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David Webb Maltese Cross Diamond Brooch

$55,000

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DAVID WEBB Maltese Cross Diamond Brooch in 18k Yellow Gold and Platinum. An exquisitely textured gold design emblematic to David Webb, the Maltese Cross motif has been seen in various iterations throughout the years of the brand. The center of this pin is a bezel-set round brilliant diamond extending out to hammered gold arms, with tiers of pavé throughout. The extravagance of its sculptural dimensionality and sheer size properly exhibit the skilled fabrication required for this high-relief form. Diamond pavé weight approximately 12.00 carats. Center diamond measures a tad over 7mm in diameter (an additional approx. 1.20 carats). Measures approx. 3" by 3", height ranging from 0.15" to 0.80". Includes David Webb Certificate of Authenticity. Signed "Webb 18k", circa 1980s.

Details

  • Creator
  • Metal
    18k GoldPlatinum
  • Stone
    Diamond,White Diamond
  • Stone Cut
    Round Cut
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1980's
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: P23581stDibs: LU1142192603

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    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-3 weeks.
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    Ships From: New York, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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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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