Couture Design Awards Las Vegas
COUTURE Las Vegas, held annually at the luxurious Wynn Resort, is the most exclusive and intimate destination for the luxury jewelry and watch market. Celebrating imagination, innovation and craftsmanship COUTURE Las Vegas attracts the most talented designers from around the world to showcase their latest designs.
The pinnacle of the week is always the Couture Design Awards, dubbed by many as the jewelry Oscars, which sees some of the world's best jewellery designers stretch the boundaries of design.
This year we're proud to announce that Stephen Webster won 'Best in Innovative Design' with our unique cameo cut earrings for our upcoming collection Vertigo!
With over 200 submissions narrowed down to 22 finalists, judges Adam Gorman, Jill Newman, Laura Freedman, Victor Velyan, Will Kahn selected the winning piece based on design, craftsmanship and salability.
Winner: Stephen Webster
First Runner Up: Marie Mas
Second Runner Up: Silvia Furmanovich
About Our Winning Design
18ct white Gold, diamond and vitreous enamel hoop earring featuring a modified hard stone cameo. Working alongside long-time friend and veteran stone carver Bernd Munsteiner, we applied design innovation and technology in the form of CAD, 3D modelling and CNC milling to an age old stone dying technique used as the base for hard stone cameo carving. The result is a very modern and precise, graduated colour, cameo, impossible to achieve through hand carving alone.
Webster's winning earrings will be available to purchase in spring 2019 - watch this space!