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David Webb New York Unique “Crosshatch” Diamond Bracelet

Created in the 1960s in the studio of David Webb, this one-of-a-kind “Crosshatch” diamond bracelet in 18K gold and platinum is set with over 16.50 carats of diamonds. The bombé curved top section is paved with round brilliant-cut diamonds arranged in a crosshatch pattern, and framed in a foliate setting of hammered gold, and joins a hammered gold bracelet of overlapping high-relief foliate motifs via pavé-set diamond hemi-circular links. A strong David Webb design of Indian inspiration, this important jewel is a unique creation of the artist in his bold and confident expressive prime.

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Item #: BA-20590
Artist: David Webb 
Country: United States of America
Circa: 1969
Size: 7.00” length x 1.25” width
Materials: 166 round brilliant-cut diamonds (with approximate total weight 19.50 carats with VS clarity and G/H color grade); 18K gold;(37.2 grams); Platinum
Signed: Webb 18k Plat
Literature: This particular unique bracelet and its original design sketch appear on pp. 320 and 321 of David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler, by Ruth Peltason.

David Webb filled his mind with important historical design, turning to royal jewelry of the past in museum collections to stimulate his imagination. Here, Webb refined the bazuband, the traditional Indian upper arm bracelet, to its essential line and volume, expressed in hand-hammered gold and patterned diamonds as a pure sculptural presence.