond set in a tapered classic half round 18k white gold setting. With the ring’s amazing shine and sparkle, it would easily make Caitlin fall in love with it.

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Ken had been delaying the proposal for some time. His goal was to surprise Caitlin when she least expected it. After days of having the ring, he was dying for Caitlin to see it, and what better way to show her than down on one knee!

It was a sunny January afternoon when Ken decided to pop the question. For the proposal, Ken’s plan was to show off the beauty of the ring. He knew that the best way to do this was to be outdoors, where it could glisten and sparkle in the natural sunlight.

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The morning of the proposal, Ken tirelessly tried to convince Caitlin to go on a walk with him through the woods by her house. Caitlin kept refusing to go because she wasn’t having the best day. Not only was Caitlin feeling ill due to her Crohn’s Disease flare-up, she was also upset that the holidays had come and gone and there still wasn’t a proposal from Ken.

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After hours of persuasion, Caitlin FINALLY gave in. Having just got out of the shower, and still dressed in sweatpants, Caitlin was completely unaware this day would soon become the happiest day of her life.

Once they reached a more private spot on their walk, Ken unexpectedly dropped down to one knee, pulled out a Brian Gavin Diamonds box from his winter puffer coat pocket and said, “Caitlin, this is the spot where I first fell for you. Will you marry me?” Caitlin was in complete shock! At first, she assumed it was another one of Ken’s fake proposal jokes until she saw the Brian Gavin diamond ring glistening in the sun. Once the shock wore off, Caitlin said yes and threw her arms around Ken. It was the perfect ending to a perfect proposal.

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Caitlin and Ken will tie the knot on June 22, 2019 in New Jersey, and our team at Brian Gavin wishes the happy couple a bright future together as husband and wife. If you’re tying the knot soon, we’d love to be a part of your special day. Start your search at Brian Gavin Diamonds.

One For The Books: A French Love Story

Here at Brian Gavin Diamonds, we know better than anyone the pressure of finding the right engagement ring and understand the hesitation some might feel about purchasing such a large item online. However, our team of expert diamond consultants is more than happy to take the time to call, email and communicate with you to ensure you are getting exactly what you want.

Read how Nicolas’s Brian Gavin Diamonds experience showcases the ease he had with his diamond purchase, even though he was in another country.

Nicolas and Anne-Sophie’s romantic love story sounds like a real-life romance novel. The two met at university in the south of France and will be together for eight years this November. However, their love story was not always easy. The couple lived long distance for most of their relationship and spent weekends trying to see each other by any means necessary to be together whether it was by plane, train or automobile. The couple met in different destinations such as Toulouse, Saint-Etienne, Nantes, Lyon or Paris, and were lucky enough to be from the same hometown and could be together when they visited family. Through the ups and downs of their long-distance relationship, Nicolas and Anne-Sophie finally were able to move together to Dallas. Unfortunately, this was short-lived as life and work had different plans for them and distance crept back into their lives.

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After doing this again, the couple put a deadline on being and decided to move back together to the South of France by the end of 2018. During this process, they also discussed engagement but decided that they would wait to settle down. However, Nicolas had a surprise up his sleeve. After doing much research online and hearing about Sophie-Anne’s ring preferences throughout the years, Nicolas came across Black by Brian Gavin, our most exclusive line of rings. The idea of buying a diamond was both exciting and stressful for him, but once he was able to get in touch with the Brian Gavin Diamonds team, any concerns he had were soothed. Nicolas is overjoyed with the hard work the Brian Gavin Diamonds team put into his ring and truly believes we live up to our reputation of creating stunning custom rings.

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To propose, Nicolas whisked Anne-Sophie away on a weekend getaway to Zanzibar. After a nice meal at sunset, the two relaxed in their bungalow terrace to enjoy a beautiful starry night sky and that is when Nicolas asked Anne-Sophie to spend the rest of her life with him. With tears and lots of emotions, Anne-Sophie, of course, said yes! She was absolutely stunned by the beauty of the ring and its story. Nicolas always wanted something refined, elegant and modern, not a ring that any other girl would have on her finger, which is why he entrusted BGD with this piece.

