Phillip Stoner, Handcrafting Jewellery Since 1982

2012 sees Phillip Stoner celebrating 30 years in the jewellery industry – a huge accomplishment. With every year that has passed the company has grown significantly and it is now recognised as the North’s leading bespoke diamond and platinum specialist. Here we take a look back at some of Phillip Stoner’s most notable achievements to date. To see the full story, view our Timeline on Facebook.

1982: Phillip Stoner the Jeweller is Founded – In 1982, after training in Jewellery Design at Bradford College of Art, Phillip Stoner opened his first boutique and workshop in Shipley, Yorkshire. In the years that followed, the company’s reputation for outstanding quality and service lead to high-profile commissions for celebrities including the late Michael Jackson and cricket umpire Dickie Bird.

1998: Phillip Stoner Relocates to Halifax, West Yorkshire – Home to both head office and the workshop between 1998 and 2012, Phillip Stoner the Jeweller’s Halifax branch allowed the company to develop their bespoke jewellery service, working closely with customers to create their own dream piece of jewellery.Phillip Stoner the Jeweller, Halifax

2002: New Store Opens at The Light, Leeds – Situated in the heart of the cosmopolitan city centre of Leeds, Phillip Stoner the Jeweller opened the doors of its first Leeds boutique in 2002.Phillip Stoner the Jeweller, The Light, Leeds

2007: New Store Opens at The Victoria Quarter, Leeds – In 2007 Phillip Stoner the Jeweller opened their second Leeds store in the Victoria Quarter, dubbed ‘The Knightsbridge of the North’. Housed in an elegant Grade II listed building, the boutique is nestled amongst some of the world’s most famous leading fashion and lifestyle designers including Louis Vuitton and Vivienne Westwood.Phillip Stoner the Jeweller, Victoria Quarter, Leeds

2007: The Lila Collection is Born – To coincide with the birth of Phillip’s first granddaughter, in 2007 The Lila Collection was developed and named in her honour. Available exclusively at Phillip Stoner the Jeweller, each piece from the collection is designed and handcrafted in-house, using only the finest quality diamonds.The Lila Collection, Phillip Stoner the Jeweller

2008: Continuing the Family Legacy – In 2008, the company’s established tradition of exceptional craftsmanship became the responsibility of Phillip’s son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Helen. To keep Phillip Stoner the Jeweller at the forefront of design, they invested in the latest technology and finest materials to offer customers unique jewellery, available exclusively at Phillip Stoner.Jonathan & Phillip Stoner

2010: Flagship Store Opens at The Avenue, Manchester – In December 2010, Phillip Stoner opened its flagship store at one of Manchester’s finest shopping destinations, The Avenue, Spinningfields.Phillip Stoner the Jeweller, The Avenue, Manchester

2011: Jonathan Stoner Named One of Professional Jeweller’s ‘Hot 100’ – In 2011 managing director , Jonathan Stoner was named one of the industry’s ‘Hot 100’ by Professional Jeweller. Jonathan was in good company as the list featured the year’s most innovative industry stars, from the most emerging designers to some of the most established retailers.

2012: Expansion of The Victoria Quarter Boutique – November 2012 sees Phillip Stoner celebrating the expansion of their breath-taking Victoria Quarter boutique, situated in the heart of Leeds City Centre. The most notable part of the expansion is the new, on-site workshop, which boasts state-of-the-art technology and highly-skilled craftsmen, who are on-site six days a week.Phillip Stoner the Jeweller, Victoria Quarter, Leeds

Diamond Donation for Barnardo’s Fundraiser

Phillip Stoner was pleased to donate a £5,000 diamond prize to help raise funds at the prestigious Firecracker Ball 2012, which took place last week in Harrogate. We, alongside other local businesses, were thrilled to pledge support for the event, which raises funds for Barnardo’s causes in Yorkshire.

Managing Director, Jonathan Stoner said, “We are delighted to be able to support the Firecracker Ball, which is a very worthy fundraiser for young people in need.  We have donated a half carat GIA Certified Diamond, D colour [the very highest colour grade available] of VS1 Clarity. This will be set into a bespoke jewellery piece, designed by us and produced by our craftsman within our workshop, to the lucky winner’s specification.”

VQ Manager, RebeccaPhillip Stoner also donated gift vouchers of £250 and £100 for two runners up in the £20 prize draw game.

Phil Taylor, Chairman of the Firecracker Ball Committee said on the evening, “This is an incredible and very generous donation from Phillip Stoner, for which we are extremely grateful.  I can imagine most ladies will want to find that lucky ticket…I’ll certainly be buying a few for my wife!”

The 2012 Firecracker Ball, took place at Rudding Park on the 10th November, and was a sell out with nearly 750 guests attending.  The ‘Roaring 20s’ themed event proved a night to remember with entertainment from soul sensation Beverley Knight.

Trinity Manager, JohnThe event has become the most significant event in the Yorkshire social calendar, helping to change the lives of thousands of children and young people across Yorkshire.  Since 2002 the ball has raised more than £1.1million for Barnardo’s causes, and this year’s event saw them raise a further £200,000 – a huge achievement!

This year The Firecracker Ball has raised funds to support family support services in Yorkshire, such as The Priory Family Centre, where family support is offered through a Drop In Group, Baby Group and Parenting Programmes. The Priory also provides support for some families with significant needs. A Short Breaks Holiday Club provides holiday activities for 8-18 year olds with complex health needs including physical disabilities, life limiting conditions and learning disabilities. The Priory Siblings Group provides support services to young people whose sibling has a disability or a life limiting illness.

To pledge a donation for Barnardo’s please click here.

Deakin & Francis Cufflinks Now at Phillip Stoner

New to Phillip Stoner is a fabulous range of sterling silver Deakin & Francis cufflinks.

The styles range from the simple and classic to the downright quirky; the simple and classic being elegantly plain silver, or a little more ornate with either mother of pearl or stunning colored enamels.

Deakin & Francis Silver Cufflinks

The quirky cufflinks are great fun, but still beautifully made and very stylish. The fat enamelled Bumble Bees with Sapphire eyes are a particular favourite. As are the slightly mad skull cufflinks with moving lower jaw and diamond eyes.

Deakin & Francis Silver Cufflinks

For the more sporty among us there are enamelled cricket ballstennis balls and a pair of very stylish golf bag inspired cufflinks.

We are constantly on the lookout for stylish ranges for men and these really do tick all the boxes, especially when searching for Christmas gifts for men of all ages.