The new Brian Gavin Signature Emerald cut diamond claims to offer /’brilyens/ (brilliance) like no other. With this in mind, you’re probably wondering how BGD Signature Emerald cut diamonds stack up to the competition. Fortunately for you, I have the distinct pleasure of watching the development of this project from the ground up. I assure you that /’brilyens/ is an appropriate description of this diamond. These are the brightest emerald cut diamonds that I have ever seen! Bar none.
It takes only one look at the ASET, and Ideal Scope images for the Brian Gavin Signature Emerald cut diamond above to know that it breaks all the barriers to light performance. The abundance of bright red and even distribution of colors confirms these are incredibly lively diamonds. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing these diamonds in-person. Therefore, I can attest that these are the brightest emerald cut diamonds I’ve ever seen!
If you’re looking for an emerald cut diamond, look no further because /’brilyens/ by Brian Gavin represents the pinnacle of light performance! The AGS Laboratory grades every BGD Signature diamond on the Light Performance grading platform. Therefore, you don’t have to take my word for it. The AGSL Diamond Quality Document provides the most in-depth analysis of fancy shape diamonds with complete proportions details.
Brian Gavin Signature Emerald cut diamonds are the most brilliant step-cut I have ever seen! The diamonds face-up incredibly bright and exhibit a degree of visual depth of field that is truly impressive. It is abundantly clear that Brian Gavin has done it again!
It goes without saying that Brian Gavin did not invent the emerald cut diamond. This popular fancy shape diamond has been around for thousands of years. Although this may be true, I’ve never been a fan of emerald cut diamonds until now.
The majority of emerald cut diamonds that I see lack brilliance and intensity. The reason is that most emerald cut diamonds are cut poorly with weight retention in mind. As a result, most of them appear to be as lifeless as the beveled glass top on a coffee table.
The Brian Gavin Signature Emerald cut diamond is so different that it seems to be an entirely new concept. With that in mind, it is accurate to say that Brian Gavin reinvented the emerald cut diamond.
In the same fashion, Henry Ford reinvented the automobile by developing a better way to mass produce it consistently. Elon Musk further reinvented the car when he introduced the Tesla (my mother still owes me one of those). By the same token, Steve Wozniak invented a better computer which is a legacy that drove me nuts for years!
Wozniak graduated from Homestead High School in 1968, and I graduated from there in 1984. Which means I had to listen to my electronics teacher ramble on about how he taught Wozniak everything he knows. “Blah, blah, blah, well, if that’s true, then why didn’t you invent the Apple computer?”
As you might imagine, that quip sent me straight to the principals’ office. The principal was obliged to call my electrical-think-tank-engineer father. The fallout from suggesting that Brian Gavin has created a brighter emerald cut diamond will be equally entertaining.
P.S. Dad informed the principal that my question was valid.
The emerald cut diamond is a timeless classic that produces spectacular spectral colors under the right circumstances. The problem is that most emerald cut diamonds aren’t very bright because people don’t know how to cut them.
Brian Gavin Signature Emerald cut diamonds are the brightest step-cuts that I’ve ever seen. The reason is that Brian Gavin is cutting emerald cut diamonds within a narrow range of proportions. You would not believe how difficult it is to achieve AGS Ideal-0 for an emerald cut diamond.
Brian Gavin is also producing emerald cut diamonds with a 3-tier pavilion instead of the traditional 4-tier facet structure. The different structure creates a brighter emerald cut diamonds and more intense sparkle.
Another critical point is that the 3-tier facet structure makes Brian Gavin Signature Emerald diamonds seem more significant than others. With this in mind, the odds are that your BGD Signature Emerald cut diamond will look more substantial.
Consequently, you’re not paying for a bunch of carat weight hidden in the total depth of the diamond. You’re going to enjoy the benefit of wearing an emerald cut diamond that faces-up larger. At the same time, your emerald cut diamond will provide exceptional light performance.
The inspiration for incorporating the 3-tier facet structure came from the archives of Gavin family journals. The experience of five generations of diamond cutting is evident in the brilliance of every BGD Signature Emerald cut diamond.
I’m so happy that Brian Gavin is using his expertise to improve the light performance of this popular diamond shape. Hollywood celebrities Amal Clooney and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter wear emerald cut diamonds. Based on the number of Diamond Concierge Service requests we get for emerald cut diamonds, it seems to be a trendy shape this year.
Black by Brian Gavin Signature Emerald cut diamonds represent the best of the best. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, then you know I don’t make these types of statements lightly. Throughout my 30+ year career as a diamond buyer, there are very few emerald cuts that impress me.
I am as impressed with the new Brian Gavin Signature Emerald cut diamonds, as I was with the Black by Brian Gavin hearts and arrows diamonds. Of course, you might be wondering how it is that I’ve already seen this brand new collection.
The reality is that I’ve been privy to the R&D for the Brian Gavin Signature Emerald cut diamond from the beginning. Talk about the learning opportunity of a lifetime!
Brian has been sending me clarity photographs and ASET/Ideal Scope images for each phase of research and development. You can’t imagine how much I’ve learned about light performance in emerald cut diamonds!
For instance, I never knew how difficult it is to polish long, straight parallel lines on a diamond. Apparently, it is one of the most challenging skills for a diamond cutter to master. For this reason, it is unlikely that Brian’s competitors will be producing ideal emerald cut diamonds anytime soon.
Not to mention that they don’t have the recipe for the secret sauce that makes these diamonds so delicious! We’re not going to publish the range of proportions, nor the factors necessary to create a brighter emerald cut. At the same time, given the difficulty of polishing straight, parallel lines, I don’t think most cutters have the skill.
