Victorian Period

The Victorian Period is named for the reigning monarch who was reputedly an incurable romantic. Victorian Jewelry virtually drips with sentimentality (she wore a bracelet worn from her children's teeth!) and symbolism. Of all the periods Victorian incorporates the most varied and eclectic motifs. Influences include Egyptian, Renaissance and Etruscan. It is composed almost exclusively of yellow gold , often with contrasting black and cobalt blue enamel. Diamonds were set in silver topped gold.

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