DAVID WEBB Vintage 18kt Enamel & Gemstone Necklace
David Webb was a talented young jeweler who grew to develop a huge following in New York beginning in the late 1940s. His work continued to gain popularity through the 1950s-60s and beyond, and even after his untimely death in 1975, the David Webb company still continues its incredible legacy. Known for its impeccable quality and bold, unique design, each handmade piece is an art object in itself. The pieces are often inspired by animals, nature, and geometric shapes, appealing to a wide audience. Popular amongst numerous celebrities from all generations, his jewelry boasts timelessness and beauty.
This vintage Art Deco Revival necklace from the 1970s is a signed piece by David Webb, and serves as a wonderful example of his work! Made of vibrant 18kt yellow gold, the necklace has a decorative geometric design artistically adorned with white enamel and accented with several gemstones. A row of three sparkling diamonds lines the center, while two aquamarines and two rubies frame the sides. The four colored gemstones are tapered baguette cuts that rest in a bezel setting, while all three diamonds are bead set. A gold chain is connected to either side of the pendant, and fastens with a secure barrel catch at the back. Stamped on the clasp is "18K" and the official "©WEBB" signature hallmark. When worn, the necklace has lovely placement at the neckline and makes a beautiful, stylish statement. A perfect everyday piece by a legendary jewelry maker, it would make a special addition to any collection!
Measurements: The necklace measures approximately 15" long. The geometric pendant is 1" wide, 5/8" tall, and slightly more than 1/8" thick. The total pennyweight of the piece is 6.3 dwt.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting, enamel detail, or to any of the gemstones, all of which are intact. The chain is in good condition and the clasp fastens securely.