The Edwardian era ran from 1901 after the death of Queen Victoria till 1910, when Edward VII died. It is a time that is well known for its opulence and luxury of the upper classes, and there are plenty of different types of exquisite jewellery from this time. You can find many excellent examples of beautiful jewellery from this era that make for the perfect gift for someone you love.
If you know someone who would love to own a piece of Edwardian jewellery, below is a guide to help you find the perfect gift for that loved one in your life.
The Materials In Edwardian Jewellery
You will find with Edwardian jewellery that it was built to last, which is why there are so many excellent examples still available to buy today. They used long-lasting materials, such as diamonds and platinum, and the detailed designs were lovingly made by hand by skilled artisans. Pearls were also trendy at this time, and many antique gold earrings at Kalmar Antiques include these beautiful gems.
The Many Different Designs
You will find that Edwardian jewellery is detailed and intricate in its design and resembled the fashion trends from this era. The neckline of dresses started to get lower, which gave necklaces much more prominence, and the fashionable dog collar design was popular with many Edwardians in high society. Bracelets were light in weight and often had floral arrangements with swirling motifs, and rings, in contrast, were ornate and sparkly but were often simpler designs. Earrings also evolved in this era, and the Edwardians preferred openwork designs that dangled from the ears rather than the simple studs which were previously fashionable.
Finding Beautiful Edwardian Jewellery For Sale
With the excellent craftsmanship of the Edwardian era, there are still many excellent examples available to buy today. A search online will show you many reputable retailers offering their antique Edwardian jewellery for sale. You can also find Edwardian jewellery at auctions, antique shops, and markets worldwide, so it is simple enough to find. Although it is easy to find, you will need to be careful to ensure you do not overpay or buy something that is not genuine, so dealing with a reputable dealer is essential. When you find a reputable dealer you can contact for items available and see what they have to offer.
Ask Lots Of Questions
Whether you are looking to purchase online or direct from a shop or market, you will want to ask many questions about any pieces you are interested in buying. You will want to ask about the materials used and also if there is any provenance, which can increase its value.
You will not get a certificate for jewellery from this era as you do with modern jewellery. However, you can have it independently valued, which can help ensure an item is genuine and give you peace of mind.
When you have found the perfect jewellery item, you can purchase it for the person you love, which will make an excellent gift, no matter what you decide to buy.