Queen Victoria took the throne at the age of 18 in 1837. She did not hand over the reigns to her son Edward until 1901. Three distinct design styles marked the beginning, middle and end of her 63-year reign. During the Edwardian era, the style elements largely remained the same but took on a slightly more masculine appearance. Even experts have a sometimes-difficult time telling the attributes of the two eras apart if the exact date of a jewel’s manufacture is unknown. Symmetry began to define Edwardian jewels, as did pearls, diamonds and a budding affection for platinum. They all are forbearers of the Art Deco style.
At Peter Suchy Jewelers, we delight in bringing you the best Victorian and Edwardian jewelry still in circulation. These pieces are frequently one-of-a-kind jewels that have been created at the special order of a customer. Given as gifts on occasions that have long faded into history, these jewels are testaments to sometimes forgotten artisans’ skills and bygone eras that captivated jewelry makers and collectors for decades. Do you want to own a piece of history? Are you ready to imprint the importance of your special occasion on a seemingly timeless piece of jewelry? Then check out what we have in store for you!