The Buyers Guide to Brian Gavin…
06 May 2021

Most people know that Black by Brian Gavin and Brian Gavin Signature diamonds out sparkle the competition. However, you might be surprised to discover that our (accent) melee diamonds exhibit a comparable sparkle factor. That means that the accent diamonds…

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Benefits of Signature Diamonds, Weighing Hype…
23 Apr 2021

Brian Gavin is a fifth-generation diamond cutter who signs his work with pride. That is why the BGD Signature logo appears on the girdle edge of every diamond they produce. There is also an inscription that references the corresponding diamond…

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Is an M-color diamond too yellow…
20 Oct 2020

Is an M-color diamond too yellow for an engagement ring? A while back, a client asked whether an M-color diamond is too yellow for an engagement ring. As a matter of fact, he was trying to decide between several Brian…

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Super ideal cut vs Excellent cut…
29 Sep 2020

Standard Ideal vs Super Ideal Cut Diamonds "I am looking for a one carat round diamond that will be used for a four prong solitaire style engagement ring. I am only interested in GIA Excellent or AGS Ideal cut, and…

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How Big Is a 1, 2,…
12 Aug 2020

It’s no secret that the most popular size diamond is the one carat round. And yet, at the same time, the reality is that most people aren’t really sure how a 1-carat diamond is going to look on their finger.…

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What is the XXX diamond grade?
22 May 2020

"I’m shopping for a diamond engagement ring. You’re shocked to discover that, I’m sure. But this is kind of a big deal for me, buying an engagement ring represents one of the biggest expenditures of my young life. I don’t…

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Do H&A Diamonds Look Dark in…
06 May 2020

“Hi, I was thinking about purchasing an H&A diamond from Brian Gavin. But while researching H&A stones on (an online forum), I found out many owners of ideal cuts diamonds (including BGD's and other brands) noticed that their diamonds went…

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The Complete Guide to (Internally) Flawless…
04 May 2020

“What exactly is an Internally Flawless diamond? I ran across this 1.02 carat, D-color, Internally Flawless, Brian Gavin Signature diamond while searching for one carat diamonds. To be honest, I’m not looking for anything this expensive, I’m more just curious…

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Are VS2 – SI1 diamonds always…
05 Nov 2019

This is a continuation of the blog post, Brian Gavin Blue vs Hearts and Arrows. Within which Jason asked a series of questions, including whether all of our SI-1 and VS-2 clarity diamonds are eye-clean. Whether or not a diamond is…

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Buying Guide: Diamond Carat Weight vs.…
21 Jun 2019

If you’re like most people, you might be wondering what a one carat diamond is going to look like on your hand. Or you might be curious to see how a larger or smaller carat weight diamond will look on…

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