ed·war·di·an | e-ˈdwär-dē-ən
A style that began during the final years of Victoria's reign and continued until shortly before World War I when the more geometric influences later to be called Art Deco began to make headway.
The Edwardian period refers to a stretch of time from the end of Victoria’s reign in England to just before World War I (1901-1915). Named for the English King at that time - Edward the 7th - this is the last period for Jewelry named for a British monarch, and it represents a time of rapid advancement and growing wealth in Europe. Edwardian jewelry is known for its intricacies and the effective use of filigree and milgrain work. The result was jewelry with a floral or lacy look, with a coin-style edge that is recognizable still today as a hallmark of the period. Edwardian jewelry also represents the first time that platinum was regularly used in jewelry as a lightweight alternative to more traditional settings.