We can use ASET to determine how the brightness of Brian Gavin Signature Emerald cut diamonds compare to others. The advantage of ASET is that you’ll know that the diamond you select is going to be bright.
You’ll also know that light is reflecting evenly throughout the diamond. The ASET Scope enables you to see the pattern of light return in a gem quickly and easily. While many diamond dealers say their emerald cut diamonds are beautiful, Brian Gavin is backing that claim up with science.
Brian Gavin Signature Emerald cut diamonds deliver an incredibly high volume of light return. They are impeccably cut and defy the limits of brilliance in an emerald cut diamond. It’s no wonder why Brian Gavin submits his Signature diamonds to the AGS Laboratory. Only the AGSL offers a light performance-based grading platform and provides so much detail.
The principle behind Angular Spectrum Evaluation Technology (ASET) is simple. We live in a world where the sun illuminates half the celestial sphere at a time. The intensity of light that we enjoy depends on our proximity to the sun and the time of day.
With that in mind, the light available to affect the brightness of a diamond will vary throughout the day. However, your fiancé wants her engagement ring to look amazing all the time, day or night! Right?
The challenge is that the intensity of light available to illuminate her diamond is continuously changing. At the same time, we all know your fiancé doesn’t want to concern herself with the direction of the sun.
An ASET Scope enables us to determine where in the hemisphere the diamond is gathering light. It also enables us to see how evenly that light is reflecting throughout the diamond. The ASET Scope images for Brian Gavin Signature Emerald cut diamonds look amazing. All of this means you can present your fiancé with the sun and the stars!
The handheld ASET Scope being used by Brian Gavin (left) incorporates different colors to demonstrate where a diamond is gathering light.
The color green represents low-intensity light like you see when the sun is rising or setting. Illumination of this type occurs around 45 degrees in the hemisphere.
The color red indicates light that is visible in the next 35 degrees in the hemisphere. You want to see lots of red in an ASET Scope image because that means it’s going to be brighter!
The color blue in an ASET Scope image is equally important. Blue represents the contrast created when the sun is directly overhead. Diamonds are brighter when they exhibit high contrast brilliance.
The contrast that appears blue in an ASET Scope image will show up as black in a photograph or video. From this perspective, the diamond is reflecting the darker color of the camera lens. Contrast appears to be blue in an ASET Scope image because of the blue cap at the top.
Which of the emerald cut diamonds above do you think is the brightest? And which of the emerald cut diamonds above appear to be reflecting light more evenly? The Brian Gavin Signature Emerald cut diamond on the left, right?
Even if you knew nothing about how an ASET Scope works, the diamond on the right looks brighter. At the same time, the distribution of colors is more even and intense looking. Would you believe that the three emerald cut diamonds on the right have GIA Excellent polish and symmetry?
With this in mind, you now know that GIA Excellent cut might not good be enough. Of course, there is more to the story. Did you know that the GIA Laboratory does not provide crown or pavilion measurements for fancy shape diamonds? How do you plan to determine the proportions grade without those measurements? With that in mind, you might wonder why the GIA-GTL doesn’t provide those measurements when the AGSL does? The AGSL issues a cut grade for fancy shape diamonds while the GIA does not. There is no such thing as a GIA Excellent Cut grade for fancy shape diamonds!
Brian Gavin sends their emerald cut diamonds to the AGS Laboratory for grading on the ASET based Light Performance platform. The scan taken by the AGSL provides better insight than the handheld ASET scope. The AGSL measures light performance from several different vantage points.
The handheld ASET Scope only allows you to see the diamond in the face-up position from 90 degrees. Diamonds always look their best from this vantage point. However, we don’t view diamonds from that static position. The diamonds that we see are continually moving, and thus light strikes them from many different angles.
I don’t know any other diamond cutters producing an AGS Ideal-0 Emerald Cut diamond of this quality. In fact, I don’t know of any companies that are cutting an ideal emerald cut diamond with any consistency.
There are a few diamond dealers who provide ASET Scope images for the emerald cut diamonds in their inventory. However, as you’ve seen from the ASET Scope images above, there is a lot of room for improvement.
Brian Gavin is also the only company I know who submits their emerald cuts to the AGSL for grading. Brian Gavin Diamonds also provide clarity photographs, ASET/Ideal Scope images, and high-resolution 3D video. These images enable you to see how your diamond is going to sparkle in different lighting environments.
With this in mind, I think it’s clear that only /’brilyens/ by Brian Gavin offers the brilliance you desire. Doesn’t the BGD Signature Emerald cut diamond look incredible in this tension setting by Stephen Kretchmer?
In the final analysis, the Brian Gavin Signature Emerald cut diamond is the brightest I’ve ever seen. Fancy shape diamonds rarely offer good light performance, and Brian Gavin continues to reinvent the wheel.
The volume of research and development that went into this project is monumental. Countless hours have been spent crunching the numbers and cutting prototypes. Many of which were a vast improvement over traditional emerald cut diamonds.
However, they didn’t quite produce the crescendo of brilliance that Brian Gavin envisioned. Thus Team Brian Gavin kept at it until perfection was virtually achieved. It’s important to note that there’s no such thing as a perfect diamond. However, some diamonds offer better light performance than others.
If you are looking for a spectacular emerald cut diamond, I’m confident you won’t find anything better than Brian Gavin Signature. Well, that’s not quite true, because Black by Brian Gavin offers an even higher degree of precision and performance.
As always, I invite you to take advantage of my free Diamond Concierge Service. People are raving about the depth of detail I provide and how much more confident they feel buying a diamond. Be sure to provide me with the details, such as the characteristics you desire and the price range. I hope you receive a lot of benefit from reading this article. I look forward to helping you select a diamond. Please share this post with your friends via social media and tag @NiceIceDiamonds.