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Edwardian Yellow Gold 73cm Chain Circa 1900
Located in ADELAIDE, SA
Edwardian jewellery period was a wonderfully extravagant time during the reign of King Edward VII. It was a
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Yellow Gold

Edwardian Blue Stone and Pearl Brooch Circa 1910
Located in ADELAIDE, SA
grams Measurements: 5.5cms Era: Edwardian Circa 1910 The Edwardian jewellery period was a wonderfully
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1910s Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Pearl

20th Century Edwardian Sterling Silver Jewelry Box
By A&J Zimmerman Ltd.
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Edwardian English sterling silver jewelry box; an
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Early 1900s English Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Edwardian Sapphire & Diamond Bangle Circa 1910
Located in ADELAIDE, SA
wide (top view) Era: Edwardian Circa 1900-10 The Edwardian jewellery period was a wonderfully
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, Sapphire, 15k Gold

  • Edwardian Sapphire & Diamond Bangle Circa 1910
  • Antique Edwardian Sapphire & Diamond Bangle Circa 1910
  • Edwardian Sapphire & Diamond Bangle Circa 1910
  • Antique Edwardian Sapphire & Diamond Bangle Circa 1910
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W 0.36 in Dm 2.05 in
Edwardian Sapphire & Diamond Bangle Circa 1910
Located in ADELAIDE, SA
Edwardian jewellery period was a wonderfully extravagant time during the reign of King Edward VII. It was a
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1910s Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, Sapphire, 9k Gold

Platinum and Gold Edwardian Amethyst Briolette and Diamond Necklace circa 1910
Located in Zurich, Zollstrasse
quality and showcases the classical features associated with Edwardian jewellery. Masterfully handcrafted
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1910s Unknown Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Amethyst, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Platinum

Edwardian Sapphire & Diamond Marquise Cluster Ring Circa 1900s
Located in ADELAIDE, SA
Era: Edwardian Circa 1900s The Edwardian jewellery period was a wonderfully extravagant time during
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Edwardian 1905 Belle Epoque Cross In 14Kt Gold With Diamond And Sapphire
Located in Miami, FL
(2.01 x 1.18 Inches). Hallmarks: No marks, tested for 14 kt gold, .585/.999 Au. Edwardian Jewelry Era
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Early 1900s North American Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow ...

Edwardian Pearl & Diamond Brooch Circa 1910-20
Located in ADELAIDE, SA
, width 0.7cm Era: Edwardian Circa 1910-20 The Edwardian jewellery period was a wonderfully extravagant
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1910s Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, Pearl, Mixed Metal

  • Edwardian Pearl & Diamond Brooch Circa 1910-20
  • Antique Edwardian Pearl & Diamond Brooch Circa 1910-20
  • Edwardian Pearl & Diamond Brooch Circa 1910-20
  • Antique Edwardian Pearl & Diamond Brooch Circa 1910-20
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W 0.28 in L 1.7 in
Edwardian 1905 Belle Epoque Cross In 14Kt Gold Palladium Diamond And 4 Sapphires
Located in Miami, FL
(2.13 x 1.26 Inches). Hallmarks: No marks, tested for 14 kt gold, .585/.999 Au. Edwardian Jewelry Era
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Early 1900s North American Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, Yellow Gold, Pall...

Edwardian 1910 Natural pearl Ring In 18Kt Yellow Gold With 1.36 Ctw In Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
). Hallmarks Unmarked, electronically tested for 18kt gold, .750/.999 Au. Edwardian Jewelry This period is
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1910s English Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Natural Pearl, Pearl, White Diamond, Diamond, Yellow Gold, White Gold, 1...

