Diamond month officially kicks off today! If you were born in the month of April, then your birthstone is diamond. How cool is that? No doubt, you’ve got a sparkling personality! Need to buy a gift for somebody born this month? Diamonds are the perfect gift! Trust me, nothing says “you’re really special to me” like a couple of diamonds slipped inside of a birthday card! A couple of twenty dollars bills is so last month… Diamonds are what’s in fashion this month! Because April is diamond month! An entire month dedicated to diamonds! If you think this is a bit over the top, just picture my having to listen to it all morning.
My girlfriend’s daughter has a birthday this month and has been trying to impress me with her marketing skills. This is not to be mistaken for dropping hints. So now you know where the inspiration for the opening paragraph came from. Perhaps I should simply tell people that I’m a blogger. The problem with admitting that I’m a blogger, is that people either think that I live in my mom’s basement, or that I spend all day sitting outside typing with a view that looks like this. Neither of which are accurate, although I will admit that I did take this picture while on vacation. Immediately sending it to Brian Gavin via Skype titled “My office today” knowing full well that he was slaving away at his desk. Now I’m back at my desk, missing the incredible view from Villa Luna de Miel, in Mazunte, Mexico.
One of these days, I really should write a series of articles about what it is like go from full time diamond buyer to blogger. Most of my friends and family really do think that I spend all day on the beach, answering email from someplace that looks just like this. The truth however, is that I haven’t set foot on the beach here in Puerto Vallarta in several months. How sad is that?
So what is it really like to earn a living blogging about diamonds? I spend most days working at my desk just like you do. Countless hours are spent answering email, responding to Diamond Concierge service requests, and searching for diamonds. The difference between me and most of the other people blogging about diamonds is that I have 30+ years experience as a professional diamond buyer. Brian Gavin can vouch that there is more to the life of a blogger than sitting on a beach. We spend a lot of time talking on Skype, discussing the characteristics of diamonds that I’ve selected from the Brian Gavin Signature collection. In this screenshot from yesterday, Brian and I are talking about the inclusions within two SI-1 clarity diamonds. We talk about stuff that can’t be derived from the plotting diagram on a diamond grading report, nor from a clarity photograph. This is the type of detail that only surfaces when two experts in the field get together and talk. This type of conversation is possible because Brian Gavin works off of physical diamond inventory.
Brian Gavin Diamonds kicked off diamond month by publishing this very cool infographic, designed to help you get to know the different types of diamonds represented by the brand:
Pretty cool, right? I’m constantly impressed by how creative Brian Gavin can be. If you’re looking for a top quality diamond, which exhibits the highest volume of light return, and incredible light performance, then you owe it to yourself to check them out.
I’d love to help you find the diamond you are looking for! There is absolutely no cost for you as a consumer to use my Diamond Concierge Service, my time is paid for by the vendors that I work with in the form of affiliate commissions and advertising fees. Of course, this does not mean that you have to restrict your search to vendors whom I work with, I’m happy to look over the details for any diamonds that you are considering, regardless of whether the dealer is one of my preferred vendors or not.
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