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


8. The Gleam of Platinum

More rare and even pricier than gold, platinum is a precious metal that was used to fashion jewellery during the Edwardian period of the early twentieth century. Platinum is hard and lustrous. It’s perfect for use in jewellery design. However, its scarcity makes it more expensive than silver or gold in jewels even today.