Sapphires and Rubies are equally as beautiful gem stones with their rich glowing colour and beautiful shapes – but which one do you prefer?
Sapphires are usually blue stones, but do also come in a range of other colours. Some of the first gems to be cut and polished for jewellery were Sapphires, which are the second hardest precious gem stone after diamonds. They are mainly mined in Australia, Malawi, Madagascar and Sri Lanka. If a Sapphire is Royal blue it will be a lot more highly priced and valuable. For every day wear in earrings, bracelets, pendants and rings they are extremely durable and hard wearing. Like diamonds they are graded by the 4Cs – colour, cut, clarity and carat weight. Here is a Sapphire and Diamond ring we have created from our range of jewellery at Steven Stone. The ring features an oval shaped Sapphire which is flanked by two dazzling diamonds.
Rubies are very similar to Sapphires and come in a rich contrast of red tones from dark red to a pinkish red. Rubies are also extremely strong and only slightly softer than diamonds. Ruby is named after the Latin word “ruber” for red. Rubies have a strong association with the royals as they have been an integral part of some of the most famous royal jewels. The precious gem is also graded by the 4Cs, and is graded highest for the stronger and darker red colour the stone is.
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.