Phillip Stoner The JewellerColin Graves Retirement Trophy is proud to have had a long standing association with Yorkshire County Cricket Club, which continues to flourish. Since 2002 the club have commissioned pieces including the the “Dickie Bird Clock”, displayed in Headingley’s West Stand, Darren Gough’s Retirement Trophy and Man of the Match cufflinks.

This year, Phillip Stoner were honoured to have been asked to produce a commemorative trophy for retiring Chairman, Colin Graves. Sat on top of a wooden plinth, the engraved, Sterling Silver replica First Team Cap bears the club’s distinctive Yorkshire Rose logo.

A passionate farewell speech from Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s retiring Chairman, Colin Graves, brought a prolonged standing ovation at the Club’s Annual General Meeting at Headingley on Saturday 28th March 2015. Colin, who stood down after the meeting, takes up his new post as Chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board in May.

YCCC President, Dickie Bird, who was re-elected for a second year in office, presented Colin with the Sterling Silver Retirement Trophy on behalf of the club.

Phillip Stoner The Jeweller, sponsors of YCCC for many years, is proud to have been named Official Jeweller to Yorkshire County Cricket Club.


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 if you have a bespoke jewellery enquiry.


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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