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David Webb Diamond Sapphire Ruby Emerald Yellow Gold Bird Brooch



A stylized multi-gem set David Webb brooch, mounted in braided 18k gold with a pointed gold beak, cabochon emerald head & marquise-shaped diamond crest and eye. The plumage predominantly comprises of large seven large cabochon sapphires with diamond accents, as well as a ruby-set tail and a ruby & emerald collar. Signed Webb, for David Webb.


  • Creator
  • Metal
    18k Gold
  • Stone
    White Diamond,Emerald,Ruby,Blue Sapphire
  • Stone Cut
    Round Cut
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1970's
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: P23751stDibs: LU1148702582

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About David Webb (Designer)

“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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