About La Vie Parisienne: Designed by Catherine Popesco of San Diego, California, our collection originates in old Parisian workshops established over 200 years ago. The elegant designs are rendered from original molds that were created by the artists of the celebrated jewelry period from 1900 through the 1930s. We combine classic European findings and a selection of historical American pieces which are hand set with brilliant Swarovski crystals and delicately enameled. Our pieces are made of "old silver" a unique French process of laying sterling silver over a copper base. By following traditional French techniques we allow each piece to exhibit the intricate details of these historical designs. We present a timeless collection that reflects the art and culture of the past and holds a valuable place in the present. Metal settings handcrafted in France, Swarovski crystals handset in the USA.