ANTIQUE SUFFRAGETTE VICTORIAN PENDANT NECKLACE CIRCA 1900
This is a fabulous, genuine Suffragette Victorian pendant necklace which is set in Sterling Silver.
An attractive ornate, decorated backed gallery, this always speaks volume of the quality of the item.
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.
Give Women Votes. Green is for give, White is for women and Violet is for votes.
Paste is a heavy, very transparent flint glass that stimulates the fire and brilliance of gemstones, the Romans in particular were very skilful in the production of coloured glass Pastes.
Marcasite jewellery has been made since the time of the Ancient Greeks. It was particularly popular in the 18th century, the Victorian era and with Art Nouveau jewellery designers. Marcasite's are also known as black Diamonds as they sparkle and shimmer just like real Diamonds.
The central rich Pink stone is 1.50ct in size adorned with Green and Marcasite stones.
This really makes a statement, it looks stunning when worn.
Steeped in history.
It weighs 12.2 grams.
The necklace measures 17.5 inches.
The pendant measures 70mm down, including the dropper x 30mm across.
The central Paste Stone measures 7mm down x 7mm across.
Excellent condition all round.