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October 1, 2021

Jewelry From an Era: Victorian

By Isabelle Corvin, CG, Staff Gemologist at Panowicz Jewelers Queen Victoria (1819-1901) Engraved by W.Holl and published in The Queens of England encyclopedia, United Kingdom, 1890 It’s a historical fact that Queen Victoria loved jewelry. The so-called “Victorian Era,” named after the queen is commonly considered to be the period between 1837-1901. This was an era of growth and strength, shaped by politics and by the industrial revolution. The power and innovation in the air are reflected in the jewelry of the day in the most artistic way. Queen Victoria inspired and requested much jewelry, even designing some pieces herself.

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