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.

VOGUE Fashion’s Night Out Manchester 10.10.13

The style, the models, the parties, the shopping – prepare yourself, Fashion’s Night Out is here.

On the 10th October 2013, Manchester will burst into life with major retailers, independent stores, bars, restaurants and galleries opening their doors for late night shopping, in-house events and celebrity guest appearances. It’s the first time FNO, sponsored by VOGUE, has taken place in Manchester and it promises to be a night to remember.

VOGUE Fashion's Night Out

The Avenue, home to Phillip Stoner, will be awash with activity on the evening. Here’s a sneak peak at what some of the stores, including us, have planned:

Phillip Stoner – Champagne & Chocolates, 20% off in-store.*

Armani – Celebrity DJ, drinks provided by Fluid Bars.

Mulberry – Champagne & Canapés, live music and Essie Manicures.

Flannels – DJ, pampering treats, Matthew Williamson appearance.

Nicky Clarke – Meet & greet with Nicky Clarke, demonstrations and giveaways.

Oliver Sweeney – Shoe tattooing and 20% off in-store.*

To keep up to date with all the latest news and events follow @BritishVogue on Twitter or visit the official FNO website >

Call in on the day or RSVP to book an appointment: manchester@phillipstoner.com 0161 833 1751

*T&Cs apply. See in-store for details.

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

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