Thomas Glover specialises in antique and period jewellery from circa 1780 to 1960 with an emphasis on Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco. Visit our jewellery shop in Shrewsbury and browse our antique engagement rings.

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1901-1925

Edwardian

With the start of a new century, new beginnings were at the forefront of jewellery design.  Platinum started to be used in a more widespread way rather than using silver, initially to accent the stones as it was expensive and scarce.  Jewellers turned to the art of late eighteenth century France to provide the motifs for elegant “garland style” diamond jewellery.  The brightness and superior hardness of using platinum resulted in much lighter, more precisely modelled settings.  For grand occasions, tiaras were worn high on the head, while women of means possessed quantities of brooches, bracelets, chains and pendants for daytime.

EDUCATION

Learn about Antique Eras

Looking at jewellery from a particualar period? Why not learn a bit more about the characteristics of each period.