Here at Steven Stone we manufacture all engagement rings and other diamond and gem set jwellery.
See How We Create Engagement Rings
The first step to creating an engagement ring is choosing the diamond type – diamond shape, cut clarity colour and carat weight. Then you need to choose the style of engagement ring you want- whether it be a single diamond engagement ring, multiple diamonds, or shoulder set with diamonds. Once the style of the engagement ring is determined our in-house designer uses computer aided design to visualise the appearance of the engagement ring – as seen in the image below.
The first initial design of the engagement ring
Once the design of the engagement ring is complete the next stage is to print the design on the computer into a wax model of the ring using our top of the range Proto Wax printing machine. The image below shows the designed princess cut engagement ring printed into a wax 3D model ready to be casting into a desired precious metal. The next step is to stick the engagement ring along with other engagement rings onto a wax stem to create what is known as a "tree of wax". The wax tree is then placed into a can along with a mixture of investment powder and water which is poured over the tree and then place in an oven for 24 hours at a set temperature - know as the "lost wax process". Basically while the wax is in the oven it evaporates and the investment mix creates a mould around where the wax engagement rings and were. After 24 hours of being in the oven the can is taken out and placed into the casting machine where the metal - either 18 carat white and yellow or platinum is poured into the can and the moulds of the engagement rings . In the image below you can see what the engagement ring looks like after it has been casted into metal. The next step is for the ring to be assembled and polished. Our skilled gold smith beautifully handcrafts each engagement ring by setting the diamonds, assembling the head of the ring and finally polishing the ring.
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.