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David Webb

American, 1925-1975

“Women are tired of jewelry-looking jewelry,” celebrated American designer David Webb once noted. In response, he created a menagerie of whimsical animals rendered as rings, brooches, earrings and, especially, bangle bracelets. This playfulness permeates all Webb’s work, which is characterized by brightly hued enamel and color-saturated semiprecious stones like coral, azurmalachite and turquoise, the notable exception being the clear, elegant rock crystal for which he had an affinity.

The North Carolina native apprenticed with his uncle, a silversmith, before moving to New York, where he established David Webb Inc. in 1948. He had no formal training in jewelry design. Instead, he culled inspiration from the ornamental styles of ancient Greece, Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Americas, as well as the traditions of India and China — influences discernible in such pieces as his collar necklaces and talisman-like sautoirs. 

Webb’s first animal bracelet was produced in 1957. His most famous, the zebra, took shape in 1963; its stripes now form the company’s logo. Although Webb died in 1975, his company continues to produce designs drawn from his extensive archives, and every piece is still made in the workshop above its Madison Avenue store.

Find an alluring collection of David Webb jewelry on 1stDibs, including earrings, brooches and other accessories.

Average Sold Price
$19,326
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Iconic Designs from David Webb
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David Webb Frog Brooch
David Webb Frog Brooch
David Webb Snake Ring
David Webb Snake Ring
David Webb Emerald Ring
David Webb Emerald Ring
David Webb Leopard Bracelet
David Webb Leopard Bracelet
David Webb 18k Yellow Gold Hoop Earrings
By David Webb
Located in Palm Beach, FL
David Webb oval-shaped hoop earrings in polished 18k yellow gold. Tapered, curved design measuring 1.5" in length and 8.75-12mm in width. Clip-style backs. The hoops are hinged in...
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1980s American Modern Vintage David Webb

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Signed David Webb Platinum 18K Yellow Gold Cheetah Diamond Cocktail Ring
By David Webb
Located in Houston, TX
One lady's designer made polished, 18K yellow gold and platinum, diamond and emerald cocktail, vintage ring with a half round shank, with stabilizers. The ring is a size 5. The ring ...
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Late 20th Century American David Webb

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, Platinum

David Webb Diamond Platinum Yellow Gold Clip-On Earrings
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
These impressive David Webb clip-on earrings are crafted in 18k yellow gold and accented with brilliant-cut round diamonds of an estimated 7.00 carats set in platinum. Made in United...
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1990s American David Webb

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

David Webb Green Lion Bangle 18k
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
Cabochon Emeralds and 18k gold as see on website please ask for additional information that is needed 19000 plus tax retail
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21st Century and Contemporary David Webb

David Webb Couple Cufflinks 'Frogs'
By David Webb
Located in Stuttgart, BW
GG 18k, 15.9 gr, white and red enamelled, D: approx. 1.4 cm, 2nd half 20th century, slight traces of carrying, with manufacturer brand. David Webb Pair of Cufflinks 'Frogs', 18k YG...
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20th Century David Webb

Materials

Gold

David Webb 18K Yellow Gold Knot Style Button Diamond Clip on Earrings
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
David Webb 18k yellow gold knot style diamond accented button earrings with a signature David Webb rigid finish. These earrings are a perfect pair for an everyday wear yet, significa...
Category

20th Century American Modern David Webb

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

David Webb Diamond and Rock Crystal Necklace and Earrings Suite
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
David Webb foliate inspired diamond and rock crystal necklace and earrings suite in 18k yellow gold and platinum. The necklace consists of two different types of links alternating, p...
Category

Late 20th Century American Artist David Webb

Materials

Rock Crystal, Crystal, Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

David Webb 18K Yellow Gold Black Enamel Peace Sign Pendant
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
David Webb 18K Yellow Gold Peace Black Enamel And Diamonds Round Pendant Necklace. From the Motif Collection. Shapes and geometric forms - arrow, rhombus, zig-zag, the U - expressed ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern David Webb

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, Enamel, 18k Gold

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David Webb Sellers

The Back Vault
5.0
Yafa Signed Jewels / Maurice Moradof
5.0
Tenenbaum Jewelers
5.0
Select Antique Jewelry Inc
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Eric Originals and Antiques LTD
5.0
Joseph Saidian and Sons
5.0
Benchmark of Palm Beach
5.0
More David Webb Designs
David Webb Frog Brooch
David Webb Frog Brooch
Average Price
$27,162
Number Available
6
David Webb Frog Brooch
By David Webb
Styles
Modern
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David Webb Snake Ring
David Webb Snake Ring
Average Price
$12,566
Number Available
3
David Webb Snake Ring
By David Webb
Styles
Artisan, Modern
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David Webb Emerald Ring
David Webb Emerald Ring
Average Price
$95,167
Number Available
3
David Webb Emerald Ring
By David Webb
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David Webb Leopard Bracelet
David Webb Leopard Bracelet
Average Price
$46,450
Number Available
3
David Webb Leopard Bracelet
By David Webb
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David Webb jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs

David Webb jewelry & watches available on 1stDibs. These unique items were designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage David Webb jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that David Webb diamond jewelry & watches can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, from our inventory of 682. This collection includes 1,088 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. Modern and Contemporary are among the most popular styles of David Webb's jewelry and watches available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th Century. Many customers also consider jewelry & watches by Natkina, Valentin Magro and Meghna Jewels. Prices for David Webb watches and jewelry can vary depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$1,250 and tops out at US$2,200,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$19,811.

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