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    Everything you need to know about Edwardian Jewellery


    We love Edwardian jewellery here at HJ HQ, so this week we’ve put together a complete low-down on everything you need to know about this very special period in jewellery history, from popular gemstones and motifs, to the influences and fashions of the time.

    Fleur Vintage Diamond Ring

    When was the Edwardian Jewellery Period?

    King Edward VII, after whom this period of jewellery history is named, reigned over England for only nine years, yet the style of jewellery known as “Edwardian” was created roughly between 1890 and 1920. The Edwardian period is also known as the “Belle Epoch,” named for the elegant lifestyle of Edward and Queen Alexandra, helped establish an international high society for which fine jewellery was a requisite part of the dress code.  Though the style of Edwardian jewellery is credited to the English royal couple, the fine French jewellery houses influenced the jewellery designs of the period as well.

    Edwardian Ruby and Diamond Cluster Ring

    Popular gemstones in the Edwardian period

    The Edwardian period’s innovation is highlighted through the huge progress made in the cutting and shaping of gemstones. Many cuts and shapes created in this era were later developed and used extensively during the Art Deco movement. The most popular gemstones were diamonds and pearls.  Amethyst, turquoise, sapphires, garnets and opals were all popular stones, whilst jewellers experimented with new cuts such as calibré, baguette, marquises and briolette’s.

    Edwardian Coral Three Stone Ring

    Jewellery Motifs in Edwardian jewellery

    Favourite motifs were bows, circles, swags, and garlands all in the delicate lacy new style. Linear bar brooches with coloured stones and diamonds punctuated the neckline at ever increasing lengths. Round and lozenge shaped brooches, sometimes centering a coloured stone, were dotted all over with diamonds set in light and bright platinum. Bows were more abundant than they had ever been.

    Popular jewellery pieces in the Edwardian era

    Edwardian jewellery was characterised by the unique techniques for manufacture and the skilled workmanship that went in making such jewellery. Edwardian pendants were popular during the time and made by using gold alloy or even platinum. The Edwardian necklaces were also of astonishing design.

    The Edwardian silver brooches, gypsy earrings, simple bangles and many more such pieces of jewellery came to be for the non-affluent middle class as these gained more popularity at the end of the Edwardian era.

    Reine rub-over set Diamond Ring

    You can always try our uniquenhttps:BUILD YOUR OWN service if you’re looking to replicate a stunning piece of Edwardian jewellery. Our master jewellers will help you every step of the way in designing the jewellery to match your needs. If you need more information, why not get in touch or book an appointment at our boutique shop in Hatton Garden, London’s famous jewellery quarter.

    Why not share a picture of your own Edwardian jewellery piece with us? We love to see all of the various different designs and styles!



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