10.02.1972 ZIGGY STARDUST
10th February 1972, the world saw the earthly debut of Ziggy Stardust on a stage in a London pub. As Londoners stared in amazement, not daring to blink in case they missed something, an unforgettable icon was born. Created by the legendary David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust was realised for the album ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars’. Bowie described Ziggy as an omnisexual alien rock superstar with raw power, sent to deliver a message of hope..
It was Bowie’s performance of ‘Starman’, from the album, on Top of the Pops that had an almighty effect on an influential teen, Stephen Webster.
“Ever since I saw David Bowie’s red spiky hairdo, platform-soled, knee-length boots, theatrical make-up, earrings, girly onesie—perform “Starman” on Top of the Pops in 1972, I knew there had to be other ways of earning a living; none of which involved fitting boilers, pumps or anything else to do with the heating.”– Stephen Webster, MBE.
Stephen Webster’s personal Ziggy Stardust vinyl.
This experience influenced Stephen to pursue a career that would take him to the same star-dusted space as Bowie; albeit the world of jewellery.
David Bowie heavily inspired Stephen throughout his career; leading to the Lady Stardust collection. Taking influence from Ziggy’s iconic look and depicting the famous ‘lightning bolt’ motif featured on Bowie’s ‘Aladdin Sane’ album cover, the collection pays homage to the glamorous, bold, and fearless star.
One for all the heroes; the Long Lady Stardust Earrings in 18ct white Gold with white Diamond pavé.
The striking zig-zag symbol is central to the collection with bold shapes accentuated by the use of monochrome white and black Diamond pavé all finished in recycled 18ct Golds.
49 years on, and the world that Ziggy Stardust entered feels somewhat different. However, the cultural icon still continues to inspire, and Stephen continues to capture Bowie’s pioneering style.
DISCOVER THE FULL COLLECTION HERE.