David Yurman

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David Yurman, Inc.
Type Private
Industry Jewelers
Founded 1980
Headquarters New York, New York, United States
Key people David Yurman, Co-Founder
Sybil Yurman, Co-Founder
Products Jewelry
Revenue $450 million (2007)
Website davidyurman.com

David Yurman Inc. is a privately held American designer jewelry company[1] founded by David Yurman (born October 12, 1942 in New York City) and Sybil Yurman (born December 10, 1942 in New York City) and headquartered in New York City.[2] There are currently 24 David Yurman boutiques in North America and five international boutiques.

Advertising[edit]

In 2000, David and Sybil Yurman hired the David Lipman advertising agency and photographer Peter Lindbergh for their first advertising campaign that was shot in St. Barts with Amber Valletta as the face of the brand. In the following years, many prominent supermodels such as Kate Moss, Gisele Bündchen, and Kate Upton have also appeared in David Yurman advertising campaigns.[citation needed]

Honors and Awards[edit]

1980 - Intergold Award from the World Gold Council for a gold wire and diamond necklace design that was the forerunner of the iconic cable motif
1981 - Designer of the Year from the Cultured Pearl Associations of America and Japan for innovative use of pearls
2003 - Star Gazer award from Fashion Group International
2004 - Lifetime Achievement Award at the JIC Gem Awards
2007 - Style Etoile Award from Savannah College of Art and Design
2011 - Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Gem Society, the first time a jewelry designer received this award
2013 – Couture Human Spirit Award from the Couture Show
2013 - Annual Visionaries! Award from the Museum of Arts and Design

Giving Back[edit]

The Yurmans formalized a lifelong commitment to charitable causes by establishing the David & Sybil Yurman Humanitarian and Arts Foundation in 2001.[3] The foundation presents David Yurman Angel Awards to individuals who support charities and the arts through their donations and volunteerism. Past recipients include Steven Spielberg, Elton John, and Leonard Slatkin. The foundation also provides support for a variety of charitable initiatives, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Studio In a School, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. David Yurman also created a pin for the Silver Shield Foundation benefiting the families of New York City firefighters and policemen.

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