Lydia Courteille Jewelry

 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…” 

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Hemmerle Jewelry

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!

Hemmerle earrings with brown and green tourmalines set in copper and white gold. Photo courtesy of Hemmerle
Hemmerle earrings with brown and green tourmalines set in copper and white gold. Photo courtesy of Hemmerle

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