British designer-jeweller, Stephen Webster, known for his dramatic glam-rock creations, is founder and Creative Director of Stephen Webster Ltd. and since 2008, Creative Director of Garrard, the world's oldest jewellery house. He has built his company into a powerful global brand, and later this year, he launches his first bridal collection, made entirely with Fairtrade gold.
Jules Verne Ring from a new collection by Stephen Webster.
“Gold is deeply emotional, the last bastion of fine jewellery traditions, but it is still where the relevance is. All the important tokens of life and love are made of precious materials, especially gold. The whole journey leading to marriage starts with a ring, and it’s impossible to think of an alternative to gold for the wedding band. Gold stands for the preciousness of the relationship"
Seven Deadly Sins Ring from a new collection by Stephen Webster.
“Garrard is a true British heritage brand: the Duke of Wellington was a customer and Florence Nightingale’s medals were made by the company, and we are going back to our heritage in order to go forward. "
In Deep Crabby Long Legs earrings in 18k yellow gold, from the Jules Verne fine collection by Stephen Webster.
"At Stephen Webster, I’m lucky that creativity is what people come for, they want to laugh, to be noticed, to make a statement. In both cases, when I want a collection to feel less formal, to make jewels that can be worn any time of day, gold is perfect."
18k yellow gold Murder She Wrote Smoking Gun pendant from a new collection by Stephen Webster.
"Right now, rose gold is in huge demand. It’s beautiful, like old gold and it triggers something emotionally. It also softens design....
...As a jeweller, I find that gold is the material that wants to work with you the most; it bends, stretches, shapes and moulds. There is no substitute."
Jewels Verne Jaws ring in 18k yellow gold by Stephen Webster
"I love the scale of gold, and its possibilities; it doesn’t matter what you make with it, a ring or an armband, it’s never too heavy or unworkable."
Jewels Verne Stickleback Wrap pendant in 18k yellow gold by Stephen Webster
"I love the way it develops a beautiful patina ; from its raw state to the finished jewel, gold has something about it, something that ancient civilisations felt, even before they began to fashion it. It’s why the gold standard, gold medal or award means the best. Gold is simply the best. “