Friday, November 22, 2013
David Yurman grew up on Long Island, sold sculptures in the school cafeteria and started working with other artists like Ernesto Gonzales when he was about 16 years old. It was not, however, until the early 1970s that the brand has started to sell artistic jewelry. The first significant jewelry pieces David Yurman made were a pair of earrings for his wife, which he had initially had been reluctant to reproduce and sell. Thankfully, Sybil his wife had always been entrepreneurial as well as artistic. It was partly due to her influence that the eponymous brand came into being. In 1982, David Yurman introduced the cable bracelet, and now that is the brand’s undisputed bestseller and iconic design.
Find David Yurman at Shreve & Co in Portland Oregon - authorized retailer for David Yurman.
Friday, October 18, 2013
“Jewelry itself is timeless, but life is not ever lasting.” This is Evan Yurman’s philosophy behind his newest design for David Yurman – the Meteorite collection. The young artist dares to create a men’s jewelry collection using Gibeon Meteorite, a rare and truly out-of-this-world rock that is 4 billion years old. The remarkable crystal of iron and nickel which fell in Namibia in prehistoric time and discovered in 1836 reminded Evan of the vastness and infinity of space. In comparison, life on earth is limited and fragile. He captures this extra terrestrial appeal in contemporary cuffs, chains, bracelets and rings that show off the meteorite’s distinctive pattern. Like the timelessness of outer space, the Meteorite collection is a long lasting token of life’s precious brevity.
Find Evan Yurman’s Meteorite Collection for David Yurman at Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco – authorized retailer for David Yurman.
Saturday, September 07, 2013
Creativity is a never-ending cycle. One spark of inspiration begets an art form that in turn begets another. This is the case of David Yurman’s latest selection of luxury jewelry. The Willow Collection is inspired by David and wife Sybil’s frequent walks around a dreamy hidden pond near their quaint country home. Willow branches swayed languidly like graceful dancers around the smooth waters of the pond. The contemplative mood of the setting pushed David to write a haiku, which in turn materialized into a new design for David Yurman’s high-end jewelry collections. The eponymous brand’s signature cable design finds a fresh twist as it reinterprets the lovely delicacy of the willows. The twisted helix is reinvented as strands of thin coils that are fanned out into feathery fronds and dusted at the tip with diamonds. The airy lightness and striking irregularity reflects the perfect asymmetry of nature that has inspired many wonderful creations.
Check out the Willow Collection at Shreve & Co. at Post Street in San Francisco – authorized dealer for David Yurman.
Saturday, August 03, 2013
David Yurman, New York-based jewelry designer and manufacturer, is a distant offshoot of the Renaissance era. Just as artists in that period recreated the classics with their own aesthetic sensibility and innovative techniques, David Yurman follows after the classic tradition with a creative streak that is his own. His intricate and timeless designs such as the iconic Yurman helix cable bracelets, crosses and knot works are influenced by the elaborate artistry of ancient Greek, Roman and Celtic forms. The brand’s Renaissance Collection is a quintessential David Yurman selection that uses classic techniques and modern technology on precious metals and brilliant gems to produce the sculptural forms and jewel tones found in paintings from classical times. The Citrine Renaissance Ring, fashioned from sterling silver helix cable and embellished with 18k yellow gold bands and faceted garnet, rhodalite and citrine, is a visual description of its designer’s “Continuing in the Classic Tradition” motto.
Find more of David Yurman’s evocative collections when you visit Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco – authorized retailer for David Yurman.
Friday, June 21, 2013
David Yurman was born an artist at heart. With his innate gifting, he sets out decorating the world with more color and style – including the concept of time. The world-renowned luxury jewelry designer David Yurman redefines “classic” with The Classic timepiece collection, which was launched in 2009. David follows along the lead of watchmaking master with the basic round-cased watches showing the essential hours, minutes, seconds, and date window functions. Sounds like good old classic horology. But under closer scrutiny, they bear the marks of a seasoned jeweler and artist. The diamond-set bezel of the Classic 34mm holds a mother of pearl dial in place, which in turn is set with applied Roman numerals and diamond markers. The stainless steel bracelet elegantly hugs the wrist as fashionably as Yurman’s famous cable wire bracelets. The Classic collection has almost a hundred different designs with timeless appeal, crafted without compromise only by the house of David Yurman.
Find these reinvented classics at Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco – authorized dealer for David Yurman.
Monday, May 13, 2013
David Yurman’s Starburst collection is the designer’s ode to the shining star of his life – Sybil, his faithful wife and creator-collaborator. There are inexhaustible ways to show love, and the renowned jewelry creator David Yurman chooses to do so with his jewelries. Starburst was born out of David and Sybil’s fascination with fireworks, night lights and Paris night skies. The radiant star pieces convey that same feeling of awe in bursts of pave diamonds set in sterling silver and gold mountings. The interplay of gem-studded rays and unadorned twisted cables – signature design for David Yurman jewelry – creates a celebration of light and excitement that culminates in a dazzling diamond-embedded core. The romance and elegance of Starburst is also the Yurman’s gift to every couple who revel in the wonderful moments in life and love.
