Edwardian jewelry has a more formal appearance. This jewelry displays delicate intricately designed lace-like patterns fabricated in platinum and set with diamonds and pearls.
The majority of the jewelry was still handmade; the dog collar came into vogue due to a scar on Princess Alexandra’s neck(Wife of King Edward VII.)
The crescent motif became popular along with starburst style pins set with pearls or diamonds and carved gemstones.
Platinum started being used on gold, if a piece was made in all platinum; it was from the very end of the Victorian era or most likely from the Edwardian. Platinum over gold was used instead of silver over gold as in the Georgian period. Again white gold was not developed till 1912, almost the end of this period.
Many small diamonds were used, delicate lacy looking pieces, and most of these pieces were not signed. Diamonds and gems were beginning to be cut better and with greater skill, therefore they had better brilliancy.
Although short in length, the Edwardian period established several basic styles and techniques.