Edwardian / Belle Epoch Jewelry (1890 – 1915)


Edwardian jewelry was produced in England around the time of the reign of King Edward VII, 1901 to 1910.  The term connotes very ornate, lacy and intricate metal-work, in milgrain and filigree, often now in platinum.  Many antique “engagement rings” come from this period with the single larger stone (usually diamond) in the center set in an ornate pierced-openwork setting with smaller diamonds.

The period’s main styles include bows, garlands, lace, and stylized floral motifs.