One of the biggest and brightest charitable events in the region’s calendar took place at Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate on Saturday November 10th and once again Yorkshire dug deep – with over a quarter of a million pounds raised for Barnardo’s for the 4th consecutive year.
The Firecracker Ball, which is now in its 17th year supporting the world famous children’s charity, takes place every November in a huge themed marquee attached to Rudding Park Hotel, and this year over 680 guests were transported through the marquee and into the dazzling Brazilian Carnival.
Highlights of the ball included moving speeches from a group of young people supported by Barnardo’s in Bradford (ages 10-22); an auction of ‘money can’t buy’ prizes, including lots donated by Sir Paul McCartney and The Angels Events and a performance from pop sensation, Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
All funds raised on the night will be donated to Barnardo’s in Yorkshire, who each year help almost 14,000 children, young people and their families in over 80 specialised projects in local communities. Since the first Firecracker Ball for Barnardo’s in 2002, the event has now raised over £2.8 million.
As well as attending the ball, Phillip Stoner donated a 1ct Asscher Cut Diamond plus a £1000 Gift Voucher to have it made into a beautiful piece of jewellery in their Leeds workshop. The hugely successful diamond raffle raises much needed money for Barnardo’s each year and the jeweller is thrilled to be involved.
Light Night Leeds is back on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th October 2018. Visit Leeds city centre from 6-11pm and be mesmerised by amazing art installations and performances.
Phillip Stoner’s Leeds stores will both be open late until 7.30pm so we can enjoy the action too! Visit Victoria Leeds to see the Humanoids – an installation by Fantastic Planet and witness an incredible parade at Trinity Leeds shopping centre.
Humanoids – An art installation by Fantastic Planet, on display at Victoria Leeds.
Find out more and see the full map and itinerary at WhatsOnLeeds
Did you know that Phillip Stoner The Jeweller has its own workshop on-site in Victoria Leeds where we produce Bespoke Jewellery?⠀
If you spot something in our window or online that you love but it’s not perfect, ask us whether we can make it bigger, smaller, in a different metal or to suit a specific budget. The answer is usually yes! ⠀
p.s. It’s a myth that creating a bespoke piece of jewellery costs more than buying something from the window. The price is often dictated by the centre stone, whether it’s a diamond or coloured stone and how much you want to spend is up to you.
Our Phillip Stoner boutiques have each been given an Art Deco inspired makeover to echo our incredible new jewellery collection which launches this Autumn.
For the past few months we’ve been busy behind the scenes developing a new range of Art Deco inspired diamond jewellery and rings, designed in-house and available exclusively at our stores in Leeds and Manchester.
The Ava Collection celebrates the simple lines and sculptural detail that epitomised jewellery from the Art Deco era and Arts & Crafts movement. Reimagined for a contemporary audience, each diamond is held in place securely by simple bar settings, while intricate detailing pays homage to iconic buildings of the Art Deco era, such as the the Chrysler Building in New York. The epitome of elegant simplicity.
Earrings, pendants and rings are arriving soon so keep checking back for more details.
We’re spreading the love this Valentine’s Day and giving you the opportunity to win a diamond when you shop at Phillip Stoner.
Spend £1000+ at a Phillip Stoner boutique from 9th February 2018 and you’ll be given the chance to enter our Diamond Dip competition, sponsored by Jewellers of Excellence.
Each qualifying customer will be given one opportunity to pick a satin pouch at random. Open it up and discover whether it holds a synthetic stone or a real Diamond!
There are three 0.25ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds worth £500 to be won. As soon as all three have been claimed the competition will be over – keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook for updates
What you do with the diamond is up to you…. let us create a pendant or ring in our Leeds workshop. Or why not add to it and let Phillip Stoner’s jewellery designer inspire you.
*T&Cs Offer valid from 9th February 2018 or until all 3 prizes have been claimed. Customers must spend £1000+ on products and/or services at a Phillip Stoner The Jeweller store to participate. Participants will be given one opportunity to pick a stone at random. There are a total of 3 Diamond prizes worth £500 each to be won.
Dine with Chino Latino in Leeds this Valentine’s Day where you can enjoy delicious Pan-Asian food and live music. You’ll also have the opportunity to win a diamond with Phillip Stoner The Jeweller!
Award winning Pan-Asian Restaurant, Chino Latino, is located at Park Plaza Leeds opposite Leeds Station. Their Pan-Asian food is served to share and dishes are brought steadily to the table creating an informal yet sophisticated style of eating and drinking – the best way to enjoy the taste sensation that is Chino Latino.
Each couple dining from the £37.50pp Valentine’s Day Set Menu will be served a glass of bubbles on arrival that will be decorated with a gemstone. Over the course of the evening, one lucky guest will discover that their’s is a genuine 0.33ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond! The winner will also receive a £250 Gift Voucher to put towards creating a piece of jewellery at Phillip Stoner’s Leeds Boutique.
