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David Webb Diamond Butterfly Hair Clip

US$9,500 Asking Price

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David Webb was nothing if not bold, courageous and original and this one of a kind hair clip is a perfect example. The combination of textured gold and bright, white diamonds is true to his style and the pure originality of the piece is what sets Webb apart from the rest of the pack. Discreet in it's nature, this fantastic vintage treasure is sure to catch the right eyes. No worries about comfort, as Webb's superior artisans kept this in mind. The clip is perfectly balanced and and executed and weighs 42 grams / 1.48oz. Just to give you an idea 8 US nickels weigh 40 grams.

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About the Designer

David Webb

“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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