Edwardian jewellery, as its name suggests, hailed from the reign of Edward VII which lasted from 1901 to 1910 and coincided with the Belle Epoque movement in France. It directly superseded the Victorian era, and you often see overlap in styles between these periods.
What’s particularly evident in Edwardian jewellery is the inspiration it has taken from 18th-century traditions. Its design sensibility is noteworthy for its lavish use of precious stones, particularly diamonds. The result? Attention-grabbing pieces that are polished and refined in all their glory!
We have a wide range of Edwardian jewellery pieces here at Lillicoco, from fine diamond boat rings to beautiful hand-engraved lockets, there’s a piece for every occasion.
If you’re looking for jewellery that’s both glamorous and practical for modern-day wear then Edwardian jewellery is right for you. They’re known for the classics: chunky old cut diamond rings, feminine necklaces and fine quality gemstones including Sapphires, Rubies and Emeralds. They also excelled in their use of Paste, making lavish designs more affordable.
Inspired by Rococo, antique Edwardian Jewellery pieces are often adorned with garlands, flowers and bows. Often thought of as the most ladylike of the antique jewellery eras, the pieces were light, intricate and eminently elegant.