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The Mid Victorian Jewellery 1860 to 1985 – the Grand Period Victorian jewellery during this era– often referred to as the Grand period – is sometimes considered an extension of the romantic period. Many of the themes found emerging in the romantic period bloomed during the grand period. Jewellery featuring lockets rose to prominence, with places to store pictures of loved ones. Rope designs also became more popular, possibly due to their intertwined patterns, suggesting a strong bond between two individuals. Although death and war perpetuated the Victorian desire for remembrance jewellery, new developments and ideas influenced Grand Period jewellery.
In 1879, the incandescent bulb placed jewellery in a whole different light, literally. Diamonds dazzled under electricity. The discovery of a diamond mine in South Africa in 1867 had created a great demand for the gems. The Grand Period also opened doors socially for women. As men were called to war, women filled the jobs they vacatPosted: April 15, 2020Categories: Jewellery Throughout the years