Great British Craftsmanship
Each luxurious aesthetic in the Stephen Webster collections celebrates traditional skills and great British craftsmanship.
Recasting the role of the contemporary, luxury jeweller as an artist and forward-thinking designer rather than a mere artisanal technician, Stephen Webster’s approach has always been one of glistering synergy. With fashion and jewellery as dazzling and devastatingly glamorous co-conspirators, each luxurious aesthetic in Stephen Webster’s collections celebrates traditional skills and great British craftsmanship.
Webster’s interest in the craft of jewellery was first piqued as a teenage boy when his parents gifted him a gold cross, but leaving school he chose, at first, to study fashion. Quickly, he switched from frocks to rocks “I’d never thought about jewellery before, but immediately, here was a combination of something I could understand; a workshop, tools, chemicals and flames, and then this beautiful, polished, wonderful thing that came out of it all,” he says. “That was it for me. It was no longer about drawing; it was about the craftsmanship involved in this business. I spent the next ten years making myself the best craftsman I could be, constantly challenging myself with what I could do.”