Edwardian and Arts & Crafts Jewelry

Edwardian jewelry is delicate, detailed and of high quality. After living under the yoke of the mourning queen Victoria for so many years, society under her son Edward exploded. Lavish parties, fashion and jewelry mark this era where lace was truly made in platinum. Diamonds and other gemstones were showcased with the most delicate platinum and settings, all made possible by the advances in stone cutting and metal work during this period. Edwardian jewelry exudes femininity and sophistication which were brought into vogue by Edwards’s queen Alexandra. The jewelry of this period was designed to highlight the ultra feminine fashions and lush satins, lace and feathers used to outfit the upper class.