Forged in Flame

Schoolyard Roots

Growing up on Long Island, NY, David Yurman began his career in design selling small sculptures in his school’s cafeteria. In his teen years he met a Cuban welder and sculptor named Ernesto Gonzales while on vacation in Massachusetts visiting his sister. It was then that Yurman fell in love with sculpture, an art form he honed over the next two decades apprenticing under two sculptors named Theodore Roszak and Jacques Lipchitz. Yurman dropped out of college after a year and hitchhiked his way to California, where he eventually landed in Big Sur, surrounded by beatniks and artists. Yurman returned to New York in the late 60s, where he began working with Hans Van de Bovenkamp in Greenwich Village.

Word of Mouth

It was while working with Van de Bovenkamp that Yurman met a woman named Sybil Kleinrock, a gifted artist herself who had also recently returned from a sojourn to the hippie colonies in California. Yurman and Kleinrock struck up a very close relationship, and David crafted her a lovely piece of jewelry. Kleinrock was asked if the piece was for sale by a gallery owner in New York. This lit a fire with Sybil, who saw an amazing opportunity. The couple moved to the country and established Putnam Art Works. Over a decade the two showcased their work side by side, eventually marrying in 1979. Their venture with Putnam taught the couple about the market for jewelry and art, and would ultimately lay the groundwork for what would become the iconic company.

Cause of a Sensation

In 1982, Yurman releases what would become his signature, the cable bracelet. It is a twisted helix of sterling silver with gemstones at the ends to accent the filial ends. The bracelet took off. Since its release, Yurman has produced high-end watches and jewelry for both men and women, signature collections of fragrances and eyewear, and a brand known throughout the world.

How to Pawn David Yurman Jewelry

David Yurman has produced a wide collection of valuable watches and jewelry. If you own any of these pieces and want to use them as collateral for a pawn loan, there are a few things you can do to ensure you get the best offer from online pawnshops.

Most importantly, ensure that the jewelry is clean, well maintained, and all clasps and hinges are working. If you are collateralizing a watch, include any extra links, the original box and paperwork if you have it. Finally, if the item was recently appraised, send a copy to help our online pawnshop verify the item’s authenticity.

Pawngo is Your Premier Online Pawnshop

At Pawngo, we are committed to offering you the best possible price for your jewelry based on the wholesale value of the item(s). Our team members have worked in the pawnshop industry for decades and we have GIA certified gemologists on staff, so you can trust us to evaluate your jewelry carefully and accurately. Once we determine the value of your David Yurman pieces, we will deposit the amount into your bank account within 24 hours. All of our transactions are safe and private, and your items will be safely stored in our secure facility.

If you ever decide that you would like your pawned items back, we will gladly send them to you after you’ve paid off your loan. The return shipment is fully insured and costs no extra fee, and you are always welcome to pawn your item again in the future. Needless to say, if you need financing fast and want to avoid dealing with banks, our simple and secure process is the perfect solution. To get the process started, fill out an application today.