Jewelry Revival

David Webb Returns to the Main Floor

3 17 2011

David Webb, 212 872 8900

Once upon a yesterday, David Webb was one of the most sought-after jewelry designers, sparking conversation with his floral motifs, animal imagery and modern geometry.  His custom pieces glinted among the City’s social registry, reflecting the aesthetic of the ancient Greeks, Chinese and Egyptians while also making bold statements that quickly came to define Hollywood glamour and later reflect the spirit of the 1970s.

Born in Asheville, North Carolina, David Webb began his jewelry career as an apprentice in his uncle’s silversmith workshop.  At just 16, the aspiring designer travelled to New York City to begin his career; soon after, he caught our eye (as well as the wrists and collar bones of Fashion City’s most stylish).  With a rich vocabulary of hammered gold, enamel, colors, textures and shapes, Webb’s iconic animal jewelry (Harper’s Bazzar’s legendary editor Diana Vreeland was scarcely seen without her zebra bangle with cabochon ruby eyes) and Art Deco enamel pieces perfectly complemented the iconic style during that glamorous time.

David Webb’s story continued after his tragic death in 1975 due to the company’s commitment to maintaining the designer’s tradition of design, craftsmanship, and creativity.  Drawing from immense archives of illustrations (some of which can be seen below), models and molds, David’s heritage continues with pieces that are exquisitely and iconically David’s.  Today we are thrilled to announce the return of the David Webb jewelry collection to the Main Floor of Bergdorf Goodman.
For more details, call 212 872 8900.

David Webb, 212 872 8900

David Webb, 212 872 8900

Image courtesy David WebbIllustration from the David Webb archives

David Webb, 212 872 8900

David Webb, 212 872 8900

David Webb, 212 872 8900

David Webb, 212 872 8900

David Webb, 212 872 8900

David Webb, 212 872 8900

David Webb, 212 872 8900

 

Image courtesy David Webb
Illustration from the David Webb archives


Images courtesy David Webb

Additional reading:
Elle
The Luxe Chronicles

For more details about David Webb, call 212 872 8900
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