Golden garlands

Delicate "Garland Style" necklace with aquamarines & pearls, circa 1905

When you talk about the jewelry of the Belle Époque, most often you have in mind jewelry in the Garland Style. As the name suggests, garlands of leaves and flowers are a characteristic of this jewelry, as well as bows and laurel leaves. These motifs were borrowed from the formal world of the 18th century, the time of Marie Antoinette. The aristocracy, but also the bourgeoisie, which had become very wealthy through industrialization, used the taste of the Ancien Régime to represent themselves elegantly. While jewels in this style preferably consisted of diamonds in platinum in the evening, jewelry in gold set with seed pearls and pastel-colored gemstones was appropriate for the day. The present necklace also corresponds to this taste. It is designed in the form of a garland of flowers and double leaves richly set with pearls. Suspensions with pastel blue aquamarines loosen up the design in terms of color and style. The beautiful necklace is typical of British designs from the Belle Époque period. We were able to discover it in London.

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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.