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Antique Edwardian era suffragette pendant made in 15 carat gold

The suffragette movement was pivotal in giving women the right to vote and was characterised by having the colours green, white and violet as can be seen here in this very beautiful antique Edwardian era suffragette pendant made in 15 carat gold.

Dating from the early 1900's, the pendant measures 29mm across by 31mm or 44.1mm to the top of the bail and has an elegant flowing design that is reminiscent of the Art Nouveau era.

With a peridot in the centre and an amethyst suspended from the bottom, there are also four seed pearls to complete the colours.

Perfect for any occasion, this is such an elegant pendant that is steeped in history.


Stock# ES8762

Circa: 1910


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Antique Edwardian era suffragette pendant made in 15 carat gold

A brief history of the suffragette movement:

Suffragettes were members of women’s organisations that started in late 19th century who fought for the right for women to vote in elections. Taking firm root when in 1897 the National Union of Women’s Suffrage was founded by Millicent Fawcet who believed in peaceful protest and later in 1903 when Emmeline Pankhurst founded the British  Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), a women-only movement. This later association became more vocal in their protesting, with many women being arrested and going to prison, starting hunger strikes and even burning down churches.

The suffragette campaign was halted when World War I broke out in 1914 and Emmeline Pankhurst instructed the Suffragettes to stop their now often violent campaign and support the government and its war effort. After the war, the Representation of the People Act 1918 gave the vote to women over the age of 30 who met certain property qualifications and then ten years later women gained electoral equality with men when the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act 1928 gave all women the vote at age 21.

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