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Antique suffragette pendant made in 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

Suffragette jewellery is easily recognisable by having three main colours, green, white and violet, and in this pendant, it is set with peridot for the green, pearls for the white and garnet for the purple in a design that is so elegant and will no doubt always be admired.

From the way the pearls graduate so elegantly around the sides, to the vertical bars all the way to the garnet that sways elegantly at the bottom, this is a piece of jewellery that is not only beautiful, but also steeped in history.

Measuring 28.4mm across by 39mm plus the bail for the chain, this is a spectacular pendant that is as poignant today as when it was made over 100 years ago.


Stock# U226

Circa: 1910


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Antique suffragette pendant made in the Edwardian era


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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