COCKTALES by Stephen Webster
A HEDONISTIC HISTORY OF THE RIGHT-HAND RING.
The words ‘Cocktail’ and ‘Stephen Webster’ are pretty much INSEPARABLE when describing the ultimate mix of fine jewellery combined with totally unforgettable evenings.
Held at the London Flagship Salon, the exhibition combines the opulence, glamour, and hedonism, of the Cocktail Ring, with signature cocktails from Stephen Webster.
VERTIGO, LOST HORIZON RING paired with THE VERTIGO MARTINI
Vertigo Lost Horizon Ring in 18ct white gold with mauve Spinel surrounded by grey Spinel baguettes and colourless Diamonds.
"Vertigo plays with perspective on a miniature scale, something that has baffled the magic circle for years. Even big jewellery is still small in the scale of things. However, by employing all the technology we could lay our hands on – including everyone’s favourite, 3-D printing – we managed to achieve very acute angles and virtual shadows cast by coloured enamels and baguette-cut gems. In short, Vertigo is a collection of wearable ‘trick of the light’ jewels.
The hero gem of Vertigo, the ‘Two Many Martinis’ ring, is an intriguing lavender/grey Spinel. As is often the case, while foraging for the unexpected at the show for those who know, the Tucson Gem & Mineral show in Arizona, this particular gem spoke to me. I didn’t know it at the time, but it said that Spinels are possibly the most underrated of all precious gems. Thanks to the Crown Jewels and the Tzars, the pedigree of Spinels is without question. Add the fact that they occur naturally in an entire spectrum of colours, and it’s only a matter of time before they hit the big screen."
- Stephen Webster, MBE
THE COCKTAIL DRINK, THE VERTIGO MARTINI
1 oz Crystal Head vodka
1 oz lemon juice
A splash of lavender syrup
A lemon (squeeze, to taste)
2–3 oz champagne
1. Pour 1 shot of vodka into a martini glass.
2. Add a healthy splash of lavender syrup (preferably down a swizzle spoon).
3. Squeeze in some fresh
4. Top up with champagne.
Receive Stephen’s newly released Cocktales book, with every purchase of a Cocktail Ring.