David Yurman’s distinctive sculptural designs are easy to spot, and you’ll spot them often when shopping for jewelry at pawn shops in northern Virginia. A Long Island, New York native, Yurman met Cuban welder and sculptor when he was only sixteen years old; from Gonzales, the would-be jewelry designer learned the techniques that influence his work today. Later, he apprenticed with sculptor Jacques Lipchitz, and worked for other sculptors throughout the sixties. These experiences also inform his work and also led him to meet Sybil Kleinrock, his would become his wife and, later, business partner in the David Yurman Company, which they founded in 1980.
Many of Yurman’s pieces, including those you see here—and which we have at Vienna Jewelry in Maple Avenue—make use of Yurman’s signature cable design, which was first introduced in 1982 in a bracelet: a twisted helix with gemstones. The bracelet and designs in the same family are called “Renaissance,” and the hallmark style is a design connection throughout his collections.
Of course, that’s not all the artist can do. He’s won awards for use with gold wire, pearls, as well as at least two lifetime awards. Check out his signature style when you browse for jewelry at pawn shops in Vienna, VA.