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David Webb Jewelry

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.

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Creator: David Webb
Dealer: Christina Addison Jewelry Designs
David Webb Diamond Gold Hoop Earrings
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
18kt Yellow gold Diamond Hoop angled shape clip earring, David Webb. The Hoops contain 6 round diamonds weighing approximately 1.00ct. The hoops are made for clip earrings but c...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary David Webb Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Gold Three Row Creole Ear Clips by David Webb
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
18kt Gold Three Row Creole Ear Clips by David Webb with graduated signature beading creating texture and movement. The beading width ranges from 1/8" to 3/8" at its widest. The ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary David Webb Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

David Webb Yellow Gold Rectangle Stud Earring
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
18kt Yellow Gold David Webb Stud Earring is stamped. This earring is clip on with an omega back. Please let me know with any questions you may have. Best, Christina
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21st Century and Contemporary American David Webb Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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David Webb jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a range of David Webb 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 Webb jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that David Webb diamond jewelry & watches, from our inventory of 822, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. We have 1,280 pieces in this collection as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider jewelry & watches by Diana M. Jewels, Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., and Barry Kieselstein-Cord. Prices for David Webb jewelry & watches can differ depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $1,250 and tops out at $2,200,000, while pieces like these, on average, can sell for $23,449.

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