Many jewelry collectors know David Yurman for his signature cable bracelet: a twisted cable, often fashioned from sterling silver and gold, with two precious gemstones affixed at both ends. Others have received one of his exquisite engagement rings, necklaces or watches, which combine Yurman's iconic cable motif with glittering solitaire diamonds. Based in New York City, Yurman founded his company in 1980 after spending his youth engaged in bohemian pursuits such as cross-country hitchhiking and working for sculptors. His colorful personal history certainly informs his design work, which includes eyewear, fragrances, and men’s watches in addition to jewelry. Yurman’s sunglasses — gold-plated titanium aviators, the gemstone-studded Albion and cabled Buckle collections — are particularly exceptional.