Romanticism and Biedermeier 1790 to 1848

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Romanticism and Biedermeier (1790 to 1848)

During this period, wearing of jewellery was reserved for nobles and upper classes. Floral motives, tendril shapes and ribbons were particularly popular. Diamonds became ever more cherished in this time. Thus, even buttons and buckles were set with these precious stones. Along with the French Revolution, the supremacy of the aristocracy came to an end. The bourgeois demonstrated their new position by wearing jewellery. Biedermeier jewellery did not have its own style per se. Rather, Romantic and other style nuances from past epochs were copied.

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