Antique Edwardian Era Austin & Stone Gold Filled Monogrammed Locket
Antique rare Edwardian Era (c.1901-1915) gold filled locket. Stamped ‘Austin & Stone’, an Attleboro, Massachusetts based jewelry company.
Measurements: 1/ 1/4 inches in diameter.
Weight: 23 grams
Locket is in very good antique condition with some signs of wear on gold filled surface. Locket is in working condition.
The locket is signed ‘Austin & Stone’
History: Austin & Stone was a jewelry company in Attleboro, Massachusetts,, Little is known about the history of the jewelry firm, but the company created Edwardian lockets and hinged bangles during the 1900's. The company ceased operations in 1915.
The Edwardian Era (c.1901-c.1915) was named after English king Edward VII, and introduced jewelry pieces that were considered sophisticated & 'softer' than previous eras. Popular designs in the Edwardian Era were ornamental motifs, filigree techniques, and delicate lace detailing. Common metals used were platinum, gold, and sterling silver. Monogrammed designs etched in gold filled and sterling setting bases were also popular during the 1900s within the Edwardian . 17th and 18th century architecture & jewelry were inspirations during the Edwardian Era. Ancient periods that helped influence the Edwardian Era included the Roman, French Baroque, & Ancient Greek styles.