Vintage & Antique Jewellery by Period

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Vintage & Antique Jewellery by Period

18th Century

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18th Century Jewellery is jewellery from the 1700 - 1800s and is known for being dominated by diamonds. Diamonds since the 17th century were beginning to sparkle like they ... See more. had never before, which meant they came to dominate jewellery designs into the 18th century up until the 19th century.


1900s for sale

1900s jewellery is jewellery made at the beginning of the 20th century.  


1910s for sale

1910s jewellery is made from between 1910 - 1919, the beginning of the 20th century.  A period which is famous in history for the First World War.  


1920s for sale

Jewellery from the 1920s is jewellery made at during the 20th century. The Art Deco style was very popular during the period.   


1930s for sale

Jewellery from the 1930s period was made famous by long pendants, dress clips, brooches, cocktail rings and bangle bracelets. The 1930s also saw the theme of military influenced jewellery ... See more. as a reflection of the war in Europe. The Art Deco style was in full flow at the beginning of the period, but it began to go out of fashion as the Great Depression arrived, although Art Deco did continue to influence for a number of years.


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Jewellery from the 1940s was mainly influenced by the Retro style, which was a growing trend at the time. Although around the time of the Second World War, a ... See more. lot of the jewellery produced were delightful bearing no reflection of the torrid time. Birds, flowers, dancers and other serene images were common.


1950s for sale

The 1950s was an era of transition for jewellery. As things began to return to normal after the Second World War, designs and styles changed again, bringing new designs ... See more. and innovative materials. A lot of the designs in the UK were influenced by the Festival of Britain which took place in 1951, which was held to boost morale after the WWII.

19th Century

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Jewellery from the 19th Century were often focused on the classic, old fashioned designs of the past. These classical styles evoked past histories which were inspired by the jewels ... See more. of the time of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Popularity in naturalistic jewellery, which was often decorated with flowers, fruit or leaves, grew through the 19th Century, with many pieces of jewellery from this era highlighting the naturalistic-style demand.

20th Century

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Jewellery from the 20th Century is famous for a number of key influential periods, such as Art Nouveau and Art Deco. During the Twentieth Century jewellery had a fundemental ... See more. change in terms of design and its function. The century became a period of revolution in jewellery design.

Art Deco

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The Art Deco period most famous for its jewellery was between the 1920s and the 1950s. The designs maintained both innovation and glamour despite the impact of the depression ... See more. and the World Wars at the time. Sharp, geometric shapes and patterns celebrated the development of the machine age. Dense concentrations of gemstones are charcteristics of the Art Deco style of jewellery, and from the 1930s gold had returned to fashion due to being cheaper than platinum.

Art Nouveau (1890 - 1910)

Art Nouveau (1890 - 1910) for sale

Jewellery styled from the Art Nouveau period of 1890 - 1910 contributed to a major shift in jewellery design. Art Nouveau jewellers distanced themselves from the conventional precious stone ... See more. and instead used the subtle effects of materials such as glass, horn and enamel.

Arts and Crafts (1860 -1910)

Arts and Crafts (1860 -1910) for sale

Arts and Crafts Jewellery is from an international movement in the decorative and fine arts era. Arts and Crafts jewellery is best known for elements of traditional craftsmanship, using simple ... See more. forms to make subtle items of jewellery which advocated economic and social reform to be essentially anti-industrial.

Early 19th Century

Early 19th Century for sale

Jewellery from the early 19th century or the 1800s, 1810s, 1820s or even 1830s, is incredibly beautiful and sort after. The Industrial Revolution had destroyed the ancient role of ... See more. jewellery as a symbol of social rank, and so the social evolution created a market for a vast quantity of jewellery at more affordable prices. Metal alloys were commonly used instead of Gold and Silver.

Early 20th Century

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Jewellery in the early 20th century was mainly influenced by the Art Nouveau period which ran from the late 19th Century through to 1919. Art Nouveau literally means new ... See more. art, and at the beginning of the 20th century it found expression through innovative styles of jewellery. The Art Deco style arrived shortly after Art Nouveau and was popular in the 1920s and 1930s. Due to the economic and social pressures that followed World War 1, Art Deco brought a clean and rigorous clean cut look with streamlined styled jewellery, which conveyed elegance and sophistication.

