Retro

Retro

In the Retro era, the angles and blunt lines softened.  Metal work incorporated more textures manipulated into weaves and twists.  White metals were being rationed for the war, so yellow gold and low karat gold became the norm.  Experimenting with gold alloys to...
Art Deco

Art Deco

The Deco Era emerged after World War I.  Styles were very geometrical and symmetrical.  The introduction of white gold became popular, along with platinum. Inspiration was taken from industrial change.  Sharp angles, triangular, blocks, squares, polygons and complex...

Art Nouveau

French for “New Art” after the 1895 opening of Siegfried Bing’s Parisian gallery, Maison de l’art Nouveau.  Design became feminine, organic, flowery and draping.   Although Art Nouveau Era overlaps with the Edwardian period, styles were very different.  Art Nouveau...
Edwardian Era

Edwardian Era

Edwardian Era spanned over the reign of King Edward.  During this time period is when platinum first hit the jewelry scene and became the most common used material.  Styles got more ornate and delicate with intricate floral designs and open filigree work.  Advancement...
Victorian Era

Victorian Era

The Victorian Era, was named after the beloved Queen Victoria.  The Victorian Era can be broken down into three categories; Early Victorian, or “Romantic”, Middle Victorian, or “Grand, and late Victorian or “Aesthetic”.  Common metals used during the Victorian time...

Georgian Era

The Georgian time period was one of the longest Eras in the history of Jewelry spanning over 100 years and four English Kings, King George I-George IV.  During this 123 year reign, there was minimal advancement in style and technique of Jewelry.  The metals commonly...

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