What are Blemishes and Inclusions & What Diamond Clarity Grade is Best for Me
As you may already know Diamond Clarity is one of the 4Cs of a diamond that determine its value and describes its quality. Diamond experts will grade the diamond on the amount of blemishes and inclusions both internally and externally that can be seen through a microscopic lens. Internal inclusions occur during the diamonds formation deep under the earth’s surface - where as blemishes on the diamonds surface may occur when the diamond is cut or set into a jewellery piece.
What Clarity Grade is Best For You
It’s always important to buy a diamond that is graded by a reputable diamond grading lab like GIA that will have a specific clarity grading system. It’s extremely rare for a diamond to be graded F – Flawless with no inclusions or blemishes. Our grading starts at IF – Internally Flawless where the diamond has no internal flaws, but may have some blemishes on the surface this grade is rare and expensive. The next two grades are VVS1 and VVS2 which stands for very, very slightly included. The diamond will have extremely minute inclusions only seen through magnification and is the best option if you want a good clarity grade, but don’t want to pay the price of an IF diamond. The next two grades are VS1 and VS2 which stand for very slightly included, which are again minute and can only be seen through magnification. The last two clarity grades we offer are SI1 and SI2 – slightly included which are more easily detected through magnification. A diamond does not have to be flawless to be stunning. If fact diamonds with a VVS and VS grade are the perfect choice for appearance and for quality. If you want a more affordable certificated diamond SI grades are a great choice and what gemologists call eye-clean.
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.
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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
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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
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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
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