Lydia Courteille heads up a 30-year-old eponymous design house from the Place Vendome in her home city of Paris. A timeless traveler and a lover of history, nature, and gemology, Courteille’ passion for antique jewellery evolved into making fairy-tale inspired one-of-a-kinds with dark humor, baroque styling, and surreally detailed, imaginative, and unforgettable compositions and finishes. Her work is coveted and requested for placement on couture runways, Woody Allen movies, and brand collaborations, and can be seen in luxury jewellery shops worldwide. High-profile fans include Karl Lagerfeld, who dubbed her “a genius for making jewellery”.