Albion is the earliest known name of the island of Great Britain. Legends tell of different tales about Albion, and one account says that several Greek princesses were banished from their kingdom because of their plot to kill their husbands and sent adrift towards the sea. After three days of sailing aimlessly, the eldest princess named Albina
was the first to reach an uninhabited island which she named after herself. Nowadays, the use of Albion to refer to Britain are largely confined to art and poetry. Perhaps the same artistic consideration was the inspiration to use such fabled name behind David Yurman’s
Albion, his iconic cushion-cut gemstone collection. Take for instance the Albion watch, which was designed to achieve legendary-like feats as it seeks to redefine how timepieces should be made.
Checkout David Yurman Albion collections, available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.