“Hi Todd, you helped me select the perfect Brian Gavin Signature round hearts and arrows diamond for a Tiffany style engagement ring earlier this year, and now I’m hoping that you can help me with this cushion cut peridot halo ring from Brian Gavin. It appears that the colored stone jewelry from Brian Gavin is available in a variety of metal types, all of the jewelry that my fiance wears is white in color, so the options appear to be silver and 14k white gold; which metal type do you prefer? I’ve chosen peridot because it is the birthstone for August. Do proportions matter on colored gems like they do for diamonds? Do you have any experience with colored gem jewelry from Brian Gavin?”
I’ve actually seen this cushion cut peridot halo ring from Brian Gavin in-person and it is simply stunning! Your fiance is going to love it, especially if she is a fan of peridot which is the birthstone for August; peridot is my birthstone also, and it comes in a variety of colors, I’m not a fan of the lighter shades, which appear more of a light yellow green color, but definitely love this particular shade of green peridot.
While Brian Gavin does offer colored stone jewelry in a variety of metal types, such as 925 silver, 14k white gold, 14k yellow gold, and 14k rose gold, and 18k white gold; this particular style is only offered in 14k white gold.
Proportions are not a critical factor in the selection of colored gems for jewelry, because the focus is on the intensity of color; colored gems do not have the same refractive properties as diamond, thus they are not going to exhibit the same type of light return or sparkle factor; thus all you need to focus on is whether you like the intensity of color exhibited by the colored gem.
Todd Gray is a professional diamond buyer with 30+ years of trade experience. He loves to teach people how to buy diamonds that exhibit incredible light performance! In addition to writing for Nice Ice, Todd "ghost writes" blogs and educational content for other diamond sites. When Todd isn't chained to a desk, or consulting for the trade, he enjoys Freediving! (that's like scuba diving, but without air tanks)
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