Edwardian Rose Gold Albert Chain, T-Bar & FobIrene Byrne & Co
An exquisite Edwardian Albert chain. Measuring 43 cm in length, it features a graduating curb link chain with both a T-bar and medallion fob all made in 9ct rose gold. The T-bar and fob attachment measures 60mm in length and is a beautiful adornment to the chain.
Circa: Edwardian, circa 1900
Material: 9ct Rose Gold
Style of Link: Curb Link
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.