‘The ReBelles’, takes inspiration from heroines throughout history, celebrating their achievements, intellects, and courage. Comprising of seven limited-edition made-to order cocktail rings, each piece showcases Stephen Webster’s impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail and is bursting with unique personality and charisma, referencing the heroine who inspired it.
“Each cocktail ring has its own individual story, connected only as a collection by the fact that each piece is inspired by a strong powerful women throughout history, and in all walks of life. Specialist jewellery techniques feature across the seven cocktail rings, with a combination of stones that I find work together but may surprise people. This approach plays to our strength, incorporating everything we possibly can in regards to our skills and craftsmanship, and visualising this into a collective. This is really us at our best.”
- Stephen Webster, MBE.
INTRODUCING SWAN SONG
Inspired by Anna Pavlova
Born in St Petersburg in 1881, Anna Pavlova was born to dance from a young age. Seeing a production of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at the age of eight, Anna went on to become an inspiration to an entire generation of young ballerinas. During her extremely successful career Anna brought the art to an international mass audience well before the age of flight, travelling by sail and rail to places as far-flung as Australia, Japan, South America, India, and the United States. Often performing where ballet was virtually unknown, Anna gave performances in small towns and communities where she felt the locals would benefit from her art.
Very competitive and never one to be upstaged, Anna’s long running, passionate feud with dance partner Michael Mordkin included Pavlova slapping Mordkin during a curtain call at The Royal Variety Performance in 1910 because she thought he was receiving more applause than she. Pavlova’s most famous role was that of the dying swan which saw her wearing a classic Tutu with a central Green stone, representing the swan’s heart.
Famously her 1920 visit to New Zealand and Australia obsessed both countries. Two famous chefs located either side of the Tasman Sea, both claimed to naming their light and billowing meringue desserts after the impossible lightness of Anna Pavlova and her tutu.
The Swan Song ReBelle, much like Anna Pavlova’s tutu, features a central green stone, in this case a Dicroic Tourmaline, surrounded by white Diamonds, and crafted in 18ct white Gold. Comprised of two rings, the central Tourmaline is as diverse as the dancer it is inspired by and can be removed and worn alone; or with the jacket representing the powerful wings of a Swan and drama that is Anna Pavlova.
Limited production of 10 per design, each ReBelle is numbered and engraved with their individual name. Discover the collection online here or exclusively at our Mount Street Salon, click here for directions.