RESERVE YOUR TABLE NOW
Call Chino Latino on 0113 3804 080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CHINO LATINO RESTAURANT & BAR, BOAR LANE, LEEDS, LS1 5NS
T&Cs: Competition is valid 14.02.18. Guests must pre-book a table with a minimum of 2 guests dining from the Valentine’s Day set menu. The prize draw will be announced between 8.30pm and 9.30pm. If a setting exceeds £250 the winner will need to pay the difference. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions. Management reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.
The Firecracker Ball, one of the biggest and brightest charitable events in the region’s calendar, took place at Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate on Saturday 11th November, this year with an Alice in Wonderland theme. Once again Yorkshire dug deep – with early indications showing over £270,000 raised for Barnardo’s on the night.
Highlights of the ball included moving speeches from Barnardo’s volunteers; an auction of ‘money can’t buy’ prizes, including lots donated by Sir Richard Branson, James Corden, Depeche Mode, Bruce Oldfield and a performance from the most successful British soul band of all time, Hot Chocolate.
Phillip Stoner The Jeweller has now supported the Firecracker Ball for 6 consecutive years. This year the company donated a 1ct Diamond, amongst other prizes, in order to raise funds in the ‘Eat Me’ raffle. All funds raised on the night will be donated to Barnardo’s in Yorkshire, who each year help almost 14,000 children, young people and their families in over 80 specialised projects in local communities
Please visit www.thefirecrackerball.co.uk to find out more about the event. Firecracker Ball 2018 will take place on 10thNovember; it’s never too early to find out how to be a sponsor, donate a prize, or book tickets!
Join Phillip Stoner from 6-9pm on Thursday 5th October for a night of shopping, entertainment, good food, discounts and more. Victoria Leeds’ annual Shopping Affair is back and bigger than ever.
Take advantage of special offers and discounts throughout the centre, including 15% Off at Phillip Stoner The Jeweller!
Although the entertainment is taking place in Leeds, all 3 Phillip Stoner stores will have Champagne flowing and will be honouring the discount. Please RSVP to the store of your choice if you would like to book an appointment:
Victoria Quarter, Leeds: 10am – 9pm
email@example.com 0113 242 7888
Trinity Leeds: 10am – 8pm
firstname.lastname@example.org 0113 234 3003
Spinningfields, Manchester: 11am-7pm
email@example.com 0161 833 1751
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It’s Father’s Day on Sunday 18th June 2017 and while we all want to celebrate our Fathers and shower them with gifts to show our appreciation, general consensus is that Dads are hard to buy for.
If you ask them what they’d like, they typically “don’t need or want anything”. Surprises are out of the question. If Dads do need or want something they tend to buy it themselves there and then. That or it belongs on a list named ‘If I won the Lottery…’
At Phillip Stoner, we think we’ve found the perfect thing. A Father’s Day gift that will last a lifetime, can be personal without being mushy and is bound to be loved by any dapper Dad.
Introducing Cufflinks by Deakin & Francis….
Make it Personal
From the classic to the quirky, there is a design for every gentleman. A pair of Bee cufflinks for a proud Mancunian, Rugby Balls for a sports enthusiast or Range Rovers for those who enjoy the countryside. For something more subtle there are plain silver disc cufflinks that can be engraved with a name, date or family crest. Or patterned discs, which are hand painted in enamel and could represent the colours of a favourite sports team or school house.
Made in Britain
In the heart of England’s Jewellery Quarter, skilled craftsmen and craftswomen manufacture every aspect of Deakin & Francis cufflinks from the unique spring fittings to the hand painted vitreous enamel.
Deakin & Francis oversee each step of the manufacturing process and take the utmost pride in the quality of their cufflinks. All items are made from either Sterling Silver or 9ct or 18ct Gold and feature quality gemstones. A true investment piece, Deakin & Francis Cufflinks are often passed down through several generations of families.
Deakin & Francis was founded in 1786 and is now owned by brothers James & Henry Deakin who are the seventh generation to manage the family business. James & Henry are both fully qualified gemologists and manage every single aspect of the business from design to point of sale. Their passion for their jewellery is undeniable.
Shop online or in-store with code FATHERSDAY to receive 20% off Deakin & Francis Cufflinks when you buy before 18th June 2017.
On Thursday 6th October The VQ Shopping Affair arrived in Leeds once again.
The arcades were brought to life for the Disco Deluxe themed event with light shows, live singers, acrobats and dancers.
The atmosphere throughout Victoria Leeds and Phillip Stoner was amazing with shoppers revelling in the special offers and enjoying Champagne and chocolates by Charbonnel et Walker all night.
Here’s looking forward to seeing what the next Shopping Affair holds in October 2017!