India is one of my ultimate inspirations. I love it because of its: history, culture, designs, patterns, colors, gemstones, and sense of beauty. In my opinion, Indian jewelry has one of the most special styles. Many pieces are hand-made therefore, the detail and the craftsmanship used, make them one-of-a-kind little treasures. A major plus about Indian jewelry is that a lot of the times it can look a bit more expensive than what they really are, so you can find very beautiful pieces for reasonable and decent prices!
I previously wrote about this magnificent $3 million black opal. I saw this CNN video online and just wanted to share it with you. It is a video about the man who discovered the opal. It’s quite interesting and you can get a great view of the opal!
This 306 carat black opal has been named the “Royal One”. This Australian beauty was being sold in Las Vegas last year for 3 million dollars after being hidden for 14 years. It is still not clear whether it’s been sold or not. Recently opal and black opal have become two of my top gemstones and I just wanted to share this magnificent rarity with you, definitely an inspiration.
What can I say… Jaw dropping, over the top, one of a kind designs. Lydia Courteille is a designer with a store in Paris; I’ve had the opportunity to go there with my mom because she bought a couple pieces from her and that is why I know of her as well. She is one of the most creative designers whose things I’ve actually had the opportunity to see and try on. The gemstones she chooses for her pieces are the top of the top. I think that her pieces are so special and unique that they are exceptionally precious. I hope that a Lydia Courteille piece one day becomes part of my little treasure box of jewelry… Obviously not anytime soon unfortunately :(.
I’m going to post pictures of her jewelry here but if you love jewelry like I do, make sure you follow her on Instagram (lydiacourteille). The pieces she posts make my heart stop, she’s a great person to follow because her pieces are very entertaining.