In the 1960s and #70s, as American culture shifted into a free-spirited, say-what-you-want movement, David Webb made a bold appearance through jewelry with his design ethos #the more barbaric, the better.# Inspired by nature and global destinations, Webb used modern art, art deco and pop art techniques to create statement pieces that shouted; his signature animal jewels were more aggressive than demure, and he used gold as a prime element, rather than an accent.
Designed as a lion, composed of textured gold, the eyes set with pear-shaped cabochon emeralds, gross weight approximately 35 dwts, signed Webb. Center Diamond Weight:
2 1/4 x 2 3/4 inchesMetal Type:
Platinum & 18K Yellow GoldMetal Weight: