A Short History of David Webb

Love the David Webb brand? Here’s a quick look at the designer’s history. David Webb got its start when its namesake moved to Manhattan in the 1940s, in his 20s, after working for an uncle in jewelry manufacturing in North Carolina. David Webb found quick success offering one-of-a-kind pieces that were unlike any other that women could find elsewhere. He frequently incorporated animals into his works, with the first David Webb animal bracelet released in 1957. By 1963, one could find David Webb jewelry featuring a whole slew of creatures, from big cats to elephants, snakes to horses.

In the 1960s, the David Webb brand was elevated further, when First Lady Jackie Kennedy chose the designer to create the White House’s official Gifts of State. By that time, the brand had also amassed an impressive client list, including celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor.

A Short History of David Webb
A Short History of David Webb

Over the decades, the David Webb design catalog fluctuated and grew, to include antiquity-inspired pieces in gold, and Art Deco-inspired works created from hand-painted enamel jewelry. Diamonds became a must. As the catalog grew, so did the clientele, with notable names shopping at David Webb including Barbra Streisand, Helen Mirren and the Duke of Windsor. More recently, wearers have included Beyonce and Jennifer Garner.

Today, you can find David Webb’s flagship boutiques in New York City, on Madison Avenue, as well as on Rodeo Drive, in Beverly Hills. You can also find David Webb’s work in Naples, at the La Maison Yarmon boutique, at 5505 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 5, Naples, FL 34108. We offer a selection of carefully curated estate David Webb Pieces

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