A WEBSTER WEDDING: Stephen Webster is turning his Gothic, rocker aesthetic to the world of bridal jewelry. The jeweler’s first bridal collection, which launches this month at Webster’s Mount Street store in London, includes delicate engagement rings, wedding bands and earrings in white, yellow and rose fair trade gold, set with Forevermark diamonds. Forevermark is a diamond brand from the De Beers group of companies, and the company pledges that the diamonds are both rare and responsibly sourced. Last week, Webster took over a deconsecrated church in Mayfair to hold a dinner to launch the collection, where the ornate space was decked out with tables set with white freesias and glossy black candelabras wound with barbed wire.
Webster noted that the collection is a romantic take on his signature jewelry. “You’ve got to keep romance in mind, but I think when people buy my jewelry they expect a certain thing from it,” said Webster. “It’s trying to capture the spirit of what we do — I hope it’s got a bit of an edge, because that’s why people want our jewelry, and I hope it’s got a delicacy to it,” he said.
This story first appeared in the October 10, 2011 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.