David Webb was a renowned name in America, in the early 1960s. He was born in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1925. His career started off with an apprenticeship in his uncle’s silversmith’s shop before he, eventually, moved to New York and was engaged in jewelry repair work in Greenwich Village.
David Webb’s jewelry signifies a lot more than just wearing everyday ornaments like bracelets, rings or necklaces. Since the brand emerged in New York, in 1948, David Webb has been renowned for his ingenuity in creating stunning jewelry enriched with beautiful colors, enamel, hammered gold, precious stones, and display of remarkable craftsmanship.
The jeweler has a fondness for decorating his jewelry pieces with animal designs; replicas of frogs, hippos or crocodiles. These animal-themed fashion accessories found favor with many elite customers like the Duke of Windsor; he gifted his wife with an enameled frog bangle in March 1964. The gift was applauded as it was followed by the creation of a matching pair of ear clips; presented as a gift to the Duchess by David Webb himself.
In his lifetime, David Webb actively participated in the whole jewelry creation process. He would make drawings of the design for each piece, giving details about the assembling instructions, and collaborated closely with his small but skilled team of craftsmen to handmake all the jewelry collections.
On his death, in 1975, more than 40,000 of his outstanding and elaborate design concepts were left behind. These fascinating ideas are still being manufactured and are exerting a remarkable influence on the jewelry industry. Each jewelry piece is symbolic of a unique style that gives your personality a touch of genuine sophistication.
This jeweler’s ingenuity is depicted in his remarkable collections that are in high demand by everyone, ranging from well-known celebrities to jewelry addicts. The bold designs of the brand’s jewelry were highly favored by top celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and Barbara Streisand. Even today, the stunning pieces are worn by famous celebrities like Eva Mendez and Cameron Diaz.To this day, long after his demise, the impact of his legacy is visible in the world of fashion and jewelry.
It is a great source of delight for us to have the honor of being presented with David Webb vintage jewelry pieces: pre-owned rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. This gives us the wonderful opportunity of putting them on display in our shop windows for you to purchase at attractive prices.