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From the out­side, Ly­dia Courteille’s bou­tique on rue Saint Honoré in Paris looks like a cu­rios­ity shop, team­ing with col­lectibles. But step in­side and look closely, you will find some of the quirkiest jew­ellery, both modern and an­tique, cov­eted by col­lec­tors and ex­perts alike.

Ly­dia is known for her flam­boy­ant creativ­ity and de­signs. “My brand is known for anti-con­formism, rare stones, strong sto­ry­telling with bright colours, along with a touch of hu­mour,” she says. “My cus­tomers are col­lec­tors who have a pas­sion for creativ­ity and all things fash­ion­able.”

From col­lec­tions like Un Au­tomne A Pekin in­spired by Feng Shui and the Chi­nese cul­ture, to Sa­hara, which re­volves around the mag­netic blue opals, Ly­dia’s cre­ations have unique stories to tell. “My lat­est col­lec­tion is in­spired by Queen of France, Marie An­toinette, and her hor­ri­ble des­tiny,” she adds. The col­lec­tion comes alive with a beau­ti­ful pal­ette of colours in­spired by the life of the Queen: from a soft pas­tel aqua­ma­rine blue to royal gold, to a dark and al­most Gothic hue, where spi­ders come alive to min­gle with the Queen’s royal trea­sures.

A sci­en­tist, col­lec­tor, gem­mol­o­gist, and de­signer all in one, Ly­dia has an ex­tra­or­di­nary imag­i­na­tion. Her vi­sions and ideas, cou­pled with her pas­sion for mys­te­ri­ous sym­bols, ar­chae­ol­ogy, and flora and fauna, are all part of the in­tox­i­cat­ing mix she con­cocts for her cre­ations.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit­di­a­

Ly­dia Courteille, Artist and Jew­ellery De­signer

Ear­rings from Un Au­tomne A Pekin col­lec­tion Ring from the Marie An­toinette col­lec­tion

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