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Born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, David Webb began designing jewelry as a young boy. He eventually apprenticed in his uncle’s factory and by the time he was a mere teenager, he moved to New York City to pursue his craft. His jewelry designs immediately caught the attention of department stores such as Bergdorf Goodman. Besides his design genius, David Webb was a highly skilled jeweler who would often take the time to sit with his artisans and demonstrate precisely how he wanted his jewelry to be crafted. No detail, no matter how small, escaped his expert eye. Before long, David Webb jewelry was sought after by the most stylish and demanding design connoisseurs.
Although best remembered for his animal and nature inspired designs, the breadth of his design legacy is actually staggering. His repertoire of design influences spanned everything from Etruscan culture to 18th century jewels from Jaipur. In particular, his Art Deco pieces combining diamonds, enamel and south sea pearls remain completely modern. The collection of carved crystal pieces with small, discreet diamonds interspersed in the design is refreshingly subtle yet no less show stopping. My personal favorites however remain his coveted animal cuff bracelets – interlocking dragons, roaring crocodiles, slumbering turtles, regal lions – all exquisitely crafted in gold with eyes faceted of precious stones.
Tragically, David Webb died young of an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer in 1975 but not before leaving an incredibly rich and diverse archive of bold, beautiful and intricate jewelry to be treasured and carefully preserved for generations to come. To this day, his vision and legacy are carefully preserved by Nina Silberstein, his original business partner and her family in the Manhattan atelier bearing his name. Each piece is still carefully crafted from start to finish by skilled artisans in a workshop located above the flagship Madison Avenue store, the last of its kind in New York City. In 2008, David Webb will proudly celebrate its 60th anniversary.
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This 10 carats of Buccellati perfection currently in the Iconic Jewels salon in Beverly Hills speaks for itself. A stunning one-of-a-kind piece designed by one of the most respected houses in the business.
Buccellati is one of the world’s most renowned high jewelry houses, celebrated for its craftsmanship, design, and one of kind masterpieces.
The story of Buccellati began with an eighteenth-century silversmith, Contardo Buccellati, who opened an atelier for silverware and jewelry in Milan, Italy. The house was revived in 1919 by Mario Buccellati, one of his relatives, a goldsmith whose inherent passion to transform metals and precious stones into beautiful works of art has inspired a tradition carried down through four generations of the family owned business. Since 1919, a Buccellati family member has designed every piece coming out of the house, beginning with Mario who was followed by his son, Gianmaria. Gianmaria’s son, Andrea, now assumes creative direction over the brand. Alongside is his daughter, Lucrezia, the youngest generation and first female designer, who now assumes a co-design role.
With Lucrezia working side by side with Andrea, it is only natural for her to absorb the knowledge and tradition he continues as well as challenge Andrea and the family’s expert artisans with her modern interpretation and unexpected products ranging from tech accessories to bridal jewelry.
This stunning Ruby and Diamond bracelet from Oscar Heyman is currently in our salon in Beverly hills. A gorgeous design of rubies and diamonds set in platinum.
Since 1912, Oscar Heyman has been creating truly exquisite fine jewelry for truly exquisite women. Oscar Heyman jewelry showcases the striking elegance of colorful gemstones and the dramatic beauty of the women who wear them. Each piece is meticulously crafted by American artisans using European techniques passed down through three generations of this family business. The result is an enduring legacy of heirloom-quality design that truly transcends time.
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This one of a kind, gorgeous cuff Bracelet designed by David Webb is the definition of true beauty. The bracelet was designed with emeralds, coral, diamonds and platinum.
Since 1948, DAVID WEBB has carried forward a rich tradition of design, craftsmanship and creativity as an iconic American jewelry house. Loved and admired the world over, David Webb’s many famous clients include Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Barbra Streisand, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner and Beyoncé just to name a few.
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This exquisite sapphire and diamond art deco brooch is currently available in our inventory. The beauty and craftsmanship of this piece needs to be seen in person to be truly appreciated.
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1950’s Cartier sapphire flower brooch consisting of diamonds and sapphires. This elegant and refined brooch is the perfect piece to complete an outfit, elevating the look of a suit or coat no matter what the occasion. The frame of the brooch is constructed in Platinum, and the two flowers detach from the backing to make it possible to wear them as a set of dress clips; the brooch can be hung from a chain and work as a spectacular pendant. This is an excellently made and classically designed piece iconic to the House of Cartier.
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