Description

Macklowe Gallery

This hammered gold and diamond ring by David Webb belongs to his ever-popular ""57th Street"" collection, a series of jewels exploring hand hammering techniques in gold accompanied by brilliant-cut diamonds. Taking his inspiration from all things modern and eternal, from starlight to Cubism to ski slopes, Webb described jewels in this collection as the intersection of fashion and culture, “urbane, stylish and always modern."" Wear this strikingly sculptural ring, with its hammered bombé form mount with stepped sides, in Webb’s spirit of passion for the past, combined with refreshing modernism. Signed: “Webb” and “PLAT 18K” Curators Note: A dedicated student and craftsman, relentlessly curious about the history and properties of gold, David Webb was frequently known to take to the jeweler’s bench himself to connect with his artisans and explore new techniques.


DESIGNER/

David Webb

DATE/

Circa 1960s

MATERIALS/

21 Round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 2.15 carats); 18K Gold; Platinum

DIMENSIONS/

5.75 (features an internal ring guard for slight sizing changes)

STYLE/

Historic

HERITAGE/

USA

SHIPS FROM/

New York

$18,500

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