1900s Jewellery

The early 1900s was a period of creativity and innovation in jewellery design. Our 1900s jewellery collection features pieces which embrace the delicate femininity of the Edwardian era, be it delicate filigree brooches or timeless, understated rings. Each piece within our 1900s jewellery collection is unique and steeped in history – explore the collection below.

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The 1900s was a period of great innovation in jewellery design, beginning with the delicate and intricate design styles adopted by Edwardian jewellery makers. We’re proud to offer a wonderful range of Edwardian era jewellery. Each piece of 1900s jewellery has a story to tell and will make a timeless addition to any jewellery collection.

What jewellery was popular in the 1900s?

At the beginning of the 20th century, jewellery was still very understated and elegant – during the Edwardian period, many favoured simple pieces, such as gold longuard chains and pearl drop earrings.

What is the difference between Edwardian and Art Deco jewellery?

Edwardian jewellery often featured intricate, floral designs, with garlands, bows, flowers and ribbons amongst the most popular motifs. In contrast, Art Deco jewellery featured geometric shapes, bold colours and streamlined designs influenced by the machine age.

What materials were commonly used to make 1900s jewellery?

In the early 1900s, jewellery was often crafted in gold and platinum. . The most popular gemstones used in 1900s jewellery were sapphires, rubies, emeralds, pearls and, of course, diamonds.

Who were some famous 1900s jewellery designers?

Famous 1900s jewellery designers include Peter Carl Fabergé, René Lalique and Suzanne Belperron. This was also the beginning of the century which saw the rise of prominent jewellery design houses such as Cartier and Tiffany & Co.

What were the trends for 1900s engagement rings?

In the early 1900s, engagement rings often featured solitaire diamonds, or a small cluster of diamonds set in platinum. Edwardian engagement rings typically had intricate filigree or lacy designs, often featuring floral or ribbon motifs. The predominant diamond cuts were the Old European Cut and the Old Mine Cut, which has fewer facets than modern brilliant cuts but have a unique, romantic sparkle. Sapphires and rubies were also sometimes used as the centre stone in engagement rings during this time.

Can you propose with 1900s engagement rings?

It has become increasingly popular to propose using vintage engagement rings in recent years. Not only is this more sustainable, owning a pre-loved engagement ring also offers you and your partner the opportunity to continue the story of a stunning piece of antique jewellery.

Is 1900s jewellery classed as antique or vintage?

1900s jewellery – being more than 100 years old – is considered antique jewellery.