Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series

Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series: David Yurman

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Jewelry designer David Yurman founded his company in New York in 1980, and quickly became known as America’s leading fine jewelry and luxury timepiece designer. He is also an artist with a lifelong passion for design and innovation. At the age of sixteen in Provincetown, David learned direct welding from Ernesto Gonzales. In the 1960s, he studied at the Art Students League in Manhattan and apprenticed with master sculptors Jacques Lipchitz and Theodore Roszak.

In the American Craft Movement of the late 1960s through the 1970s, David exhibited his work at juried art and craft shows around the country. In 1982, Yurman created the first cable bracelet–a twisted helix in sterling silver and gold with brilliant gemstones on its finial ends. The bracelet became an icon, synonymous with craftsmanship, innovation and design. The artistic expression that defined the origin of this brand has continued throughout the evolution of the company.

Along with the simple goal to make beautiful things to wear, David remains actively committed to supporting the community and the arts, through the David and Sybil Yurman Humanitarian and Arts Foundation.