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CIRCA Insights: Accessories through the Decades- Edwardian

by CIRCA
Friday, December 30, 2011

With the holidays upon us, ‘tis the season for festive jewelry like this Edwardian platinum and diamond necklace. The Edwardian period (circa 1901-1920) is known for its use of platinum to create the delicate, lace-like ‘garland style’ seen here. What makes this piece special, however, is the surprising touch of enamel in the pendant, which is more representative of the parallel Art Nouveau movement (circa 1890 – 1919). While Edwardian jewelry was the choice of the aristocratic class, Art Nouveau was popular among a more avant-garde crowd. In this case, the two styles mesh to create a stunning, timeless piece.


Happy Holidays from CIRCA!


 


For more on Edwardian jewelry visit the CIRCA blog.



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