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DAVID YURMAN

The Buckle
Collection

Buckle is a David Yurman icon—a
timeless design that connects the
present to our roots, mixing silver and
gold in highly sculptural pieces.

DAVID YURMAN

The Buckle Collection

Buckle is a David Yurman icon—a
timeless design that connects the present
to our roots, mixing silver and gold in
highly sculptural pieces.

Easy Rider

David learned to ride as a young boy, encouraged by his father’s own love of horses. It was then that he discovered and was fascinated by the freedom that he experienced—the same freedom he believes is essential for creating art. Years later he began riding with a group of friends, the Kozmic Kowboys, using their annual trail rides to decompress and reconnect with that original feeling.

Easy Rider

David learned to ride as a young boy, encouraged by his father’s own love of horses. It was then that he discovered and was fascinated by the freedom that he experienced—the same freedom he believes is essential for creating art. Years later he began riding with a group of friends, the Kozmic Kowboys, using their annual trail rides to decompress and reconnect with that original feeling.

Footage courtesy of Chris Penney from BMW’s “Alter/Egos,” featured on Plum TV.

Footage courtesy of Chris Penney from BMW’s
“Alter/Egos,” featured on Plum TV.

Today, David continues to ride, never missing an opportunity to escape New York City and explore with his friends. “We ride easy and drink a bit of tequila along the way,” he remarks. “We stay loose."


In addition to his yearly trail rides, David competes in dressage and horse-reining events, where riders train horses to create intricate patterns and footwork—set to music. He also supports equestrian events and philanthropic causes, including the Gleneayre Equestrian Foundation and Gallop New York City. In 2010 at a celebrity reining competition for charity, David rode his champion horse Chicken Enchilada to Hannah Montana’s song “The Climb”—all for a five-year-old girl with leukemia in remission. “I like the feel of riding a horse. It’s so precise. You can do this until you’re 85 years old, until you can’t get on the horse anymore."

Today, David continues to ride, never missing an opportunity to escape New York City and explore with his friends. “We ride easy and drink a bit of tequila along the way,” he remarks. “We stay loose."


In addition to his yearly trail rides, David competes in dressage and horse-reining events, where riders train horses to create intricate patterns and footwork—set to music. He also supports equestrian events and philanthropic causes, including the Gleneayre Equestrian Foundation and Gallop New York City. In 2010 at a celebrity reining competition for charity, David rode his champion horse Chicken Enchilada to Hannah Montana’s song “The Climb”—all for a five-year-old girl with leukemia in remission. “I like the feel of riding a horse. It’s so precise. You can do this until you’re 85 years old, until you can’t get on the horse anymore."

The Trail Bracelet

In 1978, David designed his first bracelet using twisted wire. It held great personal meaning for him, expressing his love of riding, and he wore it every day. He called it his Trail bracelet, and like the Cable Bracelet that would come later, it expressed his sculptural roots. In 1979, he made a “Trail” bracelet for his wife, Sybil, adding pink tourmalines and emeralds to the end caps.

David continued exploring equestrian themes, creating mixed metal designs that became his iconic Thoroughbred Collection. Thoroughbred celebrated the purity of design without accent stones or embellishment. In the 1980s, he also created the Buckle Collection, inspired by equestrian tack. Components of the bridle became prominent design motifs that were not only functional, but essential and beautiful.

The Trail Bracelet


In 1978, David designed his first bracelet using twisted wire. It held great personal meaning for him, expressing his love of riding, and he wore it every day. He called it his Trail bracelet, and like the Cable Bracelet that would come later, it expressed his sculptural roots. In 1979, he made a “Trail” bracelet for his wife, Sybil, adding pink tourmalines and emeralds to the end caps.

David continued exploring equestrian themes, creating mixed metal designs that became his iconic Thoroughbred Collection. Thoroughbred celebrated the purity of design without accent stones or embellishment. In the 1980s, he also created the Buckle Collection, inspired by equestrian tack. Components of the bridle became prominent design motifs that were not only functional, but essential and beautiful.

The Evolution of Buckle

This spring, David revisits his signature form with new 5mm, 7mm and 9mm Cable bracelets in sterling silver or 18K yellow gold. Reengineered buckle clasps make the pieces easier to slip on and off. Many of the gold designs also feature our innovative CableSpira® technology, a highly flexible construction that’s exceptionally comfortable to wear.

The Evolution of Buckle

This spring, David revisits his signature form with new 5mm, 7mm and 9mm Cable bracelets in sterling silver or 18K yellow gold. Reengineered buckle clasps make the pieces easier to slip on and off. Many of the gold designs also feature our innovative CableSpira® technology, a highly flexible construction that’s exceptionally comfortable to wear.

DISCOVER

The Latest Buckle Designs

New widths and expressions of David Yurman’s
equestrian-inspired form.

DISCOVER

The Latest Buckle Designs

New widths and expressions of David Yurman’s
equestrian-inspired form.

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