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Edwardian Drop Earrings (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 Pink & White Paste Silver Drop Earrings

Edwardian Pink & White Paste Silver Drop Earrings

£ 550
Edwardian Long Drop Silver & Marcasite Flower Earrings

Edwardian Long Drop Silver & Marcasite Flower Earrings

£ 675
Edwardian Silver, Blue & White Paste Long Drop Earrings

Edwardian Silver, Blue & White Paste Long Drop Earrings

£ 975
Edwardian Turquoise & Rose Diamond Drop Earrings

Edwardian Turquoise & Rose Diamond Drop Earrings

£ 2250
Edwardian Sardonyx & Diamond Drop Earrings

Edwardian Sardonyx & Diamond Drop Earrings

£ 1500
Edwardian Peridot & Diamond Drop Earrings

Edwardian Peridot & Diamond Drop Earrings

£ 1275