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Vive La Difference!
Jewelry from every period has its own beauty. In the case of Edwardian jewelry, the fine, airy lacy patterns made possible by the increasing use of platinum are part of its appeal. Below the two examples in this article, you’ll find a short but interesting and informative video (and lovely jewelry) showing the difference between Edwardian jewelry and Art Deco jewelry, with its geometric patterns and angles and simpler styling.
Antique Edwardian 18K Gold And Platinum Diamond Ring
This beautifully lacy 18 karat gold, platinum and diamond ring from Rozental Antiques is unmistakably Edwardian in style, created somewhere between 1901 and 1920. It is replete with a central Old European-cut diamond, 36 rose-cut diamonds of varying size, open work patterning and millegrain embellishment. At the time of writing it’s still for sale at Rozental Antiques, at a price of $1,750.
An Art Deco Platinum, Emerald, and Diamond Brooch
This classic Art Deco brooch from Skinner is set with an emerald-cut emerald, baguette-cut diamonds, old European-cut diamonds, single-cut diamonds, and fancy-cut diamonds. The fancy-cut emerald accents and millegrain details emphasise the geometric design that locates it stylistically as ARt Deco from the period c.1930s.
What Is The Difference Between Edwardian And Art Deco Styles In Jewelry?
Thanks to Rozental Antiques and Skinner Auctions for information and images.
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