Gemstone engagement rings – Blue sapphire

Gemstone engagement rings are an increasingly popular trend especially among millennials, with Blue Sapphire engagement rings as the best sellers. The precious gem is a popular choice for its symbolism, appearance and value.  A favourite gemstone engagement ring choice for celebrities and royals are the blue sapphire sapphire engagement rings. One of the most popular blue sapphire engagement rings is Kate Middleton's, given by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. The regal jewel is a trendsetter and one of the main reasons sapphire engagement rings are so wanted. The ring belonged to his mother Diana, the princess of Wales. She chose an 18ct oval sapphire with 14 solitaire diamonds whe…click for more

How to create a bespoke engagement ring

bespoke engagement rings You are about to make one of the most significant purchases and ask one of the most important questions of your life. Although there are thousands of stunning, ready to wear engagement rings, bespoke pieces are the way to go if you want to tie the knot with a truly unique ring. Here are some ideas on optimising your budget and designing a bespoke engagement ring. Add coloured gemstones To optimise your budget or make a personalised piece, explore gemstone varieties and possible combinations. You could opt for your partner's birthstone, pick a gem for its symbolism or simply choose a stone you know they would love. Rubies are known as a symbol of power and passion, while blue sapphires are…click for more

The clever way to buy engagement rings

As experienced diamond jewellery manufacturers and retailers, we aim to give you a clear idea on how the industry works. There are many processes, suppliers and stores involved in jewellery production - from diamond miners and cutters, through goldsmiths and sales experts. Do you know what you pay for when shopping from reputable and popular brands? Here is what you need to know to buy engagement rings the clever way It's no secret that consumers are paying extra solely for the brand label. When purchasing engagement rings from well-advertised retailers, a large amount of the price you have paid covers the company's advertising - money you could have saved, invested, or simply spent on some…click for more

9 things to know before your wedding

wedding rings and engagement rings Engagement rings and wedding rings are much more than jewellery - they are a symbol of love and the ones we love and should be treated as such. In this post, we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about wedding ring and engagement ring etiquette  Q: Does the bride wear the engagement ring during the ceremony?  A: Engagement rings are traditionally placed after wedding rings, so that the wedding band is closer to the heart. Some brides wear their engagement ring on the right hand while the wedding ceremony lasts and then place it top of the wedding ring. If you forget to take your engagement ring off before the wedding ceremony, you can swap them around after the wedd…click for more

Engagement ring styles at Steven Stone

The engagement ring is the first big jewellery purchase for most people. Since proposals are kept a secret, shopping for a ring is usually exciting and confusing. So many things to consider and decisions to make. All without asking her about her style preferences, favourite fashion trends, or preferred ring characteristics. We know that it is overwhelming, so we are here to offer you our expert knowledge and experience. To achieve absolute customer satisfaction, we educate you on every aspect of diamond jewellery and guide you through every step of your engagement ring purchase, to help you make your best purchase. In this post we will guide you through the engagement ring styles we offer…click for more

The Pink Star diamond

pink star The Pink Star is the world's largest internally flawless fancy vivid pink diamond, with weight of 59.6ct. The stone set a new world record when it sold in 5 minutes for more than $71 Million on an auction in Hong Kong, the BBC reports. The auction winner is the Hong Kong based jewellery store Chow Tai Fook. The Pink Star made its first public appearance in 2003, after being cut by Steinmetz Diamonds. The stone was a part of an exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural history, the home of another famous gem - the 45ct Blue Hope Diamond. Later on, The Pink Star was also featured in an exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London. Sotheby's first put the diamond for a…click for more

Anniversary gifts for parents – the jewellery guide

parents anniversary Just because anniversaries are special to the couple celebrating, it doesn't mean that you couldn't get your parents something extra special. We believe that the most brilliant and timeless gift is a piece of jewellery. For their next anniversary is the perfect occasion to remodel old family jewellery or bring to life a piece you know your parents would love. Here are Steven Stone suggestions for anniversary gifts for parents New wedding rings  Perhaps your parents' wedding rings are worn out or damaged and you might want to consider replacing them. You can opt for a matching set or pick two different rings to complement each other. For instance, incorporate the gemstone variety or design…click for more

Wedding rings – the bridal guide

Although engagement rings get the most talks, wedding rings are just as important. Your wedding ring needs to be perfect - its as simple as that. Whether you choose a simplistic plain wedding band or a gemstone eternity ring, your wedding ring needs to be of high quality and reflect your style and character. Here is how to find the perfect piece  Decide what you want There are countless combinations of wedding ring designs in all precious with all thicknesses, weights, gemstones and diamond eternity rings. Browse for ideas and think about what wedding rings you would like to have before you visit the jewellers. Once you have an idea of what you might like to get, we would happily assist …click for more

Wedding rings – The groom’s guide

wedding rings black and white After choosing her engagement ring come the wedding rings. You have done your research on diamonds and finding the perfect ring for her. But do you know about all the wedding ring options a man can choose from? To ease your wedding ring shopping and help you narrow your choices, Steven Stone experts pulled together the only men's wedding rings guide you would need. Here is how to find the right wedding rings:  Find your size  You probably know how ring sizing works from buying engagement rings for your other half. You can take another ring's diameter to establish the size or use a measuring tool. Our best advice is to book a consultation with one of our experts in store and have your ri…click for more

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