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 A sub-variety of andradite and the moat valuable of the garnets, the colour ranges from dark green (hence sometimes miscalled "Uralian emerald") to yellowish-green (hence sometimes miscalled "olivine"). It is the most expensive and rare of garnet gemstones. It has many similarities with the diamond ("demant"), hence its name (meaning 'diamond-like'), but it ... More garnets) white (A natural stone is called such because it has not been subjected to any treatments. split pearls and white A pigmented glass-like material used in powdered form and fused onto the metal surface of a piece of jewellery.) Vermilion ( One of the most popular gemstones, which has long been considered valuable. Amethysts range in colour from light to dark purple; the deeper purple stones are considered to be the finest.) 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 62.5% pure gold (or 625 parts pure gold and 375 parts other metals). Popular during the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras but was discontinued in the mid-1930s. gold and was made circa 1910-1915.
Date & Origin
Made circa 1910 - 1915 English
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