Add a bit of (Period) Drama to your Jewellery Collection!


With the rise in popularity of costume dramas, the demand for fashion and accessories from those times has also seen an increase. The likes of ITV’s Downton Abbey have meant that sale of 1920s inspired jewellery has rocketed.

Indeed, auction house Bonham’s has reported that it has experienced a record year, with sales of 1920s original pieces fetching far more than they have for years.

Whilst you might not be able to afford an original piece of twenties’ jewellery (a ruby and diamond necklace from this period recently fetched a whopping £390,000 in a sale to a private collector), with the help of EK Jewellers, Loughton clientele can add period charm to their jewellery collection.

What Characterises 1920’s Period Jewellery?

The 1920s were all about feminism. Whilst it was a time for women to be finding their feet in a world dominated by men, this didn’t deter them from emphasising their feminine charms through pretty, dainty, delicate pieces.

Everything sparkled: think drop earrings in a subtle diamond arrangement, or a gorgeously delicate pendant necklace, not to mention wrists adorned with strings of diamond tennis-style bracelets.

Pearls were also a big part of 1920’s jewellery, and you may even be lucky enough to have an original string of pearls. If this is the case, remember that when it comes to pearl maintenance and restringing, you can bring them to EK Jewellers; Loughton customers have trusted our expertise in this area for years.

Don’t Forget the Headpieces!

Of course, something that the 1920s were really famous for were headpieces. Whilst you may not want to don a full flapper feather headdress in today’s modern world, the delicate pearl and diamond hair vines and headpieces are making a comeback, particularly as wedding accessories.

Custom made pieces are especially sought after, particularly as part of your big day chic, so why not ask if this is a service offered by your jewellers? Loughton customers can then own one of a kind, bespoke pieces inspired by this most charming of decades!

Bespoke and Beautiful

As well as bespoke headpieces, you can also ask your jeweller to create custom pieces of jewellery for you, or remodel older pieces. Perhaps you’ve even got an authentic piece of jewellery from the 1920s which has seen better days?

If this is the case, even if it’s missing some of its original stones, these can be replaced by skilled jewellers. Loughton residents have been trusting EK Jewellers for years to restore original pieces and make new ones for them, so if you’ve got something in mind, why not drop in? You’ll be getting your Charleston on before you know it!


Posted on by Ian Tubby.