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.
Phillip 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!”