I just can’t get enough of this vibrant turquoise brooch. The color, the shapes, and the diamonds come together beautifully.
Lydia Courteille is located on the famous Rue Saint Honoré in Paris and turns out magical pieces of jewelry. Lydia takes inspiration from the world around her to create these colorful and whimsical delights. With a focus on colored gemstones, her jewelry is luscious and breaks through traditional forms.
“I have always been interested in everything around me – textiles, geology, butterflies, stamps…”
She creates with women who like their fashion imbued with emotion. Continue reading Lydia Courteille Jewelry
“For I have known them all already, known them all–
Have known the mornings, evenings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. ”
Hemmerle, a brilliant jewelry design house located in Munich, Germany, has long inspired me. Whimsical subjects (falcons and eggplants), bold color combinations and a playful use of materials (concrete and copper) make Hemmerle one of the most creative jewelry design houses out there. Their compositions, though often set with substantial gemstones, do not feel bulky; and the colors, though vivid, are never garish. Notice the interesting ways they set the gemstones (sometimes upside down), the different patinas they apply to the copper, and the realism with which they execute their natural subjects. They have created a trademark style which I hope you will be able to see in this sampling of work I selected. Enjoy!
“The summer had turned, the summer had gone; the autumn had dropped upon Bly and had blown out half our lights. The place, with its gray sky and withered garlands, its bared spaces and scattered dead leaves, was like a theater after the performance–all strewn with crumpled playbills.”