Jewellery Periods – Belle Époque Jewellery (1871-1914)

Meaning the ‘Beautiful Era’ in French, the Belle Époque was a period of peace and prosperity marked by increasing wealth and flourishing arts. Known as the Edwardian Age in Great Britain and the Gilded Age in the United States, this was an extraordinary and transitional time in human history – and Belle Époque jewellery was certainly made to reflect that.