Frequently Asked Questions

Browse my selection of heirloom quality diamonds. You'll find our rare combination of quality and value to be almost irresistible.

If you have questions about any of the items you see, please call me at (913) 385-0009.


Here are some pointers to help you in your search. You may wish to bookmark this page for easy reference.

First of all, MAKE IT FUN! You may even what to come along on one of our Diamond Buying Expeditions. This is a stone that you will enjoy for many years to come, so why not enjoy the process of finding it.

Learn as much as possible about diamonds. Visit my pages on Carat Weight, Clarity, Color, and Cut etc. Visit some of the educational sights on my fun places to visit page. You can spend as much time, or as little, as you wish learning about the stone that you are looking for. Then you can start looking at actual stones safe in the knowledge that you will have the basics that you need to learn more when you actually see the stones.

Once you have decided what it is that you want to look for, then go shopping. Compare price, service, and quality at your local jewelers and on the internet. Narrow your search down to two or three items.

For those discriminating customers that enjoy a higher level of care and personal service, we've created our Platinum Customer program. As a Platinum Customer you are entitled to regular maintenace service on selected items, priority scheduling and 15% discounts for "emergency" and routine repairs and service, plus special pricing based on lifetime purchases and exclusive advanced notification of rare items and special limited offers. This is our way to reward our valued customers for your loyalty and trust. To enroll as a Platinum Customer, simply (price and enrollment procedure here).


Unfortunately, the jewelry business is vulnerable to unscrupulous opportunists who want to take advantage of consumer ignorance. You've heard of black market knock-offs of Rolex(tm) watches and other fine jewelry items. Often, sub-standard gemstones and precious metals are passed off as heirloom quality investment grade jewelry to unsuspecting and undereducated consumers. Don't get caught in this trap.


Diamonds were "born" billions of years ago, deep below the surface of the Earth. Formed of pure carbon, which crystallized under immense heat and pressure within the earth, diamonds were dramatically forced upward through volcanic eruptions. When admiring diamonds, especially those of a carat or more, considerations of cut, color, clarity, carat weight and shape are your guide to a diamond's quality and ultimately, value.

Click Here For more details about buying diamonds using the "Four Cs."

It is not nearly so easy as when looking to buy a diamond. There is no universally accepted grading standard for dealers to adhere to and the frustrations that come from finding that one dealer's "nearly flawless" looks like another dealer's "moderately included".

As if what you found in the clarity column were not confusing enough, how do you translate "daffodil yellow" or "sky blue" let alone "rich royal purple with hints of velvety blue"?

Oh, and forget about cut grades! There is no standard for cutting, nor can there be. Each stone has its own refractive index, which determines how the light will play throughout the stone. This means that angles that will create an incredible looking tanzanite might create a lifeless looking amethyst.


At Stephen's Fine Jewelry, I offer so much more than quality jewelry alone.

My goal is to serve you throughout your life by providing the information and support that will help you make the right decisions at these important life moments so you can enjoy the full gratification such special gifts can bring.

Get out there and look at LOTS of stones, then look some more. You will quickly see that the vast majority of what is being shown to you is garbage. Ask to see some well cut stones of high quality. Be prepared to go to several stores until you find one that can show you the goods! You can probably save yourself a lot of time if you just start at some of your better stores and skip the mall chain stores. I am happy to work with you if you do not find something acceptable locally.

Here is an example of a native cut stone versus what it looked like after recutting. Which would YOU prefer?


If you've shopped for quality jewelry in the past, you know that it can be a very confusing process. Two pieces that appear practically identical can be hundreds, even thousands of dollars apart in price.

That's why we've created this portion of our site. We believe an educated consumer is our best customer. Whether you shop with Stephen's Fine Jewelry or not, the information herein will help you avoid the ripoffs and get outstanding value with every precious piece of jewelry you buy.

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