Edwardian Era Jewelry

The Edwardian Era jewelry period lasted from 1901-1915.  Edwardian jewelry is known for its airy filigree openwork and meticulous millegrain detailing.

Platinum became very popular during the Edwardian Era.  Since platinum has a much higher melting point than gold (3224ºF vs. 1945ºF), it wasn't until the invention of the oxyacetylene torch in 1895 that enabled jewelers to work in platinum without backing it with gold.