Art Deco Fashion Jewellery TrendsArt Deco’s melting pot of influences, like the arrival of skyscrapers, faster trains, globalisation and even the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb, all had a role to play in shaping Art Deco jewellery.
Georgian Fashion Jewellery TrendsBy the dawn of the Georgian era (1714 to 1830), deeper necklines and ceiling-skimming hairstyles resulted in a new wave of earrings known as girandoles. These chandelier-like designs were also partly a reaction to better quality candles entering the market – for the wealthy elites who could afford them, only the shimmering light of faceted gems could bounce candlelight perfectly around a lady’s made-up face.
Victorian Fashion Jewellery TrendsHistorically, jewellery trends have not just been influenced by fashion, but also notable people. Queen Victoria’s many years of mourning her beloved Prince Albert led to the rise of sentimental mourning jewellery, often containing a strand of hair.
Edwardian Fashion Jewellery TrendsFrom the moment of mass industrialisation and manufacture, jewellery was destined to become less about personal choice and bespoke creation and more about buying off-the-shelf. However, when Queen Victoria’s son Edward VII inherited the throne (1901-1910), his desire for the finer things caused him to reject this machine-age and seek out more classical, handmade creations.
Read more: The Edwardian cluster ring collectionThe Edwardian or La Belle Époque design style is inspired by this spirit of retracing the past, with opulent dresses matched with elaborate hair ornaments, chokers and beautiful platinum. Parisian architecture and the decadent Palace of Versailles also shaped jewellery trends, as did Art Nouveau with its eccentric designs inspired by flowers, mystical creatures and woodland animals.
Contemporary Jewellery TrendsEven today, jewellery takes many of its cues from fashion. As jewel tones sweep the catwalks of London, New York, Paris and Milan, richly-toned emerald, ruby and amethyst ring designs hit the shelves. There has also been an exciting shift towards unusual engagement rings that allow individuals to express their own unique personalities.
Contemporary Bridal Jewellery TrendsThe rise of rose gold, halo-style engagement rings and fancy-cut diamonds reflect a 21st century obsession with telling a personal story through jewellery. In this regard, we are lucky enough to be inspired not only fashion, but also culture, technology, social media and everything in between. Discover our full range of vintage engagement rings inspired by the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras today. If you would like to create your own bespoke engagement ring, please contact us.
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