The Belle Époque era is a period in French history between 1890 to 1915 charaterised by optimism, regional peace, economic prosperity, colonial expansion, and technological, scientific, and cultural innovations. In particular, it was a time of increasing wealth and flourishing arts, literature, music and theatre. In contrast to the horrors of recent wars, it is often considered the golden age and a time when joie de vivre was experienced to its fullest.
Belle Époque jewelry encompassed three jewelry design periods: Art Nouveau, the Arts and Crafts movement and Edwardian. Precious metals like gold and platinum, thin fluid lacy lines, cloisonné enameling and gemstones feature prominently in Belle Époque jewelry. In particular pearls, especially cultured pearls, gained massive popularity.
La Belle Époque features a beautiful navette rhinestone encased in cubic right angle weave bezel. Cubic right angle weave fluid lines embrace luxurious crystal pearls. The pendant is suspended from a delicate pearl embellished cubic right angle weave collar.
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