Everybody knows Stephen Webster for his edgy motifs: knives, blood droplets, barbed wire, and long reticulated finger rings that stretch from base to tip like a single-digit suit of armor. This week during Baselworld, however, the London-based artist revealed a softer side complete with faceted cushion-like cuts, freshwater pearls, and Art Deco applications—think tassels and the colors black, blue, red, and white—as well as knots and bows.
“He wants to bring something more feminine and different to the collection to show that he’s not just capable of doing the dark and edgy stuff,” an associate told JCK yesterday.
Look closely at this 18k gold cuff and you’ll see what the brand is talking about: a healthy coil of barbed wire cinches the waist of a bouquet of black opal and crystal quartz petal-like shapes accented with sapphire and diamonds.
Crystal Haze cuff in 18k gold has 2.6 cts. t.w. blue sapphires, 2.31 cts. t.w. black diamonds, and faceted quartz crystal set over black opal; £18,100