(1837 - 1901) The Victorian era began with horse drawn carriages and candlelight and ended with automobiles and electricity. Queen Victoria's reign, from 1837 to 1901 saw incredible change and progress. Victorian era jewellery speaks to the many moods of her life; from romance and love, signified by brightly coloured gemstones and delicate filigree, to her mourning period which inspired black onyx and seed pearls, representing her tears.
No other period has seen such a diverse group of jewellery attributed to it.
The pieces featured are indicative of the style of Victorian jewellery.