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«Society’s Jeweler» – Retrospective of Jeweler David Webb at the Norton Museum of Art

Last week at the Norton Museum of Art – in West Palm Beach, Florida – opened the retrospective exhibition of jeweler David Webb. His jewelry pieces were worn by the fifties and sixties movie stars and celebrities.  Webb drew inspiration in classic jewelry turn of the XIX and XX centuries, of family ornaments and ruling dynasties eastern countries.

David Webb

David Webb

His work and friendship was appreciated by  Jackie Onassis and Marjorie Reed Gordon, who regularly appeared in public with intricate brooch David Webb, decorating her classic jacket lapel . Not just one spectacular massive colorful necklace was bought in his boutique on Madison Avenue to Elizabeth Taylor by  Michael Todd at first , and then Eddie Fisher.

Brooch, 1966

Brooch, 1966

Jewelry miniature sculpture, 1975

Jewelry miniature sculpture, 1975

Brooch, 1964

Brooch, 1964

Brooch, 1964

Brooch, 1964

Webb’s samples of pure American style in jewelery can be admired until April 13.

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