Kathleen’s Upgraded 2.01 G VS2 Black by Brian Gavin Cushion Cut Diamond

Kathleen reached out to us all the way from Belgium back in May, looking to upgrade her diamond. She was a satisfied returning customer who was ready to take the next step with her ring. She’d fallen in love with the stunning Black by Brian Gavin line of diamonds and was thrilled to find out they would be covered in our upgrade program, which allowed her to deduct the cost of her original Brian Gavin diamond from the cost of her new Brian Gavin diamond!

Now Kathleen had to decide which diamond to buy. We discussed several options to fit her band and her tastes. With a decision this important, nothing should be left to chance. Having the experienced professionals at Brian Gavin Diamonds there to guide her every step of the way meant that Kathleen knew she was getting the perfect stone for her ring, an absolutely breathtaking 2.01 G VS2 Black by Brian Gavin cushion cut diamond.

We worked with Kathleen to determine the best ways to import and export her ring, and in the end she had a very good friend drop it off at a FedEx in Boston, and another pick it up in New York! Kathleen has excellent taste in friends and diamonds.

When she finally got her hands on her exquisite ungraded ring, Kathleen was absolutely thrilled!

“I just received my new ring… I’M OVER THE MOON! I’m so happy I went with the G-color. It’s magnificent. And how cool is that loupe? Thank you to Brian for the special note also. Really nice. And of course A HUGE THANK YOU for your assistance during this process! Really appreciated!

“All the best!


Congratulations on your newly upgraded diamond, Kathleen! If you are a returning Brian Gavin Diamonds customer and are interested in taking advantage of our upgrade program, contact us for more information!

1.287 E VS1 Black by Brian Gavin Custom Diamond Engagement Ring

1.287 E VS1 Black by Brian Gavin Custom Diamond Engagement Ring
 Kenneth emailed us in January looking to purchase one of our exquisite Black by Brian Gavin signature diamonds set in a Parade Lyria bridal engagement ring. He had to do a little bit of sneaky research to figure out his girlfriend Angie’s ring size, but with the help of one of Angie’s close friends they were able to get her measured while out shopping one day and she never suspected a thing!

After that, it was up to Kenneth to whisk her away on a romantic vacation and propose. We waited eagerly to hear the news, and were delighted when we heard from him. Angie loved her Parade Lyria Custom Engagement Ring featuring a 1.287 E VS1 Black by Brian Gavin Diamond!

“We just got back from vacation and got engaged! She absolutely loved it. Thank you again for all of your help in making this happen. I can't say enough good things about you and your company!”

Kenneth was so pleased that he immediately ordered the matching Parade Lyria bridal wedding band from us so that he’d have it ready for the big day.

Congratulations to the happy couple from everyone at Brian Gavin Diamonds!

Sue’s Recut Diamond is Given a Second Life

Sue’s Recut Diamond is Given a Second Life When Sue’s son announced that he was ready to propose to his girlfriend, Sue immediately offered him the diamond from her original engagement ring. Talk about Mother of the Year! She wanted to take advantage of our diamond recutting service to breathe new life into her old stone. Sue knew that having her diamond recut by an experienced cutter like Brian Gavin would lead to a brilliant, sparkling “new” stone, and she was right!

“I just got the pictures and wow! The recut has made a huge difference. I can’t recommend the process highly enough. It's beautiful. Thank you so much.”

Congratulations to Sue and her family! Thank you for trusting Brian Gavin Diamonds to recut your diamond. If you are interested in our diamond recutting service, contact us with the details of your stone or to request more information today!

1.801 H VS2 Brian Gavin Signature Hearts and Arrows Round Diamond Engagement Ring

1.801 H VS2 Brian Gavin Signature Hearts and Arrows Round Diamond Engagement Ring Dave wrote to us in May looking for an expertly cut diamond to set in his fiancée’s dream engagement band. Our team was able to recommend the perfect diamond cut to ensure maximum brilliance and performance in all lighting conditions. Dave selected a 1.801 H VS2 Brian Gavin Signature Hearts and Arrows Round Diamond. He and his fiancée were both thrilled with the final product and couldn’t wait to show it off!

““I just have to mention again how happy I am with the engagement ring! We were out for dinner with a few other couples, and the girls were comparing/looking at each other's rings. Our diamond was all sparkles, brilliance, and fire! The lighting was pretty low, and in comparison, the other girl's diamonds looked dull.”

Congratulations to the happy couple from the entire Brian Gavin Diamonds team!

Shelley’s Custom Dream Half Eternity Platinum Ring

Shelley and Tom came to us for help creating her dream engagement ring! It was very important to Shelley that her ring have a low profile and a comfortable, unobtrusive feel on her hand. We worked closely with her to create the perfect custom engagement ring and matching wedding band. Together, Shelley and Tom chose a 1.170 G VS2 Brian Gavin Signature Hearts and Arrows Round Diamond set in a custom Dream Half Eternity Platinum ring.

