About David Webb
Since 1948, David Webb has been the quintessential American jeweler of highly original, modern jewelry. Best known for distinctive carved and enameled animal bracelets, dramatic gold necklaces, colorful sautoirs, Maltese cross brooches, dynamic use of pearls and diamonds, and exquisite rock crystal pieces. David Webb is one of the country's most important, distinguished jewelers. All of the jewelry is made on the premises in New York, as it has been since 1948.David Webb was born in dogwood country - Asheville, North Carolina - with a thirst for big city life. Creativity was David Webb's calling card, which he honed apprenticing for an uncle who was in jewelry manufacturing. His first design? A copper ashtray signed with a spider in his web. The training was modest but it fueled big dreams.David Webb the self-starter made it to New York and by 1948, at the age of 23, he opened shop. Manhattan was fast and fun: daytime visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, dinner parties with clients, and in 1962 he became First Lady Jackie Kennedy's choice to make the official Gifts of State.