Diamond clarity refers to the measurement of internal flaws and impurities a diamond has that occur due to the incredible amount of pressure it takes to create a diamond under the earth’s surface. If a diamond is completely clear with no impurities it’s known in the diamond world as flawless and graded FI. If a diamond is not Flawless it basically means that the diamond will either consist internally with inclusions or appear to have blemishes on the surface. Inclusions inside the cut of the diamond include air bubbles, non diamond minerals and cracks, whereas blemishes on the surface of the diamond include scratches and chips. Like most purchases in life a diamond with little or no blemishes or inclusions is valued higher and more expensive to buy as they are particular rare. Here is a diagram of a diamond clarity rating scale
Which diamond clarity grade should I choose?
Obviously if you want the top quality diamond and have the money to spend FI – completely flawless is the right chose for you. However if you are on a budget diamonds do not have to be completely flawless to be stunning as flaws are extremely difficult to see through the naked eye. After the flawless clarity grade IF comes diamonds with VVS and VS grades which are in fact excellent choices for both value and appearance. Last on our diamond clarity grade is the more affordable SI1- meaning that the diamond is slightly included with minute inclusions and blemishes. So depending on your budget and other specifications, such diamond cut, diamond colour and carat weight you can decide how flawless a diamond you want to buy. Our online diamond search tool will help you with this.
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.