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Edwardian Chains (1901-1914)

Known in the rest of Europe as ‘La Belle Epoque’, the Edwardian era was a time of frivolity and wealth for the upper classes, led by the luxury-loving King Edward.

In a move against machine-made jewellery, the style became ethereal and delicate, drawing inspiration from the 18th century. Traditional motifs such as bows, garlands, ribbons and lace took over.

Platinum became popular, strong enough to allow the creation of lighter, millegrained and diamond-encrusted ‘lace’ jewellery to compliment the fashionable pastels of the time.

Evolving necklines gave necklaces a new importance, ranging from popular ‘dog collars’ to long, pearl ‘chains’ worn full length, below the waistline.

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Edwardian 15ct Gold, Pale Sage Green & White Enamel Chain

Edwardian 15ct Gold, Pale Sage Green & White Enamel Chain

£ 2500
Edwardian 15ct Gold Ornate Chain

Edwardian 15ct Gold Ornate Chain

£ 750
Edwardian Lover's Knot Platinum Chain

Edwardian Lover's Knot Platinum Chain

£ 750
Edwardian Platinum & Natural Pearls Chain

Edwardian Platinum & Natural Pearls Chain

£ 1275
Edwardian 15ct Gold & Natural Pearl Chain with 9ct Gold Clasp

Edwardian 15ct Gold & Natural Pearl Chain with 9ct Gold Clasp

£ 675
French Belle Epoque 18ct Gold Ornate Chain

French Belle Epoque 18ct Gold Ornate Chain

£ 1350
French Belle Epoque 18ct Gold, Blue & White Enamel & Natural Pearls Chain

French Belle Epoque 18ct Gold, Blue & White Enamel & Natural Pearls Chain

£ 2850
Edwardian 18ct Gold Chain with Knot Motifs

Edwardian 18ct Gold Chain with Knot Motifs

£ 895
Edwardian 15ct Gold Ornate Chain

Edwardian 15ct Gold Ornate Chain

£ 675
Edwardian 9ct Gold Fancy Albert Chain

Edwardian 9ct Gold Fancy Albert Chain

£ 1350
Edwardian Figure of Eight Design 9ct Gold Chain

Edwardian Figure of Eight Design 9ct Gold Chain

£ 550
Early 20th Century Silver Chain

Early 20th Century Silver Chain

£ 375
Russian 14ct Gold Guard Chain

Russian 14ct Gold Guard Chain

£ 2950