18-Carat Gold Necklace by Stephen Webster (Circa 2000)
Elegant 18-carat gold necklace 90 cm (36 inches) long with lobster-claw clasp designed by renown jewellery designer Stephen Webster. A hang-tag with maker's mark 'SW' and 18-carat hallmark fastened to necklace.
About the Designer: After completing his training under Tony Shepherd, Stephen Webster worked as a craftsman for several established London design houses. Among many highly regarded commissions was the honour, on two occasions, of setting the De Beers Diamond Stakes Trophy. After receiving the acclaimed De Beers honour in 1982 (an accreditation that marked Webster's official passage into the fine jewellery trade) Webster relocated to Canada to design for an independent jeweller. Following a brief return to the UK in 1984, Webster identified a potential market for his jewellery in California, where his bold style combined with a brave use of colourful, exotic gems which attracted a freethinking and fashion-savvy, west coast clientele.
After much success and careful expansion, Webster returned to London in 1989 to establish Stephen Webster Ltd. In 2007, Webster was awarded an honorary Master of Arts degree from the University for the Creative Arts, and in 2013 was appointed as a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the Honours for services to training and skills in the British jewellery industry.
L 90 cm