1976 Pre-apprentice course at Medway College of Design, at age of sixteen.1977 - 80 Trained at Saunders and Shepherd in London under Tony Shepherd (formerly prime warden of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths) then moving to learn from and work for John Donald, one of Britain’s most respected Jewellery designers of the time.1980 Established own goldsmiths studio, specialising in commission work for prestigious jewellery houses, as well as his own private clients. Acquired a reputation for craftsmanship - exemplified by commissions to set De Beers Diamond Stakes Trophy on several occasions.1981 - 84 Moved to Canada to run a small studio workshop, designing and producing for an independent retail jeweller.
1984 - 86 Returned to U.K. working directly once again with personal clients in the U.K. and across North America.1986 - 89 Established and ran new jewellery studio and retail venture in Santa Barbara, California for Silverhorn Jeweller. Found a natural clientele in California where the unusual mix of fine craftsmanship, innovative design and gem selection drew substantial interest and formed the basis for a very successful business. 1990 - 1996 Set up Webster Jeweller, design studio and workshop in premises in the heart of fashionable Pimlico, London, whilst working with Silverhorn Jeweller in the USA.Mar 1996 Opened first independent Studio/Showroom in the heart of the West End at Duke Street. Nov 1997 -99 Opened concession in Harrods, Knightsbridge Fine Jewellery RoomOct 1999 Appointed as designer for Mappin & Webb, launching exclusive collections across the United KingdomFebruary 2003 Joined forces with Wedgwood to launch a new jewellery collection ‘Stephen Webster for Wedgwood’April 2003 Designed a new line for ‘Guess Collection’May 2003 Commissioned by Dom Perignon to create a jewellery collection to celebrate the launch of Dom Perignon Rose Vintage 1993February 2004 Opened first SW boutique in Moscow, RussiaOctober 2004 Opened first SW boutique in Tokyo, JapanMarch 2005 Commissioned by Perrier Jouet to create an exclusive Silver line of Champagne stoppersApril 2005 Commissioned by Audi to create exclusive watches for the Audi brandJune 2006 Opened SW boutique in St Petersburg, RussiaOctober 2006 Launch first ‘Fashion Rocks’ Collaboration with Swarovski January 2007 Opened SW boutique in Osaka, Japan March 2007 Opened second boutique in Tokyo, JapanJuly 2007 Opened concession in Selfridges Fine Jewellery Room, LondonOctober 2007 Opened second SW boutique in Moscow, RussiaOctober 2007 Opened SW boutique in Kiev, UkraineFebruary 2008 Opened SW boutique in Yekaterinburg, RussiaMarch 2008 Opened concessions in Bahrain & DubaiJuly 2008 Commissioned by Davidoff to create exclusive silver cigarette boxesNovember 2008 Commissioned by Grey Goose to create exclusive Drinks TraysNovember 2008 Opened SW concept boutique in Hong KongDecember 2008 Appointed Creative Director of Garrard, Crown JewellersJanuary 2009 Opened SW boutique in Marbella, SpainJune 2009 Received the Honour of Liveryman of the City of LondonJune 2009 Opened flagship store on Mount Street, Mayfair, London Awards .* AGTA Spectrum Awards (USA) for use of coloured gemstones - 1985, 1990, 1994 & 1996 * Goldsmiths Craft Council Awards - 1978, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999 * De Beers Diamonds Today Award (Canada), 1983 * Johnson Matthey Platinum Design Award (USA) 1983* Commission Award to design and make De Beers Trainers Prize for The King George VI and The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes 1992* Finalist - De Beers Diamonds International Awards 1994, 1998* UK National Jewellery Award ‘Designer of the Year’ (Precious Metals), 1997* UK National Jewellery Award ‘Designer of the Year’ 1998* Winner of two categories of the UK rounds of the International Tahitian Pearl Trophy, 1999* UK National Jewellery Award ‘Luxury Jewellery of the Year’ 2000* Winner of the Grand Prix TV RFO Polyn?sie, International Tahitian Pearl Trophy, Paris 2000* Couture Show ‘Town & Country’ Magazine Awards ‘Editor’s Choice’ Award, Phoenix, USA 2001* UK National Jewellery Award ‘Luxury Jewellery of the Year’ 2001* Winner of two categories of the UK rounds of the International Tahitian Pearl Trophy, 2002* Couture Show ‘Town & Country’ Magazine Awards ‘Editor’s Choice’ Award, Phoenix, USA 2002* Winner of ‘Bracelet’ & ‘Best Designer’ categories of the International Tahitian Pearl Trophy, 2002* UK National Jewellery Award ‘Luxury Jewellery of the Year’ 2003* UK National Jewellery Award ‘Diamond Jewellery of the Year’ 2004* Finalist Couture Show ‘Town & Country’ Magazine Awards ‘Design in Coloured Gemstones’ Award, Phoenix, USA 2005* UK National Jewellery Award ‘Luxury Jewellery of the Year’ 2005* UK National Jewellery Award ‘Designer of the Year’ 2006* UK National Jewellery Award ‘Brand of the Year’ 2008 Collections * De Beers Diamond Ring Collection 1994 * World Gold Council / Garrards Collection 1994 * World Gold Council Neckware Collection 1996 * De Beers Diamond Solitaire Collection 1996 * De Beers Diamond ‘Trilogy’ Collection 2000* World Gold Council ‘Gold Renaissance’ Collection 2001* World Gold Council ‘Gold Virtuosi’ Collection 2002* Stephen Webster for Wedgwood Collection 2003* ‘Touchstone’ by Stephen Webster for Guess Collection 2003* Dom Perignon Rose’ Collection 2003* ‘Femme Fatale Collection’ – Collaboration with Dali Diamond Ltd 2005 * ‘Stephen Webster 30th Anniversary Collection 2006* ‘Fashion Rocks’ Annual Collection 2006- present* First complete Stephen Webster Silver Collection 2007* Killer Man Jaro’ Tanzanite Collection 2008* First Womens Silver Collections 2008* Fly by Night Fine jewellery Collection 2008* London Calling Men’s Silver Collection 2009* Bug Ball Collection 2009* Jewels Verne fine jewellery collection 2009Exhibitions * British Embassy Exhibition, Brussels, 1981 * Travelling Exhibitions, Canada, 1981-84 * Annual Exhibitions, Santa Barbara (California) 1985 * Annual Exhibition, Las Vegas 1993 - present* British Goldsmiths of Today, Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, Summer 1992 * The Art of Enamelling, Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London, Summer1994* Solo Christmas Exhibition at Garrard & Co., London, 1996 * British Master Goldsmiths, Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London, Summer 1997* The Art of Cutlery, Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London, Summer 1999* Annual Exhibition Baselworld, Basel, Switzerland 2000 – present* Paris International Fashion Week September 2009
StephenWebster, the London-based luxury jewellery brand internationally heralded forits exquisite and cutting edge designs continues to flourish under its founderand creative director, Stephen Webster. Takinginspiration from music, fashion, literature and art to produce contemporary,bold and glamorous collections, this unique approach to fine jewellery has beensome 40 years in the making.
Builton a foundation of technical excellence founded at the workbench in London'sHatton Garden where Webster began his apprenticeship at the age of 16, thisdistinctly British heritage and passion for traditional goldsmithing remains atthe heart of the Stephen Webster brand today.
Withan inimitable style created by the bold combination of innovative design,uncompromising attention to detail, together with the finest materials, StephenWebster continues to dazzle by interpreting modern and diverse imagery viatraditional, precision craftsmanship.
Inspiredby subjects as diverse as William Blake’s illustrations for "AlbionRose", the pop culture iconography of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust albumcover, Jules Verne’s “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea” or reinterpretingthe plumage of England’s game birds, this is fine jewellery-as-story-telling atits most colourful and imaginative.
Withover 200 points of sale worldwide and flagship stores in London, Beverly Hills,Moscow, St Petersburg and Kiev, Stephen Webster has become synonymous withthought provoking, iconic and infinitely beautiful jewellery.
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