Edwardian Peridot & Pearl Floral Cluster BangleIrene Byrne & Co
This gorgeous bracelet is caught between two eras. The Edwardian and the 1920s. As the lines are becoming more simplistic and stark honouring a new and modern time, the botanical influences of an old world are still present here, with a Peridot & natural Pearl centre cluster ‘Daisy’, and pearl ‘leaves’ on the sides. Set in 9K yellow gold.
Design Era: Edwardian
Gemstone: Peridot and Natural Pearl
Cut: Round Cut
Material: 9ct Yellow Gold
Edwardian & Belle Époque Period (1901 - 1910):
Named after the reigning King Edward VII and with notable influences from French Rococo décor, this period was the shortest in antique jewellery history. However, it was during this time that platinum was introduced into the art of jewellery making which changed the way diamonds could be set. The popular jewellery design at the time was the “garland” which flowed on from the Art Nouveau period as it focused on nature but more particularly, on flowers and leaves often arranged in some circular shape. Through the use of milgrain and pierced and engraved metals, the Belle Époque designs gave way to jewellery that mimicked the delicate nature of lace and ribbon with natural pearls and old mine cut diamonds being the material of choice.