Coming Soon… An Exclusive Collaboration with Stephen Webster

Phillip Stoner and Portfolio of Fine Diamonds are set to launch a stunning engagement ring created by legendary British designer Stephen Webster. The special piece will be available exclusively from Phillip Stoner in Leeds and Manchester from August 5th 2013.

Arguably the most famous British jeweller of our time, Webster is known for his bold, edgy work and has previously designed pieces for many famous names including Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna, Kate Hudson and Axl Rose.

Exclusive Stephen Webster Engagement Ring

Stephen Webster’s keen eye for detail and glam-rock attitude combined with Portfolio’s promise of the highest quality at the best possible price has produced a dramatic design available at £3,500.The ring embodies elements of a classic engagement ring; a brilliant cut single stone diamond set in platinum, with a modern twist, making a beautiful and distinctive ring. The GIA certified diamond is enveloped by a twirling quatrefoil of diamonds and held in place by beautifully faceted claws.

The ring will be available exclusively from Phillip Stoner boutiques in Leeds and Manchester from the 5th August 2013.

Ungar & Ungar at Phillip Stoner

Since our Trinity Leeds’ boutique opened in March, Phillip Stoner has welcomed several new faces to the team. First to arrive was Aimee, whose general enthusiasm, passion for jewellery and penchant for asking lots of questions keeps us all entertained! Having been here for two months, we asked Aimee to choose her favourite pieces from the Phillip Stoner collections…

“Coming from a fashion jewellery background, I have only recently been introduced to the world of fine jewellery and all its beauty. Within my first week I came across a collection of floral wedding rings by Ungar & Ungar that I fell in love with…

Ungar & Ungar Jewellery… By far the most beautiful and unique jewellery I have ever seen, the collection features a variety of floral diamond bands, some including precious coloured stones, such as pink sapphire and ruby, mounted in either platinum or 18ct gold. Encrusted in diamonds, the range definitely feeds my sparkle addiction!

I was lucky enough to meet Bernard Ungar, the designer, within my first month at Phillip Stoner and I viewed his entire collection of rings and jewellery. As you can imagine, I was in my element and in complete awe of every piece, secretly picking out the ideal ring for my (currently non-existent) future husband to buy me!

I’ve got my eye on a gorgeous 18ct yellow gold band with rubies and diamonds set within an intricate floral pattern. So I have my perfect ring – all I need now is my perfect man!” – Aimee, Phillip Stoner, Trinity Leeds

Ti Sento Jewellery, Now In Manchester

After its continued success at our Leeds boutiques, Ti Sento Milano’s covetable jewellery collections have finally arrived in Manchester city centre and are now available at Phillip Stoner’s Spinningfields store.

Offering an extensive collection of tantalizing silver pieces, designed to mix and match, Ti Sento’s innovative range features rings to stack, bracelets and bangles to layer and adaptable chains, pendants and earrings.

Ti Sento Milano

With prices starting at £25, Ti Sento aims to bring the quality and beauty of fine jewellery to the silver jewellery market. Every stone is hand-set and each sterling silver piece is finished with a high quality rhodium plate, which gives the metal an extra glow and protects it from natural discolouration.

Ti Sento’s V.I.P. collection, inspired by the classic beauty of diamonds and pearls, features elegant silver pieces decorated with sparking cubic zirconia and mother of pearl, while seasonal collections embrace vibrant colours and fashion-forward style.

View Ti Sento’s collections at The Avenue, Manchester, Victoria Quarter or Trinity Leeds, or explore Ti Sento jewellery online at phillipstoner.com

The Lila Collection Available Exclusively at Phillip Stoner

To bring freshness to the classical simplicity of a single-stone diamond engagement ring is the ultimate design challenge, even for the most accomplished of jewellers. A challenge which is perfectly met in The Lila Collection. Available exclusively at Phillip Stoner, each ring within the collection gives full expression to the timeless beauty of a diamond, combined with freshness and individuality of contemporary design.

Lila Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring

Developed in 2007 to coincide with the arrival of Phillip Stoner’s first grandaughter, Lila, these unique rings were created by our team of experienced designers and goldsmiths, with the project headed by Phillip himself.

The beauty of the designs stem from the low, cradle settings, which allow the optimum amount of light to refract through the diamonds, without needing it to sit too high on the finger – something many women find annoying if they lead an active lifestyle.

Developed over several years to encompass a range of fancy cut diamonds, each setting is handmade with exact precision to complement the shape and proportions of the stone at its heart.Lila Marquise Cut Diamond Ring

More than six years later, The Lila Collection continues to take pride of place in the window of each Phillip Stoner store.

View the collection online >

Diamonfire Jewellery, Perfect For Every Occasion

Diamonfire’s exquisite, sterling silver jewellery collections are inspired by the glamour and eternal magic of diamonds.

Each Diamonfire-Zirconia stone used is carefully weighed, cut and polished, mimicking the Ideal Cut and finish of a real diamond. This brings out a scintillating array of colour and sparkle in each stone.

Diamonfire Jewellery at Phillip Stoner

The Diamonfire-Zirconia are then set in sterling silver, which is protected and perfected with a high grade combination of platinum, palladium and rhodium. The triple metal plating guarantees the jewellery a long lasting, tarnish-free, high-quality finish.

