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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
$18,899
Styles
Iconic Designs from David Webb
Explore timeless pieces that have earned their place in history.
Frog Brooch
Frog Brooch
Snake Ring
Snake Ring
Emerald Ring
Emerald Ring
Leopard Bracelet
Leopard Bracelet
David Webb Girandole Carved Emerald and Diamond Dangle Earrings
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
An impressive pair of earrings designed by David Webb. Easily converted from day-to-night, the earrings feature two detachable drops. Crafted in 18 karat yellow gold and platinum, t...
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20th Century American Modern David Webb

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Platinum

David Webb 18K Gold Rickrack Turquoise, Diamond, White Enamel Cuff Bracelet
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
David Webb white enamel and turquoise Rickrack cuff bracelet in 18k yellow gold, accompanied by a David Webb box and David Webb Certificate of Authenticity. · Diamonds weighing a...
Category

20th Century American Modern David Webb

Materials

Diamond, Turquoise, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

David Webb 1980s Diamond Emerald Ruby Sapphire Platinum 18 Karat Gold Bracelet
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully designed and masterfully handcrafted, this bangle bracelet by David Webb from ca 1980 displays a fun and colorful array of gemstones worked in platinum and 18 karat yello...
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1980s American Vintage David Webb

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Platinum

Vintage David Webb Dome Ring with Raised Gold Dots
By David Webb
Located in DALLAS, TX
Vintage David Webb 18k yellow gold dome ring with raised gold dots and internal spring stabilizer. 17.1Dwt. Size 7.5 US
Category

20th Century David Webb

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold

David Webb Coral Cufflinks
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
Finely crafted in 18k yellow gold with Coral. Signed by David Webb
Category

1970s Vintage David Webb

Materials

Coral, 18k Gold

Yellow Gold David Webb Hinged Cuff Bracelet
By David Webb
Located in Dallas, TX
From famed jewelry designer David Webb, this tapering cuff bracelet is beautiful! With an interior measurement of 6 inches, this lovely hinged bracelet tapers from 40.00 mm down to 2...
Category

20th Century David Webb

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

David Webb Crystal, Turquoise, Coral, Onyx, Enamel & Diamond Necklace Plat/18k
By David Webb
Located in Philadelphia, PA
David Webb multi-strand necklace featuring cabochon turquoise, carved rock crystal, coral, turquoise and onyx beads, approximately 3.17 carats of round brilliant-cut diamonds and bla...
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21st Century and Contemporary David Webb

Materials

Coral, Crystal, Diamond, Onyx, Turquoise, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, P...

David Webb 18K Yellow Gold Frosted Fluted Rock Crystal Diamond Ring
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
This eye-catching ring was fashioned in 1980's by David Webb. Crafted with frosted fluted carved rock crystal set at the centre with a cluster of brilliant-cut diamonds. Overall dime...
Category

20th Century American Modern David Webb

Materials

Crystal, Diamond, Rock Crystal, Yellow Gold

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David Webb Sellers

The Back Vault
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Yafa Signed Jewels / Maurice Moradof
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Tenenbaum Jewelers
5.0
Select Antique Jewelry Inc
5.0
Eric Originals and Antiques LTD
5.0
Joseph Saidian and Sons
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Benchmark of Palm Beach
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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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