In 1941 at the age of 16, David Webb traveled from his birthplace, Asheville, North Carolina to New York City. His special gifts as a jeweler and designer soon became apparent, and shortly after his arrival, he was noticed by Antoinette Quilleret, a French woman with exquisite taste and an eye for talent. In 1948, with her backing, he formed David Webb Inc., setting up shop on 57th Street. Within a few years, David Webb had established himself as the ‘go to’ jeweler in Manhattan, and at the height of production his two full-time workshops employed 200 jewelers and 37 setters. In 2010, the company was sold to Sima Ghadamian, Mark Emanuel and Robert Sadian. The three plan to carry forward the rich tradition of design, craftsmanship and creativity drawing on the immense archives of illustrations, models and molds, that represent the legacy of David Webb, a unique American genius.