Early Victorian

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Early Victorian Jewellery refers to jewellery from the early part of the Victorian period, the Romantic Period (1837 - 1861). In 1837 Victoria became Queen of England at the ... See more. age of 18 years old. She was considered to be a "fresh breeze" over Britain. She was young and pretty, and admired, respected and emulated by her subjects. Everything she wore became an instant fashion trend, particularly her preferred styles of jewellery.

Edwardian (1901–1914)

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The Edwardian era (1901-1914) produced some beautiful items of jewellery. Jewellery from the Edwardian period highlighted 'Edwardian sensibility' and was much more interested in the setting's stones. This ... See more. renewed emphasis on diamonds in particular coincided with improvements in diamond-cutting technologies. Many trends associated with the Edwardian Era ran over from Victorian times.

Georgian Antiques (1714 to 1837)

Georgian Antiques (1714 to 1837) for sale

Georgian Antique Jewellery is jewellery from the Georgian era that spans between 1714 to 1837. Antique Georgian jewellery often features designs like flowers, leaves, insects, birds and feathers. ... See more. Gemstones were favoured along with intaglios, agates and cabochon cut stones. Garnets, turquoise, amtheyst, and pearls were very popular towards the end of the era, along with cameo brooches and earrings.

Late 19th Century

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Jewellery from the late 19th Century period is known for more extravagant and complex compositions of flowers and foilage. It is also a period known for the development of ... See more. such movements as the Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau.

Late 20th Century

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Jewellery from the Late 20th Century period usually relates to contemporary jewellery from the 1960s on. The boundaries of jewellery are continually redefined and conventions have been challenged by ... See more. successive generations of independent jewellers. These independent jewellers were often immersed with radical ideas which had an influence on jewellery in the late 20th century.

Late Victorian

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The Late Victorian era, when discussing jewellery, usually refers to the Aesthetic Period from 1880 to 1901. The Aesthetic Period influenced a return to simpler designs and smaller scaled ... See more. jewellery, which came away from the Grand Period and the mourning influences associated with it.

Mid 19th Century

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Mid 19th Century jewellery is around the time of the 1840 through to 1860s. The 19th Century saw a period of change with huge industrial and social change, which ... See more. has an effect on jewellery of the time.

Mid 20th Century

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Jewellery from the Mid 20th Century was heavily influenced by the Art Deco and the Post War periods. Jewellery design between the 1920s and 1950s maintain both innovation and ... See more. glamour. Sharp, geometric patterns celebrated the machine age.

Mid Victorian

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The Mid Victorian period refers to the Grand Period (1861 - 1880). The Grand Period began in 1861 with the death of Prince Albert, meaning Queen Victoria ... See more. began wearing mourning attire for the proceeding years. Black jewellery therefore became quite fashionable.

Post 1940s

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Post 1940s (or Post War) Jewellery saw a revival of gold jewellery and experimentation with a wider range of gemstones. During WWII precious gemstones and diamonds were difficult to ... See more. source, which led to this use of wider gemstones.

Regency (1811 - 1820)

Regency (1811 - 1820) for sale

The Regency period spanned from 1811 to 1820. Regency period jewellery was often manufactured using high quality rhinestones, art glass stones and glass beads. Some of the most ... See more. valuable pieces feature saphiret cabochons.


Retro for sale

Retro Jewellery is from the late 1930's and early 1940's and therefore influence heavily by the Second World War. All of the platinum and much of the gold and ... See more. silver was needed to fund the war, and it was during this era that the American jewellery market really grew in popularity.

Victorian (1837–1901)

Victorian (1837–1901) for sale

The Victorian era span between 1837 and 1901, during this period demand for jewellery increased considerably with the emergence of the middle class. The era is usually broken up ... See more. into several subsections - the Romantic Period (1837-1861), the Grand Period (1861-1880), and the Aesthetic Period (1880-1901).