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David Webb

DAVID WEBB (USA, 1925–75)

“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.

Iconic Designs from David Webb
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Doorknocker Earrings
Doorknocker Earrings
Emerald Ring
Emerald Ring
Colors Earrings
Colors Earrings
Frog Brooch
Frog Brooch
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David Webb New York Powder Blue Embossed Vinyl Jewelry Box c 21st c
By David Webb
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
David Webb New York powder blue embossed vinyl jewelry box c 21st C The stylish embossed vinyl jewelry box is lined in pale blue micro-fiber Designed with a removable tray Makes a...
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21st Century and Contemporary David Webb

Vintage David Webb Yellow Gold Hoop Clip- On Earrings
By David Webb
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: Circa 1980's. Featuring 18K yellow gold with hammered finish. Signed WEBB and stamped 18K inside.
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1980s Vintage David Webb

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

David Webb Sapphire Ring
By David Webb
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Elevate your evening look with this stunning David Webb Cocktail ring! Circa 1980s, this cocktail ring is crafted from 18k gold and features a thick band with a slightly textured fin...
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1980s Vintage David Webb

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Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

David Webb The Quintessential American Jeweler Book c 2013
By Assouline Publishing, David Webb
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
David Webb The Quintessential American Jeweler Book c 2013 The hard-bound book is an incredible archive of Webb's extraordinary precious jewelry designs His designs were coveted by ...
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21st Century and Contemporary David Webb

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