If you’re working up the courage to pop the question to your other half, buying the perfect engagement ring is essential. But buying an engagement ring can be a complicated, daunting task. Here's some tips to help you in your quest to find the perfect ring; Know Your Terminology – get to know which metals are generally used for engagement rings and have an understanding of the different ring styles. You also need to do your research on diamonds. What shape do you want? Do you understand how a diamond is graded for its quality and value? Metals – As a woman will wear her engagement ring every day, precious metals like yellow gold, white gold, rose gold and platinum are always best. We always recommend choosing 18ct gold for jewellery. Ring Setting Styles - The most traditional style of setting for a diamond engagement ring is the solitaire, where the diamond is set on its own. Other popular styles are three stone settings, halo diamond settings where the centre stone is bordered with smaller diamonds and shoulder set diamond engagement rings. How a Diamond is graded – a diamond is graded by four main characteristics – cut, clarity, carat weight and colour. Cut refers to the internal proportions of the diamond. You can tell a well cut diamond by the amount of sparkle it has, as more light will pass through. The clarity is graded by any internal marks or external blemishes, which look like black dots. These marks are only normally visible through magnification. Our recommended diamond clarity grades are as follow: FL – flawless, IF – internally flawless, VVS1-VVS2 – very, very slightly included, VS1-VS2 – very small inclusions and SI1-SI2 – small inclusions. A diamonds carat weight is a measurement of its weight – the higher the carat weigh the rarer and pricier the stone. A one cart diamond is equal 200 milligrams and further divided into 100 points making a half carat diamond 50 points. Colour - with white diamonds the clearer the colour the better. The highest and clearest diamond colour is graded D and goes down to Z where the diamond will have a visible yellow tint.
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.