““I absolutely LOVE my rings! They are stunning. The diamond is gorgeous and the melee is perfection! And the way the diamonds are set, feel like butter! I feel nothing rough. The ring is soo comfortable, I don't even feel it on which makes Tom and I soo happy.”

Congratulations Tom and Shelley! Thank you for trusting Brian Gavin Diamonds to create the ring of your dreams.

Custom Venus Engagement Ring Featuring a 2.064 H VVS1 Center Stone

custom Venus Engagement Ring with an 18K Yellow Gold Shank and Platinum Gallery. The ring features a 2.064 H VVS1 center stone and two .245 H VS1 side stones.

Harsh's online engagement ring search led him to Brian Gavin Diamonds. He was very interested in the Brian Gavin Signature Hearts and Arrows Round Diamonds. Harsh lives in Houston, TX, so he and his girlfriend were able to meet with Brian Gavin in person and customize an engagement ring together.

“I came in yesterday with my girlfriend and had a chance to speak with Mr. Gavin about engagement rings. We were both very impressed with Mr. Gavin's advice and the collection of diamonds. If possible, can we schedule another meeting tomorrow to take a look at a couple more diamonds and talk more about ring settings? We are very much interested in moving forward.”

After the meeting, Harsh chose a custom Venus Engagement Ring with an 18K Yellow Gold Shank and Platinum Gallery. The ring features a 2.064 H VVS1 center stone and two .245 H VS1 side stones.

“Everyone is blown away by the engagement ring, so thank you so much for making that happen! Here are a few pictures. We tried to get a good shot of the ring, but the pictures didn't do it any justice. I'll stay in touch as we will definitely get our wedding bands made with you!”

Congratulations on your engagement Harsh! Thank you for choosing Brian Gavin Diamonds to be a part of your love story!

custom Venus Engagement Ring with an 18K Yellow Gold Shank and Platinum Gallery. The ring features a 2.064 H VVS1 center stone and two .245 H VS1 side stones.

Nicole's 2.50 F VVS2 Custom Oval Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

2.50 F VVS2 Oval Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Kris and Nicole's love story is one for the books! We recently checked in with them after their April wedding. Read what they had to say below about the diamond buying process, the proposal and learn a little more about how they met!

First, things first, let's talk diamonds! Tell us more about the 2.50 F VVS2 Oval Brilliant Cut Diamond Custom Platinum Halo Ring that Kris designed for Nicole.

It was amazing. And it still is amazing! I couldn't believe Kris did this for me. I had shown him things I liked, and we were never on the same page about anything. But the ring he designed with Brian is absolutely perfect. Now that we've added the band, it is incredibly unique, and I will treasure it forever.

We love hearing that! Did anything, in particular, stand out for Kris during the ring buying process?

Kris says his favorite part was how extremely responsive the Brian Gavin team was. Emily was great the whole time. I personally loved getting to design our wedding bands with Brian in person since he is in Houston. It was awesome to see the 3D molding of my band before y'all created it.

Working closely with couples to help them design the perfect ring is one of our favorite parts of the process too! We would love to hear more about how the two of you met.

"Our journey began a couple of years ago…I had been living in Fredericksburg and made a crazy decision to move to Houston and start doing commercial pipe, valve and fitting sales for a company called Ferguson. Kris made a similar decision and sold his house in Tulsa for a new opportunity in Houston with a company called Polk Mechanical to be their Senior Estimator.

He was so busy there, he decided to hire an assistant estimator for himself – a recent college grad with no construction experience – and conveniently my cousin, Chris. Fate came into play one night when my cousin hosted a house warming party at his new home in Cypress. I noticed a tall, dark, and handsome man walk in wearing a Polk shirt – had to be my cousins boss.

After a few drinks and a little small talk, we parted ways…AKA he liked me so much he could barely talk to me, so he left. Little did I know, he had previously seen photos of me and knew he wanted to take me out on a date. We had a few work encounters, but I never expected anything to happen. Kris somehow got my cell phone number and invited me to go to the Houston Rodeo BBQ cook-off with him. We went to the rodeo and went out several more times after, and the sparks flew. We've been inseparable ever since!

We know not all things go as planned, but how did Kris plan to pop the question?

He planned on proposing on the beach, and he did it! We had traveled to Costa Rica a few months beforehand, and everyone thought it was going to happen there. I was clueless any of this was even going on – I had just signed a year lease in January and didn't think Kris was even ready to take the next step. Little did I know he had bought the diamond for the ring two months before and had a master plan.

And now, how did the day of the proposal go?

