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Catherine Popesco jewellery

Bow brooch, 7.5 cm, gold tone, black enamel, rhinestones. Catherine Popesco jewellery

Catherine Popesco jewellery
The history of French brand Catherine Popesco began in the 1980s. Wandering around Paris, Popesco found a warehouse with a lot of antique molds from the period of 1900-1930s. Thus, she used the priceless heritage of France to create a unique collection. According to Popesco, she used a unique technology, old silver or 14 karat gold on a copper thinnest base. Her fine jewelry work carries the spirit of the heyday of modernism of the French jewelry art.
The heyday of Catherine Popesco came in the 1980s. Then she founded the company La Vie Parisienne and production from France moved to the USA. Incorporated in 1983 in Santa Monica California, La Vie Parisienne Corporation is still active. However, the concept of the brand slightly changed giving preference to Swarovski stones and expanding the range.
In fact, her jewelry belongs to the category of collectibles. Noteworthy, the first works didn’t have marks on them, and the stamp Catherine Popesco France appeared later.

French vintage - Catherine Popesco jewellery

Dragonfly, large brooch. 10 cm. Enamel, Swarovski crystals

In addition to jewelry design, Catherine paints pictures and successfully exhibits her works. Also, she makes translations and scripts for musicals. She was nominated for the Tony Awards for the musical Jane Eyre in 2001. In 2002, she translated it into English, adapted it and presented to the American audience as a musical La Vie on Bleu at the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia.

Sign Catherine Popescu France

Maker’s mark

Catherine Popesco jewellery

Catherine Popesco jewellery

Oval brooch. 1980’s. Swarovski crystals, 14 k gold, silver, enamel

Arabesque Brooch, plique a jour, stained glass designs, jewelery alloy, colored enamels, silvering, crystals. The size of 5.6 cm

Arabesque Brooch, plique a jour, stained glass designs. Colored enamels, silvering, crystals. 5.6 cm

Bow in a frame brooch, jewelry alloy, colored enamels, silvering, silver, crystals. Size 6.5 cm

Bow in a frame brooch. Enamels, silver, crystals. 6.5 cm

Butterfly brooch. Materials - pewter, enamel, Silvering

Butterfly brooch. Pewter, enamel, Silvering

Enameled brooch. Jewelery alloy, copper plate, silvering, swarovski crystals, colored enamels. 5.9 cm x 3.2 cm

Enameled brooch. Copper plate, silvering, Swarovski crystals. 5.9 cm

Fabulous enameled butterfly brooch

Enameled butterfly brooch

Floral design metal bracelet, vintage

Floral design metal bracelet, vintage

Gorgeous butterfly brooch, vintage. Jewellery alloy, rhinestones, silver

Butterfly brooch, rhinestones, silver

Grape Brooch. 1980's. Jewelery alloy, copper plate, silvering, swarovski crystals, colored enamels

Grape Brooch. 1980’s. Copper, silvering, Swarovski crystals, enamels

Large vintage brooch France 1980's

1980s brooch, France

Mirage. Enameled brooch. Color enamels, plique a jour, 925 silver plated, crystal, rhinestones. 5.6 cm

Mirage. Enameled brooch. Plique a jour, 925 silver plated, crystal, rhinestones. 5.6 cm

Olive vintage brooch. 1980's. Jewelery alloy, copper plate, silvering, swarovski crystals, colored enamels. 4.2 cm x 2.9

Olive vintage brooch. 1980’s. Copper, silvering, Swarovski crystals, colored enamels. 4.2 cm

Orange and green retro style brooch. Vintage 1980s. Jewellery alloy, crystals, enamel

Orange and green retro style brooch. 1980s

Oval framed brooch with a bow. Jewelry alloy, enamel, crystals

Oval framed brooch with a bow. Enamel, crystals

Plique a jour enameled brooch, 925 silver plated, crystal, rhinestones. 5.6 cm. 1980s

Plique a jour enameled brooch, 925 silver plated, crystal, rhinestones. 5.6 cm. 1980s

Rectangle Brooch, jewelry imitation, colored enamels, silvering, silver, crystals. Size 5.3 cm x 4 cm

Rectangle Brooch, enamels, silvering, crystals. 5.3 cm

Sun brooch, vintage 1980s. Jewellery ally, Swarovski crystals, enamel

Sun brooch, 1980s. Swarovski crystals, enamel

Swallow vintage brooch. Jewelery alloy, silvering, swarovski crystals, colored enamels. 8 x 3.5 cm

Swallow vintage brooch. Silvering, Swarovski crystals, enamels. 8 cm

Victorian style brooch, jewelry alloy, colored enamels, silvering, crystals. Size 3.5 cm

Victorian style brooch, enamels, silvering, crystals. 3.5 cm

Yellow brooch. Jewelery alloy, copper plate, silvering, swarovski crystals, colored enamels. 4,2 cm

Yellow brooch. Copper, silvering, Swarovski crystals, enamels. 4,2 cm

Young maiden with grapes, Art Nouveau style. Materials - colored enamels, silver, silver, crystals. Size 5.3 cm x 4 cm

Young maiden with grapes, Art Nouveau style. Enamels, silver, crystals. 5.3 cm

floral ornament brooch. Metal alloy, enamel, rhinestones. 4 cm. 1990s

Floral ornament brooch. Metal, enamel, rhinestones. 4 cm. 1990s

Flower brooch. Blackened metal, rhinestones. 3.5 cm. 1990s

Flower brooch. Blackened metal, rhinestones. 3.5 cm. 1990s

heart brooch. Metal alloy, enamel, rhinestones. 3 cm. 1980s

Heart brooch. Metal alloy, enamel, rhinestones. 3 cm. 1980s

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