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David Webb Cabochon Gemstone Half Hoop Earrings


A classic David Webb silhouette, these gold half hoop earrings, set with vivid cabochon rubies, sapphires, and emeralds, are a dynamic example of the House's love of bold color combinations. Reminiscent of a colorful gold quilt, the diamond rope patterning outlining the collet-set cabochon stones seem as if they were twisted by hand and laid gently on the clipback earring's foundations.


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Item #: ER-17549
Artist: David Webb, New York
Circa: 1963
Size: 1.50” length, 1” width
Materials: 8 Cabochon sapphires (approximate total weight 2.40 carats); 4 Cabochon rubies (approximate total weight 1.60 carats); 2 Cabochon emeralds (approximate total weight 1.50 carats); 18K Gold
Signed: “Webb 18k”
Literature: Earrings discussed in David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler, by Ruth Peltason, Assouline, 2013

Known for his dynamic use of color, David Webb combined his loves of art and culture with jewelry, once saying, "I had a tremendous feeling of art in me. I wanted to be an archaeologist, a ceramicist, or a jeweler. Jewelry won out."