Stephen Webster + Tracey Emin's New Jewellery Line

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Jan 20 2016 / 23:06 PM

Fine jewellery's rockiest designer has tapped the revered artist for an exclusive collaboration of wearable pieces, all inspired by her iconic neon light installations...

Stephen Webster + Tracey Emin's New Jewellery Line
Stephen Webster + Tracey Emin
Stephen Webster + Tracey Emin's New Jewellery Line
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Stephen Webster + Tracey Emin
Stephen Webster + Tracey Emin's New Jewellery Line
Stephen Webster + Tracey Emin
Stephen Webster + Tracey Emin's New Jewellery Line
Stephen Webster + Tracey Emin
Stephen Webster + Tracey Emin's New Jewellery Line
Stephen Webster + Tracey Emin

An enduring forty-year friendship, and subsequent collaboration has been revealed between British artist Tracey Emin and British jeweller Stephen Webster. "As Tracey pointed out on my 56th birthday, we have known each other for almost 40 years", says Webster when discussing their "I Promise to Love You" collection, an edit of rings, earrings, bracelets, tiepins and cufflinks. The idea first came about when Emin created one of her signature ‘I Promise to Love you’ neon signs for Webster’s flagship store in Beverley Hills in 2010. "She said that she always felt that this work should be in a jewellery store, where people buy engagement rings and all the other trinkets of romance", Webster continues. "And soon after I approached Tracey about realising her work through the medium that I know best, jewellery."

The collection not only includes the written Emin word (‘love’, ‘more passion’, and ‘with you I breathe’) in her inimitable scrawl, in plain gold rings, bracelets, and more elaborate cuffs with the script picked out in diamonds, but also a series of charms based on her sketches of woodland creatures – a toad, a hare, and an owl are all rendered in her hand. 

A selection of exclusive items from the lines has lauched today at Net-A-Porter. Shop it, here.