The Edwardian Era derives its name from the English King, Edward VII (1901-1910), who has often been described as a luxury-loving playboy who had a reputation for living the fast life and running with the nouveau riche! This era is also known as the Belle Époque era and it is characterized by a lacy, almost fabric-like aesthetic. Thanks to new advances made in platinum fabrication, previously popular garlands, ribbons, wreaths, bow knots and tassels were rendered with a new lightness.
The upcoming Las Vegas Antique Jewelry and Watch Show will showcase extensive selections of Edwardian Era jewelry, along with the most knowledgeable purveyors in the world in their areas of expertise. This period is often lost or forgotten, sandwiched between the great periods of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, and yet its jewelry continues to be compelling.