Daily Archives: 09/10/2009

Favourite jewellery designers… #2

What can I say about Stephen Webster? The guy’s an inspiration, a prince among jewellery designers. So you guessed it, I adore his work. It’s his gothic-meets-rock-and-roll attitude that singles him out – think skulls, cobwebs, daggers, spikes and gemstones by the bucketload.
Celebs are constantly snapped wearing his jewels – Christina Aguilera, Johnny Depp, Madonna, J-Lo, Sharon Stone, Charlize Theron to name but a few (Christina is the face of his 2009 collection, lucky girl). And of course his designs are almost tailor-made for real-life rockers such as Axl Rose and Ozzy Osbourne (both of whom are fans, apparently).
Visit his website (currently still being redesigned) and drool over the gorgeous jewels that, if you’re anything like me, you couldn’t even get a mortgage for.
Meanwhile, Mr Webster had a lot of press this summer for designing a one-off ring that was in the shape of a mosquito – yes, you heard right – made from rhodium-plated white gold and glistening with white and black diamonds, with a ruby as the mosquito’s body. The ring was famously donated for auction to benefit the charity Malaria No More, an organisation set up to reduce the number of malaria deaths (see, he’s a nice guy too).
There were 300 limited-edition replica mosquito rings up for grabs on asos.com this month. Priced at just £50 each, there wasn’t a diamond or smidge of white gold in sight, but nevertheless a chance to grab a piece of the glorious Stephen Webster legend. Sadly, it looks like they’ve sold out already (yeah, I missed out too). Doh.