In the area of Vendomes Square on rue Saint-Honoré, you can find a miniature jewelry boutique filled with completely unique gizmos. Here you can meet not only connoisseurs of exotic jewelry, but also famous couturiers and other “star” visitors. This is a real jewelry box, owned by the incredible Lydia Courteille.
A desperate collector and avid traveler, the owner of the boutique is also a passionate antiquarian. The Lydia Courteille jewelry company was founded in the distant 1987. At that time, the designer’s main specialization was the sale of vintage and antique jewelry. The collection offered a huge selection – more than seven thousand exclusive items.
Having decided that just selling jewelry is not enough for self-realization, Lydia Courtel decides to start creating her own jewelry collections. The first “test of the pen” took place in 1996.
Extravaganza of colors Lydia Courteille
Warm jade, incredible opal, snow-white ivory, blood coral and delicate turquoise – each showcase has a specific color scheme and theme. Each piece is a separate story. Lydia Courteille’s signature style is a harmonious combination of good taste and good humor, slightly seasoned with a little provocation.
The jeweler’s jewelry is unusually varied. Here you will find representatives of flora and fauna, magic symbols, signs of the zodiac and other things dear to the heart. At the same time, all jewelry offered for sale is perfectly combined both with each other and with other accessories.
The stones that will be used to create jewelry are always selected by Lydia Courtel herself during her travels around the world. An indispensable companion of the designer is a small notebook in which she makes sketches of her future jewelry, inspired by another place.
The highlight of Lydia Courteille jewelry is the use of interesting materials and the presence of animalistic details.
Jewelry with magnificent stones can sing the praises of the familiar to all representatives of the animal world – fish, insects, bats, monkeys. Or it can embody one of the unfamiliar magical images borrowed from one of the ancient civilizations. Often items are decorated with a four-leaf clover and the queen of flowers – a rose.
Each new Lydia Courteille collection evokes a storm of emotions and attracts a lot of attention from both the press and connoisseurs of unique jewelry. That is why the Courtel boutique with its magical contents is never empty: many people want to share with the creator her inimitable jewelry fantasies and creations.
Lydia Courteille is an amazing person who creates fabulous worlds.
Each of her collections is filled with vibrant colors and amazing looks. Jewelry from Lydia is a carnival, they have an atmosphere of a fairy tale and a holiday, they create extravagant images and allow you to perform daring actions. An unusual gold ring “Hare” with pink sapphires and diamonds, playful and flirty – a reminder of heart’s secrets. I especially remember the tiara “Cabinet de Curiosités”, a restrained color scheme and an amazing image that conveys the panorama of the city square, reminiscent of the works of surrealist artists.