Over the years the process of buying an engagement ring has innovated. One of the main changes is that you can completely create your own ring reflecting your style and budget. To make it simple we've cut the process down into three steps.
Choose your setting
The first step is to choose the style of ring setting you want. The most common three are: Solitaire – where the diamond is individually set on a gold or platinum band Diamond Shoulder Set – like a solitaire but with small diamonds set on the shoulders Three Stone Ring – Three diamonds set in a row with the middle stone normally bigger. The three stones represent the past, present and future of a relationship. As well as the style for the ring setting, you also need to select the metal. For engagement rings the most popular choices are platinum or white gold. Yellow and rose gold are often used and sometimes mixed with white gold to create a bespoke design engagement ring.
Pick A Diamond
Once you have the setting you want, the next step is to pick a diamond or diamonds depending on the setting. When you pick a diamond your given four options – cut, colour, carat weight and clarity which are the four Cs used to grade a diamonds quality and value. The cut refers to the angles and proportions of the diamond which determines its brilliance. For instance an excellent cut diamond allows maximum light to pass through giving it ultimate brilliance. The colour refers to how white the diamond is. The highest and whitest colour grade is D, and with quality diamonds goes down to J which is near colourless. Lower quality diamonds below J will show tints of yellow. The Carat weight is basically how much the diamond weights. A one carat diamond is equal to 200 milligrams. Carat weight is further divided into points. A one carat diamond is divided into 100 points making 1 point 0.01 carats, so 0.50 points is half a carat. The clarity of a diamond is graded by the amount of inclusions or marks on the stone, which are usually only visible through magnification. If the diamond is graded IF it’s internally flawless. The diamonds we sell have clarity grades starting at IF to SI1 – where the diamond is slightly included. When you select a diamond it’s important that you it comes with a certificate from a independent diamond grading lab. This is so the diamond is graded and valued correctly. We only recommend diamonds that come with a GIA certificate.
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.