circa 2000

A Fantastical Diamond and Coral Skull Ring

A bold and fantastical coral and diamond ring by Lydia Courteille c.2000, the carved coral skull wearing an 18ct white gold crown set with round brilliant diamonds and around the sides of the face and underneath the chin there are five flower motifs set throughout with round brilliant diamonds, the wide, open two row band with cross over diamond-set shoulders wraps the finger and as is strengthened at the back with a vertical gold band. If you’re looking for a statement, conversation-starting jewel, we think you might just have found it!


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Gemstones and Other Materials1 x carved coral skull
171 x round brilliant cut diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 2cts
Condition ReportVery Good
Setting18ct white gold signed Lydia Courteille
Weight description12.43 grams
DimensionsUK finger size M 1/2, US size 6.5
Ring 2.8cm/ 1.1" at centre front, band 6.2mm centre back, skull sits 12.5mm high from the finger
MakerLydia Courteille

Directors Notes

Lydia Courteille was already an established antique jewellery dealer when in 1998 she decided to start creating her own jewellery. This skull ring was a relatively early design c.2000 and was so successful it went on to inspire other designers, most notably Dior who produced a collection of similar rings a few years later.