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2012 - Spring Issue
Vida Buena
Beauty & Style
Article: Jessica Muncrief
Photos: Bill Faulkner
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He's an icon in the fashion industry, well-acquainted with some of the wealthiest and most famous people in the world. He's the man behind a jewelry empire and he looks the part; with striking silver hair and impeccable dress, there is an aura about him that exudes class. I was graciously afforded a private interview with Mr. Yurman and was delighted to immediately find him charming, personable and extremely genuine. He easily chatted with me about family, art, and the history behind his very successful business.

    Photo Captions

1.) David Yurman

2.) Charles and Ellen Lacy
     with David Yurman

3.) Raquel Schuttler,
     Lee Tucker, and
     Michael Murphy
     of David Yurman Inc.

Lacy & Company
7040 N Mesa St.
(in Colony Cove)
El Paso, TX 79912
David Yurman knows how to enjoy what is important in life. Growing up in Long Island, NY, he had an early affinity for the arts. He was selling sculptures and studying with experienced artists while still in his teens. After indulging in the Californian bohemian, beatnik scene at its peak in the 1960's, he returned to New York and met fellow artist Sybil Kleinrock. "She knocked me out," David told me with real emotion and a sparkle in his eyes, "And the rest is history. We've lived and worked together for 42 years now." Together they began an art business that eventually evolved into turning small sculptures into jewelry. By the mid-1980s they had made a name for themselves with the cable bracelet, a piece that has become a fashion classic and is still a signature item of the company almost three decades later. Today, David Yurman Inc. is a highly respected and extremely successful company selling high-end jewelry and watches that is still family owned and operated. And David is still extremely passionate about what he does. He said his favorite collection is "whatever I'm working on at the moment" and he truly enjoys the designing process. "We look at a piece that isn't quite there yet and play with it. Why don't we run this in straight lines? What about tubes? It's a game and it's fun."

In November, David helped El Paso jewelers Lacy and Co. celebrate their 65th anniversary. An early evening champagne reception was held and David mingled with guests, gave jewelry advice and showcased a special collection that only travels with him. Owner and gemologist Ellen Lacy said, "This is very special. David is only doing three public appearances in the U.S. and we are one. And we are so fortunate that he agreed to come during our 65th anniversary celebration." ///
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