A Jeweller’s Odyssey
- The spectacular new biography of unique Parisian jeweler, Lydia Courteille
- Charts Courteille’s voyages of creation and discovery
- Includes the stories behind some of the most idiosyncratic jewels of the past 40 years
- A celebration of the famous women who inspired Courteille’s life and work
“The Wonderful World of Lydia Courteille Explored in New Book.” — JCK Online
“…The colorful, eye-catching gemstones splashed across each page are a feast for the eyes, and in a poignant display, Courteille’s playful pieces are depicted alongside illustrations of the women who inspired them.” — Only Natural Diamonds
For more than 40 years, Parisian jeweler Lydia Courteille has been confounding the Place Vendome jewelry houses with her bold and brazen designs. Her unique and avant-garde style is legendary. Her collections spark the senses. In this impassioned new biography, Juliet Weir-de la Rochefoucauld takes us on a voyage around the world, sharing the stunning locations and famous women from whom Courteille draws inspiration.
In the disposable world of 21st century consumerism, amidst the monotony of marketing algorithms and ceaseless production lines, Lydia Courteille has forged her own creative path, refusing to let the individuality of her work slip from her fingers. Her jewels crystalize memories, honor the dead, make powerful social statements, poke fun at modern absurdities, and transport us to the other side of the planet. Guided by an acclaimed author and jewelry expert, this colorful monograph renders her odysseys of creation and discovery in stunning visual detail.
- ACC Art Books
- 13th Jul 2023
- USA & Canada
- 9.33 in x 10.43 in
- 224 Pages
- 388 color, 4 b&w