Laurel Elliott is owner and Creative Director of dvb new york.
Her profound knowledge gained over twenty five years of jewelry design is a springboard to a re-interpretation of the past through the prism of present fashion trends.
In addition to dvb's own contemporary ranges and manufacturing for prestigious commissioning clients, we also work directly with museum curators from the world's most significant museums in both the replication of period jewelry and also in the creation of new works derived from original artifacts, literary or art historical sources.
Thomas&Laurel for dvb new york have been designing and manufacturing
fine jewelry in Manhattan for over
We strive to create contemporary and historically based jewelry in precious metals which are both aesthetic and meaningful.
Unlike other jewelers whose only concerns are form and decoration, dvb hopes to imbue each piece with a story which goes beyond the mere form.
A particular fascination for Laurel has
been with the traditions of poesy jewelry: that is, jewelry decoratively
inscribed with short poems or sentiments of love and friendship.
Most often in the form of a ring, these poesies have ancient origins but reached their greatest popularity in the 16th and 17th centuries from whence many of the most interesting and elegant examples derive, being frequently mentioned in the plays of Shakespeare.
Her knowledge of this ancient tradition is perhaps unequaled.
dvb new york has built on this tradition, creating contemporary poesy jewelry embracing literary, symbolic, and inspirational pieces.
The result is a collection of quality, affordable jewelry that goes beyond decoration. It becomes a link of understanding with distant times.
dvb is committed to its mission of assisting our clients in the creation of collections that help to connect people across space and through time.