British jewellery icon Stephen Webster has collaborated with Thames founder and British Artist, Blondey McCoy.
Drawing from Webster’s own experience as an apprentice in Hatton Garden during the late 70s, which he likens to “going through his collection of punk records”, the 12-piece jewelry capsule will range from $450 to roughly $10,400. The collection comprises six rings, two single earrings, two pendants, a chain and a bracelet, all crafted in 14ct yellow gold.
The star-like ‘T’ from the Thames logo features as a motif throughout the collection, whether translated into the link of a bracelet, set with citrine, inlayed with onyx and oxblood ceramic enamel on rings, or embossed on drop earrings.
Razor blades see the Thames logo expertly laser cut into gold and onyx; Thames TV – the network which served London from the 60s to early 90s – is illustrated by a checkerboard-cut citrine set into a striking ring; and Piccadilly’s beloved silhouette of Eros adorns one side of the ‘For Love Nor Money’ spinning pendant and sovereign, the other of which is a Thames coat of arms.
The collection is accompanied by a campaign which sees Blondey McCoy through the lens of British photographer Alasdair McLellan in both Blondey’s and UK skateboarding’s rightful home: the safe and sound London South Bank.