We arrived in St. Croix and Kris was extremely stressed out the house we were staying in didn't have a safe in the room. I eventually convinced him to "put our passports under the bed" not realizing what he was REALLY wanting a safe for. It was our first night in St. Croix, and we went out with the couples we were on the trip with. One drink lead to two and then several more, and I had the bright idea to do a sunrise walk on the beach with the group of girls. The next morning Kris' alarm went off at 5ish AM, and I was NOT feeling it. The hangover was very apparent… Kris begged and pleaded for me to get out of bed to go on this walk and finally, I did. He left the room all dressed and ready wearing golf shorts and came in a few minutes later saying he had to change into cargo shorts. I began to tell him how dumb it was that he wouldn't just put on a swimsuit like me… I didn't realize he had a big box he was trying to hide! We went outside, and no one was ready to go on the beach, so we went by ourselves. It was cloudy, and there was no sunrise… we walked and talked… and eventually I said some comment along the lines of "One day I'm going to trick you into marrying me" and low and behold he stopped and was down on one ring, tears coming out of his eyes, and could barely spit out "Will You Marry Me?". I was so taken back all I could say is "RIGHT HERE?! RIGHT NOW?! ARE YOU FOR REAL?!". Then I, of course, said yes and Kris said there were so many more things he wanted to say in the moment, but I cued it so perfect he didn't get to say anything he wanted.

What a beautiful proposal, thank you for sharing with us!

After the proposal, Kris and Nicole reached back out to us for a custom wedding band. Together, they designed a Custom Full Eternity Band featuring a two-tone look that is 5mm Platinum and 2.5mm 18K Rose Gold with approximately 31 x 0.05 carat Brian Gavin Signature F/G VS Hearts and Arrows Diamond Melee. This band fit perfectly with Nicole's Custom Platinum Halo Solitaire Ring featuring approx. 0.76 ctw F/G VS Brian Gavin Signature Hearts and Arrows Diamond Melee, as you can see in the pictures below.

Thank you, Kris and Nicole, for choosing the Brian Gavin Diamond Team to be a part of your love story!

2.50 F VVS2 Oval Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

2.50 F VVS2 Oval Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

2.50 F VVS2 Oval Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

2.50 F VVS2 Oval Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

2.50 F VVS2 Oval Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

An Australian Mountain Proposal

Amy and Seb's online diamond search led them to Brian Gavin Diamonds. Together, they chose a .514 I VS1 Signature Hearts and Arrows Round Diamond set in a Tapered Classic Style Half Round 18K Yellow Gold Ring. They were amazed when they received the engagement ring in person!

The diamond and setting are breathtaking, and you guys made the process so easy, would highly recommend to international clients.

Thank you!!

From Amy and Seb

Congratulations Amy and Seb, thank you for choosing the BGD Team to be a part of your love story!

Colleen's 1.51ct Black by Brian Gavin Diamond Engagement Ring

Corey had done his research before reaching out to the BGD team through our online chat. He had a diamond in mind but had some specific questions for us before he purchased. After a phone call with Brian Gavin, Corey felt confident in buying a 1.51 D IF Black by Brian Gavin Diamond set in a Petite Pave Platinum ring for his girlfriend Colleen. Brian, Lesley, and the entire team at BGD, Thank you all so much for your help in making our engagement so special. Colleen absolutely loves her ring and her girlfriends seem pretty jealous, too. Best wishes, Corey Congratulations Cory and Colleen on behalf of the entire BGD Team!  

Kentucky Whiskey And A Surprise Wedding Proposal

Gene and Ciara's love story began when they met while working at a clinic together. "I'm a physician, and she was assigned as my nurse. We were both very shy around each other due to the attraction. As I was a rotating physician at the clinic, I couldn't ask her out as it would make it uncomfortable for her. Fortunately, she asked me out, and we hit it off from the first date."

When it was time, Gene put lots of thought into finding the perfect ring to go along with the perfect proposal! Jamie from the BGD team was able to help him decide on a setting and a diamond that his soon-to-be fiance would love!

"Jaime helped me find the diamond I was looking for, giving me confidence in what I was buying without seeing it in person first. [The diamond buying process is] a bit overwhelming, but Jamie was a great help in picking the diamond and setting and made the whole process easy once I decided on the diamond."

Gene decided on a Legera Pave Platinum Ring with a 1.412 H VVS2 Brian Gavin Signature Hearts and Arrows Round Diamond. Once he received his ring, it was time to plan the proposal!

"I had heard about a special program at Michter's where you get to bottle your own bottle and custom make your label, so I thought this would be a fun way to propose without her being suspicious, be able to have an excuse to film it and completely surprise her. Unfortunately, when I called, the spots for this was filled up, but if I came right when they opened, they said they might be able to squeeze us in somewhere. So I woke her up at 2 am Saturday morning and drove her down to Louisville (which she wasn't too thrilled about) and went straight to Michter's to try to get a spot. We got in right away, and I quickly made out a custom label that read "Ciara, Will you marry me?". First, I bottled my bottle, put on my labels, boxed the whiskey, and took my photos. Then she went, put her bottle in the box, looked up for the picture, looked down at the label on the box and read my proposal, and was completely surprised. She accepted!! We had a bunch of pictures taken and were congratulated by the entire staff (this was their first proposal at the distillery) and then we went down to meet her mom and sister to tell them the news. When we got down there she went to talk to her mom, the sun was setting, and Ciara lifted up her left hand to block the sun, the diamond caught the light of the sun and everyone saw the ring and knew before we could tell them. The rest, as they say, is history."

Congratulations Gene and Ciara on your engagement. Thank you for choosing Brian Gavin Diamonds to be a part of your love story!