One Carat Diamonds are beautiful, there’s no doubt about it, but they can also be expensive. Illusion Set Diamond Rings can give you the look of a larger Engagement Ring without breaking the budget.
Similarly, by adding multiple halos of diamonds around a smaller centre stone, you can achieve a grander look, for less
ILLUSION SET DIAMOND RINGS
Illusion setting involves clustering smaller diamonds together to create the illusion of one much bigger stone. In The Allium Collection, discreet talon claws, almost imperceptible to the naked eye, hold each Round Brilliant Cut Diamond securely in place, in an effort to make them blend as seamlessly as possible. The mixture of high quality diamonds and highly polished Platinum creates a truly spectacular ring.
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*Prices correct as of May 2020
In the past month Rainbows have become a symbol of hope, positivity and support for NHS and key workers fighting Covid-19. Our Rainbow Jewellery Collection holds some of our staff’s favourite pieces; designed to brighten up any outfit and raise a smile.
On the night we #ClapForOurCarers, we wanted to share some of our favourite mood-enhancing pieces.
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SAPPHIRES IN RAINBOW JEWELLERY: THE FACTS
- Blue Sapphires may be the most commonly known, but Sapphires can also be pink, yellow, orange, violet, green or purple. The variety of beautiful hues available are now commonly used by contemporary jewellery designers to create beautiful Rainbow Suites.
- Sapphires are hardwearing. Although not quite as tough as Diamonds, Sapphires are perfectly suited to everyday wear.
- Sapphire is the Birthstone for September and the gemstone used to celebrate the 45th Wedding Anniversary.
- Royals are fans of Sapphire jewellery, the most famous piece being the Blue Sapphire & Diamond engagement ring worn by Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cambridge. More recently Princess Eugenie was given a stunning, salmon coloured Padparadscha Sapphire Engagement Ring.
Eternity Rings are a symbol of everlasting love and are typically gifted on a significant anniversary or milestone, such as the birth of a new child.
When it comes to how you wear an eternity ring, tear up the rule book.. They don’t have to be worn alongside an Engagement Ring and Wedding Band. A lot of people choose to wear them on their right hand. There’s less pressure to find something that matches your bridal suite… and more room on your finger!
Diamond set Eternity Bands at Phillip Stoner The Jeweller start from £795 and are available in a variety of widths, metals and styles. View a small collection online at phillipstoner.com
A CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC
Made by Diamond by Appointment to their exacting standards, each one-of-a-kind ring in The Blush Collection is designed to enhance the carefully chosen, certificated diamond that sits at its heart.
Diamonds for the Blush Collection are carefully chosen for their faint pastel tones, often overlooked due to their lower colour grades despite their high clarities and carat weights. To accentuate each diamond’s natural beauty, a collar of 18ct Rose or Yellow Gold gently surrounds it. These warm tones enhance the colour of the stones beautifully and add a contemporary edge, with bi-metal jewellery becoming increasingly popular among both royals and celebrities.
As with all Diamond by Appointment engagement rings, each one is designed to sit neatly against the matching wedding rings and eternity bands on offer. The scallop-set diamond surround and shoulders are set in Platinum using a handcrafted technique, which provides a precise amount of metal to safely secure the stone with an unrivalled polish and finish. This modern take of a classic cluster ring is truly stunning.
VALUE FOR MONEY
As with all the 5C’s (cut, colour, clarity, carat and certificate), a diamond’s colour can have a significant impact on the price of a diamond. By choosing a Blush Ring, you can often achieve a real wow-factor for a fraction of the price that a ring with a D colour centre stone would command.
To find out more about the 5C’s click here.
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.
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.
Socialite and sister to our future Queen, Pippa Middleton, has been spotted wearing the Chocolate Cannelé Ring by luxury British Jewellery Designer, Andrew Geoghegan.
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.
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