The authentic vintage story of the La Vie Parisienne collection (established circa 1979) originates from old Parisian workshops established over 200 years ago. Founder and designer Catherine Popesco gains inspiration from the heart and soul of French jewelry-making in the historical Marias area of Paris as well as the original molds, stampings, tools and dyes designed by artisans of France's golden era, Le Bella Epoch, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.
By following traditional French artisan techniques, each piece from La Vie Parisienne exhibits the delicate details of historic designs, carefully rendered from original molds and stampings. La Vie Parisienne jewelry is made with either 14K gold plating or “old silver," a unique French process of laying sterling silver or 14K gold over a copper or brass base. All pieces are handmade and hand set with Swarovski crystals, the finest Austrian crystal available. Materials are sourced in Europe and handmade in USA.
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