Named after the English King Edward VII, the Edwardian period of jewelry was inspired when there was a decrease in the demand for machine made jewelry during the last decade of the 19th century. The trend went from large statement pieces to something more delicate and ethereal looking. Pulling inspiration fluidity and line work from the Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts period while incorporating them into modern design, Edwardian jewelry was born. Typically seen as platinum pieces with a gold backing, along with milgrain beading and light weight design, Edwardian pieces were made to mimic the delicacy of fabric.
Typical Edwardian pieces featured bows, garland, wreaths, tassels, swag, and dog collars. Earrings changed from simple studs to long, pierced filagree dangles suspended from wires due to the light-weight properties of the platinum. The trend of smaller, stackable rings and the elongated rings with open pierced filagree work became popular during this time as well. Here at Tick Tock Jewelers, we have a large array of Edwardian pieces for you to admire in our Estate Jewelry Collection. Come on by to check them out!