Quartz, Opal, Diamond, Shagreen, Gold Bracelet by Stephen Webster
Offered by Heritage Auctions
December 4 Holiday Fine Jewelry Signature Auction
This is the spectacular and dramatic Murder She Wrote cuff. The square-shaped opal is the feature stone, topped by faceted rock crystal. Full-cut diamonds set in two overlapped frames in a curved and pointed design, enhance the bezel-set opal. The gems are complemented by the pebbled texture of shagreen (natural shagreen is the tanned cartilaginous skin of stingray or similar fish, or sometimes animals, but environmental considerations have made faux shagreen more popular). The gems are set in 18k gold. The maker’s mark for Stephen Webster, British jewelry designer. Dimensions: 6-1/2 inches x 2 inches. Estimate: $4,000 – $6,000.
”Stephen Webster: Founded upon 38 years of exquisite craftsmanship and fearless creativity, Stephen Webster has evolved into the global luxury jewellery brand of tomorrow. Stephen Webster’s eponymous brand is built on a foundation of technical excellence founded at the bench in London’s renowned Hatton Garden where he carried out his apprenticeship at the age of 16. With 200 points of sale worldwide and stores in London, Beverly Hills, Moscow, St Petersburg, Kiev and Vienna, Stephen Webster attracts some of the entertainment world’s most alluring and glamorous stars, while winning industry-wide recognition. Coveted by icons and idols, Stephen Webster is celebrated for creating modern classics with an eternally chic and glamorous aesthetic.” (Text from: Heritage Auctions)
“It has always been my passion to design jewelry collections that push all creative boundaries,” says Stephen Webster.
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