The Belle Époque (1890-1915) encompassed three jewelry design periods: Art Nouveau, the Arts and Crafts movement, and Edwardian. The “Beautiful Era” was a time of increasing wealth and flourishing arts. When cinema boomed, movie stars, instead of European royalty, became trendsetters. As a result, Hollywood (and America) emerged as the ones to watch.
The Edwardian period covered the reign of King Edward of Great Britain and his trendsetting queen, Alexandra. The jewelry from this period was very light and delicate. Diamonds took center stage, while colored gemstones played supporting roles.
Our Belle Époque diamond ring is made circa 1920, 18K gold and platinum, centers a old euro and 8/8 cut diamonds, in total approx 0.95 cts. The central diamond is estimated to be approx 0,42 cts, H-I/S1 Size 53. Weight 3,3 gram.