Edwardian Period (1890-1914)
This refers to the period of the monarchy of Edward VII of England, who reigned from 1901 to 1910, following the death of his mother, Queen Victoria. Jewellery was an important part of the lifestyle cultivated by this extremely wealthy upper class. It was often used to reinforce the class system and show one’s rank in society. Worn by the high society in the early 1900s, Edwardian jewellery emanated from a society defined by extravagance and refinement.