“Always modern.” Those two words succinctly sum up the man who redefined mid-century jewelry. Born in North Carolina, self-taught David Webb became a go-to for society swans of the 1960s and ’70s (including Brooke Astor, Diana Vreeland, and Jackie Kennedy) thanks to his trademark bold shapes enlivened by exuberant color. Today, Webb’s namesake house stays true to its founder’s vision, as sparkling emeralds and lapis lazuli emblazon rings set in warm 18k gold. Elsewhere, iridescent abalone shell disks finished with brilliant-cut diamonds swirl across a pair of earrings. Expertly handcrafted in the brand’s Madison Avenue workshop, each piece is a testament to Webb’s unrivaled flair for imaginative bijoux.