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Designer Spotlight: David Webb

David Webb is known as one of America’s most important jewelers.  Born in Asheville, North Carolina, David Webb began his jewelry career at a very young age as he was born into a family of jewelers.  He apprenticed under his uncle until he decided to pursue his career in New York.  At the age of 16 he arrived in New York City and had immediate success as his work drew attention from many department stores including Bergdorf Goodman.

It was the attention he received from Antoinette Quilleret, a French socialite living in New York City, that changed his life. She backed David Webb Inc and he set up shop on 57th street.  In no time at all he became the jeweler that socialites flocked to. Webb is most well-known for his animal-inspired pieces that incorporated precious metals, hand-enamel work and gemstones to bring a zebra to life on one’s wrist.  David Webb left us demanding more of his talent and vision when he passes in 1975. His work lives on throughout estate networks and are always very much in demand by those who know and appreciate his art.

Call William Noble, the premier buyer and seller of estate jewelry in Dallas, for more information.  214.526.3890 or contact us atsales@williamnoble.com


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