David Yurman is a phenomenon in the world of fine jewellery and timepieces. Established by David and Sybil Yurman in 1979, David Yurman is today recognized as America’s leading fine jewellery and luxury watch brand.
Artistic inspiration is at the very core of the company’s foundation. David and Sybil Yurman were both respected artists prior to pursuing jewellery design; David as a sculptor, Sybil a painter. Their creative disciplines, combined with Sybil’s inherent gift for marketing, enabled them to fuse art, fashion and fine jewellery into a signature design concept that was nothing short of revolutionary within the jewellery industry. Intuitively capturing the relaxed elegance of modern American women through their designs, their unprecedented success in terms of both sales volume and image now ranks David Yurman among the most respected global luxury fashion brands in the world today.
The story of this phenomenal business is a very personal one. Still married more than thirty-five years after they first met, David Yurman’s initial foray into creating jewellery was making gifts for his then-girlfriend, Sybil. When Sybil wore one of his pieces to an art opening, the gallery owner immediately fell in love with it and asked if it was for sale. David remembers, “I couldn’t imagine recreating something so personal I had made for Sybil, so answered ‘no’ – but at the very same moment Sybil said ‘yes’ – and, like that, we found ourselves in the jewellery business!”
In 1983, with his sculptor’s eye for form and her painter’s passion for colour, the designer and his muse together created the signature cable bracelet – a twisted helix in sterling silver and gold with brilliant gemstones on its finial ends. That instantly iconic bracelet became the cornerstone of The Cable Collection, introduced the following year. Committing to fulfilling their creative vision without boundaries or compromise, David and Sybil Yurman have since developed other signature collections, such as the phenomenally successful SilverIce. More recently, they have focused their attention on fine South Sea pearls, once again breaking with traditional jewellery convention by combining them with sterling silver as well as gold. The Yurmans also expanded their brand into the fine timepiece industry introducing the Cable Watch Collection® in 1994.
Both Sybil and David have always had a commitment to “giving back” and in 2001 they established The David and Sybil Yurman Humanitarian and Arts Foundation. The David Yurman Thoroughbred and Angel Awards, recognize individuals who give the gift of their time as well as fund charitable organizations. The couple also dedicated sales of their angel pins to a variety of charitable organizations. “We love what we do; it is our passion and our romance”, says Sybil. “We are fortunate to have been able to capitalize on our artistic abilities to build this business together, and it’s important for us to use this success to aid the causes of others.”
These two native New Yorkers con-tinue to conduct both life and business from their hometown. Their son, Evan, shares their artistic talents and is part of the creative team. David Yurman collections are now available in over 450 authorized retail locations worldwide with their own boutiques in New York and California, with more to follow. What began with an artist’s love-token to his muse has ignited into America’s premiere jewellery and timepiece brand.
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