Edwardian Ruby & Diamond Bangle Circa 1910
Located in ADELAIDE, SA
: Edwardian Circa 1910 The Edwardian jewellery period was a wonderfully extravagant time during the reign of
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1910s Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Edwardian Ruby & Diamond Set Cluster Ring - Hallmarked Chester 1904
Located in ADELAIDE, SA
Edwardian jewellery period was a wonderfully extravagant time during the reign of King Edward VII. It was a
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Early 1900s English Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Edwardian Diamond Drop Earrings Circa 1900-10
Located in ADELAIDE, SA
: Edwardian Circa 1900 -1910 The Edwardian jewellery period was a wonderfully extravagant time during the
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, 15k Gold

Edwardian 1910 Garlands Necklace In 18Kt White Gold With 3.72 Ctw In Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
Edwardian garlands necklace with diamonds. Beautiful piece of classic jewelry, created during the
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1910s American Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Edwardian Sapphire & Diamond Three Stone Ring
Located in ADELAIDE, SA
: 40.30 grams Finger size: N1/2 Era: Edwardian Circa 1900 The Edwardian jewellery period was a
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Antique French Enamel and 18k Yellow Gold Pendant
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
estate jewelry and Edwardian jewellery collections. This fine and impressive antique pendant has been
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Early 1900s French Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Yellow Gold, Enamel

  • Antique French Enamel and 18k Yellow Gold Pendant
  • Antique French Enamel and 18k Yellow Gold Pendant
  • Antique French Enamel and 18k Yellow Gold Pendant
  • Antique French Enamel and 18k Yellow Gold Pendant
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H 0.08 in W 0.75 in L 1.24 in
Edwardian 3.80ct Diamond Drop Earrings Circa 1900-10
Located in ADELAIDE, SA
1900-10 The Edwardian jewellery period was a wonderfully extravagant time during the reign of King
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, 15k Gold

Edwardian Sapphire and Diamond Necklace
Located in Litchfield, CT
excellent condition. Remark: "Edwardian jewelry blends Victorian aesthetics with the new artistic ideas
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Edwardian Diamond Cluster Ring, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
setting work is made in 18 carat rose gold, which is uncommon in Edwardian jewellery, so this piece is
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1910s Unknown Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Edwardian Diamond Cluster Earrings Circa 1900-1910
Located in ADELAIDE, SA
: 6.59 grams Measurements: Drop length 1.8cm Era: Edwardian Circa 1900-10 The Edwardian jewellery period
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Edwardian Opal & Diamond Half Hoop Ring Circa 1902
Located in ADELAIDE, SA
Edwardian opal and diamond scrolled half hoop ring. Hallmarked Birmingham 1902 and maker mark
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Early 1900s English Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, Opal, 18k Gold

Edwardian 1905 Desk Matches Box in Bronze and Crocodile Leather
Located in Miami, FL
reign of the English King, Edward VII (1901-1910). Edwardian jewelry is known for representing
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Early 1900s English Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Bronze

Edwardian 1905 Handle Desk Magnifier Glass in Sterling Silver and Bamboo Wood
Located in Miami, FL
(1901-1910). Edwardian jewelry is known for representing femininity while incorporating a lot of the
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Early 1900s English Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Victorian Edwardian 1900 Desk Inkwell Box in Faux Tortoise Shell and Sterling
Located in Miami, FL
, Edward VII (1901-1910). Edwardian jewelry is known for representing femininity while incorporating a lot
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1890s English Victorian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Sterling Silver

Edwardian 1905 Enameled Flower Pendant Brooch In 14Kt Gold With Diamond & Pearls
Located in Miami, FL
gold assay mark, "14KT". Edwardian Jewelry The Edwardian Jewelry Period was during the King Edward
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Early 1900s American Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, White Diamond, Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel, Gold

Edwardian 1900 Art Nouveau Enameled Orchid Pendant Brooch In 14Kt Gold & Diamond
Located in Miami, FL
, the mark for the assay of the gold and signed "14KT". Edwardian Jewelry The Edwardian Jewelry Period
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Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Antique Dangle Cluster Diamond Earrings, Circa 1901-1915
Located in OVIEDO, AS
ANTIQUE SPANISH DANGLE CLUSTER DIAMOND EARRINGS (Circa 1901-1915) Edwardian Jewelry: 1901-1915 A
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Early 1900s Spanish Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Tiffany & Co. 1910 Edwardian Guilloché Round Pill Box In 14Kt Yellow Gold
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Miami, FL
new decorative technique made possible by the use of platinum, is featured often on Edwardian jewelry
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1910s American Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

