Phillip Stoner creates chain for Leeds child mayor

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Silver design features hand-crafted with carved and engraved details.

Leeds Jeweller Phillip Stoner has created a hand-crafted silver chain for the city’s newly appointed Children’s Mayor.

The chain was presented to Charlotte Williams, who was selected for the role after four weeks of voting and more than 6,800 votes cast.

In one of her first official engagements, Williams accompanied the Lord Mayor of Leeds, councillor Thomas Murray to a ceremony at Phillip Stoner’s Victoria Quarter boutique, where she was presented with her own Chain of Office, designed and handcrafted onsite by Phillip Stoner’s master craftsmen, Graham Mathers.

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The piece is made from twists of sterling silver, carved and engraved by hand, and will be worn by the Leeds Children’s Mayor for years to come.

Phillip Stoner managing director Jonathan Stoner said: “It’s an honour to be involved in creating a piece of history for Leeds and as an independent, family-run jeweller, we’re thrilled that the council continues to show their support for local businesses.”

In 2002 Phillip Stoner was entrusted to restore The Great Mace of the City of Leeds and the Lord Mayor’s 18ct gold Chain of Office, a process that took more than four weeks to complete. The jeweller was then asked to produce a new gold Chain of Office for the Deputy Lord Mayor, a replica of the original, which was thought to have been made around 1840.
 

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