Gem-Set and Diamond Bangle-Bracelet, David Webb
- David Webb
- white enamel, gold, diamond, ruby, emerald
Just after the launch of David Webb’s animal bracelets in the early 1960s, a newspaper article extolled them as “the most coveted knickknack in all jewelrydom,” and claimed that any woman with “a whole menagerie” of Webb bracelets on her arm had “won the international fashion status game.” Little has changed today. This opulent ‘fish’ version—set with emeralds, rubies, and diamonds—originally belonged to the peerless jewelry maven and lady of style Estée Lauder. Its enamel body is one of Webb’s classic designs, and the rare white color was collected by Elizabeth Taylor, an early aficionado of the designer. As the ‘Webb Ark’ often tends toward African safari animals, this playful, aquatic piece adds warm-weather flair—perfect for the poolside—to a classic favorite.