In September of 1969, David Yurman was a foreman in Hans Van de Bovenkamp’s sculpture studio in Greenwich Village when another young artist, named Sybil Kleinrock, walked in and applied for a job. Ten years later, they were married, and together they built a luxury brand that would change the game for American jewelry design. As the David Yurman brand enters its fourth decade, it unveils a new collection of amulets called Elements, drawing on the symbolism of the circle. Herewith, he reveals his key components to the good life. —Ashley Baker
Airport: Charles de Gaulle, in Paris.
Bag: Tom Bihn.
Bedtime: Whenever my eyes can’t stay open.
Birthday: Sybil’s party.
Breakfast, weekday: Homemade muesli.
Car: Range Rover.
Diet: No sugar.
Dinner, weekend: The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges.
Dress: Cowboy casual.
Drive: Highway 1 through Big Sur.
Escape: Our cottage in Bedford, New York.
Flaw: Taking on too much.
Hotel: San Ysidro Ranch, in Montecito, California.
Neighbor: Richard Barrett, our friend and colleague.
Nonfiction book: Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman, by Yvon Chouinard.
pants: Paige black jeans.
Pet: Jessie and Nifty, my two quarter horses.