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Edwardian / Belle Epoque Jewelry

Experience the refined charm of Edwardian jewelry (1901-1915). Delicate lace-like designs, platinum settings, and an emphasis on diamonds define this era. Each piece reflects the grace and elegance of the early 20th century.

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Belle Epoque or the ‘beautiful era’ can also be referred to as the Edwardian era after King Edward. “Sparkling, ethereal, and delicate, Edwardian jewelry was a backlash against heavy, traditional styles dictated by Queen Victoria’s mourning period. The era was a celebration of luxury and elegance championed by King Edward’s Consort Alexandra…” (3) Jewelry of this era is often very complex, made with lots of diamond and platinum, and very ornate and “Light” the Garland style was very prevalent.

Edwardian / Belle Epoque Jewelry FAQs

What is Edwardian Era jewelry?

Edwardian era jewelry (1901-1910) is characterized by delicate and airy designs. Platinum became popular, and pieces often featured intricate lace-like patterns, filigree work, and an emphasis on diamonds and pearls.

What is the difference between Victorian and Edwardian jewelry?

While both Victorian and Edwardian jewelry share elements of craftsmanship and detail, Edwardian pieces are typically lighter, featuring more delicate designs and the use of platinum. Edwardian pieces are typically monochromatic and use white stones such as pearls and diamonds. Edwardian jewelry often exhibits a more refined and feminine aesthetic compared to the Victorian era’s heavier and ornate styles.

How do I know if my ring is Edwardian?

Edwardian rings can be identified by their delicate designs, filigree patterns, and the use of platinum. Additionally, look for old European or mine-cut diamonds, as these were commonly used during the Edwardian era.

What makes a ring Edwardian?

Edwardian rings are characterized by their intricate filigree work, delicate settings, and preference for platinum. These rings often feature old European or mine-cut diamonds, contributing to their timeless elegance.

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