Named after the first four Hanoverian kings of Great Britain: George I, George II, George III, and George IV - the Georgian period (1714-1830) saw a significant change in style. The voluptuous, ornamental rococo design popular in Renaissance Jewelry gave way to the simpler, more refined forms of the classical revival style, inspired by archaeological discoveries at Pompeii.
Stylistically similar to but often more ornate than Victorian Jewelry, the Georgian-inspired jewelry shown here highlights filigree and granule work and intricate mounts representative of the period. Garnet, pearl, peridot, and of course Georgian diamond jewelry are some of the gemstones available in Europe as worldwide trade began to flourish. Our earring styles highlight a few simple posts as well as an assortment of drop and dangle earrings.