David Webb (1925-1975) opened his first shop on 2 West 46th Street, New York City, in July 1948: He was only 23. By 25 years old his jewellery was being featured on the front cover of Vogue and worn by a glittering array of the great and most beautiful women of the age. His jewels have been worn by Jacqueline Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor. The First Lady, was particularly fond of Webb’s designs and commissioned him to create official gifts. This patronage affirms Webb’s place as an iconic American designer.