|A. E. Köchert
Birks & Sons
Black, Starr & Frost
Carl Wagner and Frédéric-Jules Rudolphi
John Rubel Co.
Marcus & Co.
Mellerio dits Meller
Oscar Heyman & Bros
Tiffany & Co.
Van Cleef & Arpels
In 1941, at the age of 16, David Webb arrived in New-York. He started his career repairing jewellery in Greenwich Village. His special gifts as a jeweller and designer were soon noticed by Antoinette Quilleret, a French woman with great taste who helped him to found David Webb Inc. in 1948 with Nina Silberstein.
Within a few years his jewels became the New-York “must have” with their bold use of colour, dimension, combination of gemstones and meticulous attention to detail and specially with his iconic animals jewels. In the 1970s, he reinterpreted his designs with hammered gold, enamel, textures and shapes synthesized into a new geometry that reflected the spirit of its time.
Webb’s jewels were prized by Ava Gardner, Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Vreeland, Princess Grace of Monaco, the Duchess of Windsor and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
By his death in 1975 he had established an incredible legacy, his original jewels being highly collectable.