if, like me, you have been bestowed with this wonderful gift of choice, then you should use your vote wisely. Antique or modern? Showy or delicate? There’s a dizzying array of options out there, but Kate Baxter of jewellery blog The Cut, suggests you should go one step bolder and get your ring made. Ready to take the plunge? Here are Kate’s top 3 tips on going bespoke: ‘When you commission a designer, it’s vital that you have a clear idea of what you want. Start by building up a picture of your jewellery style, collecting tear sheets from magazines and refining internet searches by using specific keywords, such as “Art Deco rings”. Pinterest is a great way to track your inspiration (my own Pinterest boards are saved under headings such as “rose gold” or “organic style rings”). Be sure to cast the net wider, though, as details of necklaces or earrings can inspire you too. For one woman I helped, an art nouveau flower illustration proved key in helping her designer understand what she was after.’ One of the joys of going bespoke is the chance to create something unique, but bear in mind, there is a big difference between liking a big chunky emerald ring, and actually wearing one for years to come. Look at your everyday jewellery: do you happily load your fingers up with cocktail rings and embrace colour, or tend to stick to simple, classic styles? Consider practicality too. For example, while an elevated diamond, which sits high above your finger, will catch the light beautifully, you might find it catches on your clothes. A style that sits flatter to your finger may prove more wearable on a daily basis.’ ‘It’s vital to set yourself a budget, even if it’s rough, before you make contact with a jeweler, as the amount you spend will not only dictate the type, size, and quality of stones used, but will also determine the style of the ring itself. Unsurprisingly, bigger, bolder rings will set you back considerably more than dainty, discreet styles. If money is an issue, consider alternative stones such as champagne diamonds, which are equally as beautiful as traditional stones. Most importantly, remember that time is money, so it pays to have a clear idea of what you want before that initial meeting with your chosen designer.’
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.