About David Webb Brand
Bold, excessive, and uncompromising, David Webb jewelry pieces are always a statement. No matter if you are wearing Webb earrings, ring or necklace — rest assured you have a conversational piece that inevitably grabs attention.
The designer drew his inspiration in ancient history and nature. As a result, the David Webb collection pieces are made using 18 karat gold, often featuring massive colored stones and bright, vibrant enamel.
Among his personal influencers Webb himself mentioned Jeanne Toussaint, the creative director of Cartier. Webb put his own spin on Maison’s figurative pieces and Tutti-Frutti style. All these elements put together enhanced with a great portion of glamour made David Webb jewelry appreciated by Hollywood stars and royal houses. Liz Taylor, Coco Chanel and Jacqueline Kennedy could be seen wearing his pieces. Webb’s exotic animals, whimsical flowers and colorful pendants along with textured gold necklaces are largely popular worldwide until today.
Always loyal to himself, David Webb created his powerful pieces with precision and knowledge. Whether he explored the ancient motifs or Art Deco forms, he went deep into the subject and reinvented it.
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Kunzite, a gemstone from the spodumene family, was named after gemologist George Frederick Kunz. Kunz was a pioneering gemologist who significantly popularized colored gemstones in the United States.
Kunzite gemstone is known for its delicate, pale to intense pink or lilac hues. The color is caused by trace amounts of manganese. The most desirable kunzite color is a saturated and even pink to violet-pink hue.
Clarity is also an essential factor in kunzite’s value. Eye-clean stones without significant inclusions are more valuable. Due to its relative rarity, kunzite is not as widely available as more common gemstones like quartz or sapphires.
A piece featuring kunzite is unique and always sought after.
About Vintage Jewelry
Vintage jewelry is something we can talk about for days. Since the subject is that big and has multiple aspects to discuss, we’d like to focus on the most important parts of it. So, what is vintage jewelry? Why it’s so appealing? And how to buy your vintage jewelry online?
In the industry, different sellers and makers have different opinions on the time period when vintage jewels were made. Here at Nadine Krakov, we consider vintage as anything being made between 50 and 100 years ago. Therefore, all jewelry produced from 1930 to 1980 called vintage. This time frame is comprised of Art Deco, Retro and Mid-Century.
Why do we love vintage jewelry so much? It’s all about the quality of making and – of course – the look.
Vintage pieces were mostly made by hand or at least hand-finished while modern jewels are mainly cast. As the lifestyle back in the days was much slower, jewelry makers literally had more time in their hands. Skilled craftsmen honed their craft and reputation. They couldn’t allow a flimsy, poorly done piece to ruin that. Mass market jewelry didn’t exist at that time. Each little detail of a piece was executed thoughtfully and with the high quality in mind.
How to shop your vintage jewelry online? Ask questions about maker’s marks and hallmarks, request a video of the piece, and show it to your jeweler. The easiest way to be confident with your purchase is to find a trustworthy, reputable seller. And if you are happened to be in Beverly Hills area, just google “vintage jewelry near me”, find Nadine Krakov Collection store and stop by for a good chat with a sip of champagne.