Yesterday, after a (really) long day at work, I treated myself to some time by the pool with the latest edition of Vogue and happened across a new David Yurman ad. It jumped out at me, not just because Kate Moss looked great, but because I am a tried and true David Yurman jewelry fanatic.
I think that the classic Yurman style – twisted cables, minimal adornment – is elegant in its very simplicity. The beauty of the materials and workmanship really shines and his pieces work with just about any outfit, in any season – against tanned, bare arms with a sundress or with an all-black ensemble for a winter’s evening out.
One of the things I like most about Yurman, I think, must be his serendipitous entry into the world of jewelry design. Trained as a sculptor, he dabbled in jewelry by crafting stunning pieces for his wife Sybil. These were so well received that he began experimenting with new designs, eventually creating the signature twisted cable design that has become synonymous with the Yurman name.
Inspired, this morning I took a quick trip to the company website to see what’s new, and I found two things. First, the Yurman line has expanded dramatically into other areas, like fabulous sunglasses ornamented with wonderful details like authentic stones and lots of trademark Yurman style. Sunglasses range in price from $325 for simple aviator shades to $675 for the highly embellished Albion.
Second, some of the newer designs, like the Confetti Collection (pictured above) and the simple ring (below) are a real departure from the solid, substantial look I always mentally equate with Yurman. The Confetti Collection still retains the twisted cable look, but in a minimal way – more like an accent than the body of the piece. The bracelets and rings have a real openwork look and breezy feel. These pieces are accented with stones like peridot, tourmaline and citrine, which also have a slightly more casual feel.
Taking a look at the calendar, my birthday isn’t too far away. Maybe a new piece for the jewelry box?
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