Retro Jewelry

Posted on July 15, 2016 Under Jewelry History

The Retro Era brought us a bold, glamorous collection of jewelry, featuring a bounty of colorful gemstones, lustrous rose gold, and inspiration drawn from Hollywood and nature. This era extends from the late 1930's through 1950, a time of both war and post-war prosperity. Due to WWII,…


Art Deco Jewelry

Posted on July 14, 2016 Under Jewelry History

    Geometric lines, symmetry, diamonds set in platinum, and filigree work are just some of the iconic components found in the Art Deco period's stunning jewelry. The Deco period ranges from the 1920's-1930's, or primarily the time between WWI…


Art Nouveau Jewelry

Posted on July 13, 2016 Under Jewelry History

The Art Nouveau period, dating from 1895-1914, is best described as a visual arts movement heavily inspired by fantasy, Japanese art, and organic forms. Jewelry from this period tends to showcase fluid lines, sometimes called "whiplash lines, " fantasy creatures, insects, and…


Edwardian Jewelry

Posted on June 10, 2016 Under Jewelry History

Jewels of the Edwardian Era date anywhere from 1901-1910, and consist of lovely bow, garland, and floral motifs. This period was named after the successor of the Queen Victoria, King Edward VII. Platinum was becoming very popular in jewelry, as…


Victorian Jewelry

Posted on June 9, 2016 Under Jewelry History

  The Victorian Era is one of the most extensive jewelry periods, stretching from 1837-1901. Bright yellow gold, jet beads, cameos, and pearls, just to name a few, are popular features that you will find in jewelry from this Era. Queen Victoria…


Jeweler’s Row: A Brief History

  Jeweler's row - the oldest diamond district in America - is located in center city Philadelphia, PA, on Sansom street between 7th and 8th streets and on 8th street between Chestnut and Walnut streets. Originally, the layout for Sansom…