Now that Classic Blue has officially been named Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year, the hue is certain to spur many designers and jewelry houses to reach for the lapis lazuli and sapphires in their inventory (or shop for these stones like mad at JCK Tucson 2020 and other gem fairs).
But the team at luxury American jeweler David Webb had only to look inside its vault for a nanosecond to unearth an absolute tidal wave of gorgeous statement pieces featuring lapis lazuli in all of its rough-hewn, carved, and fluted glory or enormous Ceylon sapphires or incredibly rich pairings of blue enamel with polished gold.
And having spent some time in the David Webb archives during NYC Jewelry Week, we can tell you that there’s more where that came from.
Around this time last year we recapped David Webb’s most memorable red carpet moments, not knowing that 2019 would turn out be a banner year for the house as far as celebrity exposure—Helen Mirren, Natasha Lyonne, Gwyneth Paltrow, RuPaul, Emilia Clarke, Angela Bassett, Yara Shahidi, Allison Janney, and more.
And it’s not too early to start thinking about the 2020 awards season. The 2020 Golden Globes are January 5, and we’d love to see any of the jewels below take a turn in the spotlight. Renée Zellweger (nominated for Judy) and Saoirse Ronan (nominated for Little Women), we’re looking at you….
Top: Cuff with carved lapis lazuli and brilliant-cut diamonds in hammered 18k gold and platinum $63,000