What is the difference between Edwardian and Art Deco jewellery?
Edwardian jewellery has curved lines and features like floral vines, scrolls and loops. Art Deco jewellery has straight lines and incorporates distinct geometric shapes like triangles, rectangles, octagons, hexagons and chevrons.
Are coloured sapphires real?
Sapphires come in all ranges of colours from blue to black to colourless and all colours in between. There are no limits to the colour tone or saturation of colour in a sapphire. The way in which sapphires have different colours is through the trace mineral content within a sapphire crystal.
The discoverer of the Colombian emerald is still a mystery. However, it is believed that it was first mined by Spanish Conquistadors. Historians accept that the native indigenous people have mining the gemstone since 300 AD.
History of Edwardian jewellery
The Edwardian era, like the Georgian and Victorian eras before it, derives its name from the reign of an English King, Edward VII (1901-1910). This is the final jewellery period appellation to be defined by a British monarch. ... Jewellery went from large and ostentatious to ethereal and delicate almost overnight.
Citrine (quartz family) and Topaz are actually unrelated mineral species. Topaz belongs to the silicate mineral family, not quartz.
18ct White Gold, Diamond and South Pearl stone set Pendant
Brilliant Cut Diamonds: 1.25ct approximately
Pearl: South Sea Pearl, Natural colour, Cultured, Size: 11.6mm Wide - 14mm Long, approximately
Length of the Chain is 17inch/43.18cm
DATE: circa 1970
Stock no: SHAPn 14
Special Features: Although the Pearl hardness is only 2.5-4.5 (Mohs scale 1-10), Pearls are extraordinarily compact, and it is very difficult to crush them.
18ct Yellow Gold Pendant by Tiffany & Co
Designer: Elsa Peretti
Length of the Chain is 15inch/38.1cm
DATE: circa 1990
Stock no: SHAPn 11
Special Features: Elsa Peretti is a Jewellery Designer for Tiffany & Co since 1974.
18ct White Gold Sapphire, Ruby & Diamond stone set Pendant
Ruby: 0.90ct approximately, Sapphire: 2ct approximately, Diamonds: 0.35ct approximately
Weight of the Pendant including the stones and the chain is 5.85gm/0.206oz
Length of the Chain is 16inch/40.64cm
DATE: circa 1980
Stock no: SHAPn 9
Special Features: Sapphires & Rubies come from the same family Corundum. Hardness of Ruby & Sapphire 9 ( Mohs scale )
18ct Yellow Gold, Citrine & Diamond stone set Pendant
Diamonds: 0.10ct approximately
Weight of the Pendant including the stones and the chain is 10.2gm/0.359oz
Length of the Chain is 18inch/45.72cm
DATE: is in our opinion circa 1970 with later Hallmarks for Sheffield 2004
Stock no: SHAPn 8
Special Features: Citrine name is derived from its lemon-yellow colour. The coloring agent is iron.
15ct gold longuard chain
Lenght : 57inch /145cm
Weight: 43gm / 1.517oz
DATE: circa 1890
Stock no: SHAPn 4
Edwardian 18ct Yellow Gold & Platinum mount Old Mine Cut Diamond Pendant with later 18ct White Gold chain.
Centre Diamond: 1ct approximately
Extra Diamonds: 0.10ct approximately
Weight of the Pendant including stones and the chain is 3.70gm/0.131oz
Length of the chain is 16inch/40.64cm
DATE: circa 1905
Stock no: SHAPn 3
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