|A replica of a cameo from the show. Cameos were very popular in the early 20th century. Typically carved in shell, cameos were also carved in gemstones like agate, onyx and sardonyx.|
|Pearls were often used in jewelry during the Victorian and Edwardian age. They were small and natural, (unlike these Downton Abbey replicas which are faux).|
|Downton Abbey's Crawley women. |
This is what women looked like before Gloria Steinem, masters degrees, the gym, wine and Starbucks.
|The girls and their pearls. Here are the ladies and some of their PBS knock-offs.|
Some felt the tea set (shown in the bottom right corner) was particularly heinous.
It's a shame PBS had to pull the jewelry off their website. Had they collaborated with the shows creator from the beginning, together they could have spawned a new trend in clothing and jewelry. Yes people, women now want the clothes too - especially the blouses.
|Come on...who would you rather see in pearls?|