It started with Elizabeth Taylor
While working in Santa Barbara, California in the late 1980s, Stephen Webster had his first brush with a bona fide A-list celebrity. Elizabeth Taylor fell for a rose gold ring engraved with flowers and set with a lavender chalcedony, a bracelet was then commissioned by the enamoured, sparkle-loving super star. Similar was to follow, “Soon, Michael Douglas came by,” says Webster. “And then Goldie Hawn.”
Since then, the Stephen Webster signature of avant-garde design and witty, contemporary references has proved a reliably bold statement on the red carpet, in glossy magazines and on film. A key moment came in 1999, during a Phoenix trade show when Webster was contacted by Trish Summerville, then stylist to Madonna, Christina Aguilera and Pink. Summerville was styling the burlesque-themed ‘Lady Marmalade' music video that starred Aguilera and Pink and wanted to feature Stephen Webster’s jewellery. Both singers became dedicated fans, both later commissioning Stephen to make their respective wedding bands. A five-carat diamond and platinum ring with princess cut diamonds and hand filigree detailing for Christina. His and hers platinum bands, engraved with the words “Til Death” for Pink and husband Carey Hart.