French 1900 Edwardian Tortoise Parasol Handle in 18kt Yellow Gold Carved Citrine
Located in Miami, FL
of the English King, Edward VII (1901-1910). Edwardian jewelry is known for representing femininity
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Early 1900s French Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Citrine, Quartz, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Edwardian 1905 Guilloché Enamel Perfume Bottle In .925 Sterling And Cut Glass
Located in Miami, FL
, derives its name from the reign of the English King, Edward VII (1901-1910). Edwardian jewelry is known
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Early 1900s American Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Silver, Enamel

Edwardian 1905 Art Nouveau Enamel Clover Pendant Brooch In 14Kt Gold And Diamond
Located in Miami, FL
, electronically tested for 14kt gold (.585/.750 Au). Edwardian Jewelry The Edwardian Jewelry Period was during
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Early 1900s American Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel, 14k Gold

1900s Edwardian 18k Yellow Gold Oar Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
; part of our antique Edwardian jewellery collections This exceptional, fine and impressive antique
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1910s Unknown Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Yellow Gold, Platinum

  • 1900s Edwardian 18k Yellow Gold Oar Brooch
  • 1900s Edwardian 18k Yellow Gold Oar Brooch
  • 1900s Edwardian 18k Yellow Gold Oar Brooch
  • 1900s Edwardian 18k Yellow Gold Oar Brooch
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H 0.14 in W 0.54 in L 2.13 in
Edwardian 1905 Belle Epoque Bow Brooch in Platinum with 3.35 Ctw in Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
VII (1901-1910). Edwardian jewelry is known for representing femininity while incorporating a lot of
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Early 1900s American Belle Époque Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

French 1900 Edwardian Faux Tortoise Parasol Handle in 18kt Gold & Carved Citrine
Located in Miami, FL
of the English King, Edward VII (1901-1910). Edwardian jewelry is known for representing femininity
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Early 1900s French Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Quartz, Gold

Edwardian 1910 Swiss Easel Back Desk Table Clock In Solid .925 Sterling Silver
Located in Miami, FL
-1910). Edwardian jewelry is known for representing femininity while incorporating a lot of the color
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1910s Swiss Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Silver, Sterling Silver

German Pforzheim 1910 Edwardian Guilloché Blue Enamel Round Box In .935 Sterling
Located in Miami, FL
before it, derives its name from the reign of the English King, Edward VII (1901-1910). Edwardian jewelry
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1910s German Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Silver, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Edwardian 1905 Guilloche Pendant Brooch 18Kt Gold Platinum with 2.56 Ct Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
). Edwardian jewelry is known for representing femininity while incorporating a lot of the color white. Think
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Early 1900s French Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Platinum

Edwardian Pearl and Diamond 18k Yellow Gold Platinum Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
diamonds, creating a harmonious blend of colors and materials typical of Edwardian jewelry design. This
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Pearl, White Diamond, Diamond, Platinum, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

Edwardian 1905 Neo Classic Guilloché Enamel Miniature Boudoir Clock 925 Sterling
Located in Miami, FL
reign of the English King, Edward VII (1901-1910). Edwardian jewelry is known for representing
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Early 1900s Swiss Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Gold, Silver, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Edwardian 1908 Miniature Travel Clock With Guilloché Enamel In Sterling With Box
Located in Miami, FL
of the English King, Edward VII (1901-1910). Edwardian jewelry is known for representing femininity
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Early 1900s Swiss Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Silver, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Antique Aquamarine and Pearl Crescent Brooch, 15k Yellow Gold, Victorian
Located in NEWARK, GB
Victorian and later Edwardian jewellery, they are attributed to a number of meanings from feminine strength
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Aquamarine, Pearl, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Edwardian 1905 Art Nouveau Necklace Platinum 18Kt Gold 15.12 Ctw Peridot Diamond
Located in Miami, FL
Edwardian gem set convertible necklace with peridot. Beautiful piece of jewelry, created during
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Early 1900s American Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, White Diamond, Peridot, Platinum

Edwardian 1905 Art Nouveau Clover Enamel Pendant Brooch 18Kt & 1.02 Ctw Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
stamped with the maker's mark and the mark for the assay of the gold, 14kt. Edwardian Jewelry The
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Early 1900s American Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel, Gold

