When it comes to buying engagement rings there are usually two main factors that our customers take into account – 1. Budget 2. The diamond Traditionally men spend on average “two months’ salary” when buying an engagement ring, however depending on your own personal finances you may want to spend a little bit less or even a little bit more. Once you have determined your budget its time to start researching diamonds. When buying any diamond you need to fully understand the 4cs of a diamond and the different diamond shapes. A diamond has four main characteristics that determined its value and price, known as the 4Cs of a diamond – diamond cut, diamond clarity, diamond colour and diamond carat weight. The diamond cut refers to the symmetry and proportioning when shaping a diamond for polishing and not the shape of the diamond. The diamonds cut effects the brilliance and sparkle of a diamond and is measured by light balance – if a diamond is poorly cut the diamond will allow less light to reflect through and result in low quality brilliance and sparkle. The diamond clarity refers to the amount of inclusions and blemishes a diamond holds. Inclusions are the internal flaws in the diamond and blemishes refer to the surface flaws on the diamonds outer appearance. Diamond colour refers to either the presence or the absence of colour in the diamond. Most engagement rings hold white diamonds, which are graded by the lack of colour in the diamond. Diamond carat weight refers to a unit of measurements used to weigh a diamond – one carat is equal to 200 milligrams or 0.2 grams. Once you have studied the various 4Cs of a diamond and determined which diamond shape you want, you need to consider which aspects are important to you. For example if you want maximum brilliance in a diamond aim to pick a higher diamond cut grade. At Steven Stone you can choose the budget and diamond when buying an engagement ring to suit your needs. With are create your own engagement ring tool. The tool allows you to pick your own the diamond specifications, pick the style of setting you want and the metal you want the engagement ring to be set in. By using our create your own engagement ring tool you are in control of deciding the budget and the diamond type for the engagement ring you want to buy, without the pressure of sales 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.