The Truth about Synthetic (Lab Grown) Diamonds
20 Mar 2022

“Diamonds are only coal that stuck to their jobs, you see,” said the late American billionaire Malcolm Forbes. Considered one of the hardest materials in the world, the job of a diamond begins millions of years before it is born,…

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What is the XXX diamond grade?
27 Jul 2021

"I’m shopping for a diamond for an 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.…

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The Buyers Guide to Brian Gavin Signature Melee (sparkling insight)
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 vs. Intrinsic Value
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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Think Pink Fancy Colored Diamonds Are All the Rage
02 Apr 2021

Pink fancy colored diamonds are more popular than ever. That is why we're excited to get a glimpse of this 15.81 carats, fancy pink Sakura diamond ring. It happens to be the centerpiece for the upcoming Christie's Magnificent Jewels sale…

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Is an M-color diamond too yellow for engagement ring?
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 diamonds
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, or 3 carat Diamond Going to Look on My Finger?
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 a knife edge diamond ring?
03 Jun 2020

"My girlfriend has indicated that she wants a classic knife edge diamond ring, which of course means nothing to me… can you show me what is a knife edge diamond ring and help me find the best round diamond for…

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What is the difference between 14k and 18k white gold engagement ring?
01 Jun 2020

"My girlfriend has indicated that she wants a pave set engagement ring without a halo surrounding the center stone, and I think that she will really like the 3 row domed pave setting from Brian Gavin, however it appears to…

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