Nouveau Gemmes Playing Cards

Nouveau Gemmes Playing Cards

The last addition to the Nouveau series and the third gem of the jewelry series, bringing a closure to a work that started in 2016 with the Annual UC 2016 deck: Nouveau Playing Cards.

Custom deck of playing cards (poker size) designed by Karin Yan and funded on Kickstarter between August and September 2017.

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Nouveau Gemmes Playing Cards is the third Art Nouveau jewelry inspired deck depicting the original heroes and heroines from the 16th century French decks, following the Nouveau Bijoux Playing Cards.

Nouveau Gemmes Playing Cards - Tuck
Nouveau Gemmes Playing Cards – Tuck

Gemmes edition, while staying true to the original idea, intends to bring the ultimate jewelry feel to life with a redesigned tuck, back and courts.

Nouveau Gemmes Playing Cards - Ace of Spades + Court cards
Nouveau Gemmes Playing Cards – Ace of Spades + Court cards

Nouveau Gemmes Playing Cards - Ace of Hearts + Court cards
Nouveau Gemmes Playing Cards – Ace of Hearts + Court cards

Nouveau Gemmes Playing Cards - Ace of Clubs + Court cards
Nouveau Gemmes Playing Cards – Ace of Clubs + Court cards

Nouveau Gemmes Playing Cards - Ace of Diamonds + Court cards
Nouveau Gemmes Playing Cards – Ace of Diamonds + Court cards

Nouveau Gemmes Playing Cards - Jokers + Card Back
Nouveau Gemmes Playing Cards – Jokers + Card Back

Nouveau Gemmes Playing Cards - Numbers
Nouveau Gemmes Playing Cards – Numbers

Depicted Characters

  • The biblical figure King David as King of Spades
  • The Greek goddess Pallas Athena as Queen of Spades
  • The legendary character Ogier the Dane as Jack of Spades
  • The King Charlemagne as King of Hearts
  • The biblical figure Judith as Queen of Hearts
  • The French military commander Étienne de Vignolles (aka La Hire) as Jack of Hearts
  • The Greek King Alexander the Great as King of Clubs
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine as Queen of Clubs
  • The legendary Knight Sir Lancelot as Jack of Clubs
  • Roman leader Julius Caesar as King of Diamonds
  • The biblical figure Rachel as Queen of Diamonds
  • The Greek mythological hero and prince Hector as Jack of Diamonds