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Antique suffragette pendant from the Edwardian era


The Suffragette movement was pivotal in such things as giving the right to vote to women, and was a very strong and powerful movement that started in the late 1800's, and is easily recognisable by having three main colours, green, white and violet which makes such a wonderful colour combination.

Made in 9 carat gold, set into this pendant that dates from the early 1900's, it is set with peridot for the green, pearls for the white and amethyst for the violet in such an elegant design. The way the amethysts are suspended at the bottom, to the peridot in the centre and double chain that leads to the bail for a chain to pass through, all make this such a beautiful pendant to wear for any occasion.

Measuring 25.5mm across by 61.5mm, this pendant is both as important and beautiful today as it was when it was made over 100 years ago.


Stock# ET256



Antique suffragette pendant from the Edwardian era of the early 1900's

Antique suffragette pendant from the Edwardian era made in 9 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.

Learn more: Meaningful Jewels: A Brief History of Suffragette Jewellery - Kalmar Antiques

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