Antique Ruby and Diamond crescent brooch, silver and 9k gold
Located in NEWARK, GB
Victorian and later Edwardian jewellery, they are attributed to a number of meanings from feminine strength
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Early 20th Century British Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, Ruby, 9k Gold, Silver

Edwardian 1903 Swiss Necklace Watch In 14Kt Gold With Guilloché Blue Enamel
Located in Miami, FL
, Edward VII (1901-1910). Edwardian jewelry is known for representing femininity while incorporating a lot
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Early 1900s Swiss Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Edwardian 1905 Graziosa Guilloche Enamel Pocket Watch In 14Kt Gold With Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
, Edward VII (1901-1910). Edwardian jewelry is known for representing femininity while incorporating a lot
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Early 1900s Swiss Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel, Gold

Art Nouveau Edwardian 1905 Green Enamel Flower Necklace In 14Kt Gold With Pearl
Located in Miami, FL
for 14kt gold, .585/.999 Au. The Edwardian Jewelry This period was during the King Edward VII, after
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Early 1900s North American Art Nouveau Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Pearl, Natural Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

French 1905 Edwardian Art Nouveau Black Onyx Flower Clip in 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Located in Miami, FL
Edwardian Jewelry Period was during the King Edward VII, after whom this period of jewelry history is named
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Early 1900s French Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Onyx, Yellow Gold, Gold, 18k Gold

"Garrard & Co" Antique Natural Pearl and Diamond Bracelet, circa 1890/1905
By Garrard & Co. Ltd.
Located in OVIEDO, AS
jewelry for centuries. An Edwardian pearl and diamond bracelet, consisting of eight oval-shaped diamond
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1890s English Belle Époque Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, Natural Pearl, 18k Gold, Platinum

Edwardian 9.60 Ct Amethyst 1.60 Ct Diamond Large Cross Pendant
Located in Napoli, IT
with age Edwardian jewelry design (so-named for King Edward VII) emerged on the tail end of la Belle
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Early 1900s European Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Amethyst, Diamond, 18k Gold, Silver

French 1905 Edwardian Art Nouveau Black Onyx Flower Clip 18Kt Gold with Diamond
Located in Miami, FL
of the 18kt gold and the maker's maitre mark inside a lozange cartouche. Note: The Edwardian Jewelry
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Early 1900s French Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, White Diamond, Onyx, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Edwardian 1910 Pair of Stick Pins In 14Kt Yellow Gold with Cat's Eye Moonstones
Located in Miami, FL
. Hallmarks: Unmarked but tested for .585/.999 gold. The Edwardian Jewelry This period was during the King
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1910s English Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Moonstone, Cat’s Eye, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Edwardian 1910 Pearl Drop Y Shape Necklace in 18kt Gold with European Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
(34 mm). Note: The Edwardian Jewelry Period was during the King Edward VII, after whom this period of
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1910s English Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, White Diamond, Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow ...

Art Nouveau 1905 Edwardian Enameled Purple Flower Brooch 14Kt Gold with Diamond
Located in Miami, FL
/.999 gold, "14KT". Note: The Edwardian Jewelry Period was during the King Edward VII, after whom this
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Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Gold, Enamel, Gold, 14k Gold

Edwardian 0.40 Carat Sapphire and 0.19 Carat Diamond Yellow Gold Bar Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
white gold set bar brooch; part of our Edwardian jewellery collections. This fine and impressive
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1910s Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, Sapphire, 14k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Nouveau 1900 Edwardian Enamel Orchid Flower Brooch In 18Kt Yellow Gold
Located in Miami, FL
, "14KT (18KT)". Note: The Edwardian Jewelry Period was during the King Edward VII, after whom this
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Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Gold, 14k Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Antique Enamel and 18 Karat Yellow Gold Cufflinks
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
addition to our men's jewellery and estate jewelry collections. These exceptional, fine and impressive
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Early 1900s Unknown Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Yellow Gold, Enamel

Edwardian 8.50 Ct Diamond Drop Platinum Necklace
Located in Napoli, IT
Sense the eternal elegance impressed into History Edwardian Jewelry has always been known for its
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Early 1900s European Edwardian Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Diamond, Platinum

