High Jewelry Designer

David Yurman
New York, NY, USA
Posted 21 days ago
TemporaryRetail Luxury Goods and Jewelry

High Jewelry Designer

Reports to:VP Women's Design

Overview:The High Jewelry Designer is responsible for developing new concepts and ideas for collections that will enhance the David Yurman High Jewelry brand.

Our Company

David Yurman was founded in New York in 1980, and quickly became known as America’s leading fine jewelry and luxury timepiece brand for men, women, and children. Its signature gold and silver designs; diamond, pearl, and gemstone jewelry; and Swiss-crafted timepieces are renowned for capturing the essence of relaxed American luxury. David Yurman collections are available at 44 retail locations throughout North America and France and at over 350 wholesale locations worldwide.


  • Conceptualizes new designs and collections. Illustrates and sketches ideas to present to Design executives
  • Takes the design from rough concept through a workable, technical rendering that a model maker can follow to create a sample
  • Uses design skills combined with knowledge of the brand aesthetic to expand on initial design concepts to round out collections
  • Responsible for creating free-hand sketched “notes” of the design concepts during new product development meetings
  • Works directly with VP Womens Design and Evan Yurman to elaborate and expand on their design concepts
  • Creates new design concepts in keeping with the David Yurman brand image based on one-of-a-kind stones or materials


  • Design Degree required, jewelry and metalsmith focus preferred
  • Minimum 7+ years’ experience in fine jewelry design required
  • Strong hand rending skills
  • Proven excellence designing high jewelry required
  • Contemporary and fresh perspective on design. Full of creative and innovative ideas
  • Understands and respects for the David Yurman brand DNA, ability to join and change DY collections in a new and exciting way
  • Strong point of view, organic and bold designs
  • Experiments with mixed materials
  • Strong sense of fashion with high taste level
  • Technical knowledge of jewelry manufacturing and materials
  • Creative aesthetic in keeping with the David Yurman brand
  • Some travel required
  • Located in New York, NY

David Yurman is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law.

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