This unique and one-of-a kind Platinum and gold Edwardian Rose cut diamond butterfly pin contains approximately 7 carats in diamonds with ruby, sapphire, emeralds and one pearl. Circa 1900.
Shreve, Crump & Low Gemologist Notes: The Edwardian era, like the Georgian and Victorian eras before it, derives its name from the reign of an English King, Edward VII (1901-1910). This is the final jewelry period appellation to be defined by a British monarch. Edward was the lighthearted, luxury-loving antithesis of his mother. Thus Edwardian jewelry was greatly influenced by its opulent, party-loving king. 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.