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Suffragette Amethyst, Peridot & Seed Pearl Brooch


This is a beautiful Suffragette brooch which is in excellent condition. It is composed of three colours which were the code for a member of the women’s Suffrage movement. Green, (Green or demantoid garnets) white (natural split pearls and white enamel) Vermilion ( amethyst) The first letters of each colour “G” Give “W” women “V” votes were a secret code that was instantly recognisable to fellow members or sympathisers. It is 15ct gold and was made circa 1910-1915.

Written by Olly Gerrish


Date & Origin

Edwardian (1901-1914)
Made circa 1910 - 1915 English




Gold AmethystPeridot EnamelPearl


Marked 15ct for 15 carat gold


1in (2.5cm) in width by 1in (2.5cm) in height; amethyst measures approx 3 cts; 8 peridots measure 0.05 cts each giving a total carat weight of 0.40 cts; 48 seed pearls weighing approx 0.01 cts each

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