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Art Deco Inspired

The Art Deco era is considered the most creative of all design eras. The movement originated in Paris in the 1920s but its influence on jewelry and fashion design continues to this day. Art Deco jewelry pieces are usually symmetrical and embellished with intricate designs in platinum with enamel, pavé diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds or other precious stones. Original Art Deco pieces are collector’s items. Specifically original pieces by Cartier, famous for its Art Deco designs fetch strong results at auctions. Read More >


Antique Turquoise Cross

We love this antique turquoise English cross, designed in 1880, and set in yellow gold and silver. The cross was designed around the end of the Victorian Era when symbolism, vibrant color and religious symbols, like crosses, were popular. Stop by to explore our historic antique cross collection. Read More >


The Art Deco Era Never Ended

While the Art Deco era officially ended in 1930, it has had so many come-backs, did it ever go away? Jewelry designers continue to be inspired by the Art Deco era because it was rich in creativity and art, and it exuded luxury and glamour. Couple that with craftsmanship and high quality gemstones and it is the definition of the perfect luxurious piece of jewelry. When you’re looking for a piece that will never go out of style, a piece of jewelry from, or influenced by, the Art Deco era is a great investment. Read More >


The Art Deco Era

The Art Deco era of jewelry began in Paris, in 1925, at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifset Industriels Modernes. Several exhibits at the exposition were responsible for a whole new artistic movement that became later known as Art Deco.

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The Georgian Era

The Georgian Era of jewelry takes places between 1714 and 1830. It covers the period of four King Georges who reigned over England consecutively.

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The Victorian Era

The Victorian era of jewelry takes place between 1835 and 1890, when Queen Victoria reigned England. The era is divided by three periods and influenced by her life, cultural and historical events, as well as technological innovations.

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Estate Jewelry Highlight: The Edwardian Era

Edwardian era jewelry is marked by grace and elegance. This period began when Edward VII became king of the United Kingdom in 1901 and ended in 1915. The main elements used during this era are diamonds, pearls and platinum.

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