The Jewellery of Bridgerton and Queen Charlotte
Bridgerton, the Netflix hit show that premiered in December 2020, took the world by storm with its glamorous costumes and stunning set design. The show, set in Regency-era London, features an array of exquisite jewellery pieces that are as much a part of the visual spectacle as the luxurious gowns and lavish ballrooms. With the release of Queen Charlotte on Friday, the gorgeous costumes and jewellery continue to be elaborate and carefully considered.
The show's jewellery strikes a delicate balance between historical accuracy and modern-day appeal. Drawing inspiration from paintings, fashion plates, and real-life pieces from the era, but also a personal added creative touch to ensure that the jewellery complemented the characters' personalities and the storylines.
One of the most prominent jewellery pieces in the show is the pearl necklace worn by Daphne Bridgerton, the show's protagonist. The necklace features a single row of large pearls and is often paired with matching pearl earrings. Pearls were a popular choice for jewellery in the Regency era, as they were seen as a symbol of purity and innocence. Another notable piece of jewellery in Bridgerton is Lady Danbury's diamond tiara, which is adorned with a large, pear-shaped diamond in the centre.
One of Queen Charlotte's most notable pieces of jewellery is her diamond tiara. The tiara is made up of a series of floral clusters, each set with a large diamond and surrounded by smaller diamonds.
In addition to pearls and diamonds, the show features a variety of other gemstones, such as emeralds, sapphires, and rubies. The show’s use of vibrant colours and bold designs is also reflected in the elaborate jewellery worn, each piece perfectly representing each characters personality within the show. Throughout both shows there are a few recurring key pieces of jewellery.
Pearls, a gemstone that's popularity continues to grow among celebrities, are worn most notably by Daphne Bridgeton are a popular choice among those within the ton. Victorian GCS Certified Natural Saltwater Pearl & Diamond Drop Earrings or this Edwardian Gem & Pearl Lab Certified 15ct Natural Pearl & Diamond Pendant C.1920
With scooping necklines were the reigning fashion style, necklaces were worn along with matching earrings. Popular themes include smooth cabochon gemstones either coloured or monochromatic, heart-shaped lockets, butterflies, pearls were always a good idea, and paste jewels as well as foil-back jewels definitely hit the right Regency core notes.1.01ct Fancy Yellow Cushion Cut Diamond Pendant and Brilliant Cut Diamond Pendant & Earring Suite 2.63ct FVVS1 HRD
The majority of the characters, especially when at a ball can be seen wearing stunning drop earrings that delicately frame their faces. Like these Fancy Shape Diamond Drop Earrings and these stunning Amethyst Briolette & Diamond Drop Earrings
This Original 48ct Fancy Yellow Diamond Suite By Ritz would certainly turn heads at any ball in the ton. The matching suite comprises an asymmetric necklace, earrings, bangle and ring. Each is set with Fancy Yellow and Fancy Intense Yellow Radiant cut Diamonds, graded by GIA, interspersed in multi-rows of Diamonds.
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