Brit jeweller delighted with recognition at Italian trade show.
Stephen Webster has won the Andrea Palladio Best British International Designer award at Italian jewellery trade show VicenzaOro.
The brand’s eponymous founder Stephen Webster said he was delighted to be recognised by the show, stating: “Winning the Andrea Palladio award for International Jewellery Designer of the year is a great honour for all of us at Stephen Webster.
"The Italian jewellery industry is respected throughout the world for its ingenuity, creativity and flare. To be recognised from within the ranks of such companies makes our award seem very special.”
Other winners at the Andrea Palladio awards included Giancarlo Montebello, who scooped Best Italian Designer.
Pasquale Bruni was named Best Italian Brand collection, while Cartier took home two awards, one for Best International Brand Collection and a second for Best Flagship Store.
The judging panel chose Damiani for the Best Communication Campaign, while Bulgari took home the first ever Best New Media Communication award.
This year’s awards also included the first Corporate Social Responsibility award which was attributed to Roberto Coin for its constant commitment to promoting the values of sustainability, responsibility and ethics in the international jewellery community.
Webster appeared at VicenzaOro ahead of this month’s Couture Show in Las Vegas, where he is dedicating some of his show space to Rock Vault jewellery designers Fernando Jorge, Hannah Martin, Imogen Belfield, Jo Hayes Ward, Melanie Georgacopoulos, Tomasz Donocik and Yunus & Eliza.
The seven designers will accompany Webster on a trip to Las Vegas where they will make their international debut targeting top US press and buyers.