alta gioielleria, Design, vetrina — September 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Lydia Courteille in the Nuevo Mundo





The new extraordinary collection of Lydia Courteille, Nuevo Mundo, takes you to Guatemala, from the Maya ♦ ︎

If Lydia Courteille did not exist, it would be necessary to invent her. Because the Parisian designer is one of the few creators who, together with the jewels, tells a story. In short, his work is not exclusively dedicated to the search for a personal, pleasant, interesting aesthetic. It’s not just this. It is also a tour of the world narrated through always surprising collections.
Et voila. This time Lydia Courteille takes everyone flying over Guatemala. After the sands of the Sahara, the glitter of the Topkapi or the mystery of Beijing, here is the charm of the ancient pre-Columbian civilizations.

Ring 18 k gold 25.35 gr, 4, diamonds 0.03 ct, 94 brown diamonds 1.56 ct, 263 fancy sapphires 4.11 cts, 14 tsavorites 0.03 gr
Ring 18 k gold 25.35 gr, 4, diamonds 0.03 ct, 94 brown diamonds 1.56 ct, 263 fancy sapphires 4.11 cts, 14 tsavorites 0.03 gr

In fact, it is the ancient Maya people who inspired the Nuevo Mundo collection.

And most of the temples of the Maya are found, in fact, in Guatemala. Around these millenary ruins and folk art, Lydia Courteille has created an exuberant collection full of color, fantasy and folk references.

As in the pendant depicting San Simon, a mix between the spiritual pantheon of God, Santo and Maya.

He is a character who drinks, smokes and occasionally dances in popular fantasy. The statue that represents him is dressed as a cowboy and sits on a throne. The masks of St. Simon carved in wood become an integral part of the body that forms the head. People turn to the saint to ask him for love and money, prosperity and health. But some come to ask him curses, like a pagan god.

Necklace San Simon, gold 67.50 grs, 43 black diamonds 0.41 ct, 87 white diamonds 0.65 ct, 60 brown diamonds 1.75 ct, 225 blue and fancy saphirs 11.57 cts, 20 rubys 0.28 ct, 16 amethystes 0.39 gr, 108 tsavorites 1.28 gr, 10 pink turmalins 4.36 grs
Necklace San Simon, gold 67.50 grs, 43 black diamonds 0.41 ct, 87 white diamonds 0.65 ct, 60 brown diamonds 1.75 ct, 225 blue and fancy saphirs 11.57 cts, 20 rubys 0.28 ct, 16 amethystes 0.39 gr, 108 tsavorites 1.28 gr, 10 pink turmalins 4.36 grs

A double ring instead has the shape of a doll.

According to the Mayan tradition, when children are frightened or have nightmares, they give them dolls to put under the pillow before going to sleep. According to popular legend, the doll worries about the problem and frees the children from night anguish.

Ring, 19 k gold 36.27 grs, 21 diamonds 0.42 ct, brown diamonds 0.21 ct, 1 white sapphire 12.36 cts, 73 rubys 0.86 ct, 79 fancy sapphires 7.58 cts, 1 peridot 0.49 gr, 1 beryl 3.10 grs
Ring, 19 k gold 36.27 grs, 21 diamonds 0.42 ct, brown diamonds 0.21 ct, 1 white sapphire 12.36 cts, 73 rubys 0.86 ct, 79 fancy sapphires 7.58 cts, 1 peridot 0.49 gr, 1 beryl 3.10 grs

A large ring celebrates the traditional Huipil dress.

La Huipil is a embroidered blouse worn by indigenous women in Guatemala. The clothes are hand-woven, using timeless techniques handed down from generation to generation: a single garment can take from one to six months to complete and also indicates the personality and the village of origin of the wearer.

Ring 18 k gold 47.6 gr, 38 white & black diamonds 0.7 ct, 63 rubies 11.68 cts, 245 fancy sapphires 8.45 cts, size 55
Ring 18 k gold 47.6 gr, 38 white & black diamonds 0.7 ct, 63 rubies 11.68 cts, 245 fancy sapphires 8.45 cts, size 55

In short, the Nuevo Mundo collection contains pieces of high jewelery like these, or like the parrot ring or the ring with the hummingbird that sucks nectar from a flower. Big work. Giulia Netrese





