Estate Collection Jewelry | Landmark Jewelers, St. Paul | Minneapolis MN
Our Estate Collection showcases a fine array of pieces from watches and cuffs to stunning showstoppers.
These pieces are highly collectable and were made during the reign of Queen Victoria. They have a very romantic and Renaissance feel. Some great examples would include cameos, lockets and mourning jewelry.
This jewelry was made during the reign of king Edward the VII of England. This was the period that Platinum became heavily used. These pieces have elaborate filigree designs; while still incorporating the Victorian feel.
Art Nouveau (1895-1915)
These pieces have more of a sensuous curvy look. They often used women as an inspiration incorporating long flowing hair. Other inspirations included flowers, insects and fantasy animals.
Art Deco (1915-1935)
The roaring twenties brought about dramatic unusual jewelry. With abstract geometric forms inspired by the Aztec and Egyptian patterns. They offended used black Onyx and Jade. Rock crystal was also used and paired with Sapphires, Ruby, Emerald and Diamonds. Bar pins, cocktail rings and filigree pendants were very popular.
Retro Modern (1940-1960)
This jewelry is flamboyant and eccentric. Typically these pieces are over sized and asymmetrical. Sweeping curves, bows and scrolls were commonly used. Because of the war there was a shortage of Platinum; so many jewelry was made with rose or yellow gold.