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Everything You Need to Know About David Yurman Cable Bracelets

From sizing to care, we answer all your burning questions about David Yurman and the brand’s signature cable bracelets.

When was the David Yurman Cable Bracelet introduced?

Designer David Yurman debuted the helix-motif cuff in 1983 and it quickly became the brand’s signature piece.

What inspired the Cable Bracelet’s design?
The cables of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Celtic twisted metal rope torq jewelry of the Iron Age are frequently cited as the Cable cuff’s inspiration. But Yurman himself cites nature and not man-made materials as his primary source of inspiration. In an interview with Travel + Leisure, Yurman explains, “It’s actually a helix… The pattern is in our DNA, in nautilus shells, and you can see it swirling in the galaxies, too.” DAVID-YURMAN-CABLE-CUFF_IG-CROP

What is the most expensive David Yurman Cable Bracelet?
David Yurman recently released an updated Cable collection called the Renaissance Bracelet. This weighty cable cuff is made of 18-karat yellow gold, encrusted with pavé diamonds (weighing a total of 2.32 carats). The Renaissance Bracelet retails for $18,500 USD.

Are there different sizes for the David Yurman Cable Bracelet?
Yes, most of the David Yurman Cable cuffs are available in small (for wrist measurements of 5 1/8 – 5 ½”), medium (5 5/8” – 6”) and large (6 1/8 – 6 ½”).

What is David Yurman’s Cable Classic Bracelet made of?
Gold and sterling silver. Recently David Yurman has added diamonds and other gemstones like amethyst, citrine, peridot and blue topaz to cap the ends of their premium Cable Classic Bracelets. The brand also released a special-edition of its Cable Bracelet made of aluminum. david-yurman-cable-cuff-yellow_ig-crop

How do I store my David Yurman Cable Bracelet?
Every night, clean your David Yurman Cable cuff with a soft cotton cloth. This will gently wipe away any residual dust, sweat, perfumes, or other oils (think hand lotion or soap) that may have collected on your bracelet throughout the day.

Store your David Yurman Cable cuff in a fabric-lined jewelry box or a fabric jewelry box. We also recommend dropping an anti-tarnish strip into your jewelry box to absorb the air pollutants that cause unsightly tarnishing. Alternatively, you can slip a silica pack (like the ones that come inside shoeboxes) to similarly absorb moisture and curtail the oxidation process.

How do I clean my David Yurman Cable Bracelet?
You can usually quickly restore luster to your sterling silver David Yurman bracelet by wiping it down with a silver polishing cloth. For deeper cleans, skip the silver polish or silver cleaning solutions which may actually strip away the antique oxidation look David Yurman intentionally applies to its jewelry designs. Instead, wash your silver Cable Bracelet with warm water and mild soap, gently wiping it with a cotton or flannel cloth. Do not use a fabric with any texture or nubs like a bath towel.

If you have a gold Cable Cuff, dilute dish detergent with warm water in a small dish to soak your bracelet for 3-5 minutes. With a clean cotton cloth, gently wipe down your bracelet and hold it under warm running water to remove any soap residue.

Always be sure to thoroughly dry your David Yurman bracelet completely by patting it dry with a soft, lint-free cloth before wearing it again.

For any David Yurman Cable Bracelets with gemstones, we suggest bringing it to a jeweler for cleaning. Many at-home cleaners or DIY remedies contain chemicals like bleach, ammonia or baking soda will damage your piece. Also do not use an ultrasonic or steamer on your David Yurman cuff.