Anello ispirato all'abito Hupil
Anello ispirato all’abito Hupil

Earrings, 19 k gold 18.79 grs, 1 diamond 0.13 ct, 45 rubies 1.02 ct, 111 fancy sapphires 3.84 cts, 1 opal / 3.90 grs, 89 tsavorites 0.22 gr
Earrings, 19 k gold 18.79 grs, 1 diamond 0.13 ct, 45 rubies 1.02 ct, 111 fancy sapphires 3.84 cts, 1 opal / 3.90 grs, 89 tsavorites 0.22 gr
Earrings, 19 k gold 15.24 grs, 10 white diamonds 0.44 ct, 46 saphirs / blue & orange sapphires 2.8 cts, 2 amethystes 6.89 grs, 17 turmalin 0.8 gr, 57 spinelles 1.13 gr, 6 tsavorites 0.02 gr
Earrings, 19 k gold 15.24 grs, 10 white diamonds 0.44 ct, 46 saphirs / blue & orange sapphires 2.8 cts, 2 amethystes 6.89 grs, 17 turmalin 0.8 gr, 57 spinelles 1.13 gr, 6 tsavorites 0.02 gr
Ring, 19 k gold 26.73 grs, 85 diamonds 0.78 ct, 9 brown diamonds 0.08 ct, 76 rubies 10.23 cts, 106 fancy sapphires 1.79 ct, 186 tsavorites 0.54 gr, 3 grenats 1.02 gr
Ring, 19 k gold 26.73 grs, 85 diamonds 0.78 ct, 9 brown diamonds 0.08 ct, 76 rubies 10.23 cts, 106 fancy sapphires 1.79 ct, 186 tsavorites 0.54 gr, 3 grenats 1.02 gr
Tiara, 19 k gold 113.18 grs, 59 brown diamonds 1.31 ct, 105 white diamonds 2.15 cts, 34 rubies 0.65 ct, 199 blue & yellow sapphires 5.10 cts, 79 amethystes 0.20 ct, 1 beryl 15.40 grs, 47 turmalins 2.50 grs
Tiara, 19 k gold 113.18 grs, 59 brown diamonds 1.31 ct, 105 white diamonds 2.15 cts, 34 rubies 0.65 ct, 199 blue & yellow sapphires 5.10 cts, 79 amethystes 0.20 ct, 1 beryl 15.40 grs, 47 turmalins 2.50 grs
Cuff, 19 k gold 123.84 grs, 256, saphirs square 33.6 cts, 48 light sapphires 4.99 cts, 96 rubies square rubys 4.73 cts, 556 fancy saphires 13.10 cts, 500 tsavorites 2.33 grs, 1 ruby 1.51 ct, 212 brown diamonds 3.11 cts
Cuff, 19 k gold 123.84 grs, 256, saphirs square 33.6 cts, 48 light sapphires 4.99 cts, 96 rubies square rubys 4.73 cts, 556 fancy saphires 13.10 cts, 500 tsavorites 2.33 grs, 1 ruby 1.51 ct, 212 brown diamonds 3.11 cts
Earrings 18 k gold 14.96 grs, 35 rubies 2.69 cts, 135 fancy sapphires 1.98 ct, 2 rhodocrosites 4.70 grs, 40 tsavorites 0.11 gr, 31 amethysts 0.15 gr
Earrings 18 k gold 14.96 grs, 35 rubies 2.69 cts, 135 fancy sapphires 1.98 ct, 2 rhodocrosites 4.70 grs, 40 tsavorites 0.11 gr, 31 amethysts 0.15 gr
Ring 18 k gold 31.32 grs, 26 diamonds 0.38 cts, 25 brown diamonds 0.39 ct, 32 rubys 0.73 ct, 310 sapphires 7.34 ct, 39 tsavorites 0.17 gr, 1 amethyst 12.10 grs
Ring 18 k gold 31.32 grs, 26 diamonds 0.38 cts, 25 brown diamonds 0.39 ct, 32 rubys 0.73 ct, 310 sapphires 7.34 ct, 39 tsavorites 0.17 gr, 1 amethyst 12.10 grs
Necklace 18 k gold 87.59 grs, 55 white diamonds 0.69 ct, 190 brown diamonds 1.90 ct, 243 rubys 6.33 cts, 955 sapphires 14.68 cts, 292 tsavorites 1.03 gr
Necklace 18 k gold 87.59 grs, 55 white diamonds 0.69 ct, 190 brown diamonds 1.90 ct, 243 rubys 6.33 cts, 955 sapphires 14.68 cts, 292 tsavorites 1.03 gr
Ring 18 k gold 22.71 grs, 36 rubies 1.07 ct, 264 pures and fancy sapphires 5.2 ct, 1 chrysoprase 8.70 grs, 56 tsavorites 0.24 gr
