ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 15CT GOLD SUFFRAGETTE STAR PENDANT AND CHAIN CIRCA 1900
This fabulous antique 15ct Gold Suffragette Star pendant is genuine Victorian Circa 1900.
Emmeline Pankhurst was the leader of the British Suffragette movement in the 19th century and through her efforts won the right for women to vote.
Suffragettes liked to be depicted as feminine, their jewellery was chosen to counter the stereotypes put forward by opponents that they were mannish or shrieking!
The pendant is adorned with a beautiful 0.75ct Violet Amethyst in the centre and decorated in lovely Pearls and rich green Peridots.
Green is for Give, white is for Women and violet is for Votes.
Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate and soothe the mind and emotions.
The Peridot is a stone of lightness and beauty and was believed to be a stone of springtime by ancients who considered it a gift from Mother Nature.
All set in a lovely 15ct Yellow Gold Star gallery and complete with a newer 9ct Yellow Gold chain.
Purchased in London and steeped in English history.
Looks magnificent when worn, a truly stunning piece of history.
Weighs 5.8 grams.
Pendant Measures 32mm across x 34mm down.
Chain measures 15 inches in length.
Excellent all round condition.
ITEM NUMBER- 8456