Selecting a Brian Gavin Cushion Cut Diamond for a Diamond Pendant

Hi Todd, I don’t know whether you remember me, but you helped me pick out the perfect diamond for an engagement ring a few years ago. We’re expecting our first child and I want to commemorate the occasion with a diamond pendant. Clarity is really important because my wife still likes to look at her diamond through the loupe that you sent us and always remarks about how clean it is inside. I think that she would really like the new Gavin cushion cut diamond, but aren’t sure how it will look in a pendant. Do you think that it will look good in a pendant? Or should I stick with a round? I can go up to around $10-12K for this project and need it in 3 – 4 weeks. – David W.

CONGRATULATIONS on the upcoming birth of your first child David, that is really exciting! I think that a pendant set with the new Brian Gavin Signature Cushion Cut Diamond is the perfect gift to commemorate the occasion… I wasn’t sure how the Gavin Cushion was going to look in a pendant either, but as you can see from the photograph provided above, it looks fantastic! The squarish pillow-like shape of the diamond lends itself perfectly to being set in a pendant, both straight on and tilted.

Solitaire Cushion Cut Diamond Pendant from Brian GavinAnd since Brian designed this diamond with a symmetrical facet design with proportions that qualify for the zero ideal cut proportions rating from the American Gem Society Laboratory (AGSL) it exhibits levels of light return that rivals the round brilliant ideal cut diamond that you purchased from Nice Ice a few years ago… Speaking of which, I looked up your receipt and that diamond was a 1.10 carat, H-color, VVS-2 clarity, round brilliant ideal cut diamond which exhibited a crisp and complete pattern of Hearts & Arrows. I think that a Brian Gavin Signature Cushion Cut Diamond with similar characteristics is the perfect choice! Here’s another diamond pendant style to consider.


Brian Gavin Signature Cushion Cut Diamond, AGSL Light Performance grading report #104065050003I looked through Brian Gavin’s inventory of Signature Cushion Cut Diamonds and found this 1.138 carat, H-color, VVS-2 clarity, Gavin Cushion which I think is perfect for this project! As with all of Brian’s Signature Cut Diamonds, it has an overall cut grade of AGS Ideal-0 from the AGS Laboratory on their Proprietary Light Performance grading platform, and as you can see, the image which appears in the middle of the lab report which shows the results of the Angular Spectrum Evaluation Tool (ASET) looks phenomenal! All of that red you see in the image is exactly what you want to see, it represents the brightest light in the room being reflected back towards you by the diamond, and the green is the second brightest, this is going to be a spectacular looking diamond which exhibits broad flashes of brilliance, dispersion and scintillation!


By the way, the symmetrical facet structure of the Brian Gavin Cushion Cut Diamond and the superior level of optical symmetry, enables this diamond to exhibit a very nice pattern of hearts and arrows when it is viewed while unmounted through a Hearts & Arrows scope.

Be sure to check the email that I sent you, because I included a special coupon code which will save you a little money, since you are buying a Signature Diamond from Brian Gavin and a setting at the same time! I’m not able to publish the discount code on the web site, but I have worked out special deals for my Personal Diamond Shopper clients with Brian Gavin and wanted to share it with you!

About the Author Todd Gray

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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