Diamonds in the Library
An amethyst, peridot and diamond necklace, by Veronique Cartier. Designed as a graduated alternating series of cushion-cut amethysts and peridot, spaced by sculpted 18k gold twist links, bezel-set...
Woman Suffrage Buttons One of the more popular forms of suffrage artifacts was the button or badge. Most of the larger and many of the smaller organizations produced buttons of some sort, generally emblazoned with their official colors....
18ct Gold Suffragette Ring (item #1157372)
Suffragette Jewellery first appeared in the 1890s when it was worn by campaigners for women’s right to vote. It was produced until 1918, when the first women were enfranchised. Suffragette jewellery is primarily made with green, white and violet stones, signifying “give women votes”. The stones have further meanings: green stood for hope, white for purity and violet for dignity. They might have looked like pretty pieces of jewellery, but the pieces were the expression of a desire to overturn…
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The colors of WSPU were announced early in 1908 as purple, white and green. They were no secret - hundreds of protestors would march behind banners such as this one, from the London Borough of Hammersmith, c. 1910. Courtesy the Museum of London. (link goes to an article about myths and facts with regard to suffragette tokens and jewelry)
Jewels for votes for women: let's talk suffragette jewelry.
A look into the myths and realities of one of 20th century jewelry's most historically fascinating jewelry categories: suffragette jewelry.