Edwardian Jewellery is known for its elegance, particularly in its understated yet feminine design.
The Edwardian jewellery era was created between 1890 and 1920, with the hallmark of Edwardian jewellery beginning with the use of platinum enabling intricate design. The strength of platinum allowed jewellers to create delicate designs that had a lace-like appearance. Diamonds and other materials used in Edwardian jewellery were set and cut to look delicate and ethereal in contrast to earlier diamonds. Since diamonds were primarily used in Edwardian jewellery, this encouraged the development of new techniques in diamond-cutting, giving rise to the marquise, emerald and baguette cuts. In addition to diamonds, stones such as amethysts, peridots, blue sapphires, aquamarines and rubies were often used.