Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I've got early 20th century jewelry on my mind lately, thanks to Downton Abbey. But not even Lady Mary had this necklace in her jewelry box! It looks like a bit of lace suspended on a chain, doesn't it? That is the beauty of very, very fine filigree - in this case, platinum set with diamonds and sapphires. It is a perfect example of Edwardian jewelry, which was light, feminine and romantic - a big departure from the styles of the Late Victorian era (think Cousin Violet).
You can see more great examples of Edwardian jewelry here. Prepare to be stunned.
Photos courtesy of Lang Antiques