The designs are a stunning fusion of classic elegance and contemporary design – perfect to wear as bridal jewellery, with a cocktail dress, or just to add a little sparkle to your everyday attire.

Shop Diamonfire jewellery online >

Portfolio of Fine Diamonds Arrives in Manchester

Our beautiful Portfolio of Fine Diamonds collection has finally arrived at our Manchester boutique, situated on The Avenue in the up and coming area of Spinningfields.

Portfolio of Fine Diamonds in Manchester

This hugely successful range has been showcased in our Leeds’ boutiques for over a year and has now been rolled out to Manchester due to popular demand.

The collection offers the complete package when it comes to choosing an engagement ring – beautiful quality, platinum settings, certificated diamonds and competitive prices, which are typically 20-50% lower than those on the high street.Portfolio of Fine Diamonds at Phillip Stoner the Jeweller

View the Portfolio collection at our Manchester or  Leeds boutiques, or shop online.

Phillip Stoner holds Andrew Geoghegan Exhibition

Incredible jewellery designer and our latest guest writer, Andrew Geoghegan tells us why it’s worth a visit to Phillip Stoner’s Victoria Quarter store this Christmas…

“I like to think that at this time of year, pieces from the AG collections are appreciated more than ever. As people wander the streets window-shopping, there’s nothing quite like the pull of shimmering jewels in a beautiful Jewellery shop window. We all love a bit of festive sparkle so when our brilliant Leeds retailer, Phillip Stoner, approached us about having a mini AG exhibition from the start of December, we couldn’t have been more pleased.

Andrew Geoghegan at Phillip Stoner, LeedsPhillip Stoner is the crème de la crème of jewellery shops, if it’s incredible pieces and impeccable customer service you’re after – these guys are the ones to provide it. Located in the magnificent Victoria Quarter, an elegant Grade II listed building; home to over 70 of the world’s most famous leading fashion and lifestyle designers such as Louis Vuitton and Harvey Nichols; Phillip Stoner is the height of luxury.

The Phillip Stoner VQ boutique store was launched in 2008 and it retains many original features include a stunning iron spiral staircase that leads up to a VIP lounge (wish I was allowed in!), where you can view the most exquisite collections of jewellery intimately over a glass of champagne, making your experience inspiring and exciting. Basically, I try as often as possible to ‘pop in’ just to spend a bit of time there!

Obviously the guys at Phillip Stoner got the hint that I love the space and so under the proviso I would stop dropping in on them every day for coffee and mince pies, they agreed to hold a mini AG exhibition… (I’m joking, promise!). The exhibition is stunning, showcasing some of the very best pieces and already ‘wowing’ shoppers looking for gorgeous cocktail rings and ‘I do’ diamond engagement rings!

I urge you all to get own there, although I can’t be held accountable when you leave with bags full of gorgeous jewels!”

View the collection at Phillip Stoner’s Victoria Quarter store or shop online.

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.

The Creation Of The Dee Ring

Working in a luxury retail environment surrounded by diamonds, it’s only natural that occasionally something sparkly will catch our eye. Denise, based at Phillip Stoner’s Victoria Quarter store, fell victim to this as she became enchanted with a loose, princess cut diamond…

“I have over 20 years experience in the jewellery trade, more than 10 of these at Phillip Stoner. I have a real passion for providing a special experience for customers and I particularly enjoy assisting them when they want to create bespoke jewellery that is completely unique.

However, this has turned out to be quite dangerous for me in the past (or at least for my husband’s wallet!)… It was when I was looking at some loose diamonds for a customer that I fell in love with an amazing, 2ct, D-colour, princess cut diamond. I soon realised I couldn’t let it slip through my fingers, so by the time I’d persuaded my husband that after 7 years of marriage I deserved it, I’d already started to think about how it could look!

The Dee Ring, Exclusive to Phillip Stoner

Working in a jewellers who has a huge collection of engagement rings and their own workshop, I was spoilt for choice, but I knew ultimately that I wanted a totally bespoke ring. After speaking to our goldsmiths, I chose a platinum bar-setting, as I liked its simplicity and the fact that it would protect the diamond. I also decided on a soft, curved V-setting on the side, as I felt it showed off the diamond at its best and gave the ring a much softer finish. For the profile of the band, I copied the shape of my wedding ring (which had previously been re-made by our goldsmiths using an old ring I had owned), this meant the two rings would compliment each other perfectly.

Even after seeing the CAD (Computer Aided Design) images first, when I received the finished ring from our workshop it was even better than I could ever have imagined! As soon as I started wearing it I had numerous compliments and after being asked to reproduce the ring several times, we soon realised just how much people were drawn to the simplicity and uniqueness of the design. It was then that our MD, Jonathan Stoner asked my permission to include the design as part of our core collection. The ‘Dee’ ring is now produced in various carat weights and is shown in all Phillip Stoner stores.

I loved that I chose the diamond and helped to design the setting myself, it made the experience and the ring so personal to me. Even now, each time a Dee ring is made, it is handmade in our workshop and every setting is shaped specifically to cradle its own diamond, making every ring as unique as mine.”