Black by Brian Gavin: What makes it so special?
Given the spectacular reputation and fanfare about Brian Gavin Signature diamonds, you might be wondering what makes Black by Brian Gavin diamonds even more special.
The short answer is that Black by Brian Gavin diamonds are cut to an even higher standard. However, the answer is also not that simple because the fact of the matter is that a lot of Brian Gavin Signature diamonds exhibit the same traits and simply aren’t in the Black collection because the clarity and color grades don’t meet the minimum requirements for Black by Brian Gavin.
Don’t worry, we’ll get into all of that momentarily. But first, I want to show you one of the traits that distinguish Black by Brian Gavin Diamonds apart from everything else, including some Brian Gavin Signature diamonds, but not all for the reasons stated above.
Do you see the little green arrows that appear in the ASET Scope image of the diamond above? Those little green arrows under the table facet indicate where the diamond is gathering and reflecting back light from the second brightest light source in the room designated by the ASET structure.
By the way, ASET is an abbreviation for Angular Spectrum Evaluation Technology, which was developed by the American Gem Society Laboratory (AGSL) in conjunction with the optical engineering department of the University of Arizona.
What are the Little Green Arrows Under the Table Facet in ASET?
As stated above, the little green arrows that are visible under the table facet of a diamond in an ASET Scope image indicate where the diamond is gathering and reflecting back light from the second brightest light source in the room. This is also known as secondary brightness, and it is occurring in a region which should be all red in an ideal situation (pun intended).
Let’s take a more in-depth look at the ASET Scope image for this 1.586 carat, G-color, VS-2 clarity, Black by Brian Gavin diamond to see what makes Black by Brian Gavin diamonds so special.
The first thing you’ll notice is that there are no little green arrows visible under the table facet between the blue arrows that indicate contrast. You will also notice that there isn’t the green blotch located along the edge of the diamond in the eleven o’clock region of the diamond pictured above which indicates secondary brightness along the edge.
And the distribution of reds, greens, and blues is more even and uniform throughout the diamond. This is because Black by Brian Gavin diamonds are cut to an even higher degree of optical precision than most hearts and arrows diamonds.
Black by Brian Gavin Diamonds Sparkle More!
The combination of tighter proportions and a higher degree of optical precision does more than reduce the presence of little green arrows under the table facet. The higher degree of optical precision produces a more virtual facets within the diamond, which in turn, produces even more sparkle, and that sparkle is even more vivid and intense.
Which means that you’ll be able to see the difference in the sparkle factor of a Black by Brian Gavin hearts and arrows diamond from across the room. Which is certainly impressive, but there is even more to it than that.
Wait until you see a Black by Brian Gavin diamond on your finger! The experience is simply breathtaking to the point of being mesmerized. Just imagine being able to see all those broad-spectrum flashes of light reflecting off the facets of your Black by Brian Gavin diamond and seeing them fly off into the room where they will reflect off of every other surface they can find.
To quote the girlfriend of a friend of ours (who has been in the diamond business for 30+ years) when she feasted her eyes on a Black by Brian Gavin diamond for the very first time:
“Wow! Oh, Wow! Wow!”
That’s right. That’s the reaction that Brian Gavin was going for when he sat down to improve upon the design for the modern hearts and arrows round diamond.
And that’s the kind of reaction that you want to hear from her, when you drop down on one knee and open the box, which contains the Black by Brian Gavin diamond that will sing to her heart.
“Wow! Oh, Wow! Wow!”
Yes, that’s Black by Brian Gavin.