With Stephen Webster hosting the annual 'Jewelers of America GEM Awards' in New York last week, we decided to take a look back at some of Stephen's award-winning moments.
BEST OF DIAMONDS
Webster’s winning entry was a spectacular diamond cascade necklace from the Jewels Verne fine jewellery collection. Crafted in 18 karat white gold the piece includes 16.22 carats of diamonds and a further 2.13 carats of white diamond drops.[caption id="attachment_1236" align="aligncenter" width="592"]
Award-winning Jewels Verne necklace.[/caption]
DIAMONDS OVER $20,000
In 2012, Stephen won the award for Diamonds over $20,000 at Couture Design Awards with "The Temptation of Eva" cocktail ring.
The innovative cocktail ring, which portrays the serpent in the biblical creation story, was unanimously voted the winner in the “Diamond Jewelry Over 20k” category.
The 18-karat white gold ring boasted 6 carats of white diamonds and a single 5 carat brilliant-cut Forevermark diamond clasped in the snake’s coiled tail. Stephen Webster was the first British jewellery designer to collaborate on a collection with Forevermark diamonds.[caption id="attachment_1238" align="aligncenter" width="592"]
Award-winning "The Temptation of Eva" cocktail ring.[/caption]
In 2013, Stephen was awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours for his services benefiting the British jewellery industry.
His MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) was awarded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace.[caption id="attachment_1237" align="aligncenter" width="592"]
Stephen Webster receives his MBE from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace.[/caption]
1978: From 1978 Stephen Webster has received eight Goldsmiths Craft Council Awards.
1982: Received the De Beers honor.
2001: ‘UK Jewellery Designer of the Year’ for the first of seven times since 2001 by Retail Jeweller.
2001 & 2002: Winner of the Couture Show ‘Town & Country’ Magazine Awards ‘Editor’s Choice’ Award.
2009: Received the honour of Liveryman of the City of London.
2013: Winner of the Andrea Palladio Best British International Designer award at VicenzaOro.
2015: Jewellery Designer of the Year Award at the 13th Annual Gem Awards
2016: Winner of Diamonds over $20k at Couture Awards for Magnipheasant all diamond necklace.
2017: Received the Cindy Edelstein Human Spirit Award at the Couture Design Awards.