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?It is about courage, and faith in yourself, right,? my companion says. And Lydia replies, ?yes, always!?, her lyrical voice and gentle laugh carrying throughout the room, itself full of sublime creations that stand as mute witnesses. Later, long after we had left the boutique, my companion would say, ?She let us hold that ring from the Guatemala collection that had 3 pig?s heads at an angle, all a little different, with colourful stripes of precious gems running like racing stripes. Not something I would ever think I?d want, but damn it, I would wear that every day of the week if it were mine.? For me, that pretty much captured the somewhat rapturous response we had, holding some of Lydia?s pieces, putting on a ring here, a bracelet there, as she talked about the intricacies of each piece, how they were conceived, and how they came to life. We reluctantly exit the shop almost two hours after entering it. This side of the street, not as sun-friendly, this time of day, nonetheless beckons us to greet the rest of the day, regardless of knowing we will not meet another artist of this calibre any time soon.

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Folio.YVR ☆ Issue 4/5 ☆ Luxury Lifestyle Magazine ☆ Vancouver, BC ☆ July/August 2019