The Suffragette movement of the late 19th and into the early 20th century, was so important in giving the right to vote to women, and has jewellery that is easily recognisable by having three main colours; green, white and violet which also makes such a wonderful colour combination as can be seen here in this antique suffragette gate bracelet of the early 1900's.
Made in 9 carat rose gold, the colour of the gold has that lovely warm tone to it that looks amazing on the skin and compliments perfectly the gemstones set into it.
Representing the suffragette colours, it is set with peridots (green), pearls (white) and amethysts (purple) and come together in such an elegant and subtle way that yet is so powerful in its history.
Measuring 18cm in length, the links measure 9.8mm wide and the bracelet is finished with a heart shaped padlock and safety chain.
Steeped in history, this antique suffragette bracelet is as beautiful as it is poignant.
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Antique suffragette bracelet made in the early 1900's
A brief history of the suffragette movement:
Suffragettes were members of womenâ€™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 Womenâ€™s Suffrage was founded by Millicent Fawcet who believed in peaceful protest and later in 1903 when Emmeline Pankhurst founded the British Womenâ€™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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