A personal narrative celebrating fifty years of David Yurman--as told by David and Sybil Yurman, the founders of America's leading luxury jewelry brand. From their early days in the Bronx, to their success as a leading luxury jewelry company today, Sybil and David have lived and personified the American dream. Their artisan perspective and years spent in the Beat generation, along with their background as key figures in the American Craft movement of the '70s, and fearless approach, propelled them to champion a new category of designer jewelry. Through their artisan's point of view and craftsmanship, they sparked a relaxed and uniquely American category of versatile luxury jewelry that transcends from day to night. In 1970, David sculpted a bronze necklace for his partner and fellow artist as a romantic gesture. They didn't yet know that this gift of wearable-art for Sybil would lead to a business and lifelong collaboration. The Yurmans share here the stories behind their namesake company, elaborating on the transition from craftsmen to entrepreneurs, the birth of their signature cable bracelet, and the expansion into fine jewelry. Through in-depth interviews with Pamela Golbin, Sybil and David trace the brand's evolution, share lessons learned, and highlight experiences spanning five decades. This book features a visual mosaic of striking imagery, showcasing iconic Yurman pieces, cutting-edge materials, and groundbreaking advertising campaigns that have influenced the world of fine jewelry. Jewelry, design, art, and fashion enthusiasts will appreciate this inspirational anniversary book.
This book features a visual mosaic of striking imagery, showcasing iconic Yurman pieces, cutting-edge materials, and groundbreaking advertising campaigns that have influenced the world of fine jewelry.
Author: David Yurman