The United Kingdom during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837~1901) was the most powerful period in British history. At that time, the British colonies were all over the world. Whenever there was always the sun above the land, it was called " the empire on which the sun never sets ".
During this period, the British art world flourished, and for jewellery, it was a unique "Victorian style" jewellery art. The Victorian jewellery art style can be attributed to three key words: luxury, vintage, and emotion.
Britain, which was called " the empire on which the sun never sets ", was rich and powerful, and its upper class gathered a lot of social wealth. Vast colonies and the discovery of South African diamonds provided sufficient raw materials for their jewellery production. Together with the folk worship of the royal luxury style, these three factors make the jewelry of this period have a unique luxury charm.
A Victorian classic tufted diamond ring with diamonds in an old mining style. Mid-term Victorian emerald ring, 10 emeralds are produced in Colombia. Typical Victorian post-set ruby cheap promise ring, Burmese Mogok ruby with old miner cut diamonds. A pair of earrings are inlaid with a total of 8 carats of old mined cut diamonds. The base is 14K yellow gold with a distinct layering. Victorian period revival-style diamond brooch through Etruscan, low-key yet luxurious.
In 1840, Prince Abbott gave Queen Victoria a serpentine ring, which made the snake as an important design theme in women's jewelry at that time. The snake symbolized eternal love at that time.
The pre-Victoria period (1837~1860) was also known as the "romantic period" when Neoclassicism was emerging in the UK. Neoclassicism hopes to reinvigorate the art of ancient Greece and ancient Rome, and has a profound influence on Victorian jewelry.
Neoclassicism advocates the use of bas-relief to express the artistic image. For the creation of artistic styling, it follows the traditional aesthetics of ancient Greece and pursues the classical charm of elegance, solemnity and harmony.
Neoclassical bas-relief cheap personalized jewelry, in the early stage, mostly used shells as carving materials, and later appeared coral, ivory, agate and other materials, and the artistic expression of the characters is often displayed on the side.
The combination of grass and floral elements is a common expression of neo-classical expression of female elegance.
Neo-classical flower and plant pattern design is not only influenced by European floral art and composition design, but also follows the realistic expression techniques of ancient Rome and ancient Greece.