Stephen Webster routinely has fun collections loaded with whimsy and a rock ’n’ roll edge, but this year’s offerings may be his most inventive and breathtaking since his Murder She Wrote and Fireworks styles circa 2011–12. I was floored by the beauty and thoughtfulness of every single piece: From masterful gold collar necklaces with diamonds and gemstones to feather-inspired earrings with detachable drops, from thorny diamond pieces and marquise-effect and cut colored gems to chevron-motif numbers with color gradients in purple to white to orangey-reds, yellows, and whites, each piece was more awe-inspiring than the next.
The overall themes of this year’s fine jewelry collections nod to his English heritage. Think William Blake’s Albion Rose sketches, David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust in the Lady Stardust collection which also references herringbone and chevron patterns, pheasants in the Magnipheasant collection, and thorns à la English roses (a signature style in Webster’s body of work). Below are just three of the newest looks; if you’re attending Baselworld, don’t miss a trip to his stand in Hall 2.2 C73.
Large Lady Stardust bracelet in 18k gold with 6.91 cts. t.w. orange sapphires, 3.88 cts. t.w. red sapphires, and 3.75 cts. t.w. yellow sapphires, $26,000; Stephen Webster
Magnipheasant Feathers ring in 18k gold with 8.73 cts. t.w. amethyst, 6.95 cts. t.w. red garnet, and 0.59 ct. black diamonds, $16,000; Stephen Webster
Stargazer long earrings in 18k gold with 6.63 cts. t.w. emerald pavé, $13,500; Stephen Webster
Collar necklace from Thorn Couture collection in 18k gold with Tahitian pearls and diamonds, price not available at press time; Stephen Webster
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