Trained as a sculptor, David Yurman approaches the design of a piece of jewelry from every angle. “It’s about the whole piece,” he says. “How it feels in your hand, how it looks on the back as well as the front.” He combines shape and form to create designs with volume and dimension—wearable sculpture. “Form is form,” he explains, “whether it hangs on a wall, goes on a pedestal, goes on a wrist, or goes on a neck. Learning how to balance a little sculpture on a stand is really no different from learning how to balance a stone on the end of a bracelet.”
The transformation of simple chains into works of striking jewelry speaks to the artful eye and skillful hand of David Yurman. A simple box chain is finessed into a sensual strand of soft corners and edges. In the wheat chain, metal is carefully woven to replicate a round shaft of wheat. Whether worn alone, paired with a pendant, or layered, a David Yurman chain, like each of his designs, is a unique piece of sculpted jewelry.