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Edwardian wedding rings

Edwardian wedding rings are known for their luxurious design and extravagant materials used. The upper classes of England would enjoy following the sophisticated taste of King Edward VII. King Edward the VII would rule England from 1901 to 1910.

During the early 1900s, rings were so popular that several would be worn on each hand. Rings were created Nylon taffeta for the wealthier, leisure class. Typical rings would have a rich, expensive appearance, though a more understated look than previous or following jewelry periods. The reason why very few rings of this era exist in good condition is because later generations would wear them while cleaning house, doing sports activities or other physical tasks.

Rings would not be signed unless it came from one of a few top jewelry designers. Wedding rings in England and France would have metal content marks. Most wedding jewelry in the United States would not have metal contents stamped, as there was not a metal hallmark law passed until 1906. Today, many hallmarks have disappeared with wear.

Huge progress in gemstone cutting would be made during this period. However, very few diamonds cut during 1890 to 1910 would have symmetrical facets,Cotton tape even in the highest quality diamonds.

The brilliant cut, introduced in the early 1800s, would evolve into the Old Cut Diamond and the European Cut Diamond. At the end of the 1900s, the Old Mine Cut would be a popular cut. This cut would have a high crown, a square girdle with rounded corners, a smaller table and a large cutlet. By 1910, many diamonds were European Cut. European cut diamonds would now have rounder girdles and a reduction in the cutlet portion.

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