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Edwardian

ed·​war·​di·​an | e-ˈdwär-dē-ən

adjective

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.

Edwardian sometimes refers to the period during the reign of Edward VII of England (1901-1910).

In jewelry, the Edwardian period was characterized by delicate filigree in white gold and platinum, with diamonds and pearls predominating. Colored stones were used less frequently to produce a light, monochromatic look.

Delicate bows, swags, and garland effects were used in necklaces and brooches. Both dog collars, and long fringed necklaces were also trendy, being popularized by the graceful, long-necked Queen Alexandra.

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