While we are always looking ahead to what’s next, we also like to celebrate what has come before. Today we’re looking at this elegant Diamond and Sapphire Pearl Strand Choker from the Edwardian Period. This choker is centered upon an Edwardian platinum-topped rectangular pierced and milgrained plaque with a scalloped edge. Accented throughout the intricate geometric design are mine and rose-cut diamonds, enhanced by larger European-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 2.25 cts., and flanked by 2 sapphire cabochons. The choker is completed by 7 strands of freshwater pearls and a barrel clasp.
The Edwardian Period, 1901-1920, is known for it’s extremely elegant and intricate jewelry, which was designed to look like lace. Platinum, diamonds, pearls, and other stones ruled the fashion world during that time and as you can tell from the picture and description, this choker, which is exclusively available at Hamilton, matches the criteria! new techniques in diamond cutting also become prevalent during the Edwardian period, introducing the world to emerald, baguette, and marquise cuts.
There is something about this period that leaves us speechless. It could be the bold yet delicate designs or intricate detailing but the Edwardian Period will forever be one of our favorites!