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A pretty and symbolic brooch this piece can be dated back to the early 20th century and its colours (green, red, white) used to represent the Suffragette movement. Made of buttery 15ct gold, the ellipse shaped body is centrally set with square cut peridot flanked by two red rubies. A delicate pearl set flowing floral motif completes the design. A wonderful piece of history to be cherished and a highly wearable antique accessory.


Note: although the colours of The Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), being purple, green and white, are better known and used more widely as the movement gained momentum, the colours of The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies were red, green and purple. Other groups had a variety of colours including The Women's Freedom League which used yellow (or gold), green and white. It is generally thought that red was used by groups of Suffragists whereas purple was preferred by groups of Suffragettes who used more active and often violent methods for their cause.


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MEASUREMENTS – 46mm W X 10mm H


MATERIALS – 15ct Gold/ peridot/ ruby/ pearl


WEIGHT – 4.3g


HALLMARK – Full hallmarks 15ct, Chester, 1905.


CONDITION – Overall very good commensurate with age and use. All the stones are present and original to the piece. The gold work remains in good condition also with the brooch pin opening and closing securely.

Edwardian 15ct Gold Peridot, Ruby and Pearl Suffragette Brooch, Circa 1905

  • 46mm W X 10mm H


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