Lydia Courteille

Lydia Courteille ul A stunning monograph on Lydia Courteille a French born gemologist and antique jewellery expert Inspired by the past and the present Lydia Courteille s jewellery pieces are the heirlooms of the fu

  • Title: Lydia Courteille
  • Author: Juliet Weir-de La Rochefoucauld
  • ISBN: 1851498370
  • Page: 200
  • Format: reli
  • ul A stunning monograph on Lydia Courteille, a French born gemologist and antique jewellery expert Inspired by the past and the present, Lydia Courteille s jewellery pieces are the heirlooms of the future to be fought over by collectors for many generations to come Parisian jeweller Lydia Courteille has been making a very special name for herself over the past thirty years with her avant garde and unusual jewellery designs, she has been keeping the Place Vend me Jewellery Houses on their toes She is always two to three steps ahead of the fashion world and her inventiveness and daring in the world of high jewellery is legendary Taking her inspiration from cultural landmarks in France and from numerous historical and literary sources including film, she has combined her love of unusual gemstones with colour combinations that speak to the senses her chlorophyll green in the ia collection, the sunny bright vitamin C oranges of her Xochimilco collection and the azure blues in the Abysse collection all tease our imagination Famous for her memento mori and vanity rings, she combines symbols of faith with reminders of mortality to create a juxtaposition of meanings for the wearer to ponder upon Never macabre and always witty, her edgy jewels recount the tales and the cultural differences from every part of the globe She deliberately combines symbols to create a duality in her jewels, such as the sickle and hammer of the Soviet period with the ultra femininity of eighteenth century jewellery design imposing contrast and debate in her Scarlet Empress collection To see, to touch and to wear Courteille s jewels is to travel to rarely visited spots in the world, from the sulphurous volcanic landscape of the Danakil desert to the remote tribes of the Omo Valley and the Bontoc people

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    1. Lydia Courteille s duit les stars par ses cr ations originales et on comprend pourquoi Ce livre est une pure merveille, il permet de r ver devant des bijoux d exception et de faire quelques pas dans le monde de joaillerie Un joli cadeau que je ne regrette pas de m tre fait

    2. Superbe livre, de tr s belles images et une imagination d bordante Des bijoux d une grande originalit Un joli futur cadeau de No l pour r ver

    3. I didn t know much about this jeweler when I ordered this book After reading the hype, I expected her to be among the greatest, current European jewelers After examining the book, I d have to classify her as a second rate jeweler who occasionally creates an inspired piece Much of her jewelry is crudely designed and executed and resembles costume jewelry The green turquoise used in many of her pieces is not natural gem grade it appears to be dyed, stabilized and some of it even looks like reconst [...]

    4. I stumbled upon this book and this designer Wow Amazing, amazing jewelry works of art, really I have shown this book to others who have the same awed reaction I do Obviously, not every piece is going to appeal to everyone, and I am no exception But the designs are fascinating, the construction of the pieces is intriguing how she created the delicate spider s web necklace is a wonder , and the use of gems and stones is exciting.If you love jewelry I think you will be fascinated by this artist s w [...]

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