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The David Yurman Company is built on passion, collaboration and curiosity. Founded in 1980 by David and Sybil Yurman, the company is, in their own words, “one long art project. ”Their ability to fuse fashion, art and jewelry into signature design concepts revolutionized an industry, creating an entirely new category—American Designer Jewelry. The company David and Sybil have built is rooted in the constant dialogue between their shared creative vision and goal to make beautiful things to wear. A profound collaboration with each other, their son, Evan, their business partners and their collectors have shaped a more than 50-year career.
Born two months and a few miles apart, David and Sybil Yurman led parallel lives, coming to art separately in their youth. David first developed his artistic eye from viewing pictures of the Lascaux cave paintings, and Sybil explored the colors used by French Impressionist painters. Dissatisfied with a rote school curriculum, they both discovered making art was their true calling. In the 1960s, they were both involved in the underground art worlds of New York and California, going back and forth between Greenwich Village, Haight-Ashbury, Venice Beach and Big Sur. Their separate times apprenticing with different masters defined their individual artistic languages and ultimately led to the collaborative masterpiece we know today. Their serendipitous meeting in 1969 ignited what would become a lifelong partnership in both art and business.
As a primary form, cable is found in the natural world and in the arts; as such it belongs to a universal family of shapes across world cultures…These sculptural forms run through the whole of human experience. David Yurman, well before he formalized a career as a sculptor and jeweler, prophetically encountered the meaning of cable in nature. He recounts a story about his youth: “Occasionally, I made the rebellious decision to play hooky and visit a wooded area with beautiful trees encircled with enormous hanging vines, so strong you could swing on them. It was a visceral connection with a natural form.”
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