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David Yurman

American

Perhaps the ultimate artistic couple, sculptor David Yurman (b. 1942) and his wife, painter Sybil Kleinrock (b. 1942), couldn’t have imagined they’d build an internationally renowned fine jewelry empire when they met in 1969 at a sculpture studio in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.

Eleven years later, in 1980, the duo established the David Yurman brand and it boomed almost instantly, a by-product of the pair’s love for and commitment to making art. (They’ve been known to call their business as well as their relationship “one big art project.”) In fact, Yurman’s most recognizable piece, the Cable bracelet, was inspired by his background in metalworking and direct welding, skills he learned when he was just a teenager. It is a marvelously modern accessory rooted in everything from jewelry motifs of ancient Syria to the natural formations of tree branches that would yield the Cable ring, earrings and other items.

When Long Island, New York–born Yurman was in high school, he spent a summer visiting his sister in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where he met Cuban sculptor Ernesto González, who taught him how to heat and fuse metals. After that fateful summer, Yurman experimented feverishly with bronze sculpture and, eventually, minimalist jewelry design.

Yurman studied briefly at New York University, opting to drop out after a year to hitchhike across the United States, ending up in an artist colony on California’s Big Sur coastline. The bustling artists’ scene in New York during the 1960s eventually drew him back to the East Coast. There, he trained under Cubist sculptor Jacques Lipchitz, and, by 1969, he was a foreman in sculptor Hans Van de Bovenkamp’s Greenwich Village studio. It was in the studio that he met Kleinrock.

Kleinrock and Yurman began a romantic relationship, and he designed her a sculptural welded bronze necklace to wear to an art gallery opening. The gallery owner was so enchanted by the design — Yurman called it the Dante — that she wanted to buy it on the spot. Yurman refused because he considered the gift too personal, but his partner left it with the dealer. Within hours, four necklaces were sold and a brand was born.

A year after the two married in 1979 — the ceremony included simple gold rings Yurman had soldered from gold in his workshop — they officially launched David Yurman. Three years later, one of his most popular designs, the Cable bracelet, hit the market.

Today, David Yurman’s bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings are widely treasured, distinctive works of American jewelry design.

Average Sold Price
$1,381
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Iconic Designs from David Yurman
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Cable Ring
Cable Ring
Cable Bracelet
Cable Bracelet
Cable Classics Bracelet
Cable Classics Bracelet
Cable Stud Earrings
Cable Stud Earrings
David Yurman Estate Diamond Earrings Sterling Silver 0.20 Cts
By David Yurman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
David Yurman Estate Diamond Earrings Sterling Silver 0.20 CTS DY75 These elegant Authentic David Yurman earrings have a weight of 12.3 Grams. TRUSTED SELLER SINCE 2002 PLEASE SEE O...
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1990s American David Yurman

Materials

Diamond, Sterling Silver

David Yurman Albion Citrine Diamond Ring in 18k Yellow Gold 0.31 CTW
By David Yurman
Located in New York, NY
David Yurman Albion Citrine Diamond Ring in 18k Yellow Gold 0.31 CTW PRIMARY DETAILS SKU: 121370 Listing Title: David Yurman Albion Citrine Diamond Ring in 18k Yellow Gold 0.31 CT...
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21st Century and Contemporary David Yurman

Materials

Yellow Gold

David Yurman Sterling Silver and 14K Yellow Gold Vintage Cable Large Earrings
By David Yurman
Located in New York, NY
David Yurman vintage earrings finely crafted in blackened sterling silver in a half-hoop and triple cable row design with yellow gold rope twist stations, completed with posts and la...
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1980s American Vintage David Yurman

Materials

Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver, Silver

David Yurman 18K Yellow Gold Twisted Bangle Bracelet
By David Yurman
Located in Addison, TX
The bracelet has an inner circumfrence of 6.6" Tapered twist form is 7mm wide in the front, and 4mm in the back. Secured box closure The Bracelet Weight is 27.7 Grams Marked 18K DY
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Early 2000s David Yurman

Materials

Yellow Gold

David Yurman Estate Diamond Amethyst Ring Silver 1.67 TCW
By David Yurman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
David Yurman Estate Diamond Amethyst Ring Silver 1.67 TCW Size 6 DY67 Ring from ALBION COLLECTION This elegant Authentic David Yurman ring is made of sterling silver and has a weig...
Category

1990s American David Yurman

Materials

Amethyst, Diamond, Silver

David Yurman Silver and Gold Diamond Cookie Earrings
By David Yurman
Located in DALLAS, TX
David Yurman sterling silver and 18k yellow gold 14=0.10 carat total weight diamond cookie earrings.
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown David Yurman

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

David Yurman Sterling Silver Blue Topaz Diamond Albion Ring
By David Yurman
Located in McLeansville, NC
A vintage David Yurman sterling silver blue topaz and diamond albion ring. This November birthstone ring features a bezel set, cushion checkerboard blue topaz weighing approximately ...
Category

1990s David Yurman

Materials

Diamond, Topaz, Blue Topaz, Sterling Silver

David Yurman Petite Chatelaine Pavé Bezel Ring in Gold with Pink Tourmaline
By David Yurman
Located in New York, NY
-18k Yellow Gold -Ring size: 7.5 -Pink tourmaline set in white diamond pavé. 0.11 total diamond carat weight -Approx. 0.3"W (7mm) -Comes with David Yurman box -Retail: $2250
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2010s David Yurman

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David Yurman Sellers

Samuelson's Diamonds & Estate Buyers
5.0
Gray and Sons Jewelers
4.9
The Estate Watch and Jewelry Company
4.8
Certified Estate Jewelry
4.9
Owl's Roost Antiques
5.0
Wilson's Estate Jewelry
5.0
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Cable Classic Bracelet
Cable Classic Bracelet
Average Price
$945
Number Available
2
Cable Classic Bracelet
By David Yurman
Styles
Modern
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Buckle Bracelet
Buckle Bracelet
Average Price
$610
Number Available
1
Buckle Bracelet
By David Yurman
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Cable Classic Crossover Bracelet
Cable Classic Crossover Bracelet
Average Price
$11,250
Number Available
1
Cable Classic Crossover Bracelet
By David Yurman
Styles
Contemporary
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Cable Spira Hoop Earrings
Cable Spira Hoop Earrings
Average Price
$5,773
Number Available
1
Cable Spira Hoop Earrings
By David Yurman
Styles
Retro
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David Yurman jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs

David Yurman Jewelry & Watches available on 1stDibs. These unique items were designed with extraordinary care, often using silver. When shopping for the most fashionable David Yurman antique or vintage jewellery to match your ensemble, you’ll find that David Yurman diamond jewelry & watches from our inventory of 223 can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. This collection contains 549 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. Modern and Contemporary are among the most popular styles of David Yurman watches & jewelry 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 and . Prices for David Yurman watches and jewelry can vary depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$125 and tops out at US$40,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$1,253.

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