Stephen Webster launches Skydıamond collaboratıon
Fine jewellery brand, Stephen Webster, launched its hotly-anticipated collaboration with Skydiamond – the world’s first ‘carbon negative’ lab-grown diamond producer – at an immersive party held last night at the Heni Gallery in Soho, London.
The event featured DJ sets by Nika Webster and a back-to-back brother/sister act, Becky and Nat Tong, with guests wearing pieces from the new collection. The physical space was curated to reflect the progressive nature of the collection, with an ultra-futuristic set design and sculptures by Glowed Up.
A virtual reality space experience, created by Republiqe Clothing, helped immerse the guests in the Stephen Webster x Skydiamond world. Padre Azul Tequila and Crystal Head Vodka served galaxy-themed drinks behind the space-age bar, and vegan plant-based food was created by Stem & Glory. Model Emilia Boateng – daughter of British fashion designer Ozwald Boateng – wore the collection’s show-stopping centrepiece to the event: the Orbital Piercer Earrings.
The Orbital Piercer Earrings are crafted in Titanium and set with exclusive Skydiamond cuts to create the illusions of the aftermath of a meteoric shower. The collection also features four exclusive Stephen Webster cuts inspired by space and the sky: Stellar, Volt, Rocket and Meteoric.
The capsule collection consists of rings, earrings and pendants, with each piece crafted in Single Mine Origin gold and designed for a younger buyer who is looking for genuine change and modernity in their purchasing. The collaboration continues Webster’s commitment to supporting and driving innovation while reducing the environmental impact of the jewellery industry.
Skydiamond was created by entrepreneur and environmentalist Dale Vince, whose work focusses on the key factors that are driving the climate crisis: energy, transport and food. Vince was considering the ways in which it would be possible to remove CO2 from the atmosphere when he came up with the idea to extract carbon from the air to create diamonds. According to Skydiamond, the air put back into the atmosphere after it has been processed to create a Skydiamond lab-grown diamond is cleaner than the air that has been taken out.
Skydiamond’s patented technology vacuums up polluted air, extracts carbon particles, then feeds the carbon into the diamond mill to grow Skydiamonds.