BEST of the BEST 2014 | Style |Jewelry | Revival: David Webb New York
Considered one of America’s most celebrated jewelers during the 1960s and 1970s, David Webb has recently returned to the spotlight.
The brand’s bold and whimsical original designs suit the tastes of today’s women, who tend to favor individual styles over sweeping trends. Known for its irreverent way of mixing precious diamonds, emeralds, and rubies with less-valuable coral, turquoise, and enamel to create a vivid mix of color and texture, the house
has culled from its extensive archives signature designs to reinterpret for its 21st-century clients. Examples include (from top) a ring in carved coral, diamonds, and enamel; Brick bracelets with enamel, yellow gold, and diamonds; a coral elephant bracelet with diamonds, a cabochon sapphire, and emeralds; and a ring made
from fluted coral, diamonds, white enamel, platinum, and 18-karat gold. (212.421.3030, www.davidwebb.com)