Stephen Webster’s flair for the dramatic and über cool doesn’t disappoint in his latest jewelry collection, dubbed Murder She Wrote. Launched at the Baselworld fair this year, the line is inspired by British mystery novels—though given the name of an American TV series—comprising tales of “femme fatale and the English country house,” Webster tells JCK. (Look for the Smoking Gun necklace—featuring a meandering plume of smoke wafting out of a just-fired handgun—in the upcoming September issue of JCK!)
“Full of deceit, revenge, and jealousy, this collection of fine jewelry lays blood on the croquet lawn with emeralds, rubies, sapphires and of course, those most shadowy of characters, black diamonds,” he continues.
One of Webster’s favorites is the Poison Apple ring: “The attention to detail on this piece is amazing—even the hands holding the poisoned apple are wearing diamond rings and bracelets. Set in luscious red rubies the apple looks good enough to eat!”
Smoking Gun necklace in 18k gold has 0.33 ct. t.w. colorless diamonds; $3,250
Hide the Evidence ring in 18k white gold has 0.07 ct. t.w. black diamonds, 0.23 ct. t.w. colorless diamonds, and an 0.87 ct. ruby briolette as well as a rose gold hand and black enamel fingernails; $3,750
Large Poison Apple ring in 18k rose gold has a brushed finish, 0.11 ct. t.w. colorless diamonds and a 5.51 ct. t.w. ruby-pavé apple with polished and engraved leaf; $21,500