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.”
One of David Yurman’s most iconic designs, the X Collection was inspired by his wife Sybil’s paintings of the ancient mark. Classic yet contemporary, unique yet archetypical, the collection epitomizes the artist’s approach to design. In metal or pavé diamonds, the simple signature elegantly adorns silver, gold, and freshwater pearls.