Last month we were asked to create a bespoke ring with a diamond design to set and oval shaped Australian opal stone a customer had. The customer wanted the opal tp be set with diamonds and mounted on a mixture of 18 carat white gld and 18 carats yellow gold. Our jewellery designer put together the following designs with diamonds set on the shoulders with the mount of the ring in 18 carats white gold and the band in 18 carat yellow gold. Once the customer picked the bespoke ring design, we printed the head, where the opal and the diamonds will sit and the band of the ring separately into a three dimensional wax models. Using the lost wax process the wax model of the ring was skilfully cast into a mixture of 18 carat white and yellow gold ready for the ring to be assembled and the stones to be set. The final design features the oval Australian opal held in a 4 claw 18 carat white gold bezel setting with 14 round brilliant diamonds set either side in 18 carat white gold rub over settings. The diamonds total 0.21 points in carat weight. The centre stone is a light Australian opal with different swirls and flashes of vivid colours seen on the white background. The opal combines glowing, luminous colours of some of the most beautiful gemstones that sparkle together. Including the deep blue of a sapphire and the shining purple of an amerthist.
About Australian Opals
The vibrant colours in Australian opals are the result of a combination of Silica and water. Australian opals were formed millions of years ago when parts of Australia were covered by the sea and stone sediment were deposited along the shoreline. When the water flooded back over the shoreline, it contained silica, which flushed into the stone sediments. This resulted in cavities and niches in the stone, as well as remains of plants and animals.
Whilst things will undoubtedly be different this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy life’s
most luxurious pleasures. The enchantment still flows at Steven Stone.
The Stone way has always been to provide our clients with the utmost in bespoke service, which
is why we are offering 1-on-1 virtual consultations over the lockdown period.
Whether you’d like to talk about the diamond you have had your heart set or you want to discuss
an engagement ring you have seen on our website, we’re just one click away.
It could be something as simple as booking a repair in. Or detailing how the process works when
creating precious memories. Our experts are here to help whatever the occasion.
Your safety. Our priority.
The safety of our customers has always been our number one priority.
When we were allowed to open our doors and welcome clients back, we went above and beyond when
putting COVID safety measures in place.
And now we are giving you the chance to experience the Stone lore from home. We want to ensure
that every client gets the full Steven Stone experience, which is why our virtual consultations
are as close to a showroom experience as possible. Uncompromising, unrivalled service.
We know you may be wondering about the level of service a video consultation can deliver. It’s
only natural. But we’re here to assure you that our jewellers are trained to give the most
authentic experience to all of our clients. They are there to put you at ease and to make you
feel comfortable talking about any aspect of your jewellery desires - no matter the setting.
They will be at our showroom, able to take you round wherever you want to go. Once you begin
your video consultation, you will forget that you’re in your own home having immersed yourself
in the magic of diamonds. Our consultations are a special process and absolutely no expense has
been spared in bringing this enchantment directly to your home.
Whether you want to treat yourself to the diamond you’ve always wanted or you’re after something
sentimental for your partner, our relaxed video consultations can match you to the perfect
It may be a completely handmade, bespoke commission or it may be a ready-to-wear ring. Whatever
it is, our consultations will ensure it is perfect down to the very last detail.
Or it may be as simple as a repair. You might just want to breathe new life into an old
heirloom. We can help you with that too. We pride ourselves on being authentic jewellers, not
resellers. If you need any jewellery assistance during lockdown, Steven Stone are always on hand
A Steven Stone Promise
We are committed to delivering an authentic experience, enveloping you in marvellous escapism.
Whether that be in our trademark showrooms or from the comfort of your own home.
It is a commitment that we take on with the utmost respect and is what sets Steven Stone apart
from the crowd.