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The ring is a magnificent piece and is a 14K Rose Gold Tension-like paved ring mounted with a beautiful 0.72 GVS2 Black by Brian Gavin Diamond. They were blown away by the details that were clearly made into making this ring sparkle and were impressed at how the melee diamonds on the sides shined so vibrantly.  Although they aren’t sure on all of their wedding details just yet, one thing is for certain, the couple will work with Brian Gavin Diamonds team to create their perfect pair of wedding bands.

2018 Fall Jewelry Trends

Fall has arrived! Cue the cooler weather, pumpkin spice and some gorgeous new fall trends.  Although we might not be able to tell you what boots to wear this season, we do know a thing or two about the latest trends to hit the jewelry scene. Whether you want something timeless and classic or modern and chic, Brian Gavin Diamonds’ team of jewelry experts can help you select the perfect piece that goes great with any look. Read on to see the fall jewelry trends that’ll turn heads and keep you in the know for this season.

Precious Pearls

Pearl Drops

Pearl Drops

Pearl Huggies

Pearl Huggies

Pearls are a timeless piece that compliments almost any occasion, but a more modern take on the classic stud is what trendsetters will be aiming for this fall season. Pearl earrings make an incredible gift for all occasions. Combining pearls and diamonds in these magnificent pearl earring settings is a guaranteed recipe for a gift that your special person will remember and cherish forever.

Gorgeous Gems

Blue Topaz Bracelet

Blue Topaz Bracelet

Oval Random Cut Amethyst Ring

Oval Random Cut Amethyst Ring

As colored gemstones are taking center stage this fall, keep an eye out for jewelry that has a pop of color! With outfits shifting towards darker colors to reflect the season, a bright gemstone will break up the monotony and can incorporate your personality through your chosen piece.  No matter if it’s bracelets, earrings, rings or necklaces get ready for a piece that will stand out in a crowd.

Chunky Chains

Falling Water Necklace

Falling Water Necklace

Wheat Necklace

Wheat Necklace

Slim simple jewelry will always have its place, but this fall, the clunkier, the better! These chunky chains will serve as statement pieces, so don’t be afraid to show off a big piece this fall. We recommend these pieces from Kelim that utilize nature elements to really highlight the fall season.

As with any jewelry purchase, it is critically important to know and trust your jeweler. The expertise and many years of experience of the team at Brian Gavin Diamonds is enough on its own to make you feel very comfortable with your shopping. Add to their knowledge the fact that they take great joy and pride in helping you find the perfect piece of jewelry for any occasion. Visit our website to see other fall pieces that you’ll love.

Push Presents from Brian Gavin Diamonds

A push present is a present a father gives a mother to mark the occasion of giving birth to their child. If you were to ask someone what a push gift is 25 years ago, they might say the wonderful child born that day, but now, a push gift is described as a piece of jewelry or another luxury item. Although some people might mock the idea of a push gift, many see it as a sign that men are beginning to understand women more. Here at Brian Gavin Diamonds, we like to be a part of every step in your journey from engagement rings to birthday gifts and everything else in between, including push presents. If you’re about to become a new parent, make your new mommy feel special with our push present gift suggestions.

Birthstone Pieces

These personalized jewelry pieces can make a push present even more special. Each birthstone represents different things depending on the month, so a customized birthstone gift can be a reminder of the time she became a mom. If this isn’t her first rodeo, just add on to her collection. Gift her one piece of jewelry, such as a necklace or bracelet, with birthstones for every member of your family.

Round Ruby Pendant

Round Ruby Pendant

Cushion Cab Amethyst Pendant

Cushion Cab Amethyst Pendant

Cushion Checkered Blue Topaz Studs

Cushion Checkered Blue Topaz Studs

Charm Bracelets

Charms are a very versatile gift. Whether you want a charm with birthstones, initials, or symbols, each charm bracelet is unique and special for the whole family. It’s also a great gift for other occasions, like birthdays and anniversaries, that can remind mom of special moments with her children.

