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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How much does it cost to have a ring made from my diamonds?
17 May 2020

“I’m considering having Brian Gavin Diamonds custom design an engagement ring for me. I have some diamonds that I’ve accumulated over the years and am wondering how much does it cost to have a ring made from my diamonds? My…

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Do H&A Diamonds Look Dark in Direct Sunlight?
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 Diamonds
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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How do you tell if a ring is 14k white gold?
01 May 2020

(Updated May 1, 2020. Originally Published Dec. 4, 2015) "Please tell me how I can tell whether a ring is 14k white gold. I inherited a bunch of jewelry from my grandmother, I’m pretty sure that the majority of it…

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4 Types of Solitaire Diamond Engagement Rings
25 Apr 2020

(Updated April 25, 2020. Originally Published February 15, 2014) The term “solitaire engagement ring” is used to describe practically any style of engagement ring which contains only a center stone, with no accent stones of any kind. The six prong…

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Is Hand Sanitizer Safe for Jewelry?
18 Mar 2020

Under normal circumstances, many people want to know what’s the best way to clean your jewelry.  In the event that you’re slathering your hands down with hand sanitizer multiple times per day right now, you’re probably wondering whether or not…

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Flat vs round men's wedding bands (aka comfort fit vs standard fit)
03 Mar 2020

One of our clients is curious about the differences between Flat vs Comfort fit wedding bands. Here is what she wrote: “My fiancé continues to receive comments on the 1.56 carat, G-color, VS-2 clarity, Brian Gavin Signature round diamond that…

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Are VS2 – SI1 diamonds always "eye clean"?
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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How Big Is a 1, 2, or 3 carat Diamond Going to Look on My Finger?
18 Oct 2019

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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