Edwardian Necklace: Sapphire and Peridot
A selection of four Edwardian necklaces some of which have Australian makers marks while others are unmarked.In England during the last decade of the nineteenth century, jewellery fashions became ethereal and delicate. In the second decade of the twentieth century, the lower necklines of women’s dresses put an increasing emphasis on necklaces thus simple chains suspending a delicate pendant or gemstone became popular. At about the same time a distinct Oriental influence became the vogue with the Ballets Russes 1910 Paris performance of Schéhérazade and a wide selection of coloured gems were to be seen everywhere. In all of this Australian jewellers and ladies followed the latest tends from England as quickly as they could.