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La Vie Parisienne Jewelry
Rambling about Paris, Catherine discovered a treasure trove of
stampings– many over 200 years old in the old factories and workshops of
Paris. Most of these gems were originally designed by celebrated artists
and shining lights of their era, such as Lalique, Mucha, Galle and
With her vivid imagination, Catherine uses the
invaluable treasures of French artistic heritage and style to create an
exquisite collection of handmade jewelry and decorative objects.
Catherine, creator and owner of the international
jewelry and accessory company La Vie Parisienne, is a Paris native and
the leading force reviving the elegance and grace of France's golden Art
Nouveau and Art Deco eras.
Lisa Oswald had been designing
jewelry since she was a little girl graduating from Kutztown
State College with a B.F.A. in Jewelry in 1982, and then,
working as an intern in New York City for jewelry designer Debra
Fine Yohai. In 1983, with her twin sisters, Susie and Sandy, she
started her own business naming the costume jewelry “Sorrelli”
(which means sisters in Italian).
The Sorrelli jewelry is handcrafted from the original designs,
worked by hand using no casts or jigs, and was first being made
in the Oswald kitchen, then in their Brooklyn loft and now
today, in a barn studio at their Pennsylvania home in Kutztown,
PA. producing nearly 300 new jewelry styles per year and
employing 12 crafters. Each piece of jewelry produced with the
help of the crafters who used Lisa's original prototypes to
guide them through each step of the production, insures us of
the creativity and design distinction that one finds in the
Sorrelli signature and each piece produced is guaranteed.
The Unique - The Villager Card & Gift Shop
On The Woman page, we briefly noted that The
Villager carries Sorrelli and La Vie Parisienne Jewelry. Nothing
compares to seeing the jewelry on your finger, around your neck, on your
wrist, or your ears, however, here is a small sample of the exquisite
items you'll find at the Villager Card and Gift shop.
We receive new items often. Do stop in and
see our treasures!
Complimentary gift wrapping, always available.
The Villager is open Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm and Saturday 10 am - 5 pm