Diamond clarity is part of the four characteristics of a diamond – cut, colour, clarity and carat weight which is the criteria jewellers use to grade a diamonds quality and value. When talking of diamond clarity we are describing the presence or absence of flaws on the surface and inside the diamond. Basically the fewer flaws a diamond has the higher it is graded. Most flaws that do exist either internally or on the surface of a diamond are extremely minute and, usually only visible through a jewellers magnifying loupe. The most common method adopted my diamond graders classifying a diamonds clarity grade is the GIA way update `wp_posts` set `post_content` = Gemological Institute of America)
Here are GIA’s Diamond Clarity Grades
As you can see diamonds with a perfectly flawless clarity are graded FL-IF which is rare and very expensive. Diamonds graded VVS1-VVS2 have very few flaws and are very difficult to detect. Diamond with clarity grades SI1-SI2 are a cheaper option that have slightly more flaws, which again can only be seen through magnification.
Why Choose an SI1 Clarity Diamond
We believe that SI1 clarity diamonds are a smart choice, although they do have inclusions, the inclusions are not visible to the naked eye. GIA describes SI1 clarityto only have flaws visible through a 10X magnifying loupe. If you choose a SI1 it allows you to choose a higher carat, colour and cut grade, which will have a greater impact on the quality of the diamond.
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.