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.

REFURBISHING LEEDS LORD MAYOR’S CHAINS OF OFFICE

In 2015 Phillip Stoner was pleased to once again work on Leeds Lord Mayor’s Chains of Office.

The Yorkshire based Jeweller has been closely associated with Leeds City Council for many years, undertaking restoration projects, providing valuations for insurance and producing bespoke items including Chains of Office worn by the former Deputy Mayor and, more recently, Leeds Children’s Mayor.

We shadowed our Goldsmith, housed within our Victoria Quarter Leeds store, as he restored the intricately decorated links of 18ct Yellow Gold to their former glory.

Phillip Stoner Repairs Leeds Lord Mayor's Chains of Office 2015

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ETERNITY RING; A SYMBOL OF EVERLASTING LOVE

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes.. an Eternity Ring

More than 2000 years ago, Ancient Egyptians used Circles in hieroglyphics to represent eternity. Similarly, rings, often gem encrusted circles of metal, were worn to symbolise the eternal bond between two people during their marriage and in the afterlife.

2000 years later, Eternity Rings are gifted as a sign of everlasting affection; typically bought to celebrate the birth of a child, an anniversary or special occasion.

Find a Diamond Eternity Ring at Phillip Stoner The Jeweller

Available in Platinum, 18ct Gold (White, Yellow or Rose) or Palladium, there are hundreds of styles of Eternity Rings at Phillip Stoner to choose from. From floral bands to classic three-stone rings, an Eternity ring can either be worn with an engagement and wedding ring, or by itself on the right hand.

Browse a small selection of Phillip Stoner’s diamond eternity rings online, or call into one of our stores to find you perfect style.

CHOOSING AN ENGAGEMENT RING: DOES SIZE MATTER?

It’s the age old question; when you’re buying a diamond engagement ring, does size matter?

We’ve asked and the answer is a resounding “Yes”. It’s all about personal preference and the practicalities, taking into account  her style, taste and environment… “Will it suit her hand? Is it practical to wear everyday? Will she love it as much in 20 years as she does right now?”

Find the Perfect Engagement Ring at Phillip Stoner The Jeweller

It’s also important to consider the quality of a diamond, bigger isn’t always better. The Carat weight determines the size of the stone, but to have an intense fire a diamond needs to be Cut as symmetrically as possible and be polished to a high standard. It should be bright white in Colour and be clear of any dark inclusions or marks that could be noticeable to the naked eye – also known as the Clarity of the diamond.

Ultimately, every diamond is completely unique and is sure to be cherished forever. Size does matter, but only in regards to making sure you choose the right one for you and your fiancée to be.

Phillip Stoner offers a wide selection of diamond engagement rings to suit any requirements, with prices from £675 to £200,000+

Browse Phillip Stoner’s Engagement Rings  online or email info@phillipstoner.com if you have a bespoke jewellery enquiry.

EXQUISITE JEWELLERY, HANDMADE IN LEEDS

Tucked away underneath Phillip Stoner’s Victoria Quarter store in Leeds is our workshop, where jewellery is created, repaired or restored.

Graham, our Master Goldsmith, created a beautiful solitaire engagement ring over the weekend. It’s amazing what you can do with Platinum wire, a Diamond, a little time and a lot of talent…

Phillip Stoner Jewellery Workshop, Handcrafting an Engagement Ring

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FIRECRACKER BALL BESPOKE RING UPDATE

In November 2014 Phillip Stoner donated a prize for the Chocolate Bar Raffle at the Willy Wonka’s World of Pure Imagination themed Firecracker Ball. In addition to a loose 1.96ct Chocolate Diamond, the winner was gifted £1000 to spend on creating a bespoke piece of jewellery, to be made in Phillip Stoner’s Leeds Workshop.

In the new year, Shona Masood, met with our jewellery designer, Philippa, who has since created a stunning 18ct Rose Gold and Diamond Set Cocktail Ring.

Firecracker Ball 2014 Bespoke JewelleryIn total, The Firecracker Ball raised an amazing £210,000 for Barnardo’s on the night – an amazing result!

EXCLUSIVE SARAH HO DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING

Following the success of Portfolio of Fine Diamonds’ exclusive Stephen Webster ring, launched in 2013; another exclusive piece has been designed, this time by award-winning fine jewellery designer Sarah Ho.

Sarah Ho Ring for Portfolio of Fine Diamonds at Phillip Stoner

Sarah’s fresh and romantic style combined with Portfolio’s promise of the highest quality at the best possible price has produced a delicate and perfectly harmonious design, set with a single fine quality brilliant cut diamond weighing 0.30ct. Priced at £1995, the ring is available exclusively from Phillip Stoner in Leeds and Manchester.

The ring’s unique look effortlessly captures the everlasting beauty of a diamond. Featuring a hand chosen certificated centre stone, feminine curves and sparkling diamonds complete this one of a kind, hand crafted platinum ring.Jewellery Designer, Sarah Ho at Phillip Stoner

Sarah said; “I am thrilled to work with Portfolio of Fine Diamonds to design an exclusive and original Sarah Ho engagement ring. The design is unique and stylish, to be cherished today and treasured for years to come – just as an engagement ring should be.”

LOVE DIAMONDS SILVER JEWELLERY COLLECTION

The Love Diamonds Jewellery Collection exudes a delicate feminine charm. Starting from £195, a range of styles are available to suit everyone’s taste and budget.

Love Diamonds by Portfolio of Fine Diamonds

Featuring dazzling, brilliant cut diamonds in modern rub over settings, this timeless sterling silver jewellery collection includes earrings, necklaces and bracelets which glisten beautifully against the skin.

SHOP THE COLLECTION IN-STORE AT PHILLIP STONER, VICTORIA QUARTER, LEEDS

Juno Lucina Diamonds “The Original Push Gift”

The growing popularity of “The Push Gift” in the UK is taking the maternity industry by storm, largely influenced by the glitterati of the United States and the arrival of Prince William and Kate’s baby boy! Needless to say, most women won’t expect a luxury villa on Mustique, or a tiara quite like Kate, but a diamond pendant or earrings from the Juno Lucina collection can be the perfect way to celebrate a women’s journey into motherhood.

Juno Lucina "The Original Push Gift"

This stunning collection is inspired by Juno Lucina, the Roman Goddess of Childbirth, who was responsible for safeguarding pregnant women and their newborn children. Each piece features two beautiful round brilliant cut diamonds, symbolic of mother and child, cradled in elegant, 18ct gold twist settings.

Known as “The Original Push Gift”, Juno Lucina diamond pendants and earrings are traditionally given to women during or after pregnancy to celebrate their new arrival, but could also be a stunning gift for a wedding day, anniversary or birthday.

JUNO LUCINA IS AVAILABLE TO BUY IN-STORE OR ONLINE, VIEW THE COLLECTION >