Edwardian Jewellery

A short era, lasting just 13 years (1901-1914) the Edwardian period was extravagant and resplendent, much like the King of the time Edward VII. Edward was a lover of luxury and this led to a revival of handcrafted jewellery using platinum and diamonds.

The style of the time was delicate and filigree settings were popular. Pearls were more expensive than diamonds and a status symbol for higher society, and were often paired with diamonds to make ornate jewellery. Tiaras and short or long pearl necklaces were popular, as were longer more extravagant earrings and brooches.

This era of extravagance ended at the beginning of World War I, though Edward himself died four years earlier in 1910.