Friday, July 11, 2008

Bijoux Extraordinaires

To die for...the white gold and platinum skull with diamonds on the right is priced at approx. $15,000! These pieces are reminiscent of the Memento Mori jewelry of the Victorian era. The earliest examples of Memento Mori dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries, Europe. French jewelry designer, Lydia Courteille creates the most amazing jewelry I have ever seen in my life! These rings hardly do her collection justice, but I had a hard time finding images. These of course are circulating the web because of the skull trend we've been seeing in the fashion industry. The good thing is, more has been available to those of us with darker sensibilities...the bad thing, everyone and their granny is rockin' skulls now! You have to take a moment to check out her website....it's breath taking. Click on each category, then use the arrows to browse each collection.

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Artwork for Lydia Courteille by Natalie Shau

See also: Fashionable Mourning Jewelry, Clothing, & Customs

3 comments:

Christie said...

I said it once and I'll say it again. You have the BEST posts!

LADY LAVONA said...

Oh thank you (blushing) I love to hear it every time...hehe! xo

Giggly said...

Gorgeous!!