Alternating Diamond Hearts

Alternating Diamond Hearts

Bezel Charm Bracelet

Bezel Charm Bracelet

Milgrain Bezel Bracelet

Milgrain Bezel Bracelet

Earrings 

Earrings can be a unique and a subtle push present. You might want to get birthstone earrings, but even if you don’t, classic diamond earrings can always be a wonderful reminder of the love she has for her child.

Hearts Jacket

Hearts Jacket

Fiorella Earrings

Fiorella Earrings

Diamond Quads

Diamond Quads

Necklace

Necklaces are great gifts in general as they can be mixed and matched and dressed up or down for any occasion. Once again, you can add something that has to do with the birth or keep it simple. No matter what you decide, the necklace serves as a wonderful memento of being a mother.

Cushion Morganite Pendant

Cushion Morganite Pendant

Pearls No 26

Pearls No 26

Leaf Necklace

No matter the gift you choose, your loved one will be excited about the new adventure the two of you are about to embark on. Thank you for letting Brian Gavin Diamonds be a part of this special moment! Visit our website for more gift ideas.

Popping the Question? Win a Proposal on Us!

Ready to pop the question? The person of your dreams deserves the proposal of their dreams. Let us help turn your engagement proposal into an unforgettable moment. From the romantic setting to the radiant sparkle, we have everything planned just for you. We've partnered with incredible brands from around the world to give you the chance to win the proposal of a lifetime.

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One lucky couple will win the Put A Ring On It grand prize, featuring:

As you prepare to ask the question of a lifetime, we have one question for you: why should you win the Paradise Proposal Giveaway? To enter, visit Brian Gavin Diamonds by November 21.

We can’t wait to see your entries. Good luck!

 

The Perfect Ring Based On Your Personality

A question most couples of today have is who chooses the ring? Traditionally, the man would simply pick out a ring and the woman would say yes and that’s that. Now, women are more particular about their ring with some even having it picked out at a young age! We’ll showcase the different kinds of people and suggestions for rings that could be the one. No matter if you choose the ring by yourself, with your significant other, or drop subtle hints, Brian Gavin Diamonds can guarantee smiles on every face.

The Bold Go-Getter

Maybe before you even met Mr. Right you knew what you wanted. You’ve searched high and low online and took quizzes to see which diamond best suits you. Your camera roll consists of screenshots of rings that match your perfect description, and you don’t want to settle for anything less. However, what’s the best way to make sure your man gets exactly what you want without out telling him?

Find clever ways to show him a picture of your ideal cut, style and setting. This can include leaving your Pinterest page open for him to stumble across, or flipping through a magazine that has a setting or style you like and then pointing it out to him. If you’re really specific and afraid your man might not catch these hints, there’s no harm in telling him exactly what you want. Trust us when we say he’d rather get you something you love than guess wrong, so don’t be afraid to speak up!

Aphrodite

The Aphrodite ring has soft sweeping lines that lead to eye-popping diamonds, cut for optimum sparkle.

Taryn

In this lovely Taryn engagement ring, the round accent diamonds form a soft cushion shaped halo that surrounds your center diamond. This eye-catching design makes your center stone the gleaming center of attention.

The Practical One

You believe gone are the days where a man has to make this huge decision on his own. You don’t want to waste time dropping subtle hints that your boyfriend might not catch on to, so you decide to shop together for a ring that suits your wants. There’s no need to put pressure on it; just casually window shop and try on rings at the jewelry stores as you visit. If he still wants that sense of traditionalism, go ring “looking” together. Show him which diamonds make you light up so he can then have a better idea of what you’re looking for. Regardless of what you decide as a couple, it’s not about a grand surprise. Rather, it’s about having a ring that represents your love and will make you smile every time you look at it.

Elegance

The gorgeous Elegance ring has a flowing cathedral style shank and tapers up to meet with a customized four prong head with claw prongs.

Venus

The Venus is a three stone halo ring that sparkles from every angle for an unforgettable shine.

