From engagement rings, diamond dress rings, wedding rings and eternity rings we manufacture all jewellery in house at out studio in Hale – just outside of Manchester.
This is How we Manufacture
To show you how we make all diamond and gem set jewellery, we’ve put the process into 4-steps explaining how it works.
Step 1: Designing the Ring
To begin, our jewellery designer uses CAD software to create the ring. This is the technical part of making a ring that has to be done right with all the correct dimensions, otherwise the ring design simply won’t work. For example if the ring is initially designed wrong a diamond may not fit into a setting. Creating a computer image of the ring is also very useful for our bespoke jewellery service, as you can view before you buy.
Step 2: Creating a Wax Model of the Ring
Once the computer design is complete, each ring is printed into a 3D wax model using a wax printing prototype machine, which is then used to create a mould. Every ring or piece of jewellery printed is placed on a wax stem to create what looks like a tree of wax. The waxes are all checked to see if they are free from flaws, join lines, flashing or air bubbles before they are added to the wax tree. Wax is the best substance to use to create moulds as it retains its shape and burns away quickly and cleanly. Once the tree is finished, a can is placed over it and investment solution is poured into the can and left to set for around three hours.
Step 3: Casting the Wax Model into a Precious Metal
We cast rings into platinum, 18ct white gold, 18ct yellow gold and 18ct rose gold. The can with the set investment powder is then placed into a furnace overnight. This allows the wax to burn out and create a reverse mould of the model. Depending on the metal we use, the metal is melted at a certain temperature and pored into the mould via our casting machine. Once the mould is cast and the metal has set, each ring is cut off the tree and sent to the Birmingham or Scotland Assay Office to be hallmarked.
Step 4: Setting and Polishing the Ring
The final step is for our goldsmith to set any diamonds or gem stones the ring consists of. Once the stones are set the ring will be polished and buffed to a high standard, ready to be packaged to the customer.
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.