Find your own Starburst pieces at Shreve & Co in Post Street, San Francisco – authorized dealer for David Yurman.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
A child with a box of crayons - that is how David Yurman feels when he is playing with colors for his topselling modern jewelry collections. Like an unrestrained school kid who is all too happy about expressing his thoughts and emotions with bold strokes, David lets no rules of color conventions limit his jewelry making creativity. His Seduced by Vibrance collection contains necklaces, cable bracelets and gem-set rings that artistically create splashes of bright colors over any casual or formal outfit. David Yurman highlights the brightly colored turquoise, amethyst, citrine and other precious or semi-precious gems. The mountings are fashioned in twisted cables that are the signature of David Yurman. The modern cuts and lines coupled with exciting colorful stones give the Seduced by Vibrance collection an appealing combination that can not be found anywhere else. Check them out Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Casual yet elegant, simple but glam – these are the distinctive adornments of a self-assured city girl. And they are exactly what you’ll find in the David Yurman Townhouse on Madison Avenue, New York. The main boutique of the designer jewelry manufacturer harbours a wide spectrum of beautifully crafted gold and nonchalant colored gems. As an artist born and bred in Long Island, New York, David Yurman knows his way in urban fashion. Having been a student of the craft under the tutelage of prestigious artists like Ernesto Gonzales, Jacques Lipshitz and Theodore Rozack, with a few years behind him as an artist in Big Sur, David also knows the intricacies of his chosen craft – jewelry-making at its finest. His creations have attracted many famous names to his doors, including Brad Pitt and Renee Zellweger. No wonder then why the name David Yurman thrives in the biggest cities across the globe. For stunning David Yurman pieces, visit Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
David Yurman and his wife were established artists before they forayed into jewelry making; David, a sculptor and Sybil, his wife, a painter. They parlayed this creativity to jewelry making and many other forms and in 1980, they established the firm, David Yurman, and took the world of fine jewelry and timepieces by storm. David Yurman’s signature piece is his twisted helix – a cable bracelet with gemstones set on its finial ends. This piece is timeless, classic and flexible enough to be worn anywhere whether it be day or night. It is said to have captured the relaxed elegance of modern American women. And truth be told, this design has become iconic enough to be imitated but never replicated. Come and own a part of David Yurman’s world and visit Carob & Troy for David Yurman jewelry. Shreve & Co. is an authorized dealer for David Yurman.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Nobody can limit David Yurman’s creativity; not even cute little children. David Yurman’s artistry isn’t pigeon holed among the sophisticated. Sure, David Yurman has been known to be a symbolism of prestige and artistry but the artist has never strayed too far for kids to fathom or appreciate. David Yurman has created an entire line for kids. They range for every occasion imaginable for our juvenile aficionados; first communion, sweet 16, and even the first tooth lost (as said in their website). The line consists of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that can be embedded with birthstones; even the signature silver and gold cable bracelets that the David Yurman brand has been known for. This line has proved perfect for your nieces, daughters, and grand kids. Be unforgettable with memorable pieces; only from David Yurman. If interested in David Yurman pieces, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealers of David Yurman.
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
When you attach your name to a brand, it’s either you are full of yourself or you are really on to something. And for a long time, the latter was a feeling for David Yurman; having had lived a bohemian lifestyle in an artist colony in Big Sur. But for decades, this feeling of being ‘on to something’ has proved to be not to be just “on to anything”, David Yurman was actually on his way to greatness. Through those decades up to this day, David Yurman hasn’t just created jewelries and watch collections, he had expanded his line to his signature fragrance and eyewear collection. Having his signature cable bracelet at the forefront, David has marched in the luxury jewelry market and proved himself to be a creator of noteworthy items. His iconic cable bracelet paid homage to the traditional status symbols of the Iron Age. These were worn by people of note throughout Europe during these times. “It’s actually a helix. The pattern is in our DNA, in nautilus shells, and you can see it swirling in the galaxies, too.” David Yurman explains. This signature design is usually made of silver and gold and made to be open-ended. Buying in the luxury industry with his pedigree as an artist, David Yurman has made a name for himself to the tune of being a celebrated maker of luxury items with many imitators. But none can match the ingenuity, craftsmanship and authenticity of the name: David Yurman. For more of David Yurman, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for David Yurman.
Thursday, August 09, 2012
It sounds contradictory, but David Yurman did it.
Today his name is a trademark of classy jewelries, timepieces and precious metal and stone accessories. But back in the 50s to 60s, he was a beatnik artist living the free-spirited scene of his time in Big Sur, California. In this artist colony, he was perfecting his sculpting skills that he had learned earlier as an apprentice of renowned artists Jacques Lipshitz and Theodore Rozack. Nurtured by the bohemian’s fundamental approach to life, Yurman turned to ordinary things for inspiration and brought them to their artistic plateau. He would later move out of the bohemian scene and start his studio, where he would meet his wife, a gifted painter. Together, they would go around galleries with their creations. The story goes that in one of these events, a gallery owner took notice of Yurman’s creation worn by his wife and wanted to buy it. Realizing they could make a brand out of their crafts, they started Putnam Art Works to create personal fine crafts, a decision that would one day lead them to an accessory that set his signature brand worldwide: the David Yurman’s iconic cable bracelet, a weave of gold and silver. Today, the same stylish brand is reflected in other David Yurman line of fine jewelries and pieces, a luxury in simplicity.
Shreve is an authorized dealer for David Yurman collection.
Image: A David Yurman Enhancer