The Traditional Romantic

To match your traditional personality, you want the man in your life to be able to pick out the perfect ring and have it be a wonderful surprise. If you’re not too picky, let him at it and trust he will purchase something that suits you. You know that no matter what ring he ends up choosing, it comes from his heart, and what it symbolizes means more than what it looks like. However, if you are a traditionalist that’s a little picky, it might be best to tell him what you definitely don’t want. With this in mind, he still has free range but knows which cuts or settings he should steer clear from. Another great way to point him in the right direction and still have a big surprise is by window shopping with a friend or family member then have them report back to him with what you want. By doing so, he still makes the decision on what to purchase and isn’t completely lost in his search.

Legera Pave Six Prong

A variation of our popular Novela ring, the Legara is an illusion trim solitaire, with 4 beads per stone which will make the diamond melee appear larger.

Scattered 4 Prong Martini

The Scattered 4 Prong Martini has a scattered band design similar to the three-prong martini setting and extenuates any stone, no matter the size.

If you’re bold, practical or a helpless romantic, Brian Gavin Diamond’s expert team can make sure you get the perfect ring. We have a range of classic, timeless pieces or custom made pieces that can make even the most particular diamond lover happy. Brian Gavin Diamonds provides a detailed analysis of what each diamond offers because we know that doing so separates our diamonds from the competition. Below are some engagement rings that will make anyone happy.

Six Prong Regal Truth

The Six Prong Regal Truth ring has a “Truth” head solitaire with micro pave half way round band (8 stones down each side). This is a timeless piece that exudes fashion.

Split Shank Rope Solitaire

This Spilt Shank Rope Solitaire with a “Truth” head is beautiful and can accommodate a cushion, princess, round or radiant cut diamonds. With more diamond options, there’s one perfect for your person!

Zoe

This classic Zoe ring from Sholdt features a French set and halo shank with a 36  diamond melee. The beautiful 14k rose gold makes this timeless piece one of a kind.

Classic from Parade

This classic diamond band from Parade is topped with a delicate basket securing an emerald shaped center stone, featuring an 18 round cut diamond melee.

From Blind Date To Wedding Bells: Bradley and Elizabeth

For Brad and Liz, their meetup might’ve been a surprise, but the couple didn’t want any surprises when it came to their engagement ring.

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Liz had temporarily moved in with some family friends as she started a new job, and they wanted to set her up with their friend. With the busy nature of her new job, Liz declined the offer to go on the blind date. However, her friends did not oblige and found a different way to make it work! When Valentine’s Day weekend rolled around, Liz agreed to accompany her friends for a fun night out to realize upon her arrival that she was tricked into a blind double date. Liz danced the night away with Brad and they both had a wonderful time. Although Liz was hesitant about dating, Brad knew she was the girl he was going to marry one day.

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After dating long-distance for a while, Brad decided it was time to pop the question. Brad understood how meaningful this purchase would be and wanted to get it right. Luckily, Liz made it easy for Brad since he already knew what kind of ring she wanted. Brad got in touch with Katie, a Senior Consultant at Brian Gavin Diamond, and she walked him through every step of the way. Brad expressed the type of ring Liz dreamt of and the Brian Gavin Diamonds team went to work – picking out the best setting and different options for Brad to choose from in his price range. The ring is a Novela Patientia with a solitaire setting that’s classic with an elegant look to make it truly show-stopping. The simplicity of the setting allows the diamond to take center stage and make a lovely statement.

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The couple planned to meet up for Liz’s cousin’s wedding since they were still long-distance and wanted to travel together. After Brad drove five hours to pick up Liz, she was ready to get on the road but noticed that he was wasn’t moving with much haste and seemed reluctant to get to their destination in a timely manner. Little did she know, Brad was trying to buy time for his proposal because his original proposal plan was ruined by rain. For his backup plan, Brad made a video of all the memories they made thus far with a picture of a Brian Gavin Diamond she had always wanted at the end. At first, Liz was confused then saw Brad on one knee and her dream ring right in front of her.

elizabeth and bradley wedding

The couple wed in Liz’s hometown, and although the forecast was thunderstorms throughout the day, the pair had a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends. Loving the product Brian Gavin Diamond had given them for the engagement ring, they decided to go back to them for wedding bands, too! They were able to get the Brian Gavin Diamonds team to customize Brad’s wedding band to match Liz’s. Everyone at Brian Gavin was so happy they could make this the easiest process for Brad and Liz and wish them the brightest future!

