Firstly you need to understand the four characteristics used to grade a diamonds quality. These are – cut, colour, clarity and carat weight. All known as the Four Cs of a diamond. So you should select the four different grades depending on what aspect is important to you and more importantly how much you want to spend. Cut - Refers to the style or design guide used when internally shaping a diamond with proportions and symmetry. The most common two cuts are brilliant cut or step cut. The cut determiners how brilliant the diamond is and how much light reflection it has. Colour- for white diamonds colour is graded by its clearness, so the lack of colour the better. D is the highest colour grade, and we recommend J as the lowest colour grade to opt for. Clarity - when referring to clarity we are talking about the amount of blemishes the diamond has externally or inclusions internally. With most diamond marks will only be seen under magnification and if a diamond is completely flawless it is graded F, or IF for internally flawless. The image below shows the different diamond clarity grades and the red marks resemble inclusions, which are only visible through magnification. Diamond Carat Weight - The carat weight of a diamond refers to the diamonds weight and not the size of a diamond. 1 carat is equal to 200 milligrams and is further divided into points where one point is equal to 0.01 carat. A half carat diamond is 0.50 points and a three quarter carat diamond is 0.75 points. This chart below shows the different sizes of diamonds at different carat weights. The next step is to choose the diamond shape you want. There are nine most common diamond shapes. These shapes are round brilliant cut, princess cut, oval shaped, marquise cut, pear shaped, cushion cut, emerald cut, heart shaped and Asscher cut. All of these diamond shapes can be combined with any style of ring setting and precious metal type.
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.