One of the most exciting facets of the top designer jewellery brands is their rich history and the stories about how they emerged. Luxury designer brands such as Cartier and Harry Winston have long been iconic ...
David Yurman JewelleryJuly 12, 2018 - Jewelry Articles
- History of David Yurman jewellery
- Most popular David Yurman jewellery
- How to sell David Yurman jewellery
History of David Yurman jewellery
From a young age, David Yurman was involved in the arts, even selling his sculptures during free periods in high school. When he was 15, Yurman studied welding under sculptor Ernesto Gonzalez. During this time Yurman learned how to create 3-dimensional forms with molten metal rods. Several years later, David Yurman met his future wife, Sybil, a painter, when he worked for sculptor Hans Van de Bovenkamp. The two instantly felt a connection and Yurman describes their relationship as, “one big art project.”
Sybil was captivated by David Yurman’s sculptures and requested him to create an artwork she could wear. David made Sybil a bronze necklace, known as Dante, which consisted of warped bronze figurines intertwined with each other. When Sybil wore this necklace to an art gallery opening, a gallerist immediately took interest in the piece and wanted to reproduce the design. In 1980, a year after David Yurman and Sybil married, the David Yurman brand was launched.
The two envisioned creating wearable works of art out of precious metals and stones. David Yurman is involved in the entire creation process, from the initial sketch to finished product while Sybil is the chief brand officer. When Yurman creates jewellery, he always asks himself if it would be something his wife would wear. Today, David Yurman is still a family-owned company, with his son Evan Yurman as the head of men’s jewellery and watches.
Most popular David Yurman Jewellery
Below are some of David Yurman’s most defining collections:
- Cable Bracelet: Undeniably, the Cable Bracelet has been David Yurman’s most beloved design since its debut in 1983. The bracelet is composed of a twisting metal that wraps around the wrist. The final ends of the bracelet can be a discreet sterling silver, diamond encrusted or adorned with bold and colourful gemstones. When designing the cable, Sybil explains that she and her husband were captivated by intertwining forms seen in in the ancient and modern world with the cable intertwining the two. David Yurman explains, “There is a life rhythm within cable.” In 2006, the Cable Bracelet became officially known as the Cable Classics Collection. Today, we can see the influence that the Cable has had in all subsequent Yurman jewellery.
- Albion Collection: This collection’s name comes from Albion, the oldest known name for Great Britain. This British Isles represented the beginning and end of long sea journeys for sailors. The Albion collection consists of rings, bracelets, earrings and pendants. Yurman said, that this versatile collection can be worn, “in the boardroom, to the ballroom, or the baseball game.” All Albion jewellery have cable detailing, diamond bezel settings and gemstones adoring the centre of the piece. These gemstones may be a cluster of small diamonds or stones such as amethyst, morganite, and blue topaz with checkerboard faceting, made exclusively for this collection, which brilliantly enhances colour.
- Belmont Collection: The Belmont collection was born from one of David Yurman’s greatest passions, horseback riding. David Yurman stated, “There’s nothing I like better than designing except riding my horse.” Belmont jewellery is based off of equestrian equipment, specifically the chain secured under a horse’s chin. This collection spans bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings. All pieces consist of large chains that gracefully interconnect with each other. The individual chains range in design from smooth links, Yurman’s signature twisting cable motif and diamond adorned links.
How to Sell David Yurman jewellery
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