ANTIQUE VICTORIAN SUFFRAGETTE NECKLACE PERIDOT AMETHYST PEARL CIRCA 1900
This magnificent antique Victorian necklace was made representing the Suffragette movement, Circa 1900.
All set in 18ct Yellow Gold.
The necklace boasts five lovely droppers leading to creamy Pearls, violet Amethyst’s and rich green Peridots.
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 popularly consisted of Violet, Green and White colours which were chosen to counter the stereotypes put forward by opponents that they were mannish or shrieking! 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 which has adorned regal jewellery all around the world, from ancient Egypt to the British crown jewels.
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.
Pearls have a wonderful lustre with a rich creamy tone, they are lovely lustrous and natural.
The necklace is truly stunning and looks beautiful around the neck!
It weighs 11.9 grams
It measures 17 3/4 inches in length
The dropper measures 45mm in length
In excellent condition all round.
ITEM NUMBER 8983