10 Ways Jewellery Changed during the 19th and 20th Centuries


4. Queenly Appeal

Few queens had as profound an effect on jewellery styles as Queen Victoria. Her wearing of jet jewellery, for instance, as a sign of her mourning helped promote an entire jet industry that reached its zenith in England during her reign. In fact, Victorian jewellery owes much to this queen who made so many designs of the era the most fashionable baubles a stylish woman could wear.