The History behind the Hearts and…
24 Feb 2009

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…

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Mr. Le and Brian Gavin create…
20 Feb 2009

Here is a beautiful colored stone and diamond ring that was created this week by Mr. Le and his talented team of jewelers. The customer was e-mailed the CAD renditions first for approval and then the ring was cast and…

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Brian Gavin and Lesley Harris are…
17 Feb 2009

In response to the numerous inquiries that we have received, for those visitors to the blog who are wondering if we are “in business", the answer is yes! Even though our e-commerce site is not up and running yet, we have…

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Brian Gavin's Colleague, Sandra Amadio, Visits…
13 Feb 2009

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.…

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Customers Write to Brian Gavin and…
09 Feb 2009

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…

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"EXTREME DIAMOND MAKEOVER" – The DIAMOND…
06 Feb 2009

Just after I launched this website, I was contacted directly by a customer who had previously been looking forward to working with me on her diamond recut. She was thrilled to have found me by typing 'Brian the Cutter' into…

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Brian the Cutter Presents "Centrifugal Casting…
02 Feb 2009

Here is a fast paced video clip showing how Mr. Le, our master gold and platinum smith, casts gold using a Centrifugal Casting Machine. The gold is then fashioned into different pieces of jewelry, many of which will be set…

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Brian the Cutter and Lesley visit…
02 Feb 2009

We decided to get away this past weekend for a short break and a change of venue (away from our computers), so we headed west to San Antonio, Texas. Our daughter is spending the year there on a teaching internship…

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CAD Design and New Custom Work…
30 Jan 2009

Over the past couple of weeks things have been gearing up in the jewelry workshop. Brian has been working closely with the designers to create many new custom jewelry designs, many of which will feature A CUT ABOVE diamond melee.…

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Brian Gavin and Lesley Harris Partying…
28 Jan 2009

Brian and Lesley went to Los Angeles to party with some of the local stars at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. [caption id="attachment_516" align="alignnone" width="450"] Brian the Cutter and Lesley[/caption] They shared beautiful gold and platinum diamond jewelry, much…

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