Who Is Christopher Stoner?
Meet The Silver Fox…
I am first and foremost a family man.
Being involved in designing and creating a piece of jewellery that is an everlasting representation of the love that exists between two people, is an incredible honour.
Being a perfectionist can be trying for my wife and family. But, when it comes to my jewellery creations, there is no room for average. I strive and achieve perfection with every single commission. A piece never passes my quality checks until I am satisfied it has met my exacting standards of perfection.
That is why every piece I design and create comes with a lifetime guarantee.
When I was young my dad became the owner of a large jewellery workshop in Bradford. At one time, 20 guys were creating and repairing jewellery at the bench.
I spent hours in that workshop. A jewellery workshop has all your senses tingling. It was a magical place for a young boy. I can be right there now again - a certain smell, or sound can transport me right back.
Whilst I grew up around jewellery, I didn't intend to become a jeweller. By the time I finished university, the family business now included two retail stores. Dad asked if I could help out, “until you decide what you want to do,” he said.
I joined and immediately loved the work. I got my diamond grading qualifications and spent time learning the ropes on the bench. The store I ran became a drop-in centre. All kinds of waifs and strays would call in for a chat and a coffee. We made friends with everybody. I learnt all aspects of jewellery design and worked with a great team of people.
Going Solo with Bespoke Jewellery Design
The work I always enjoyed the most was creating bespoke pieces of jewellery for clients. It was challenging and complicated. For me though this was important work. I'd experienced how emotionally attached clients became to a piece of jewellery made just for them. So, when the time came for me to follow my own path, this is what I set out to do.
Nearly 15 years on and I absolutely believe the unique jewellery I create is superior in every sense to mass-produced high street jewellery. A tailor-made piece of jewellery has far more intrinsic value. Jewellery this special is weighted with extra sentiment.
Thanks to technology and experience, I am now able to guarantee that commissioning a unique piece of jewellery is totally risk-free. Without doubt it is the most interesting and exciting way to purchase jewellery.