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DAVID WEBB

A New American Aesthetic 

Considered one of the most important American jewelers of the 20th century, David Webb (1925-1975) has adorned women of style for over 70 years. Webb’s designs reflect his Southern heritage, his love of animals and ancient cultures, and his almost weekly visits to the Metropolitan Museum. Always modern, his jewels are instantly recognizable for their bold colors, elegant forms and easy wearability.

David Webb Azurmalachite, Ruby and Diamond Maltese Cross Brooch
David Webb Azurmalachite, Ruby and Diamond Maltese Cross Brooch
David Webb Azurmalachite, Ruby and Diamond Maltese Cross Brooch
David Webb Azurmalachite, Ruby and Diamond Maltese Cross Brooch

David Webb Azurmalachite, Ruby and Diamond Maltese Cross Brooch

David Webb Octagonal
David Webb Octagonal
David Webb Octagonal

David Webb Octagonal "Angel Skin" Coral Drop Ear Clips

David Webb was born in 1925 in Asheville, North Carolina and began his jewelry career as an apprentice silversmith for his uncle. Moving to New York in 1945, he worked repairing jewelry in Greenwich Village before opening his own boutique in 1948. He found success almost instantly and his pieces began appearing on the cover and in the pages of Vogue as his designs struck a nerve with the city’s smart set.

Webb’s brash style captured a quintessential American exuberance that was embraced by stylish women around the world. Fans and collectors included Elizabeth Taylor, who was known to wear her own Webb jewelry in her films and Jackie Kennedy, who not only wore Webb’s designs but as First Lady commissioned him to create gifts of state using American gemstones.





David Webb was born in 1925 in Asheville, North Carolina and began his jewelry career as an apprentice silversmith for his uncle. Moving to New York in 1945, he worked repairing jewelry in Greenwich Village before opening his own boutique in 1948. He found success almost instantly and his pieces began appearing on the cover and in the pages of Vogue as his designs struck a nerve with the city’s smart set.

Webb’s brash style captured a quintessential American exuberance that was embraced by stylish women around the world. Fans and collectors included Elizabeth Taylor, who was known to wear her own Webb jewelry in her films and Jackie Kennedy, who not only wore Webb’s designs but as First Lady commissioned him to create gifts of state using American gemstones.

David Webb Gold and Enamel Frog Dress Set
David Webb Gold and Enamel Frog Dress Set
David Webb Gold and Enamel Frog Dress Set
David Webb Gold and Enamel Frog Dress Set

David Webb Gold and Enamel Frog Dress Set

David Webb Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond and Gold Ear Clips
David Webb Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond and Gold Ear Clips
David Webb Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond and Gold Ear Clips

David Webb Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond and Gold Ear Clips

Drawing on an archive of nearly 40,000 original sketches and designs, Webb’s distinctive work continues to be made in a workshop above the company’s New York flagship boutique and is finding new audiences with today’s tastemakers.  




Drawing on an archive of nearly 40,000 original sketches and designs, Webb’s distinctive work continues to be made in a workshop above the company’s New York flagship boutique and is finding new audiences with today’s tastemakers.  





David Webb 18k Yellow Gold Scallop Form Ear Clips
David Webb 18k Yellow Gold Scallop Form Ear Clips
David Webb 18k Yellow Gold Scallop Form Ear Clips
David Webb 18k Yellow Gold Scallop Form Ear Clips

David Webb 18k Yellow Gold Scallop Form Ear Clips

David Webb Amethyst and Diamond Green Enamel Bracelet, Earrings, Ring Suite
David Webb Amethyst and Diamond Green Enamel Bracelet, Earrings, Ring Suite
David Webb Amethyst and Diamond Green Enamel Bracelet, Earrings, Ring Suite
David Webb Amethyst and Diamond Green Enamel Bracelet, Earrings, Ring Suite
David Webb Amethyst and Diamond Green Enamel Bracelet, Earrings, Ring Suite
David Webb Amethyst and Diamond Green Enamel Bracelet, Earrings, Ring Suite
David Webb Amethyst and Diamond Green Enamel Bracelet, Earrings, Ring Suite
David Webb Amethyst and Diamond Green Enamel Bracelet, Earrings, Ring Suite
David Webb Amethyst and Diamond Green Enamel Bracelet, Earrings, Ring Suite
David Webb Amethyst and Diamond Green Enamel Bracelet, Earrings, Ring Suite

David Webb Amethyst and Diamond Green Enamel Bracelet, Earrings, Ring Suite