You’re Invited: Victoria Leeds Shopping Affair 2017

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!

Join us for the Victoria Leeds Shopping Affair 2017

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
vq@phillipstoner.com   0113 242 7888

Trinity Leeds: 10am – 8pm
trinity@phillipstoner.com  0113 234 3003

Spinningfields, Manchester: 11am-7pm
manchester@phillipstoner.com  0161 833 1751

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A FATHER’S DAY GIFT FOR THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING

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.

Deakin & Francis Cufflinks. Father's Day Gifts at Phillip Stoner The Jeweller

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.

Family Matters
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.

 

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER – DISCO DELUXE AT VQ LEEDS

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!

VQ Leeds Shopping Affair 2016

VQ SHOPPING AFFAIR 2016 – DISCO DELUXE

THURSDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2016, 6-9PM

Put on your dancing shoes and join us at The Victoria Quarter for a night of disco and discounts as The VQ Shopping Affair returns.

VQ Shopping Affair 2016, Leeds

SHOPPING WITH SPECIAL OFFERS & DISCOUNTS

The VQ’s 60 boutiques will be offering some amazing discounts and special offers on the night. Phillip Stoner will be announcing what we have in store soon so keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter.

LIVE MUSIC AND DISCO DANCERS

There’s live music with renditions of all the best disco hits. And look out for the VQ dancers with spinning disco balls on their heads, they’ll be grooving all night long.

PHOTO GLITTER BOOTH

Strike a pose in our free photo booth. There’s unlimited prints, so you can take as many as you like. Plus, lots of props to help you channel your inner funk.

MIRROR BALL ACROBATICS

The star of the show. Watch as stunning acrobatics are performed from atop the mirror ball. It’s Moulin Rouge meets Saturday Night Fever.

FREE PARKING

RSVP and you’ll get free parking on the night in Templar Street car park and Edward Street car park, both are just minutes away from Victoria Quarter.

September Birthstone: Sapphire

Timeless Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Rings have been reinvented to give them a sleek contemporary look in Phillip Stoner’s latest jewellery collections. Each ring has a delicate sprinkling of diamonds to enhance the rich depth of colour of the Sapphire while the Platinum settings are hand-finished to the highest possible standards. Prices start from £1925 with matching Wedding Rings and Eternity Rings available.
Sapphire & Diamond Rings at Phillip Stoner The Jeweller, Leeds & Manchester

Sapphire Fact File:

  • Birthstone for those born in September.
  • Used to celebrate a 45th Wedding Anniversary
  • Thought to represent Honesty, Loyalty, Purity & Trust – the perfect choice for an Engagement Ring
  • A 9 on the Mohs Scale, Sapphire is the secondest hardest mineral only to Diamond
  • Available in a variety of colours including Blue, Pink, Yellow, Orange, Green & Violet

Phillip Stoner MD Attends Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

On the 12th May Phillip Stoner MD, Jonathan Stoner and wife Helen, were pleased attend a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

The invitation only event, hosted by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, marked Barnardo’s 150th Anniversary and was an opportunity to thank staff, volunteers and supporters for their commitment to the charity.

Buckingham Palace Garden Party 2016

Phillip Stoner has supported Barnardo’s for many years at The Firecracker Ball, a spectacular charity event that is held at Rudding Park each November. As well as attending the ball the jeweller has donated prizes including loose diamondsfine jewellery and the chance to create a bespoke piece of jewellery in-house, raising thousands of pounds for the charity.

Barnardo’s works with more than 240,000 of the UK’s most vulnerable children, young people, parents and carers and runs 960 services around the United Kingdom. To find out more or to make a donation, Click Here > 

Andrew Geoghegan As Seen On Pippa Middleton

Socialite and sister to our future Queen, Pippa Middleton, has been spotted wearing the Chocolate Cannelé Ring by luxury British Jewellery Designer, Andrew Geoghegan.

Andrew Geoghegan Chocolate Cannelé Ring at Phillip Stoner The Jeweller

 

The 18ct rose gold design, which is available from Phillip Stoner’s Victoria Quarter store in Leeds, is set with a mesmerising 0.33ct chocolate coloured diamond surrounded by a halo of brilliant diamonds.

Since 1998, award winning designer Andrew Geoghegan has been garnering a reputation for precision-designed chic; for pieces that unify sometimes seemingly contradictory elements – angular facets and soft curves, warm shades and metallic coldness.

Click here to shop the collection online >

JEWELLER CREATES PRESIDENT’S MEDAL FOR YCCC

Official Jeweller to Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Phillip Stoner, was asked to produce a commemorative medal, which was presented at the club’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday 26th March 2016.

Made from Sterling Silver, the President’s Medal was formed in the shape of the club’s distinctive Yorkshire Rose logo. The medal was then hand engraved by MD, Jonathan Stoner and finished with the Cricket club’s signature ribbon.

YCCC President's Medal 2016, made by Phillip Stoner The Jeweller

The President’s Medal, for outstanding voluntary services to the Club, was awarded to long-serving member, Nigel Pullan, who writes for the Yorkshire Yearbook as well as providing written material in various other ways.

Previous commissions undertaken for YCCC include Retirement Trophies, Man of the Match Cufflinks, Player of the Year Trophies and the Dickie Bird clock, which can still be seen in Headingley Stadium’s West Stand.

MARCH BIRTHSTONE: AQUAMARINE

Treat someone special to an Aquamarine Cocktail Ring from Ungar & Ungar‘s phenomenal Blue Jazz Collection. Vibrant Aquamarine centre stones are enhanced with a sprinkling of sapphires and diamonds in styles that capture the glamour of the Twenties.

The name “Aquamarine” is derived from Latin, aqua, meaning “water”, and marina, meaning “of the sea”. The serene colour of March’s Birthstone is said to cool the temper, allowing the wearer to remain calm and levelheaded, making them unconquerable and amiable.

Aquamarine Cocktail Rings at Phillip Stoner The Jeweller

Ungar & Ungar Jewellery is available from Phillip Stoner the Jeweller in Trinity Leeds, or Spinningfields, Manchester or online at phillipstoner.com.

THE FIRECRACKER BALL 2015 – ONCE UPON A TIME

At one of the standout charity events in the Yorkshire calendar, The Firecracker Ball, over £300,000 was raised in aid of Barnardo’s.

On the 14th November 2015, 720 guests were transported to a world of make believe as they entered the huge marquee, attached to Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate, which was transformed to a land of fairy tales for this year’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ themed ball.

Phillip Stoner at The Firecracker Ball 2015

Guests were treated to a three course gourmet dinner whilst being entertained by various musical and theatrical acts.

Sir Richard Branson, Daniel Craig, Christopher Biggins, Ben de Lisi and Sir Alex Ferguson were among the celebrities offering personalised prizes for the online auction, which came to a close after dinner.

To end the night Texas brought the house down by playing the very best of their multi-million selling albums with hits including Say What You Want and I Don’t Want a Lover.

Phillip Stoner, who have supported the charity event for four consecutive years, donated a 1ct Diamond worth £10,000 to raise money in the Diamond Raffle. The winner was invited to visit Phillip Stoner’s Victoria Quarter boutique to meet our designer and goldsmiths who have since created a beautiful bespoke piece of jewellery.

Since 2002 the annual charity ball has raised over 2 million pounds for Barnardo’s, who each year help almost 14,000 children, young people and their families in over 80 specialised projects in local communities.

The Firecracker Ball 2016 will take place on 12th November. If you would like to find out more about the event or to pledge a donation please visit www.thefirecrackerball.co.uk.