  • Edwardian 8.50 Ct Diamond Drop Platinum Necklace
  • Edwardian 8.50 Ct Diamond Drop Platinum Necklace
  • Edwardian 8.50 Ct Diamond Drop Platinum Necklace
  • Edwardian 8.50 Ct Diamond Drop Platinum Necklace
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H 4.73 in W 1.19 in L 15.95 in
Antique 5.25 Carat Amethyst and Pearl 15K Yellow Gold Bracelet
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
and platinum bracelet; part of our diverse antique Edwardian jewelry and estate jewelry collections
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1910s Unknown Antique Edwardian Jewellery

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Amethyst, Pearl, Gold, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

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Antique Edwardian Jewellery For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate antique edwardian jewellery for your needs in our varied inventory. Frequently made of Gold, Platinum and 18k Gold, this item was constructed with great care. You can easily find a 11125 antique edition and 1 modern creations to choose from as well. Finding the perfect antique edwardian jewellery may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 18th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. An antique edwardian jewellery from Tiffany & Co., Fabergé and Cartier — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured accessory — is worth considering. An antique edwardian jewellery of any era or style can lend versatility to your look, but a version featuring Diamond, from our inventory of 4966, is particularly popular. See these pages for an old european cut iteration of this accessory, while there are also round cut cut and old mine cut cut versions available here, too. Most of our antique edwardian jewellery for sale are for women, but there are 2821 pieces available to browse for men.

How Much is a Antique Edwardian Jewellery?

On average, an antique edwardian jewellery at 1stDibs sells for $3,358, while they’re typically $33 on the low end and $385,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.

A Close Look at edwardian Jewelry

Antique Edwardian jewelry is named for King Edward VII of Great Britain, who ruled from 1901 until 1910. Classic Edwardian necklaces, engagement rings, earrings and other jewelry are often overshadowed by the more popular style of the era, Art Nouveau, which is a shame. At its best, Edwardian jewelry was all about the exquisite diamond, platinum and pearl creations made by such famous names as Cartier and Boucheron.

Edward introduced incredibly formal Buckingham Palace court presentations, balls and soirées, resulting in a huge demand for diamond jewels starting with his coronation in 1902. Dozens of tiaras and formal jewels in an updated 18th-century style were purchased from French jewelers Boucheron and Chaumet and from Russia’s Fabergé. The court jewelers Asprey, Garrard, Carrington and the newly opened London branch of Cartier were all overwhelmed with orders for sumptuous diamond jewelry to be worn at the king’s elaborate coronation.

During the Edwardian era, pearls were more valuable than diamonds. The pear-shaped pearl La Peregrina, for example, belonged to some of the most fabulous and strongest women in history and bounced among royal courts in Spain, France and Russia for several centuries. So while today the scale and clarity of a diamond ring matters, back then the size and quantity of your pearls was more important a declaration of wealth. And just as Victorian notions of propriety and femininity began to change after Queen Victoria died in 1901, jewelry design also evolved but there was some overlap with late Victorian styles.

Women of the Edwardian period sported bejeweled headpieces like tiaras and bandeaus with feathered aigrettes. Another popular piece of jewelry that is said to have been directly inspired by Queen Alexandra were colliers de chien, or dog collars, which consisted of either a ribbon decorated with a brooch, a gemstone or several strands of pearls strung closely together.

Two major jewelry houses, Cartier and Boucheron, were founded in the mid-1850s, and by the beginning of the 20th century, the wealthy considered them household names. The Cartier brand became even more desirable once the house became the official jewelry supplier to King Edward VII. Cartier took this title seriously and designed some of the most innovative jewelry of its day, since it was willing to experiment with new materials like platinum and because it was mindful of fashion trends. Filigree settings also became popular. This saw-piercing technique was decorative and at the same time created a sense of lightness.

Perhaps even more important than Cartier’s use of platinum was the founding of De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited in 1888. The discovery of new diamond mines made the stone more affordable and prompted the introduction of new gemstone cuts. It is not uncommon to see Edwardian jewels with baguette or briolette diamonds.

Find antique Edwardian rings, bracelets, watches and other jewelry on 1stDibs.