David Webb Enamel and Diamond Earrings
Dating from the late 1960s, David Webb designed these sleek black enamel and diamond earrings for a collection that expressed the sense of liberation and change that was in the New York air at the time. The earrings, featuring hand-painted black enamel paired with colorless diamonds, were a modern update on the Art Deco aesthetic. These clean and compact clip-back hoops, with their intriguing contrasts of curving and rectilinear geometry of enamel, polished gold, and sparkling diamonds, stand out as a timeless and flattering accessory.
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- Curator's Notes
Item #: ER-12052
Artist: David Webb
Country: United States
Circa: Late 1960s
Size: 1.125" length, 0.875" width (at widest point)
Materials: 40 Round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 2.90 carats); Enamel; 18K Gold; Platinum
Signed: “Webb” and “Plat 18 kt”
The David Webb tear-drop form hoop was favored by renowned style icons such as Jackie Kennedy and Diana Vreeland—editor of Vogue, and founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.