Welcome to an exciting journey into the world of antique jewellery. At Coco Florence, we pride ourselves on curating a stunning collection of vintage and antique pieces that connect you with the timeless craftsmanship of bygone eras. In this blog post, we will guide you through the various styles and periods of antique jewellery, giving you a deeper understanding and appreciation of these treasured pieces.

Georgian Period (1714–1837):

Named after the reigning British monarchs of the time, the Georgian era jewellery is known for its intricate designs and handcrafted beauty. Gemstones like diamonds, garnets, and topaz were popular, often set in silver or 18k gold. Georgian jewellery is rare, making it highly sought after by antique jewellery enthusiasts.

Victorian Period (1837–1901):

The Victorian era, named after Queen Victoria, saw a wide variety of styles due to the queen’s long reign. Early Victorian jewellery often featured motifs from nature, while mid-Victorian pieces, known as mourning jewellery, were darker and more sombre. Late Victorian jewellery saw a return to more whimsical and romantic designs.

Edwardian Period (1901–1910):

Edwardian era jewellery is characterised by delicate, lace-like designs. Platinum was the metal of choice, often paired with diamonds, to create an ethereal, elegant look. This period is known for its high level of craftsmanship.

Art Nouveau (1890–1910):

Art Nouveau pieces are distinct for their flowing, asymmetrical designs with a strong emphasis on nature, fantasy, and the female form. Enamel was widely used during this period to add colour and depth to pieces.

Art Deco Period (1920–1935):

Art Deco jewellery is recognized for its geometric patterns, bold colours, and high contrast. It was heavily influenced by global art movements and the rise of machinery, hence the streamlined, symmetrical designs.

Retro Period (1935–1950):

The Retro period saw the use of bright, bold, and voluminous designs. Influenced by Hollywood glamour, pieces from this era were often made of gold and oversized semi-precious stones.

Understanding the styles and periods of antique jewellery not only enhances your appreciation for these beautiful pieces but also aids in identifying and collecting pieces that resonate with your personal style. At Coco Florence, we believe each piece of jewellery carries a unique story, and we’re delighted to help you find the perfect piece to continue that story.

Remember, if you have any questions about our pieces or want to learn more about antique jewellery, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re always here to assist you on your journey into the enchanting world of antique jewellery.

This blog post is part of our ongoing series about antique, vintage and estate jewellery. Stay tuned for more posts that delve deeper into the fascinating world of timeless treasures. Happy collecting!

Note: Always remember to handle antique jewellery with care. They are unique pieces of art that carry historical significance. Respect their age and enjoy their beauty.