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Brian Gavin “Sally” 5 Stone

MamaBear

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I am drawn to the classic beauty of a 5 stone ring and knew I’d be adding one to my collection. After lots of research and looking at pics, I decided on the Sally band. I knew I wanted platinum, but at my finger size (4.75 is roomy), I was struggling to pick stone size. Working with Emily at BGD, she suggested 20 pointers would give great coverage. I took her advice and began the anxious wait to get my ring... BUT, I wasn’t settled on the carat size so 1 week later I reached out. My ring had yet to be crafted (thank goodness!). Emily was super understanding when I explained that I needed to mentally be at a minimum of .25 carat per stone. She found me some new stones that were E-F color, VS-SI1 clarity, .25-.26 carat. I thought, phew, now I feel better. But, I was keeping my eye on their site hoping new diamonds would pop on. I really wanted a more consistent color and clarity. My persistence paid off! Again, I contacted Emily when I saw a fresh batch of diamonds. I switched out 4 of my F stones to 4 E stones, ranging in VVS2-VS2. Emily was so helpful and accommodating along the way! She made my experience of achieving exactly what I wanted in an heirloom piece of jewelry as smooth as possible. This is my first experience with Brian Gavin Diamonds and I would recommend them in a heartbeat! The stones are gorgeous and the ring is glamorous! The knife edge is very comfortable. I am in love with this ring!! If you’ve made it this far in my ramblings, your patience paid off. First pics are the BGD photos and then my own.



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diamondringlover

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I have drooled over this setting forever (but the non knife edge), yours is beautiful...maybe one day I will change mine over....
 

Natylad

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Very beautiful ring and it looks lovely on your hand!!! Congrats!!!
 

MamaBear

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I have drooled over this setting forever (but the non knife edge), yours is beautiful...maybe one day I will change mine over....

I took a leap of faith on this! I have never even tried on a knife edge band, but felt it looked sooo elegant. There isn’t much info here on this particular band, so I wanted to add my experience to help someone else.
 

Patty

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That is a beautiful, classic 5-stone! It looks great in the pictures and I bet those E stones are even more beautiful in person.
 

Catmom

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I am drawn to the classic beauty of a 5 stone ring and knew I’d be adding one to my collection. After lots of research and looking at pics, I decided on the Sally band. I knew I wanted platinum, but at my finger size (4.75 is roomy), I was struggling to pick stone size. Working with Emily at BGD, she suggested 20 pointers would give great coverage. I took her advice and began the anxious wait to get my ring... BUT, I wasn’t settled on the carat size so 1 week later I reached out. My ring had yet to be crafted (thank goodness!). Emily was super understanding when I explained that I needed to mentally be at a minimum of .25 carat per stone. She found me some new stones that were E-F color, VS-SI1 clarity, .25-.26 carat. I thought, phew, now I feel better. But, I was keeping my eye on their site hoping new diamonds would pop on. I really wanted a more consistent color and clarity. My persistence paid off! Again, I contacted Emily when I saw a fresh batch of diamonds. I switched out 4 of my F stones to 4 E stones, ranging in VVS2-VS2. Emily was so helpful and accommodating along the way! She made my experience of achieving exactly what I wanted in an heirloom piece of jewelry as smooth as possible. This is my first experience with Brian Gavin Diamonds and I would recommend them in a heartbeat! The stones are gorgeous and the ring is glamorous! The knife edge is very comfortable. I am in love with this ring!! If you’ve made it this far in my ramblings, your patience paid off. First pics are the BGD photos and then my own.



B7C5A7B7-D2BC-4F1E-9E5E-43410A469C8C.jpg 551F9DDD-712E-4329-8DE0-69C129B1C0E0.jpeg EC803784-55A9-45F5-AA17-4DC65284B7EA.jpeg 0C9B5716-CE9A-4EA4-AAF7-F3D8B472FC20.jpeg 5EDA7680-B601-4F32-AE0E-04AF9E1039C4.jpeg

It's gorgeous and perfect on your hand!
 

MamaBear

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@Dancing Fire, your info in the threads regarding your wife’s ring was a big reason for landing at the same size. There are a lot of opinions of perfect carat size on here and purchasing online can be challenging... I figured it was a good decision to follow the advice of a “long timer”. So, thank you!
 

Sprinkles&Stones

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Wow, totally classic and elegant. Thanks for sharing, this is super helpful because we are the same finger size and I too have been mulling over .20 vs .25!
 

LLJsmom

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Congratulations! It's a beautiful classic piece that will go with anything. I think you'll get lots of wear of out it. And BGD did such a beautiful job. The setting is so swoopy and graceful.
 

Mreader

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Beautiful and I love the detail of those two little diamonds on each side - so unique!
 

RunningwithScissors

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I came back to take another look at your beautiful ring. It really inspires me! I hope it continues to give you joy. :)
 
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