Design Philosophy - Lydia Courteille

"To start creating you have to be rebellious - courageous enough to refuse what has already been established. Art doesn't exist without provocation." - Lydia Courteille ⁠

A woman in the jewelry world who knows how to juxtapose fantastical nature and real mortality, Lydia Courteille's sculptural pieces span florals, insects, reptiles, skeletons and the surreal. Best known for her Vanitas and Memento Mori collections, she examines human ambition and greed, and the fleeting reality of life.⁠

Fantastical ring by Lydia Courteille

Floral jewel by Lydia Courteille

Snake Earrings by Lydia Courteille

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