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Cable Bracelet

About the Design

In 1983, David Yurman (b. 1942) twisted 50 feet of metal wire into a helix, shaped it into a cuff and made jewelry history. This was the birth of the Cable bracelet, a piece at once modern and historic, complex and strikingly simple, and a style that would beget a continuous collection of jewelry.

By the time of the Cable’s creation, Yurman and his wife, Sybil, chief brand officer at his eponymous brand, were deeply entrenched in the New York art world and the emerging craft scene: As a young man, David learned direct welding under Cuban artist Ernesto González. Later, he started his own sculpture studio after studying with modernist sculptor Jacques Lipchitz, and he met Sybil when they were both working for Hans Van de Bovenkamp in 1969. In the late 1970s, the couple decamped to Upstate New York, where they started Putnam Art Works, a sculpture and jewelry studio. And while they became regulars at certain craft fairs, the couple always had a foot in the urbane: “Everyone would show up in these old VW vans wearing tie-dye, and we were coming out of the city in a 1964 black Cadillac with the seats knocked out of the back. We were definitely still New Yorkers,” Yurman said in a 2017 interview.

Indeed, it’s this juxtaposition of handicraft and elegance that would come to define the Yurmans’ jewelry company — an aesthetic that’s exemplified with the Cable, whose simple metal twist is capped off by gold-set gems at either end. The design has widespread roots, from jewelry motifs of ancient Syria to natural formations of tree branches that captured Yurman’s attention as a child to the graceful fortitude of cable bridges and the flexibility of nautical rope.

“There’s nothing I don’t like about cable,” Yurman has said. “I feel totally at home and embraced by the form.”

Fittingly, given its helix shape, the cable motif has become the backbone of David Yurman’s aesthetic — so much so that its illustrious history was the subject of a 2017 book from Rizzoli, titled simply Cable. (Safe to assume anyone who’s anyone would know what that single word refers to.) In addition to the original Cable bracelet, the twisted metal has been turned into rings, pendants and chain links. It’s even sometimes added to the backs or undersides of jewelry, invisible to the wearer but still present, connecting the jewelry to its visual heritage.

“There is a life rhythm with cable,” Yurman says in Cable. “Like DNA, it brings form to life.”

David Yurman Cable Bracelet

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David Yurman Heavy 14K YG & 925 Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
By David Yurman
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
David Yurman heavy 14K YG & 925 Sterling silver cuff bracelet. This fashionable piece of jewelry is crafted in both gorgeous 925 Sterling silver & 14K yellow gold and features a beau...
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Bangles

Materials

Sterling Silver

David Yurman Bezel Diamond Watch Cable Bracelet Sterling Silver 14 Karat Gold
By David Yurman
Located in Scarsdale, NY
David Yurman Sterling silver and 14 K gold cable bangle watch with diamond bezel. 54 grams. Stamped on the back " Swiss Made 925 David Yurman T-26315 Description This authentic Da...
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Sterling Silver, 14k Gold

David Yurman Prasiolite Diamond Bangle
By David Yurman
Located in New York, NY
Authentic David Yurman bangle, crafted in sterling silver. The bracelet is set with one faceted prasiolite stone and approximately 0.26 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds around ...
Category

2010s Bangles

Materials

Diamond, Sterling Silver

David Yurman Cable Silver and Gold Pearl Bracelet
By David Yurman
Located in New York, NY
Authentic David Yurman bangle crafted in sterling silver. The bracelet is set with two pearls and 14 karat yellow gold accents on either side of the iconic split bangle. Signed David...
Category

Early 2000s Bangles

Materials

Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Silver

David Yurman Diamonds & Morganite Cable Bracelet
By David Yurman
Located in New York, NY
Authentic David Yurman Cable silver bangle bracelet, crafted in sterling silver. Featuring two morganite stones and 8 round brilliant cut diamonds on each end with a total carat weig...
Category

Early 2000s Bangles

Materials

Diamond, Morganite, Silver

David Yurman Albion Silver, Gold, and Peridot Ring
By David Yurman
Located in New York, NY
Authentic David Yurman Albion ring crafted in silver and 18 karat yellow gold centering on a square faceted peridot stone. Signed DY, 750, 925. Ring size 7. Ring is accompanied by th...
Category

