Belle Époque

The movement called Edwardian in Great Britain was called Belle Époque (beautiful era) in France. Belle Époque jewelry is characterized by garlands and swags of foliate motifs, lace, and bows. Designs reflect the neoclassical and rococo motifs of 18th-century French courts.

Belle Epoque Conch Pearl and Diamond Necklace.

French Belle Epoque Diamond Lavaliere Necklace.

Belle Epoque Diamond and Pearl Necklace c.1910.
Photo Courtesy of Christie’s.

Related Article