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We send Liz and Brad all the best on this next chapter in their lives together. If you’re looking for something like Liz’s ring, please visit our website.

September’s Birthstone: Sapphire

September – a time for football, changing leaves, and all things pumpkin spice. September is also the month of the beautiful sapphire gem. This deep blue stone is known for being the birthstone for September babies everywhere and is one of the most popular gemstones of all time.

The History and Symbolism

The sapphire has always been a popular stone with its popularity dating back to the Middle Ages. Sapphire’s blue hue is said to symbolize heaven and attracts divine favor and wise judgment. Greeks, Buddhists, Hindus, and early Christian Kings cherished sapphire’s powers and used it for enlightenment and protection. Legend has it that the Ten Commandments were engraved on tablets of sapphire.

Classical blue sapphires customarily came from a region of India, but now Madagascar holds the title when the main source of sapphire deposits was discovered there in the 1990’s. In the early 1900’s, a French chemist was able to create a synthetic sapphire. This new development revealed its industrial capabilities as a source for integrating circuits, satellite communication systems, high durability windows, and other scientific tools. Fun fact: for fans of the British royal family, many might remember Prince Charles giving Princess Diana a 12-carat blue sapphire engagement ring that Prince William has bestowed on Kate Middleton when he popped the question.

About the Stone

When referencing sapphire, a rich blue gemstone comes to mind, but this exquisite gem actually occurs in an assortment of hues. Sapphires come in almost every color, but a sapphire is never a red that classifies as a ruby. Its natural elements such as iron, titanium, chromium, copper, and magnesium are what gives the stones their precious hue. Sapphires can be found all over the world, but their origin along with the 4 C’s determines its value. The solidity sapphire is second only to a diamond on the Mohs scale and makes it a candidate for more than just a jewelry piece but also for industrial applications.

What to Know When Buying

Sapphires make a wonderful gift for September birthdays and are assessed by the 4 C’s. This precious stone is a classic beauty that has won over our hearts and our jewelry collection for its beautiful shade and how well it complements both cool and warm colors. Here are a few of our sapphire pieces that can be purchased on Brian Gavin Diamonds or in-person.

Round Blue Sapphire Ring

Round Blue Sapphire Ring

Round Blue Sapphire Necklace

Round Blue Sapphire Necklace

Round Blue Sapphire Earrings

Round Blue Sapphire Earrings

Top-Notch Quality for a Top-Notch Fiancée: Stan's Proposal

Buying a diamond online can be a worrisome task. It’s an important purchase, and the idea of something going wrong can be unnerving, but the Brian Gavin Diamonds team is fully committed to walking their customers through every step of the way. There are a lot of diamond vendors offering "ideal cut diamonds" and "super ideal cut diamonds" on the internet. However, there is only one Brian Gavin; and as a fifth generation diamond cutter, Brian Gavin has the experience and expertise to create diamonds that deliver an incredible volume of light return and sparkle factor, we're talking about a level of visual performance that is second to none! Hear how Stan’s online diamond buying experience went when he bought a gorgeous Legera Pave Six Prong ring.

Hi Jamie,

Just wanted to let you know that I have received the package. I was pleasantly surprised how well the inner box was protected from potential shipping damages. I absolutely loved the ring looks on the photos and in real life. The box, the ring, and the diamond viewer were all top-notch quality. I was a bit concerned that the ring size might be a bit too small (5.25), but then I thought — hey, there is only one way to find out if the size is right. Last Sunday, I made a proposal while we had a picnic in a park. Karina was speechless for a minute or two but then she said "Yes!" She really loved the ring design.

The ring size was spot-on. I would like to take a minute and thank you, Jamie, for making shopping experience straightforward and stress-free. I was a bit skeptical at first about purchasing such a delicate and personal item such as an engagement ring online, but I believe I made the right choice choosing Brian Gavin.

Thank you and good luck to you and the entire team at Brian Gavin Jewelry!

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