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David Webb Hammered Gold Half Hoop Earrings


These deceptively simple dome earrings, designed as stylized half hoops, exemplify David Webb’s nickname “The Houdini of Gold.” Designed to hug close to the ear, these clip-back earrings transition beautifully, changing their look from the daytime glow of gold to the shimmering effects of the ridged, hand-hammered surfaces under evening lights.


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Item #: ER-18797
Artist: David Webb, New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1980s
Size: 1" length, 0.5” width
Materials: 18K Gold; Together with signed David Webb pouch
Signed: "Webb"
Literature: Similar earrings pictured in David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler, by Ruth Peltason, Assouline, 2013 

A dedicated student and craftsman, relentlessly curious about the history and properties of gold, David Webb was known to take to the jeweler’s bench himself to connect with his artisans and explore new techniques. His artisans were skilled at a number of different hand-hammering techniques for gold, which the House eventually became widely known for.