BESPOKE JEWELLERY, MADE IN YORKSHIRE

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.

Bespoke Jewellery & Engagement Rings at Phillip Stoner The Jeweller

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.

VQ Shopping Affair – New York Leeds 10.10.13

Start Spreading the News, The Big Apple is coming to Leeds on 10th October 2013. Now in its tenth year, Victoria Quarter’s renowned shopping evening, The Shopping Affair, is an absolute must for all serious shoppers and this year has a New York, New York theme.

Victoria Quarter Shopping Affair

For all aspiring Carrie Bradshaw’s and Rockefellers it’s the perfect opportunity to take advantage of enough store offers and treats to fill Central Park! With a supporting cast that includes a Big Yellow Taxi, skyscrapers and live entertainment from Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, it promises to get everyone in a New York State of Mind.
VQ’s stores will all be open on the night with unique event-only offers and discounts, and with brands such as Harvey Nichols, Reiss, Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, Mulberry, Liz Earle and Wolford, it’s the perfect occasion for some serious 5th Avenue-style wardrobe enhancement!

Following the immense popularity of previous events, this year, both Phillip Stoner’s Victoria Quarter and Trinity stores will be open late on the evening, offering 20% off wedding rings, jewellery and diamond rings.

Please RSVP to the boutique of your choice to book an appointment, or call in on the night:

Victoria Quarter: vq@phillipstoner.com 0113 242 7888

Trinity Leeds: trinity@phillipstoner.com 0113 234 3003

A Peek Inside Our Trinity Leeds Boutique

The vision for our newest store has been realised and the result is stunning – Phillip Stoner’s latest boutique at Trinity Leeds has a luxurious, relaxed atmosphere – the perfect environment to choose that special piece of jewellery in.

Phillip Stoner the Jewellery, Trinity Leeds

Home to the Phillip Stoner’s Portfolio of Fine Diamonds collection, the store also showcases exquisite pieces from world renowned designers, Ungar & Ungar, Gerstner and Phoenix Cut Diamonds, offering a wide variety of unique engagement rings and unusual wedding rings.

Sitting alongside Phillip Stoner’s bridal jewellery collections are contemporary, sterling silver pieces from Ti Sento Milano, whose seasonal ranges feature vibrant colours and a high quality finish.

Phillip Stoner the Jewellery, Trinity Leeds

We’re open late five nights a week, so why not call in for a cappuccino or glass of champagne and one of our trained staff will be happy to talk through your requirements and find the perfect piece of jewellery for you. – Photography by Alex Yoxall

New Store to Open at Trinity, Leeds

Phillip Stoner is pleased to announce their expansion, with a new store set to open in the UK’s latest major retail development, Trinity Leeds.

We’re the latest in a long line of well known brands to join the venture, which aims to reshape the heart of the city centre, uniting three of Leeds’ busiest shopping streets and bringing together the best of the UK high street, national and international brands.

Spanning one million square feet, Trinity Leeds will house 120 stores. Other luxury brands joining Phillip Stoner at Trinity Leeds include Apple, Bose and the North’s first Everyman cinema.Trinity Leeds, Shop Fit

Phillip Stoner’s boutique store is beginning to take shape and will feature a luxurious mix of granite, chrome, rich dark wood and hints of deep purple creating a relaxed environment to shop in. On display will be jewellery  from Ungar & UngarTi Sento Milano and our own unique jewellery collections.

Trinity Leeds will be opening on the 21st March 2013 – we hope to see you there!

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.

Have You Spotted Phillip Stoner’s Taxi?

Following the fantastic success of our fabulous Portfolio of Fine Diamonds – we now have a stylish Phillip Stoner taxi and several buses whizzing around Leeds, celebrating the exquisite collection.

Portfolio of Fine Diamonds Leeds Taxi

The collection sits within the beautiful surroundings of our Victoria Quarter store, with prices starting at £925. Each certified diamond from this range is set in a highly polished platinum mount, which is hand-finished to Phillip Stoner’s exacting standards.

Shop the Portfolio of Fine Diamonds Collection >

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