The Firecracker Ball 2018

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.

The Firecracker Ball 2018

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.

Light Night Leeds 2018

Fantastic Planet - Humanoids

Humanoids – An art installation by Fantastic Planet, on display at Victoria Leeds.

Find out more and see the full map and itinerary at WhatsOnLeeds


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.

Win a Diamond at Phillip Stoner The Jeweller, Leeds & Manchester

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.

Call Chino Latino on 0113 3804 080 or email

Chino Latino Restaurant, Leeds


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.
Firecracker Ball 2017 -  Alice in Wonderland

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 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!


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   0113 242 7888

Trinity Leeds: 10am – 8pm  0113 234 3003

Spinningfields, Manchester: 11am-7pm  0161 833 1751



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



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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.

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 > 


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