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David Webb Ruby and Diamond Earrings


Set with approximately eight and a half carats of rubies, highlighted by diamonds, these gold clipback earrings by David Webb date from the 1960s. Outlined in gold rope-twist, the high relief curling double leaf motifs feature nearly fifty cabochon rubies, interspersed with round brilliant-cut diamond accents. These gemmy David Webb clipback earrings, beautifully-modeled to hug the face, offer a burst of vivid color and intriguing naturalistic form.


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Item #: ER-16591
Artist: David Webb
Country: United States
Circa: 1960s
Size: 1.50" length, 1" width
Materials: 48 Round cabochon rubies (approximate total weight 8.50 carats); 18 Round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.72 carat); 18K Gold
Signed: "Webb 18kt"

These clipback earrings date from the 1960s, when David Webb’s vivid chromatic combinations, superb craftsmanship and endless creativity had won him the devotion of the world’s most glamorous jewelry-buying clients, such as Liz Taylor, Diana Vreeland, and Doris Duke.