2010s Dome Rings

Materials

Peridot, Gold, Silver

David Yurman Renaissance Cable Bracelet
By David Yurman
Located in New York, NY
Authentic David Yurman Renaissance Cable bracelet, crafted in sterling silver and 14 karat yellow gold. Featuring two faceted Citrine stones along with pink Tourmaline stones on each...
Category

Early 2000s Bangles

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver

David Yurman Sterling Silver & Amethyst Hinged Cuff Bracelet
By David Yurman
Located in Coral Gables, FL
David Yurman Sterling Silver Hinged Cuff Featuring Faceted Amethyst Ends. Original MSRP $875.
Category

2010s Cuff Bracelets

Materials

Amethyst, Diamond, Sterling Silver

David Yurman 14k Gold & 925 Sterling Silver Blue Topaz Cuff Bracelet
By David Yurman
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Category

2010s Contemporary

David Yurman 'Cable' Silver, Gold, Amethyst, and Chalcedony Bracelet
By David Yurman
Located in New York, NY
Authentic David Yurman Cable silver bangle bracelet, crafted in sterling silver and 14 karat yellow gold. Featuring two chalcedony cabochons and five faceted amethysts. Bracelet meas...
Category

Early 2000s Bangles

Materials

Amethyst, Chalcedony, Gold, Silver

David Yurman Silver and Gold Blue Topaz Cable Bracelet
By David Yurman
Located in New York, NY
Authentic David Yurman Cable bracelet crafted in sterling silver with 14 karat yellow gold accents and featuring two blue topaz stones. This classic bracelet measures 5mm in width an...
Category

Early 2000s Bangles

Materials

Blue Topaz, Gold, Silver

David Yurman Silver Pearl and Diamond Bangle
By David Yurman
Located in New York, NY
Authentic David Yurman bangle crafted in sterling silver. The bracelet is set with two pearls and approximately 0.25 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds (I-J color, VS-SI clarity)...
Category

Early 2000s Bangles

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Silver

David Yurman 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Diamond Double Cable Cuff Bracelet
By David Yurman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
David Yurman 18k yellow gold and diamond double cable cuff bracelet. This bracelet contains 60 round brilliant cut diamonds totaling approximately 1.10 carats with H-I color and VS ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Cuff Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

David Yurman Thoroughbred Cable Classics Bangle
By David Yurman
Located in Surfside, FL
ESTIMATED RETAIL $10400 - YOUR PRICE $8320 - 100% AUTHENTIC David Yurman Thoroughbred Cable Classics bangle bracelet in 18k. Fits 6.5 - 6.75 wrist size.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Bangles

Materials

Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

David Yurman Waverly Hinged Cable Cuff
By David Yurman
Located in Palm Desert, CA
David Yurman Waverly Sterling Silver Amethyst Cable Cuff Bracelet. The classic cable design element creates movement, texture, and depth, the ends contain a faceted Amethyst stone fo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Cuff Bracelets

Materials

Amethyst, Sterling Silver

David Yurman Sterling Silver Black Diamond Cable Bangle Bracelet
By David Yurman
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This David Yurman cable bangle is fashioned from sterling silver and set with black diamonds on the outside of the bangle! The black diamonds are round and each is held into place by...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Bangles

Materials

Black Diamond, Sterling Silver

David Yurman Diamond Heart Charm Cable Bracelet in Sterling Silver
By David Yurman
Located in Hicksville, NY
David Yurman Cable Diamond Heart Charm Toggle Bracelet in Sterling Silver Features a Sterling Silver puffed cable heart framed by a Diamond Halo. The puffed back of the charm has he...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Charm Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Sterling Silver

David Yurman Hinged Cable Gold Bangle Bracelet
By David Yurman
Located in Stamford, CT
Solid 18k yellow gold bangle with signature D Y push button on Clasp. Hinged style with cable center. 46.7 grams 18k Yellow gold Stamped: 18k Tested: 18k Hallmark: D Yurman...
Category

1990s Bangles

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold