The British Look

Edwardian pendant with natural pearls & ruby in gold, Great Britain circa 1910

In the early years of the 20th century, people in Great Britain loved one thing in particular: jewelry richly set with small seed pearls. These pearls were especially popular in gold, and the slightly reddish gold alloy of those years was given an intensely warm shimmer with additional fine gold plating. Mostly, such jewelry was then combined with colored stones. A golden pendant, which embodies this fashion par excellence, we also have here. Created during the reign of Edward VII, it breathes the spirit of a new era with its airy curves and playful design language. Slight touches of continental Art Nouveau are combined with the typical British aesthetics of those years. The central colored stone, which appears here in pinkish red like a blossom on in a central position, is a ruby. The jewelry is made of 15-carat gold, which was used in this alloy only in England. The pendant is a typical piece of those years and quite characteristic of British jewellery of the turn of the century: Such a piece should not be missing in any collection of early twentieth century jewellery. We have added a modern gold chain to it so that it can be worn immediately.

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You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.