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Edwardian 15ct Gold Suffragette Bracelet

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A good example of a Suffragette bracelet set with Peridots (Green colour meaning “give”), Pearls ( White colour meaning “women”), Amethysts (Violet colour meaning “votes”). This bracelet would have been worn by sympathisers of the Suffrage movement as a sign to other women of their feelings. It is a very pretty design composed of amethysts interspersed with peridots with double figure of eight designs in between set with natural split pearls.
Mrs Pethick-Lawrence, editor of the weekly newspaper Votes for Women, explained the symbolism of the colours in spring 1908: “Purple as everyone knows is the royal colour. It stands for the royal blood that flows in the veins of every suffragette, the instinct of freedom and dignity; white stands for purity in private and public life; green is the colour of hope and the emblem of spring.” In other words, she said, the colours stood for freedom and dignity, purity and hope.

Written by Olly Gerrish


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A rare and original Suffragette bracelet

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Gold AmethystPeridot Pearl


'15' on clasp for 15ct Gold


Length 17cm
Width 7mm
Would comfortable fit a 15-16cm wrist

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