Crafted between 1901-1909, Edwardian jewellery was the last jewellery era to be named after the UK’s reigning monarch. The Edwardian period’s namesake King Edward VII was the embodiment of naughty-but-nice. The eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, King Edward VII’s reign was short but sweet. The renowned gambler and debonair playboy first took to the throne after his mother’s death in 1901, and passed away at the age of 68 in 1910.
Fondly nicknamed Bertie (which we think suits the charmer’s twinkly personality far better), King Edward was the heir apparent for nearly 60 years, observed by the stiff glare of the public under the powerhouse Victoria. A beloved Queen, but as stern as they come, Victoria and Prince Albert were determined to provide Edward with an education worthy of royalty, and thus sparked a rebellious nature in boyhood that would last a lifetime. What better way to defy mum and dad, than overhaul the entire country’s attitude when you finally get the keys to the kingdom?