Edwardian Era Jewelry was greatly influenced by its opulent, party-loving king, Edward VII. At the height of elegance and sophistication, 18th-century motifs such as garlands, wreaths, bows, tassels, and ribbons were back in style with diamonds and pearls taking center stage.
It was during this time that advances in metal fabrication finally allowed for the use of platinum in jewelry. Because of its strength, platinum was used to make light and airy pieces that resembled fine lace and embroidery. With the start of the First World War in 1914, formal occasions and extravagant parties came to an end, along with the Edwardian Era.