David Webb – Doha Jewellery & Watch Exhibition 2015

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I am very excited this year for the Doha Jewellery & Watch Exhibition, there are so many brilliant brands and designers exhibiting at the event, one of the designers is someone that I have admired from an early age, I always remembered seeing his jewelry worn by gorgeous movie stars in vintage films, I did not know back then, that this was ‘David Webb’.
Today, I want you to know more about this incredible designer and his wonderful dynasty of work.

Born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, David Webb began designing jewelry as a young boy. He eventually apprenticed in his uncle’s factory and by the time he was a mere teenager, he moved to New York City to pursue his craft. His jewelry designs immediately caught the attention of department stores such as Bergdorf Goodman.
Besides his design genius, David Webb was a highly skilled jeweler who would often take the time to sit with his artisans and demonstrate precisely how he wanted his jewelry to be crafted. No detail, no matter how small, escaped his expert eye. Before long, David Webb jewelry was sought after by the most stylish and demanding design connoisseurs.

Although best remembered for his animal and nature inspired designs, the breadth of his design legacy is actually staggering. His repertoire of design influences spanned everything from Etruscan culture to 18th century jewels from Jaipur. In particular, his Art Deco pieces combining diamonds, enamel and south sea pearls remain completely modern.
The collection of carved crystal pieces with small, discreet diamonds interspersed in the design is refreshingly subtle yet no less show stopping.

Vintage Beauty, 18 Karat Gold, Platinum and Diamond Pendant-Necklace.

18 Karat Gold, Platinum and Diamond Pendant-Necklace.

18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Boulder Opal, Enamel, Colored Stone and Diamond Panther Bangle-Bracelet

18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Boulder Opal, Enamel, Colored Stone and Diamond Panther Bangle-Bracelet

Global Style Divas such as Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Grace of Monaco, the Duchess of Windsor, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis were just a few of his biggest supporters, Elizabeth Taylor featured 4 pages of David Webb jewelry in “My Love Affair with Jewelry,” the photo book of her legendary collection.
Today his designs are highly sought after, and worn by many modern day Celebrities and Royals, one of which, is Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, I will always remember her wearing these breath-taking Coral Necklace & Earrings, for me, it was one of her most striking looks.

Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned in David Webb

Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned in David Webb

Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned in a stunning David Webb Necklace.

Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned in a stunning David Webb Necklace.

Tragically, David Webb died young of an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer in 1975 but not before leaving an incredibly rich and diverse archive of bold, beautiful and intricate jewelry to be treasured and carefully preserved for generations to come. To this day, his vision and legacy are carefully preserved by Nina Silberstein, his original business partner and her family in the Manhattan atelier bearing his name.
Each piece is still carefully crafted from start to finish by skilled artisans in a workshop located above the flagship Madison Avenue store.
This makes the brand for me incredibly special and quite rare, for it to remain independent and family owned.

Daria Stokous for David Webb Spring 2015 Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh

Daria Stokous for David Webb Spring 2015 Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh

David Webb Spring 2015 Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh

David Webb Spring 2015 Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh

David Webb Spring 2015 Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh

David Webb Spring 2015 Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh

David Webb Spring 2015 Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh

David Webb Spring 2015 Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh

The DOHA JEWELLERY & WATCHES EXHIBITION starts on February 24th till the 28th 2015, at the Qatar National Convention Centre.
The David Webb collection, can be viewed at exhibition space 10, the timings are;
From 12.00 pm to 10 pm Until February 28
Friday hours are 4.pm to 10 pm

For more info on David Webb, do visit the website and get swept away with stunning designs, click here

For a full list of participating brands and designers, do head to the official DOHA JEWELLERY & WATCHES EXHIBITION website, click here.

Based in Qatar, for the past 14 years, originally from the UK, born & bred in Newcastle, UK. Mum of 2 wicked boys and a beautiful little girl. I adore good food, good fashion and beauty product obsessed. Love women who come together instead of against each other.

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