Ring 18 k gold 22.71 grs, 36 rubies 1.07 ct, 264 pures and fancy sapphires 5.2 ct, 1 chrysoprase 8.70 grs, 56 tsavorites 0.24 gr
Ring 18 k gold 38.89 grs, 59 white diamonds 0.74 ct, 93 brown diamonds 2.90 cts, 47 rubys 1.07 ct, 355 sapphires 10.3 cts, 72 tsavorites 0.43 gr, 2 A-M / agate laguna 10.1 grs
Ring 18 k gold 38.89 grs, 59 white diamonds 0.74 ct, 93 brown diamonds 2.90 cts, 47 rubys 1.07 ct, 355 sapphires 10.3 cts, 72 tsavorites 0.43 gr, 2 A-M / agate laguna 10.1 grs
Ring 18 k gold 41.87 grs, 14 white diamonds 0.44 ct, 487 brown diamonds 6.84 cts, 16 rubys 0.68 ct, 54 tsavorites 0.22 gr, 4 aquamarine 0.24 gr, 36 emeralds 4.05 ct, 5 turmalins 0.62 gr
Ring 18 k gold 41.87 grs, 14 white diamonds 0.44 ct, 487 brown diamonds 6.84 cts, 16 rubys 0.68 ct, 54 tsavorites 0.22 gr, 4 aquamarine 0.24 gr, 36 emeralds 4.05 ct, 5 turmalins 0.62 gr
Anello ispirato a una piramide maya
Anello ispirato a una piramide maya
Earrings 18k or 33,90cts, opals 8,20grs, tanzanites 0,40gr, chrysoprases 0,59gr, saphirs / sapphires 3,71cts, tsavorites 0,66gr, rubis / rubies 0,80ct, sapphires orange sapphires 0,84ct, amethyst 0,13gr, diamonds 0,11ct
Earrings 18k or 33,90cts, opals 8,20grs, tanzanites 0,40gr, chrysoprases 0,59gr, saphirs / sapphires 3,71cts, tsavorites 0,66gr, rubis / rubies 0,80ct, sapphires orange sapphires 0,84ct, amethyst 0,13gr, diamonds 0,11ct
Ring harem, gold 18K, 1 opal 0,40grs, 239 fancy sapphires 2,63cts, 71 sapphires 1,05cts, 21 rubies 0,39cts, 84 brown diamonds 0,99cts, 12 black diamonds 0,18cts, 10 diamonds 0,16cts
Ring harem, gold 18K, 1 opal 0,40grs, 239 fancy sapphires 2,63cts, 71 sapphires 1,05cts, 21 rubies 0,39cts, 84 brown diamonds 0,99cts, 12 black diamonds 0,18cts, 10 diamonds 0,16cts
Earrings 18 k gold 29.6 gr, 10 diamonds 0.97 ct, 30 brown diamonds, 33 rubies 3.30 cts, 128 fancy sapphires 1.94 ct, 46 tsavorites 0.13 gr, 2 turquoises 3.80 grs
Earrings 18 k gold 29.6 gr, 10 diamonds 0.97 ct, 30 brown diamonds, 33 rubies 3.30 cts, 128 fancy sapphires 1.94 ct, 46 tsavorites 0.13 gr, 2 turquoises 3.80 grs

Ring harem, gold 18K, 1 opal 0,40grs, 239 fancy sapphires 2,63cts, 71 sapphires 1,05cts, 21 rubies 0,39cts, 84 brown diamonds 0,99cts, 12 black diamonds 0,18cts, 10 diamonds 0,16cts
Ring harem, gold 18K, 1 opal 0,40grs, 239 fancy sapphires 2,63cts, 71 sapphires 1,05cts, 21 rubies 0,39cts, 84 brown diamonds 0,99cts, 12 black diamonds 0,18cts, 10 diamonds 0,16cts







2 Comments

  1. Picci Manzari

    Looking for Diane Venet’s collection i found your web site. Gorgeus. I’m an italian journalist who writes on art, collections, expositions etc. Would you please insert may name in your mailing list?
    Thanks
    Picci Manzari

    • Hello Picci, we are Italian journalists too 😉 Non abbiamo una mailing list, ma siamo contenti se ci vuoi seguire, ciao

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