Here are some interesting facts about diamonds from the experts at Steven Stone fine diamond jewellers. The word diamond comes from the Greek word ’adamas’ meaning unconquerable. Diamonds are the hardest natural substance on earth. Most natural diamonds found are between one and three billion shears old and are formed deep within the earth’s crust. Diamonds are found in mines across the world including Africa, Canada, Botswana and Brazil. The diamond formation occurs miles below the earth’s surface under intense heat an crushing pressure mostly in the earth’s mantle. Diamond are forced up to the earth’s surface by volcanic rocks irrupting and can be found volcanic rock, known as Kimberlite, Diamonds are often drifted away from the volcanic rock Kimberlite and found by the sea and river beds. Not all diamonds are white, Due to impurities diamonds are found in shades of blue, yellow, pink, orange and red. The rarest mined diamonds are vivid pink, blue and green coloured. Around 80% of diamonds mined every year are not suitable to be cut into diamond jewellery. Diamonds are the only natural gemstone that is purely made up of one element - carbon making it the hardens natural substance. Diamonds are graded by four main characteristics - cut, colour, clarity and carat weight know in the industry as the 4Cs - learn more The second hardest natural substance on earth after diamond is corundum, which forms rubies update `wp_posts` set `post_content` = one of the rarest gemstones) and sapphires. The largest diamond known to earth is called the Cullinan, found in 1905 in South Africa and is an impressive 3,106.75 carats. The Cullinan diamond is nearly flawless in colour and clarity and was cut into the famous great Star of Africa and is The world’s largest diamond is called the Cullinan and was found in South Africa in 1905 and is an impressive 3,106.75 carat uncut. The diamond was cut into the famous 530.2 carat great Star of Africa, the 317.40 carat lesser Star of Africa and 104 other diamonds that now form part of the British crown jewels. Until the 15th century only kings wore diamonds as a symbol of strength and power. Now-a-days diamonds are symbolise love and mainly sold in engagement rings. The tradition of giving a diamond Engagement ring begun in 1477 when Archduke Maximillion of Australia gave a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy. Due to cleaver advertising campaigns the tradition of giving loved ones diamonds has become increasingly popular. It was said that Cupids arrow was tipped with diamond, which has the impressive magic to form the power of love between two people.
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.