It’s no secret that I love Catherine Popesco’s designs and have be having them available online for a long time now (and have regular sales of $10 off on each piece – you can sign up to be the first to know when the limited time sales are on with our Sales email notice).
So I thought I’d share some of the details of her work with you here as the story behind it all is wonderful.
Catherine is rediscovering the golden period of Art Nouveau and Art Deco by reinvigorating original molds and stampings designed in the early 20th century.
The discovery by Catherine Popesco of displays of antique stamped jewelry in the Marais district of Paris inspired her to bring these luminous designs back to life for contemporary society. Her workshop in France brings together highly skilled artisans who’ve kept the traditional techniques alive through years of change.
Magical and timeless, the jewels are decorated with enamel, stained glass, and “old silver”, a traditional technique laying silver over a copper base.
Each piece is rendered by hand in a French workshop by 16 skilled female jewelry-makers in an enchanting setting conducive to inspiration.
I love Catherine’s work and all the compliments the attract each time I wear them. They make excellent presents for friends and family of all ages (when you can actually give these beautiful pieces away and not keep them for yourself! Maybe the answer is to get one for you when you’re getting presents ready!). 🙂
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