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David Morris

Renowned for innovative designs that combine traditional craftsmanship with contemporary style, London jeweler David Morris has been a favorite among discerning jewelry buyers, European royalty and Hollywood stars for the past 60 years.

Morris was born in North London in 1936. He apprenticed as a teenager under a leading jeweler in Hatton Garden, London’s jewelry quarter, and later attended the Central School of Arts and Crafts, where he studied goldsmithing.

In 1962, Morris opened his first atelier. His jewelry designs, which featured valuable gemstones like Colombian emeralds and Kashmir sapphires, soon attracted the attention of London’s wealthy and elite. In 1965, actor Richard Burton purchased for Elizabeth Taylor a heart-shaped diamond necklace that Morris designed. For Prince Charles’s 21st birthday in 1969, Morris was commissioned to design a gold dragon hood ornament for his Aston Martin convertible — the same car driven by Prince William and Catherine Middleton on their wedding day in 2011.

One of Morris’s most famous associations is with the James Bond films — indeed, the franchise’s relationship with jewelry isn’t simply about watches alone. In 1971, Morris created the lavish diamond jewelry prominently featured in the opening credits of Diamonds Are Forever. He also designed the jadeite pendant necklace worn by Bond girl Maud Adams in The Man With The Golden Gun, the Burmese sapphire ring and the diamond scoop necklace worn by Teri Hatcher in Tomorrow Never Dies, and, of course, Denise Richards’s rose-cut and micro-pavé adornments in The World Is Not Enough.

Morris’s company expanded from its initial Mayfair location to its flagship store on New Bond Street in London (established in 1996). The brand has opened several boutiques worldwide. David Morris cocktail rings, drop earrings, studs, pendant necklaces and brooches feature a glittering array of flawless diamonds, vibrant colored gemstones and luminous pearls. Today, the jewelry business is family-run, with his son Jeremy having been at the helm since 2003.

Morris’s jewelry has been featured in exhibitions such as “Designing 007 — Fifty Years of Bond Style,” which opened in 2012 at the Barbican in London. His pieces are also part of the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

On 1stDibs, find a range of David Morris jewelry that includes rings, earrings and necklaces.

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3.50 Carat Natural Sapphire and Diamond Necklace Pendant 14 Karat White Gold
By David Morris
Located in New York, NY
3.52 Carat Natural Diamond and Sapphire Necklace 14K White Gold 100% Natural Diamonds and Sapphire 3.52CT G-H SI 14K White Gold Prong style 5.30 gram 3...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary David Morris

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Diamond, Sapphire, 14k Gold, White Gold

2.00 Carat Natural Ruby and Diamond Hoop Earrings G SI 14 Karat White Gold
By David Morris
Located in New York, NY
2.00 Carat Natural Diamond and Ruby Earrings G SI 14K White Gold 100% Natural Diamonds and Rubies 2.00CT G-H SI 14K White Gold 4.4 grams, Prong style 5...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary David Morris

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Diamond, Ruby, White Gold

David Morris Emerald Diamond Brooch and Earrings Set in Original Packaging
By David Morris
Located in London, GB
This magnificent emerald diamond brooch and earrings set from the London jeweller David Morris are presented with original packaging and...
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1960s British Modern Vintage David Morris

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Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

David Morris Fancy Intense Yellow White Diamond Bracelet Watch
By David Morris
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Ladies' fancy intense yellow diamond and white diamond bracelet watch in 18k yellow gold, featuring a quartz movement by Piaget; pavé-set white diamond dial; pavé-set round-cut natur...
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21st Century and Contemporary David Morris

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White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

David Morris White Gold 1.95 Carat Diamond Bracelet
By David Morris
Located in Dallas, TX
Purchased from famed London designer David Morris, this 18 karat white gold bracelet features 1.95 carats of asymmetrically placed, bezel-set, round dia...
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21st Century and Contemporary David Morris

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

David Morris 18 ct White Gold 1.04 ct Diamond Cross Necklace
By David Morris
Located in London, GB
Experience the opulence of the David Morris-designed Diamond Ornate Cross Pendant, meticulously crafted in 18-carat white gold. A testament to refined elegance, this pendant necklace...
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2010s British David Morris

David Morris 18ct White Gold 1.93ct Cross Pendant 18ct White Gold Chain Necklace
By David Morris
Located in London, GB
Indulge in the opulent allure of the 1.93 Carat Kite Cut White Diamond Cross Pendant, a masterpiece designed by David Morris London. Exuding grande...
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2010s Italian David Morris

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Diamond, White Gold

David Morris 18ct White Gold 0.50ct Cross Pendant 18ct White Gold Chain Necklace
By David Morris
Located in London, GB
Elevate your jewellery collection with the captivating 0.50 Carat Kite Cut White Diamond Cross Pendant, a masterpiece crafted by David Morris London...
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2010s Italian David Morris

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Diamond, White Gold

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David Morris jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a range of David Morris jewelry & watches available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique items was designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage David Morris jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that David Morris diamond jewelry & watches, from our inventory of 150, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. We have 160 pieces in this collection as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. Contemporary and Art Deco are among the most popular styles of David Morris jewelry & watches available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider jewelry & watches by Zorab Creation, David Jerome, and AB Jewelry NYC. Prices for David Morris jewelry & watches can differ depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $917 and tops out at $260,149, while pieces like these, on average, can sell for $5,924.

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