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David Webb

American, b. 1951

“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.

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Frog Brooch
Frog Brooch
Emerald Ring
Emerald Ring
Leopard Bracelet
Leopard Bracelet
Colors Earrings
Colors Earrings
David Webb, a Magnificent Signed Diamond Flower Brooch, with 184 Round Diamonds
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
A Magnificent Signed David Webb 18K Gold and Cut Round Diamond Flower Brooch. Complete with 184 round diamonds, 18k yellow gold, signed Webb. The 184 round diamonds with approximat...
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20th Century David Webb

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

David Webb Turquoise, Diamond, Sapphire Turtle Earrings
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
DAVID WEBB Turquoise, Diamond, Sapphire Turtle Earrings A pair of platinum and 18k yellow gold turtle ear clips, set with turquoise, sapphire and diamonds. dimensions approximately –...
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2010s David Webb

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Diamond, Sapphire, Turquoise, 18k Gold, Platinum

David Webb Circa 1970's 18K Yellow Gold Round Cabochon Green Emerald Earrings
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
"Crafted by David Webb Circa 1970's these round bombe clip-on earrings are made in 18K Yellow Gold set with Round Cabochon Green Emeralds. Earring width: 23mm. Clip On closure. "
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20th Century Modern David Webb

Materials

Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

David Webb 18K Yellow Gold Jade, Diamond, Black Enamel Statement Ring
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
This is a very unusual ring made by David Webb, crafted in gold mounted with a large natural jade, diamonds and accented by black enamel. Wear this strikingly sculptural ring, with i...
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20th Century Modern David Webb

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Diamond, Jade, Enamel, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Vintage David Webb Yellow Gold, Onyx and Quartz Bead Necklace
By David Webb
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: The necklace is designed by David Webb, it is made out of 18 karat yellow gold, carved onyx and quartz, featuring box clasp closure. The smaller bead measures 9/16"...
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Late 20th Century David Webb

Materials

Onyx, Quartz, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

David Webb 18 Karat Gold Black Enamel Jade Diamond and Ruby Ring
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
Questions? Call us anytime! The Back Vault NYC. 833,998,2858 Centering a jade disc studded with a bezel-set cabochon ruby, accented with round brilliant-cut diamonds, to the shank a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern David Webb

Materials

Diamond, Jade, Ruby, 18k Gold, Enamel, Gold

David Webb Diamond Pearl Ear Clips
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
18K Y/gold diamond pearl earclips, 20 round diamonds weighing approx. 1.25 cts GH VS stamps Webb, top measures 1 1/4 x 1 inch, weight 26.3 dwt.
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20th Century David Webb

Materials

Diamond, Pearl

David Webb Gold and Diamond Leopard Cuff
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
David Webb 18k Gold and Diamond Leopard Bangle Cuff This bracelet has leopard motif created in gold repoussé drapes over the hinged cuff, its eyes set with round brilliant-cut diamon...
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Late 20th Century Modern David Webb

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold

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