About LDE

The London Diamond & Emerald Exchange is the UK’s leading supplier of certified diamonds and emeralds. We ethically source and supply loose stones and create bespoke items of jewellery in our workshops in London’s Hatton Garden.

Building on our unique set of relationships within the industry, we can deliver gem stones and jewellery at a price well below that of traditional high street retailers. Each piece that we create is unique, hand-made and never replicated.

We draw on the knowledge, skills and experience of our team to engage with our clients in a professional and consultative manner in order to deliver the highest standards of service and aftercare.

Director and Founder – LDE

Director and Founder – LDE

Phil Spencer ACSI, BA Hons

Phil has developed a broad wealth of experience in gemstones, jewellery, financial services and the armed forces.  Graduating from University College London in 2003, he subsequently served as a Commissioned Officer in the Royal Navy, prior to working in the financial services sector as a Stock Broker and Wealth Manager, both in the City of London and Dubai.  He now combines his business interests with his continuing part-time role as an Amphibious Warfare Officer in the Royal Naval Reserve.  He is a keen yachtsman, having completed a number of offshore races, he has also travelled extensively and enjoys reading and studying his profession.

Phil founded LDE in 2013 out of a life long passion for precious gems and jewellery, combined with an appreciation of the value and wealth generating potential of these assets for investors and consumers alike.  The corporate mission of LDE is to deliver precious gemstones and bespoke jewellery to both business and retail markets in a smarter, more cost-effective way than our competitors.  We achieve this in part through our unique set of relationships high in the gem supply chain and partly through our lean business model.  We supply gemstones and jewellery to order, operating online, on the phone and face-to-face, without the need for costly retail premises or inventories.  As a consequence, we can deliver our products at a faction of the price of traditional jewellers and gem dealers.