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What is an Edwardian engagement ring?

Edwardian era engagement rings date to the period between 1901 and 1920. During this influential period a lot of monumental change happened. The dawn of the 20th Century brought immense innovation and diversity to jewelry design. Edwardian engagement rings evoked that diversity in their delicate and ultra finely detailed settings. Metalwork in these rings is intricate and light like lace. White gold and platinum reigned over gold. With new innovations in diamond cutting rounder and more precise faceting was possible. Old European cut diamonds became the most popular shape, a precursor to the modern round brilliant. Settings from the Edwardian era tend to be decorative with filigree and millegrain edging.