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Fashion / Style File

David Yurman Launches The Collector’s Series

BY Rebecca Sherman // 03.25.15

David Yurman and his son Evan have spent years hunting down rare one-of-a-kind stones at gem-and-mineral shows and excavations in far-flung corners of the globe for their signature twisted-cable jewelry. They’ve reserved the most prized and beautiful specimens for their private collections — until now. The Collector’s Series’ 22 limited-edition rings are set with the Yurmans’ own stash of gems, each signed and numbered, including peach moonstone, purple sugilite and even meteorites.

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IN THE BEGINNING.
Over the last five years, Evan and I have been collecting unusual and unique gemstones from all over the world. Most of the stones we collect are simply due to the beauty of the stone — we don’t necessarily have a design in mind. This particular collection was a perfect opportunity to showcase many of our favorite stones in our most iconic design — Albion. In away, I feel like many of these stones were just waiting for this opportunity.

A FAVORITE?
It’s hard to choose, but one of the pieces I’m most proud of is our meteorite Albion surrounded by gray diamonds. The materials are so extraordinary, and the darkened setting creates a dynamic and mysterious look.

MORE COLLABORATIONS WITH EVAN?
Our design process is always about collaboration. In fact, we’re working on a collection that will debut this fall that also utilizes unique gemstones in truly innovative settings.

Available at the David Yurman boutique.

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