Edwardian | Belle Époque 101


Edwardian 1901-1910

Garlands and bows and tassels, oh my! January 1901 marked the start of a new century and of the Edwardian period. With the succession of King Edward VII to the English throne, jewelry trends changed from large and bold, to delicate and ethereal almost overnight. Elegant, lacy, graceful designs created to simulate the fluid lightweight fabrics of the day were de rigeur. What’s not to love? Grab a diamond tiara and join the fashionable elite at the ballet! This is La Belle Époque !