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It seems that the most sought after treasures today are actually treasures from the past. No one knows this as well as Olwen Forest, a first class collector and dealer of vintage cinema and couture jewelry. She has the most extensive collection of designer vintage jewelry that I have ever seen, not to mention the most beautiful collection. A beautiful women herself she speaks with great passion when discussing her jeweled treasures from history. Ms. Forest is very knowledgeable about the history of jewelry and so she has amassed a very important and valuable collection. Included in her collection are pieces designed by Josef of Hollywood and Patsy Carnegie for Hollywood films in the 1930s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. The fantasy and history of Hollywood film is captured in the earrings worn by Rita Hayworth in The Lady from Shanghai and the belt worn by Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra, just to name a few. Ms. Forest’s most prized pieces are those designed by Elsa Schiaparelli. Most of these pieces dating from the 1930s are just spectacular, including a lobster broach and a dragon fly broach. Schiaparelli worked with two master craftsmen, Jean Clement and Roger Jean-Pierre, who also worked for Christian Dior and Balmain. Other designers represented in her shop are Chanel, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Miriam Haskell. Olwen Forest’s collection can be seen at her location in the Marchee Serpette, 110, rue des Rosiers. Her jeweled passion chronicles the history of glamour and fashion and proves that beautiful things are not “of the moment” but rather are “of all time”!

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